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Walker to formally announce presidential bid in Waukesha

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WAUKESHA — After spending months discussing his stance on immigration and education during campaign stops across the county or chatting about foreign policy on trips to London and Israel, Scott Walker will announce what everyone already knows: he is going to run for president in 2016. And he’s going to announce it in Waukesha. The Republican governor is expected to kick off his long-anticipated campaign with an announcement in Waukesha July 13, according to aides with his campaign.

Linds RBI single in 11th lifts 
Brewers over Phillies 8-7

PHILADELPHIA — The Milwaukee Brewers came to Philadelphia with the second-worst record in the majors and left with the longest winning streak. Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th inning to help the Brewers beat the Phillies 8-7 on Thursday night to complete a four-game sweep.

 

Bucks land free agent big 
man Greg Monroe

As one of the most coveted big men on the free agent market, Greg Monroe had his choice of destinations. The big-market Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks wanted him. So did the Portland Trail Blazers. In the end, Monroe wanted the best chance to reach the playoffs for the first time in his career. For the first time in a long time, the Milwaukee Bucks provided the surest bet on that front.

Wisconsin budget passes committee, heads to full Legislature Blurred lines

MADISON — The Legislature's finance committee finally completed its revisions to Gov. Scott Walker's state budget plan after a five-week delay early Friday morning, clearing the way for votes in the full Senate and Assembly. Republicans who control the panel made a series of final changes to the $70 billion spending plan during a 12 ½-hour marathon session, including cutting $450 million for road projects and reducing taxes for married couples. 
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Republicans approve limiting public access to records
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Loosening of teacher licensure requirements rejected
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Abortion, other key bills may move to extraordinary session

CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Looking up at the man clearing branches near power lines, the observer may guess that he is a full-time American Transmission Co. employee, but in reality, he is one of many independent contractors the City of Pewaukee company uses. However, much differentiates the independent contractor from an employee in terms of company-provided benefits and tax documentation.
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Get fit downtown
>>Plan Commission to consider 144-unit development
>>Hartford gears up for Maxwell Street Day
>>More local business news

Obama draws sharp contrasts 
with 'mean' Republicans
Milwaukee County transit workers stage rally during strike

LA CROSSE — Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in a state whose GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field. "They're good people," Obama said of Republicans. "It's just their ideas are bad."
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Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill President Obama

 

MILWAUKEE — Nearly 300 striking workers for the Milwaukee County Transit System have staged a rally outside the county courthouse in an effort to build public support as they seek a new contract. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports bus drivers and mechanics rallied Thursday on the second day of a three-day strike. 
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University students urge transit bus drivers to return

 



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Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers
BOSTON — New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the department give preference to American-made goods.

TODAY IN SPORTS
Vasquez embracing fresh start with Bucks
ST. FRANCIS — Greivis Vasquez always thought he might end up in Milwaukee. It just took a little longer than he anticipated. Coming out of the University of Maryland, Vasquez worked out twice for the Milwaukee Bucks prior to the 2010 NBA Draft, but the Bucks used their first-round pick on center Larry Sanders while Vasquez eventually landed in Memphis, which took him 28th overall.

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The July 4 parade runs through the crossroads village.Independence Day Celebration 
Join us for three days of fun, games and patriotic activities. Try climbing the greased pole, help make ice cream, enter the pie-eating contest and test your muscles in a tug-o-war competition.


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Campbellsport vs. Kewaskum 06-26-15
Posted 06-29-15


Kettle Moraine vs. Muskego Div. 1 State Semi-final 06-20-15
Posted 06-29-15


Whitefish Bay vs. West Bend West 06-25-15
Posted 06-29-15


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The Greater Milwaukee Foundation presents funding for band shell
Posted 06-25-15


Orion Gonwa: Special Olympics
Gold Medalist
Posted 06-11-15


Operation Finally Home Ground Breaking in Jackson
Posted 06-11-15


Soldier Departure
Posted 06-01-15

St. John's Northwestern Military Academy cadets sing
"Tell My Father."
Posted 05-27-15

Congressman Sensenbrenner shares story during Cushing Ceremony
Posted 05-26-15
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Panel votes to add 7-day work week to budget
MADISON — The Legislature's budget committee has voted to allow factory and retail employees to work seven straight days without a day of rest.

Santelle leaving US attorney's job in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — The U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has announced his departure. James Santelle said Thursday he will retire from his position in the days ahead after 30 years of employment with the Department of Justice.

Sargento Foods planning to expand in NE Wisconsin
PLYMOUTH — Sargento Foods is planning to invest $30 million in its facilities in northeastern Wisconsin and add 140 jobs.

Madison-based AnchorBank to cut 101 jobs in next 3 months
MADISON — Madison-based AnchorBank is cutting 14 percent of its workforce as part of an effort to save money.

Wounded Wauwatosa detective goes home from hospital
MILWAUKEE — The Wauwatosa police detective who was shot and seriously injured while investigating a burglary has been released from the hospital.

Moore, AP West editor, named Milwaukee correspondent
MILWAUKEE — Greg Moore, an editor on The Associated Press' West regional desk, has been named supervisory correspondent in the cooperative's Milwaukee bureau.

Governor OKs bill ending SAGE program
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill to end Wisconsin's classroom SAGE program. The Student Achievement Guarantee Program provides aid to schools that maintain an 18-to-1 or 30-to-2 teacher-student ratio for poor students in kindergarten through third grade.

Governor signs GPS anti-tracking bill
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill designed to curb using GPS devices to track people.

Wisconsin governor signs microbead ban
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that bans microbeads, the plastic exfoliant in soap, toothpaste and other personal care products.

Walker signs emergency allergy treatment bill
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that permits businesses to keep a supply of epinephrine injections to counteract life-threatening allergic reactions.

Governor signs bill outlawing lies about military service
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that makes lying about military service a crime. The Republican bill makes falsely claiming military service or a military award a misdemeanor punishable by up to nine months in jail and $10,000 in fines. 

Audit: Unemployment fund back in the black
MADISON — A new report says the state's unemployment benefits fund finished the 2013-14 fiscal year in the black for the first time in years.

More than half of schools to see less general aid
MADISON — More than half of Wisconsin schools will see a decline in general aid in the next school year, according to estimates from the state Department of Public Instruction.

Walker aide sues prosecutor who conducted John Doe probe
MILWAUKEE — A former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who was caught up in a secret investigation into illegal campaigning is suing the prosecutor who conducted the probe, saying he and others infringed on her civil rights by raiding her home and seizing her personal emails.

Senate leader promises vote on Bucks arena plan next week
MADISON — The Wisconsin Senate's Republican leader says he plans to vote on a bill to fund a new Milwaukee Bucks arena next week.

Milwaukee woman gets 15 years in older sister's death
MILWAUKEE — A 51-year-old Milwaukee woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing her older sister during an argument in December.

Police officer cleared in shooting man holding knife to wife
MILWAUKEE — A prosecutor says a Milwaukee police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man holding a knife to the neck of his estranged wife in March.

 

 

 

 
 
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