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4:24 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Walker Wants to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

Gov. Walker
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Gov. Walker issued an "Open Letter on Life", saying he would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, and expects the Legislature to hand him such a bill.

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Politics & Government
12:44 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Biennial Budget: State Parks with Private Sponsors?

Amnicon Falls State Park in northern Wisconsin.
Credit Paul Weimer, Flickr

There’s a chance your favorite state park could someday be “brought to you by” a private company.

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Politics & Government
11:38 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Wisconsin Could Eliminate Waiting Period for Handgun Purchases

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For 40 years, Wisconsin has required a waiting period - it's been 48-hours, so the state can run a background check.

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Politics & Government
11:19 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Former Senator Russ Feingold Plans to Make His Presence Noticed in Wisconsin

Russ Feingold

Democrat Russ Feingold plans to travel widely across Wisconsin, raising speculation that he will again seek public office.

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Precious Lives
10:53 am
Tue March 3, 2015

#008 Precious Lives: Like Father, Like Son

Reverend Leondis Fuller lost all three of his sons to gun violence over a nine year period, within a nine block radius in Milwaukee.
Calvin Mattheis for the Journal Sentinel

Over a nine year period, Reverend Leondis Fuller lost all three of his sons to gun violence. 

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Politics & Government
8:28 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Right-to-Work: Next Stop, Assembly

An assembly committee took nearly 12 hours of testimony on right-to-work on Monday.
Credit MacIver Institute

The bill that would ban compulsory union membership or dues payment for private sector workers continued its speedy trip through the Capitol Monday.

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Arts & Culture
7:00 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Inside Jokes With Jonny Fritz

Jonny Fritz

The six-string successors of country music are tuning up, and it's Jonny Fritz's turn at the mic. Contrary to the country charlatans who purport the genre today, some authentic performers are releasing compelling work free of the recycled cliches that pervade contemporary country music. 

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue March 3, 2015

What a Right-to-Work Law Could Mean For Wisconsin Unions

Opponents of right-to-work rally in downtown Milwaukee

    

It seems inevitable that Wisconsin will approve a right-to-work law. It would prohibit companies and unions from forcing workers to pay dues.

The Assembly is expected to approve the bill later this week and send it to Gov. Scott Walker. He has promised to sign it into law.

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Regional
4:35 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Mulch Madness: Crooning at the Garden Center

A young Frank Sinatra looks on from the wall as Russ Beaumonte, on stage at Mega Discount Nursery in Oak Creek.
Credit Mitch Teich photo

It's not intended as hyperbole: A garden center in Oak Creek is like none other in the world.

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Arts & Culture
4:08 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

On That Note: Choosing The Right Bow

Robert Cohen
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Every month, Lake Effect talks with cellist Robert Cohen of the internationally acclaimed Fine Arts Quartet about music and musicianship.

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