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July 1, 2015

 
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Republicans reach deal to end Wisconsin budget impasse

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MADISON — Republican legislative leaders have reached a deal on a new state budget that drops a financing plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks stadium and changes to the prevailing wage law, co-chairs of the Legislature's budget committee said Tuesday. Joint Finance Committee co-chairs Rep. John Nygren and Sen. Alberta Darling told The Associated Press that both of those issues — which had contributed to a monthlong delay on passing the budget — will be taken up later as separate bills, perhaps in a special session.
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Prevailing wage, Bucks arena won't be in budget
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Democrats, public school advocates call for budget changes
Ramirez, Braun lead Brewers 
to 4-3 win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — The Brewers felt fortunate to win this one. Aramis Ramirez drove in three runs and Ryan Braun had four hits to lead Milwaukee over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Tuesday night. Hernan Perez tripled and had a pair of hits for the Brewers, who have won six of eight. They went ahead with two runs in a bizarre eighth inning.

 

Jared Dudley staying in
 Milwaukee next season

Jared Dudley has decided to return to the Milwaukee Bucks for the final year of his contract. A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the veteran forward exercised his player option for $4.25 million on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move has not been officially announced.

Obama's Wisconsin visit comes
 as Walker prepares campaign
Batteries Plus Bulbs named one of best franchises to buy
MADISON — President Barack Obama is bringing his push to raise salaries for low-income workers to Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker angered set off a firestorm and built his expected run for the White House around curtailing collective bargaining powers and enacting a right-to-work law.

HARTLAND — The future continues to glow brightly for Hartland-based Batteries Plus Bulbs, which announced Tuesday it was named one of the best American franchises to buy by Forbes due to its continuous store expansion and sales growth.
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Most manufacturing indices for June continue to decline
>>Popcorn store opens its doors
>>Germantown business keeps liquor license after back taxes partially paid
>>More local business news

Transit drivers walk off the
 job in Milwaukee County
Wisconsin justice withdraws 
request in ex-Walker aide case

MILWAUKEE — Tens of thousands of people who use the Milwaukee County Transit System to reach their destinations will have to make alternative plans. Some 750 union bus drivers, plus mechanics, are on strike after failing to reach a labor contract agreement with transit officials. The county buses deliver 150,000 passenger rides each day.

 

MADISON — A Wisconsin Supreme Court justice on Tuesday withdrew his unusual request asking for his colleagues on the state's highest court to review its decision not to hear an appeal of a felony conviction from a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker.


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Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid
WASHINGTON — Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.

TODAY IN SPORTS
All ingredients in place for mouthwatering Tour de France
PARIS — The Tour de France is like a good bouillabaisse, the traditional Mediterranean seafood stew. Take out one ingredient, and it does not taste the same. The Tour starting on Saturday has all the ingredients in place: —A nervy first week on treacherous roads. —Towering mountains passes to climb.

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Circus World Anniversary Days
Celebrate Circus World’s 56th Anniversary with a remarkable $5.00 admission rate for these two days only. Circus World first opened to the public with 2 buildings, less than an acre of land, 6 circus wagons and an admission price of 60 cents. Given the rate of inflation, 60 cents works out to about $5 today; and even though Circus World has added over 200 wagons and vehicles, several new and historic structures, and over 60 acres of circus splendor to our offerings… the admission for these days will be the same as 1959.  


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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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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

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

Sanders says 9,500 expected at Madison rally
MADISON — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says 9,500 people have said they plan to attend his rally on Wednesday night in Madison.

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds wind turbine rules
MADISON — The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state's wind turbine construction rules Tuesday, saying they're valid even though regulators didn't develop a report on how the regulations would affect the housing industry.

School board president accused of theft
MENOMONIE — A University of Wisconsin-Stout employee accused of stealing from the school is free on bond.

2 men dead after being pulled from Milwaukee park lagoon
MILWAUKEE — Two men are dead after being pulled from a lagoon in a Milwaukee park. The Milwaukee Fire Department says two men in their 50s were found underwater at Kosciuszko (kuh-SHOOZ'-koh) Park lagoon about 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Wisconsin teen accused of killing parents pleads insanity
RHINELANDER — A teenager accused of killing her mother and stepfather has pleaded insanity in a northern Wisconsin courtroom.

Fundraising company abruptly closes Wisconsin call center
OSHKOSH — A Minnesota company that helps raise money for Republican candidates has abruptly closed its Oshkosh call center, cutting 153 jobs.

Postcards mailed to inactive voters in Wisconsin
MADISON — The state elections board has mailed postcards to nearly 100,000 registered voters in Wisconsin who have not cast ballots in the past four years.

Wisconsin officials stress importance of helmets on ATVs
STEVENS POINT — State officials are stressing the importance of helmets after two of the four children killed in all-terrain vehicle crashes this year in Wisconsin weren't wearing protective headgear.

Condom portrait of Pope Benedict criticized by archbishop
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Art Museum has handled dozens of complaints from angry Catholics and others over its plans to display a portrait of Pope Benedict that is made from 17,000 condoms.

Springfield woman pleads not guilty in mother's death
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.  — A woman charged with arranging the death of her mother before fleeing with her boyfriend to Wisconsin pleaded not guilty Monday during her first court appearance in Missouri.

President Obama to travel to La Crosse for economic event
LA CROSSE — President Barack Obama is coming to Wisconsin this week. The White House confirmed the visit Saturday night, saying only that Obama will visit the La Crosse area Thursday "for an event on the economy." Additional details are expected to be released later this week.

TV actor Dustin Diamond wants delay in bar stabbing sentence
PORT WASHINGTON — Former "Saved by the Bell" actor Dustin Diamond is asking a judge to delay his sentence for a Christmas Day stabbing in a Wisconsin bar.

 

 
 
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