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MADISON — The Legislature's budget-writing committee voted Friday to cut the University of Wisconsin's budget by $250 million and eliminate tenure protections for faculty from state law — moves derided by Democrats who argued the changes would hurt both higher education and the state's economy.
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Public access to UW job applicants would be reduced
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UW President Cross says he's grateful for cut reduction
Nelson has mixed results in 
Brewers' loss to Dbacks

MILWAUKEE — Jimmy Nelson hit two batters, threw a wild pitch and gave up two home runs. However, he also struck out eight and didn't walk a batter over six innings in a head-scratching performance for the Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher. "You can be wild within the zone, too. Your command can still be off," Nelson said. 

 

No deals yet on Bucks 
arena, highway funding

MADISON — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature don't have deals yet on financing a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks or highway funding. Both of those items have been removed from consideration by the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee on Friday. Committee co-chair Rep. John Nygren says there is no agreement on either issue.

 

Jury convicts TV actor Diamond
 of misdemeanors in stabbing
20-year-old Wisconsin cheddar makes debut at $209 a pound
PORT WASHINGTON — TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge. The jury's verdict came just hours after the 38-year-old actor testified that he never intended to stab anyone in the fight last Christmas Day. 

MINERAL POINT - A Wisconsin cheesemaker is debuting a 20-year-old cheddar this week that's short in supply and big on price. The cheddar from Hook's Cheese Co. of Mineral Point goes on sale Friday for $209 a pound. Most of the 450-pound supply is already spoken for, with orders coming in after the planned sale went public earlier this year.

GOP rejects stewardship 
freeze, approve DNR job cuts
Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought
MADISON — Republicans who control the Legislature's powerful finance committee rejected Gov. Scott Walker's plan Friday to freeze state land purchases but accepted his proposal to eliminate dozens of Department of Natural Resources employees, including more than half the researchers in the agency's science bureau. WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.
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Madison laboratory confirms it received live anthrax samples


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Fuel and potential fires for the US economy ahead
WASHINGTON — The US economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated. Steady hiring and low gas prices should help power solid growth through the rest of 2015. The harsh winter and a labor dispute that slowed trade at West Coast ports are both over.

TODAY IN SPORTS
Blatter criticizes US justice chief, soccer corruption case
ZURICH — FIFA President Sepp Blatter criticized U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and an American federal investigation into soccer corruption which could yet lead directly to his door.

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Kids from Wisconsin
An entertainment tradition for nearly 50 years, KIDS from Wisconsin has delighted audiences across the country. Their performances feature 20 singer/dancers and a 13-piece show band, all chosen from the State’s finest musicians. With their vocal and instrumental talent, stunning choreography, and dazzling costumes, the fully-staged show includes a mix of American favorites, big band, '50s to '80s classics, Motown, country, Broadway, and current Top 40 hits.

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


Arrowhead vs. Waukesha North 05-14-15
Posted 05-18-15


Milwaukee Lutheran vs. Hartford Union 05-13-15
Posted 05-18-15


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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


Civil War education at Cushing Park
Posted 05-26-15


Final Push to Victory
Posted 05-22-15

Raise Hope for Congo - Andy Mulumba
Posted 05-21-15

 

Ozaukee County canine officer Wasko gets his badge
Posted 05-13-15
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US fines Wisconsin bar $7,000 for death in dumbwaiter
FOUNTAIN CITY — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Wisconsin bar $7,000 for the death of an employee who died when her head got caught in a dumbwaiter.

More fighting among Wisconsin Supreme Court members
MADISON — Wisconsin Supreme Court members continue to disagree over how to run court.

Xcel Energy files 2016 rate increase request
MADISON — Xcel Energy has asked Wisconsin regulators for permission to raise electric and natural gas rates next year. 

Supreme Court: Green Bay improperly revoked tribe's permit
MADISON — The state Supreme Court says the city of Green Bay improperly revoked an Oneida Nation subsidiary's permit for an alternative energy plant.

UW funding, stewardship program, Bucks arena on agenda
MADISON — How much to cut the University of Wisconsin System budget, how to pay for roads and approving a financing deal for a new Milwaukee Bucks stadium are all on the agenda for the final planned meeting of the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee.

Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert
SALT LAKE CITY  — The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942.

20-year-old Wisconsin cheddar makes debut at $209 a pound
MINERAL POINT — A Wisconsin cheesemaker is debuting a 20-year-old cheddar this week that's short in supply and big on price.

Woman says she punched TV actor's girlfriend before stabbing
PORT WASHINGTON — A woman testified Thursday that she punched TV actor Dustin Diamond's girlfriend in the face during a bar fight in Wisconsin, just moments before someone yelled that Diamond had a knife.

Oshkosh zoo euthanized wolf after it bit child
OSHKOSH — An Oshkosh zoo followed protocol when it euthanized a male wolf after the animal bit a child late last week, according to a city official.

Mercury Marine expanding at Fond du Lac headquarters
FOND DU LAC — Mercury Marine plans to add a 45,000-square-foot expansion at its Fond du Lac headquarters, solidifying its presence just a few years after considering a move.

Marshfield man agrees to plea deal for Packers ticket scam
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — A Marshfield man has been found guilty for allegedly stealing more than $50,000 in a Green Bay Packers ticket scam.

Wisconsin contestants eliminated from national spelling bee
MADISON — The Wisconsin contestants in the Scripps National Spelling Bee have been eliminated.

Chicago man, 21, identified in Wisconsin River drowning
WISCONSIN DELLS — Police have identified a Chicago man whose body was found in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells after he had gone missing.

Budget panel authorizes borrowing for building projects
MADISON — The Legislature's finance committee has authorized borrowing tens of millions of dollars for building projects around the state.

Panel OKs seeking office space outside Madison, Milwaukee
MADISON — The Legislature's budget committee has approved a Republican plan that calls for looking to lease state office space outside Madison and Milwaukee.

Panel plans stiffer penalties for unemployment fraud
MADISON — The Legislature's budget committee has imposed stiffer civil penalties for unemployment fraud but scrapped plans to create harsher criminal penalties.

Abrahamson appeals order allowing her to be replaced
MADISON — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson has appealed a federal court ruling temporarily denying her attempt to remain as chief justice.

Public hearing Tuesday on 20-week abortion ban
MADISON — A public hearing has been set on a fast-tracked Republican proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

DNR board prohibits antlerless kills in 13 counties
MADISON — The state Department of Natural Resources' board has prohibited hunters from killing antlerless deer in 13 counties this fall in an effort to regrow the herd in those areas.

Sitcom actor accused in bar stabbing goes on trial
PORT WASHINGTON — The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar.

 

 
 
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