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7:18 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Wisconsinites Make Last Stand at Gettysburg

Barlow's Knoll after the first day of battle at Gettysburg
Credit Wiki Media Commons

Lake Effect's Civil War historian Thomas Martin Sobottke tells the story of Wisconsin soldiers fighting in the Battle of Gettysburg.

One hundred fifty years ago, over the first 3 days of July, one of the fiercest and most important battles of the American Civil War was fought.

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Arts & Culture
6:48 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

'30 Americans' Showcases Black Artists' Experiences

Hank Willis Thomas' "Branded Head, 2003" is on display at the "30 Americans" exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Credit Milwaukee Art Museum

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews artist Hank Willis Thomas and Milwaukee Art Museum curator Lisa Sutcliffe.

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s latest exhibition, 30 Americans, opened last month to the public.

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Essay
6:32 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Essay: Independent of Independence Day Sales

Essayist Avi Lank offers his thoughts on Fourth of July sales.

We're just two short days away from July 4th - which means, Independence Day fireworks, cookouts, and big sales at retailers.  Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank may partake in the first two traditions, but as for the third - count him out.

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Politics & Government
6:19 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

With New Budget Signed, Walker's 'Living Experiment' Continues

Analyst Rob Henken says the state budget is a "balancing act" between policy priorities.
Credit Tax Credits/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Public Policy Forum's Rob Henken.

Governor Scott Walker signed the biennial state budget into law this past Sunday, using his substantial line item veto power to eliminate 58 items from the document.

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Milwaukee to Enforce Residency Rule, Despite New State Budget

Milwaukee has had a residency rule for 75 years. The biennial budget that Gov. Walker signed on Sunday wipes out residency requirements for municipal workers statewide.

The Common Council has voted to continue requiring city workers to live in Milwaukee.

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