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Veterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country. Some veterans say they long ago concluded their sacrifice was in vain, and are annoyed that a party that lobbied so hard for the war is now running from it. Others say they still believe their mission was vital, regardless of what the politicians say.
Foltynewicz pitches into 8th, Braves beat Brewers 2-1

ATLANTA Rookie Mike Foltynewicz pitched three-hit ball for 7 2-3 innings, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Sunday. Foltynewicz (3-1) allowed one run in his longest start in the majors. He struck out seven. The 23-year-old Foltynewicz was one of three players acquired by Atlanta in the offseason trade that sent Evan Gattis to Houston. He was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on May 1. He lowered his ERA from 5.32 to 4.25.

All-Star winner Hamlin confident 
in Charlotte double

CONCORD, N.C. - Denny Hamlin's not sure he could be more confident coming into the Coca-Cola 600 with how he has performed the past two weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hamlin, the winner of the All-Star race last week at the track, held the lead late in the Xfinity Series event Saturday before getting passed by winner Austin Dillon and taking second.

NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program Wisconsin man slain at Fort 
Hood gets Purple Heart

WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month. Barring an 11th hour compromise when the Senate returns to session May 31, a much-debated provision of the Patriot Act - and some other lesser known surveillance tools - will sunset at midnight that day. 

Cynthia Seager, wife of Russell Seager, accepts the Purple Heart during a posthumous ceremony for Russell Seager, a Milwaukee VA nurse practitioner killed in the November 2009 Fort Hood massacre.MILWAUKEE - An Army Reservist from Milwaukee who was killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shootings has been awarded the Purple Heart. An overflow crowd of family, friends, veterans, service members, medical personnel and patients honored Russell Seager on Friday at the Milwaukee VA Medical Clinic as a three-star general presented the medal to his family.
Wisconsin hunters could wear pink under legislative proposal Mother wounded in bridge shooting goes home from hospital

MADISON - Real men - and women - could wear pink in Wisconsin's woods if a group of lawmakers get their way. The Legislature's sportsmen's caucus, a bipartisan group of legislators who focus on outdoor issues formed last January, is preparing to unveil a bill next week that would legalize blaze pink for deer hunters. The group has scheduled a news conference Tuesday at the state Capitol to announce the measure.

NEENAH - A mother who survived a shooting on the Trestle Trail Bridge in Menasha has gone home from the hospital. Theda Clark Medical Center spokeswoman Megan Schuessler says Erin Stoffel was released from the Neenah hospital late Friday afternoon. The 32-year-old was critically wounded in the random shooting on the bridge May 3. Her 33-year-old husband, Jon, and 11-year-old daughter, Olivia, lost their lives. Thirty-one-year-old Adam Bentdahl, of Appleton, was also killed.



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Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy
WASHINGTON - If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn't worked out that way. The economy is thought to have shrunk in the January-March quarter and may barely grow for the first half of 2015 - thanks in part to sharp cuts in energy drilling. 

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Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500
INDIANAPOLIS - They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won't be a spectacle because of a serious on-track incident. Concern hangs over Indianapolis Motor Speedway after the cars of Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden and Ed Carpenter all went airborne during practice sessions in the 10 days leading up to Sunday's race. 

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Downtown Port Washington Community Street Festival
Join us as we close Franklin Street and Peir Street to throw a party welcoming in summer! Port Washington's downtown moves their business out onto the street, with special offers and promotions. Outdoor food and beverage stands provided by restaurants and taverns, and entertainment for all - with music, dance, boat rides and children's activities.

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Washington County Tennis Invitational 05-16-15
Posted 05-18-15


Arrowhead vs. Waukesha North 05-14-15
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Milwaukee Lutheran vs. Hartford Union 05-13-15
Posted 05-18-15


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Ozaukee County canine officer Wasko gets his badge
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About 162,000 U-Haul vehicle trailer hitches recalled
WASHINGTON - About 162,000 trailer hitches sold at U-Haul outlets are being recalled because of weak steel that could cause the parts to break.

Victim of island house fire in Racine County identified
WATERFORD - Racine County sheriff's officials have identified the victim of a fire that broke out in a House on a Fox River island in Waterford.

2 women in 20s killed in Milwaukee crash
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police are investigating a crash that killed two women in their 20s.

Over 80 dead calves found on 2 Kenosha County farms
BRIGHTON - Authorities are investigating potential animal abuse on two farms where over 80 dead calves were found amid deplorable conditions, the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department said Saturday.

ME: Milwaukee alderman killed in motorcycle crash was drunk
MILWAUKEE - Authorities say a Milwaukee alderman who was killed in motorcycle crash was driving drunk.

Governor appoints son of foundation president to regents
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has appointed the son of a president of a foundation that supports conservative causes to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.

Former deputy committed in slaying of wife, sister-in-law
MADISON - A judge has committed a former Dane County sheriff's deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease to a mental health institution after a jury earlier found he was not legally responsible for killing his wife and sister-in-law.

Lawmakers nix Walker plan to eliminate higher ed board
MADISON - Lawmakers on the Legislature's budget-writing committee have killed Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate a small state agency that approves and regulates for-profit colleges.

Budget panel OKs seeking to raise Medicaid premiums for some
MADISON Low-income childless adults on Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus Medicaid program may have to pay higher premiums if they engage in risky behavior.

Wisconsin soldier killed in Korean War buried in Arlington
ARLINGTON A Wisconsin soldier reported missing during the Korean War has been buried at Arlington National Cemetery after his remains went unidentified for years.

Feingold-founded PAC suspends activity
MADISON A political action committee founded by Democrat Russ Feingold has suspended its fundraising to avoid the appearance of a conflict with his run for the U.S. Senate.

Fatal island house fire in Racine County
WATERFORD Racine County sheriff's officials say an 88-year-old man has died in a house fire on a Fox River island in Waterford.

Court: DNA surcharge was too high for felony convictions
MADISON A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled that a DNA surcharge applied to a convicted felon was too high because it was based on a law that was not in effect at the time he committed his crimes.

Finance committee to mull changes to SeniorCare budget
MADISON The Legislature's finance committee is set to make changes to Wisconsin's popular SeniorCare program.

Family of man killed at Ford Hood to get his Purple Heart
MILWAUKEE The family of a nurse practitioner from Wisconsin killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting is set to receive his Purple Heart.

Roggensack has not talked to Abrahamson since switch
MADISON Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack says "there's no chaos" on the state's highest court, and she has not spoken with former longtime Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson since she succeeded her.

Governor signs bill to keep Badger Exam off school reports
MADISON Gov. Scott Walker has signed a Republican-authored bill that would ensure scores on the statewide Badger Exam public school children are taking this spring aren't used against teachers or put on report cards measuring school performance.

Lawmakers hope to expedite 20-week abortion ban bill
MADISON Republican state lawmakers say they hope to pass a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation before the budget is debated in June.

Surprise special needs voucher elicit mixed responses
MADISON The impromptu creation of a special needs voucher program early Wednesday morning caught disability rights advocates off guard, while those who supported the measure hailed the program as giving parents another option for educating their kids.

Green Bay police shooting under district attorney review
GREEN BAY A district attorney says he's reviewing a report from the Wisconsin Department of Justice on the shooting of a man who Green Bay police say stabbed an officer.

Appeals court invalidates portion of DNA surcharge
MADISON An appeals court invalidated a section of state law Wednesday that requires judges to impose a a DNA surcharge on misdemeanor convictions without submitting an actual sample, a ruling that could affect potentially thousands of criminals caught up in a wrinkle of budgetary timing.

Fitzgerald says prevailing wage repeal is unlikely
MADISON Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Wednesday that he doesn't have the votes to repeal the state's prevailing wage law, but he hopes to reform the statutes through the state budget.

Store destroyed by fire in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE Fire officials estimate the loss of a Milwaukee food and liquor store at $1 million. Firefighters responded to a massive blaze that destroyed Mother's Food & Liquor Tuesday about 10:30 p.m.

Forget grades: Wisconsin report cards may have stars
MADISON Forget grades. The Legislature's budget-writing committee early Wednesday morning voted to rate Wisconsin schools on a five-star system. Gov. Scott Walker had wanted to assign letter grades. 

Budget panel approves takeover for some Milwaukee schools
MADISON The Legislature's budget-writing committee has approved a Republican-backed plan that would place the worst-performing Milwaukee Public Schools under control of a commissioner appointed by the county executive who could convert them into private voucher schools or independent charter schools.

 

 
 
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