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July 3, 2015

 
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MADISON — Republican leaders said Wednesday that they agreed on a plan to fund Wisconsin's road projects over the next two years, edging them closer to an elusive deal on a new state budget. They're not there yet, though. It looks like the deal won't be enough to get the massive spending plan through the Senate.

 

Lind, Gennett lead 
Brewers past Phillies 9-5

PHILADELPHIA — Adam Lind homered, Scooter Gennett doubled twice, tripled and drove in three runs and the hot-hitting Milwaukee Brewers won their season-best fourth straight game 9-5 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez each doubled and had two RBIs for Milwaukee. Gerardo Parra and Kyle Lohse had three hits apiece for the Brewers, who had a season-high 17 hits. 

Bucks give Middleton
 5 years, $70 million

Khris Middleton was a little-known second-round draft pick when he broke into the NBA with the Detroit Pistons in 2012. Three years later, the versatile forward has become an integral part of a Milwaukee Bucks team on the rise in the Eastern Conference.

 

In Wisconsin, Sanders
 appeals to like-minded liberals
HUSCO International CEO sets goal to double sales in next few years
MADISON — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders touted his progressive credentials before his largest crowd to date Wednesday night as he pushed his campaign into Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker's backyard.
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Sanders attracts 10,000 boisterous supporters in Madison

WAUKESHA — Manufacturer HUSCO International may already be going “gangbusters” with its automotive division sales, but CEO Austin Ramirez has his eyes set on even higher goals. “We are spending the majority of our energy thinking about growth,” he said Wednesday morning from the company’s Waukesha headquarters.
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Oconomowoc businesses look for solutions to lagging sales in construction zone
>>Octopus Car Wash locations bought by out-of-state company
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Milwaukee County bus drivers
 strike, scrambling commute
Wisconsin married couples 
to benefit under tax package

MILWAUKEE — Hundreds of Milwaukee County union bus drivers went on strike early Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of commuters scrambling to make alternative plans to get to work and elsewhere. The roughly 750 drivers walked off the job at 3 a.m. and began picketing at the Milwaukee County Transit System garages after contract negotiations between union leaders and transit officials broke down.

 

MADISON — Married couples would benefit the most under a Republican-authored tax plan that's to be added to the state budget on Thursday. Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga said Wednesday he will be proposing a tax package that cuts and raises taxes about $40 million over the next two years.

 



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After trade deal, Obama seeks to repair rift with labor
WASHINGTON — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission. Within just hours of business leaders joining him at a White House signing ceremony for the polarizing trade bill, Obama announced a proposed Labor Department rule that would make more workers eligible for overtime. Just like that, the tables were turned — labor praised the move and business leaders decried it.

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Former NFL star tackles overgrown field for football camp
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. — The weeds and wild grass rose well above Reggie McKenzie's knees as the former NFL star walked the field bearing his name in the small Detroit enclave of Highland Park. With two weeks until the start of the youth football camp he's been running for four decades, the city-owned field had yet to be mowed — and something had to be done.

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Gathering on the Green
In addition to our fantastic show on Friday night July 10 with Rick Springfield, join us on Saturday, July 11 for Dancing Under the Stars with Guest Host Jonathan Bennett, star of 'Dancing With the Stars' & 'Mean Girls'. We finish the festivities with our signature spectacular fireworks! The display is choreographed to music and it is truly 2nd to none! Come on out and see!


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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
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Orion Gonwa: Special Olympics
Gold Medalist
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Operation Finally Home Ground Breaking in Jackson
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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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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.

Authorities seize synthetic drugs at Madison gas stations
MADISON — Search warrants say drug agents seized about 3,000 packets of synthetic marijuana from two Madison gas stations.

Whistleblowers call for removal of Veterans Affairs watchdog
TOMAH — A man who helped expose over prescription of opiates at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah wants to personally deliver a letter from whistleblowers across the country calling for the removal of the VA's chief watchdog to President Barack Obama in Wisconsin this week.

DNR to do full environmental study on proposed hog megafarm
MADISON — The Department of Natural Resources says it will require a full environmental impact study of a proposed hog "megafarm" in northern Wisconsin.

 

 

 
 
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