Lake Effect

Arts & Culture
4:14 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Bubbly Isn't Just for Celebrations, It's a Great Palate Cleanser

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Hanukkah has begun and Christmas is next week. If you’re like most of us at this time of year, you’re awash in holiday parties of all kinds. 

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Health & Science
3:28 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Milwaukee Researcher Works to Find Most Effective Treatments for Cardiac Arrest

A volunteer teaches a couple how to perform CPR using a mannequin.
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On the surface, the news about Wisconsin and cardiac arrest seems good. If you go into cardiac arrest in the Milwaukee area, your chances for survival are greater than they are in most other parts of the country. 

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Regional
12:45 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Essay: ‘Tis the Season

Demonstrators gather in Philadelphia to protest the Eric Garner grand jury decision during a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at City Hall.
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There's been violence in the news this week - the mass murder of school children in Pakistan, the hostage drama and killings in Sydney, Australia.

And it's a time of year that leads Lake Effect essayist Aleta Chossek to think back on the violence that touched her family, years ago.

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Arts & Culture
4:23 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

A Wish List of Changes for the Automotive World

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Over the past week, Lake Effect has offered some suggestions for people who are wishing for books or for games this holiday season.

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Economy & Business
3:54 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Can Milwaukee Shake Its Blue Collar Image And Attract Tech Companies?

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The most recent data put the unemployment rate at 5.4 percent - with job creation numbers in Wisconsin remaining below the national rate.

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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.
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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

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

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