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March 5, 2015

 
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MADISON — With Wisconsin positioned to become the third Midwestern state in as many years to enact a right-to-work law, the Assembly begins debate Thursday on a plan Republican Gov. Scott Walker has promised to quickly sign and Democrats lack the votes to stop.
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Walker plans to sign right-to-work bill Monday
Henderson sharp in return,
 Brewers beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee

MARYVALE, Ariz. — Former closer Jim Henderson threw a scoreless inning in his first outing since May, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 8-0 on Wednesday. Pitching in a game for the first time since ending last season with a shoulder injury May 2, Henderson walked one and struck out two in the second inning.

 

Big men Kaminsky, Okafor
 lead way in top player race

MADISON — It might be a two-man game when it comes to the race for player of the year. Frank Kaminsky is the savvy senior big man for No. 6 Wisconsin. Jahlil Okafor is the freshman phenom center at No. 3 Duke. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has had to face both. His early favorite: Kaminsky.

 

Waukesha County second highest in new home construction Veteran pollster says 
Walker 'very likely' to run
OCONOMOWOC - Under sunny skies Wednesday, workers installed a roof on a home under construction in Oconomowoc despite the frigid wind to help keep up with the increasing demand for new home construction in Wisconsin - but especially in Waukesha County. “Everything is looking up; people are back out there,” said Paul Bielinski, chief operating officer of Bielinski Homes.
>>‘Inventory is ridiculously tight’

>>Downtown West Bend peppered by empty stores
>>Cleanup in sight for Amcast?
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MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker is "very likely" to get into the race for president but has yet to make a decision, a veteran Republican pollster and one of the governor's top advisers said Wednesday.

Ashley Furniture drops 
pursuit of $6 million tax credit
DOT secretary defends road bonding in governor's budget

MADISON — A furniture company has decided against pursuing a $6 million tax credit from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. The job-creation agency's board approved the tax break last year with terms that would have allowed Arcadia-based Ashley Furniture to cut its Wisconsin workforce in half.

MADISON — Wisconsin's top transportation official defended Gov. Scott Walker's plan to borrow $1.3 billion for road work in front of skeptical members of the Legislature's budget committee Wednesday, insisting the projects will outlive the payments by decades.


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Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.

TODAY IN SPORTS
Chryst jokes that if he can get degree, players can
MADISON — Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst joked Wednesday that if he can get a college degree, it's not too much to ask of his players. "I got a degree from Wisconsin. It's not like you have to be a rocket scientist," Chryst told hundreds of business leaders during a meeting of the state chamber of commerce.

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Big Nate: The Musical presented by First Stage at the Marcus CenterBig Nate: The Musical
Sixth-grader Nate Wright holds the world record for detentions in school.  When the Battle of the Bands contest is announced, Nate and his friends are sure their band – Enslave the Mollusk! – can win. Can Nate change his ways to keep his band in the contest?   Follow the madcap misadventures of this comic strip favorite and see if he can win the coveted prize.

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‘our hero’
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St. Francis middle schoolers create prosthetic hand for girl
ST. FRANCIS — Middle school students in St. Francis have created a prosthetic hand for a 6-year-old California girl using a 3-D printer.

Milwaukee lawyer gets house arrest for role in arson fraud
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee lawyer has been sentenced to house arrest for helping a client collect $325,000 in an arson fraud.

3 escape Racine house fire that caused extensive damage
RACINE — Three people escaped safely from a fire in Racine that caused extensive damage to a multi-family home.

Charges: Woman was on social media before fatal crash
ELLSWORTH — A western Wisconsin woman is accused of chatting on Facebook before a crash that killed three children, including her daughter and two nieces, in December 2013.

Wisconsin court considers closing John Doe arguments
MADISON — The state Supreme Court is considering shutting the public out of oral arguments into three cases involving Gov. Scott Walker.

Lawmakers propose waiving 1 day rest in 7 rule
MADISON — A pair of Republican state lawmakers is working to allow factory and mercantile workers to voluntarily work seven consecutive days without a 24-hour rest period.

Democrat questions paying Walker guards on political trips
MADISON — A Democratic state senator says taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill for Republican Gov. Scott Walker's State Patrol bodyguards on trips to address conservative powerbrokers.

Wisconsin budget committee plans regional hearings
MADISON — The Legislature's finance committee will hold four regional public hearings for later this month to take comments on Gov. Scott Walker's 2015-17 budget proposal.

Second teen facing charges in hit-and-run crash in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — A second teenager has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Milwaukee couple. The 17-year-old was charged Monday with operating a vehicle without the owner's consent as a passenger.

Wisconsin Assembly committee to vote on right-to-work bill
MADISON — The Wisconsin state Assembly's Labor Committee is meeting to consider changes to the right-to-work bill, although it's nearly certain that none will be adopted.

Supreme Court upholds conviction in ice pick slaying
MADISON — The evidence against a Milwaukee man convicted of killing his girlfriend with an ice pick was overwhelming, the Wisconsin Supreme Court said Tuesday, rejecting his argument that he deserves a new trial because he wasn't allowed to testify.

5 St. Paul adults charged in multistate sex trafficking ring
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Prosecutors on Tuesday charged five St. Paul residents in what authorities allege was a multistate sex-trafficking ring whose victims included minors.

Speed limit bill continues coasting through the Capitol
MADISON — A bill that would increase speed limits on some Wisconsin highways and freeways has coasted through another green light at the Capitol.

Walker plans 4 events in South Carolina
MADISON — Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is making his first trip to early primary state South Carolina later this month.

Beloit woman gets 5 years in baby's methadone overdose death
JANESVILLE — A Beloit woman has been sentenced to five years in prison in the methadone overdose death of her 1-year-old daughter.

Wisconsin site could become federal marine sanctuary
MILWAUKEE — An 875-square-mile area of Lake Michigan off the Wisconsin coast could become the Great Lakes' second National Marine Sanctuary.

Teen suspect charged as adult in fatal Wisconsin stabbing
WAUSAU — Prosecutors have charged a 15-year-old as an adult in the stabbing death of a 13-year-old boy in central Wisconsin.

 

 
 
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