Lake Effect

Regional
2:42 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Northwestern Mutual Exec.: Community Deserves "Something Different" at O'Donnell Park

O'Donnell Parking Structure in 2013.
Credit Jim Bauer / Flickr

Northwestern Mutual hopes to purchase the O’Donnell parking garage and the public park space on top of it from Milwaukee County.

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Environment
1:20 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

EPA Aims to Lower Coal Plant Carbon Emissions

Coal conveyed along Milwaukee's inner harbor. The proposed EPA rule would drive down emissions from coal-fired power plants.
Credit S Bence

Greenhouse gas emitted from coal-burning plants come under fire in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan

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Arts & Culture
10:51 am
Tue December 16, 2014

A Milwaukee Man’s Unique Place in the Fast Car Record Books

Chris Conrad with his record-breaking 1971 MG Midget
Credit Milwaukee Midget Racing

It took a lot of work, but Milwaukeean Chris Conrad is finally in the record books. Or, at least his car is.

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Education
3:43 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Marquette Law School Dean Has Big Plans For The Future

Joseph Kearney
Credit Marquette University

If you follow the news closely in Milwaukee, you’ll often hear expert analysis from people such as political scientist and pollster Charles Franklin, and education policy expert Alan Borsuk. What they have in common is that they’re both employed at the city’s only law school.

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Politics & Government
3:23 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Childhood Hunting Accident Frames Memoir on Gun Culture

Credit craigkcollins.com

Every time a high-profile mass shooting occurs in this country, a debate over the nation’s gun laws ensues.

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Arts & Culture
10:39 am
Mon December 15, 2014

2014 'Games to Gift' List

King of New York

A favorite Lake Effect tradition at this time of year is our annual "Games to Gift" segment, helping you to find the perfect present for the board game enthusiast and casual player on your list.

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Arts & Culture
3:44 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Milwaukee's British Brass Band Tradition

Credit Milwaukee Festival Brass

British Brass Band is a particular type of sound that was born in the mining towns of England in the early 19th century. 

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Arts & Culture
2:38 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

BBC Documentary on Stolen (and Recovered) Stradivarius Violin in Milwaukee

The Lipinski Stradivarius
Credit A Violin's Life

This Sunday at 7:30 a.m. CT, BBC Radio 4 in London will broadcast a documentary called The Lipinski. 

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Health & Science
2:22 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Why One Local Health Network is Ready to Participate in the Affordable Care Act

A worker helps an applicant register during a healthcare enrollment fair.
Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Around nine million people signed up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act's first year.

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Politics & Government
2:11 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

UWM Poll: Majority Say State Headed In Right Direction, Split on Kenosha Casino

Credit UWM Center for Urban Initiatives & Research

This morning, the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll was released. Not surprisingly, the mid-term elections last month had some effect on the numbers.

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