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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Woman Challenges Wisconsin's 'Cocaine Mom' Law

A Medford woman plans to challenge Wisconsin's Cocaine Mom law.

Wisconsin experienced heated debates in the late 1990s when state leaders considered a fetal protection bill.

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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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Education
12:56 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Quantifying K-12 Education Across Milwaukee

Credit US Department of Education / Flickr

Among the issues before the state legislature in the coming session will be potential expansion of school choice programs to other parts of the state. 

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Regional
12:39 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Talk in Milwaukee of Creating a 'Children's Zone' to Surround Kids with Support

Zone might include wrap-around services for all kids who live there

There's talk in Milwaukee to create a "children's zone." It would be a designated area to surround kids with services to improve their lives.

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Arts & Culture
12:32 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Kathleen Ernst's New Novel: A Tale of Two Cities, and Two Mysteries

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Chloe Ellefson encounters more mayhem than you might imagine for a curator at Old World Wisconsin. Fortunately for all of us, Chloe is a fictional character, and the murders she helps unravel are also fictitious.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Musicians Peter Mulvey And Willy Porter Ad Lib In The Spirit of Lamplighter Sessions

Willy Porter (left) and Peter Mulvey (right)

Milwaukee based singer songwriters, and terrific guitarists, Peter Mulvey and Willy Porter are no strangers to Lake Effect

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Milwaukee Kids Voice Fears About Gun Violence

High schoolers talk about gun violence prevention at UW-Milwaukee.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Dozens of school children from across Milwaukee talked about gun violence Wednesday, and ways to reduce it.

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Arts & Culture
3:49 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Author Bret Anthony Johnston Finds The Answers In Writing

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Bret Anthony Johnston makes his home in Boston these days, but his artistic feet are firmly planted in his real home town of Corpus Christi, Texas; the setting of his best-selling novel, Remember Me Like This.

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Politics & Government
3:48 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Understanding Wisconsin's Looming Right-to-Work Debate

Credit Kelsea Groves / Flickr

The next battle lines over labor in Wisconsin have apparently been drawn. 

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Regional
3:46 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Milwaukee's Best New Restaurants

Credit Kevin J. Mayazaki / ardentmke.com

There’s been a lot that’s been written and said about the wealth of good new restaurants that have opened around the Milwaukee area in the past few years. 

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