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a.MKE: Latino veteran art exhibit, voter fraud, Milwaukee Water Works increase rates and Paul Mccartney + Mark Ronson=LOVE! 3.22.13

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The Milwaukee County Historical Society captures the experiences of nine Latino veterans from Wisconsin in the new exhibit "Forum: A Veteran Print Project". The project is the brainchild of Yvette Pino, and Iraq veteran who developed the idea while earning a bachelor of fine arts at UW-Madison. Various print works based on the stories from these veterans will be on display through April 30th.

Milwaukee County prosecutors filed voter charges against 10 people including two accused of double voting in 2012 elections and two felons ineligible to vote. Some voters, if convicted, face up to 10 years in prison and fines ranging from $200 to $30,000.

The Milwaukee Water Works is planning four consecutive annual rate increases, beginning with a 3% boost this year. City Budget Director Mark Nicolini said rate increases will offset loss of revenue because of declining consumption while providing adequate cash for construction projects, such as replacing old water mains.

In music news, Mark Ronson, known for producing musicians including Amy Winehouse, Adele and Lily Allen...will have three songs featured on Paul McCartney's upcoming album. Ronson said working with McCartney was intimidating, but he learned so much for this collaboration. Paul McCartney is planning to release the new album and lunch his "Out There!" world tour on June 22nd in Warsaw, Poland.