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Could Wisconsin Students be Facing an Earlier Start Date?

LAKE EFFECT | MITCH TEICH | OCT 3, 2013

Public schools in Wisconsin start after Labor Day. But, a bill proposed in both houses of the Wisconsin legislature might change future start dates.

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Harley Riders, Beware: Crashes Are Rising

LAKE EFFECT | MITCH TEICH | AUG 29, 2013

Accidents involving motorcycles are on the rise in Wisconsin, and now some are calling for an event next summer to raise awareness.

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Duplicate Data Entries Show Some Crime Stats Higher

LAKE EFFECT | BONNIE NORTH | JUL 30, 2013

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reporter Andrea Waxman discovers duplicate crime records in the Milwaukee Police Department’s public website.

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Changes to the GED Tests: A Double-Edged Sword?

LAKE EFFECT | MITCH TEICH | JUN 25, 2013

Mitch Teich talks with Edgar Mendez of the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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Poor Victims Could Pay More for Domestic Violence Counseling

LAKE EFFECT | MITCH TEICH | JUN 06, 2013

A divide between the insured and the poor may be opening up in the cost of services for domestic abuse victims.

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Few Community Organizations React to Proposed End to Milwaukee Residency Requirement

LAKE EFFECT | MITCH TEICH | APR 26, 2013

Edgar Mendez discovered that few groups had taken an official position on the proposal to end the residency requirement for city workers.

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Ordinance Benefited Fewer Black-Owned Contractors Than Hoped

LAKE EFFECT | MITCH TEICH | APR 11, 2013

Minority contractors worry about the future of a city ordinance designed to help them get a foot in the door.

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Who’s Happy with Plans to Replace Moody Pool?

LAKE EFFECT | MITCH TEICH | DEC 11, 2012

The saga of a north side swimming pool comes to an end. But who wins, the county or residents?

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Milwaukee Program Aims to Keep Young Offenders from Becoming Young Re-Offenders

LAKE EFFECT | MITCH TEICH | OCT 8, 2012

A special report in Milwaukee’s Neighborhood News Service spotlights the Milwaukee County Accountability Program, which will keep 40 young offenders closer to home in an effort to intervene before they reoffend.

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Report Shows Child Care Rating’s Unintended Consequences

LAKE EFFECT | MITCH TEICH | SEP 24, 2012

An investigation by the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service shows the trouble some state-subsidized child care centers are having under a new ratings system.

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Neighborhood News

LAKE EFFECT | APR 18, 2011

A new online service seeks to better cover some of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. Sharon McGowan is the Editor-in-Chief of the Neighborhood News Service, and Tony Shields is Executive Director of United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee, which created the service in conjunction with Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication.