April 21, 2018

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Republican field grows in race to replace Ryan



















MADISON — The Republican field is growing in the race to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan, but he said Friday that he won't endorse anyone yet. Ryan's abrupt retirement announcement last week sent Republicans scrambling to fill the void, with many high-profile current and former office holders deciding not to run but several lesser-known candidates entering the race. Union iron worker Randy Bryce and Janesville teacher Cathy Myers are running as Democrats.
>>Ryan says it would be 'good idea' to rejoin trade deal
>>Speaker Paul Ryan says he has no plans beyond this year
Shaw, Braun homer in Brewers' 8-0 win over Marlins
MILWAUKEE - Ryan Braun and Travis Shaw hit back-to-back homers, helping the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. It was the fourth consecutive win for Milwaukee, which has outscored Miami 20-3 in the first two games of the series. Shaw and Christian Yelich each reached base four times, while Lorenzo Cain and Eric Thames were on base three times apiece. 
Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 win

MILWAUKEE - Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and the Milwaukee Bucks used a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics 116-92 on Friday night, narrowing their deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1. Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker each added 17 for the energized Bucks, who held the Celtics without a field goal for nearly an 11-minute stretch of the first half.
>>Bucks starting center John Henson out for Game 3

Love Wisconsin tells stories to break down divides Axe throwing centerpiece of Waukesha’s newest bar, entertainment venue 
MADISON — "As a kid I was really happy and bubbly, but a lot of that came from me knowing that I needed to be that way. I had a single mom and I remember thinking early on that I wanted to make things easier for her, so some of my buoyancy came from trying to help her carry the load." That's part of one of the stories featured on Love Wisconsin, a collection of pictures and in-depth, first-person stories about Wisconsinites from every corner of the state.


WAUKESHA - A increasingly popular bar sport aimed at helping patrons blow off a little steam while accessing their inner warrior has arrived in Waukesha.  Lumber Axe,  an entertainment venue that recently opened at 2246 W. Bluemound Road, is now offering customers the chance to try their hands at axe throwing. 
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly store planned for Port Washington

Multiple candidates register to run for state treasurer Giuliani adds toughness, star power to legal team for Trump
MADISON — A half-dozen people are running for state treasurer, with all but one jumping into the race after voters decided to keep the sleepy office in play. Incumbent Republican Matt Adamczyk is running for the state Assembly and isn't seeking re-election as treasurer. Republicans Travis Hartwig, Jill Millies and Democrats Dawn Marie Sass, Paul Boucher, Sara Godlewski and Jake Tulogeski have all registered to run. A third Republican, Tom Hiller, dropped out of the race earlier this month. WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — For weeks, President Donald Trump had grown increasingly frustrated with the cable news chatter that he couldn't hire a big-name attorney for his legal team. But the president boasted to a confidant this week that he had struck a deal that he believed would silence those critics: He was hiring "America's F---ing Mayor." 


US defends tough trade stance at global finance meeting
WASHINGTON — The United States is resisting pressure to back off President Donald Trump's tough America First trade policy at a meeting of global finance leaders worried about the threat of a damaging trade war. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin charged that "unfair global trade practices impede stronger U.S. and global growth, acting as a persistent drag on the global economy." He urged the International Monetary Fund to do more to combat unfair trade practices.

Touchdown Bucks! Packers' Rodgers buys into NBA team
MILWAUKEE — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner. The Bucks made the announcement Friday night between the first and second quarters of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston Celtics. The Bucks say that Rodgers is the only active NFL player to be a limited partner of an NBA team.

Spring Floral Show: “Shakespeare in Love,” 
Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee. Scroll-shaped signs with quotes from William Shakespeare that relate to the nearby flowers, such as “rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Art in the Green is May 5 with 36 artists on display. Admission fees range from $5 to $8. Milwaukee County residents are admitted free from 9 a.m. to noon, excluding major holidays, and children 5 and younger get in free


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Study: Wisconsin tribal forests more diverse, sustainable
MADISON — Native American reservations in northern Wisconsin have older trees, as well as better plant diversity and tree regeneration than surrounding state or national forests, according to researchers.

Wisconsin bar association rescinds award for convicted felon
MADISON — The state bar association has stripped a lawyer convicted in a sexual assault of a prestigious award in the wake of stinging criticism from Attorney General Brad Schimel.

Conservative PAC announces $1 million ad buy for Nicholson
MADISON — A conservative political action committee backing Republican Kevin Nicholson for U.S. Senate says it is launching a $1 million television ad campaign that compares him with Ronald Reagan.

Longtime Justice Abrahamson misses court for medical tests
MADISON — Longtime Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson is getting medical tests and has been out of court for more than a week.

Pence to participate in Milwaukee forum to tout tax overhaul
MADISON — Vice President Mike Pence plans to participate in a public forum in Milwaukee next week to tout the Republican tax overhaul.

Lena Taylor mum on disorderly conduct allegations
MADISON — State Sen. Lena Taylor is refusing to say anything about allegations she got into an altercation with a bank teller.

Prisoner escapes in DOC vehicle
MADISON — Authorities are searching for a prisoner who escaped from a Department of Corrections vehicle in Milwaukee.

Budget panel signs off on UW performance funding formula
MADISON — The Legislature's budget committee has signed off on the University of Wisconsin System's plan for divvying up a chunk of new state aid according to schools' performance.

Appeals court: City properly annexed land for sand mine
MADISON — A state appeals court says Whitehall city officials properly annexed land for a sand mine.

Wisconsin woman to argue for full award in amputation case
MADISON — The Wisconsin Supreme Court will decide whether a woman should receive a $25.3 million jury awarded her after she had four limbs amputated as a result of medical malpractice.

Father charged in teen son's shooting death in Wisconsin
HUDSON — Prosecutors in western Wisconsin have charged a father accused of fatally shooting his teenage son from Minnesota.

Man charged in 2000 Chicago arson fire that killed 2 women
CHICAGO — A Wisconsin man is charged with murder in the deaths of two women during a Chicago liquor store arson fire 18 years ago.

Missing Waukesha woman found dead in Milwaukee
WAUKESHA — A missing Waukesha woman has been found dead in Milwaukee. Police said Monday 21-year-old Shannon Mani was shot and stabbed by a known suspect and died Friday as a result of those injuries.

Wisconsin residents worry about coal dust from power plant
OAK CREEK - Residents in southeast Wisconsin are concerned about how their health is being affected by black coal dust from a nearby power plant.

Male gorilla dies at Milwaukee County Zoo
MILWAUKEE — A male gorilla has died at the Milwaukee County Zoo after experiencing some health problems.

Vukmir's fundraising trails Nicholson for Senate
MADISON — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir is trailing her primary opponent Kevin Nicholson in fundraising so far this year.

Wisconsin pension fund managers get $11.6 million in bonuses
MADISON — Wisconsin pension fund managers and those who work directly with the state's investments will receive bonuses totaling $11.6 million this year, down from the record-high of nearly $14 million last year.

Money from billionaire continues to pour in for Nicholson
MADISON — The billionaire founder of shipping and packaging supply giant Uline Corp. continues to spend big on Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race in support of Delafield businessman Kevin Nicholson.

Assembly speaker defends free trip to London with lobbyists
MADISON — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is defending his free trip to London with lobbyists, travel said to have contributed to the resignation of his counterpart and close friend in Ohio.

Agricultural-based neighborhood plants its roots in Mukwonago
TOWN OF MUKWONAGO — The town of Mukwonago is now home to possibly the first “Agrihood” in the state of Wisconsin, a 36-acre farming- type residential community that offers a ‘life on the farm’ experience with the proximity of a tight-knit community.  

Wisconsin Supreme Court will take case over Evers' powers
MADISON — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided to take original jurisdiction of a case over how much policy-writing powers the independently elected state school superintendent has.

Marquette stands behind 'Pride Prom' organizers
MILWAUKEE — Students at Marquette University are moving forward with plans for a "Pride Prom" celebrating the school's LGBT community despite an online petition from a Catholic group asking the Jesuit school to block it.  

Wisconsin AG suggests Voter ID helped Trump win the state
MADISON — Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel suggested President Donald Trump wouldn't have won Wisconsin and GOP Sen. Ron Johnson wouldn't have won re-election in 2016 without the state's voter ID law.  

Ryan anoints McCarthy to be his successor as House speaker
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan has endorsed his top lieutenant, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, to be his successor, giving a significant boost to the Californian's candidacy in hopes of averting a divisive contest that could make an already difficult election year even tougher for divided Republicans.  

APNewsBreak: 10 minutes at Supreme Court cost Wisconsin $60K
MADISON — Wisconsin taxpayers footed a previously unknown $60,000 bill for an attorney to argue for 10 minutes before the U.S. Supreme Court in the state's defense of a redistricting lawsuit, records obtained by The Associated Press show.  

Kooyenga can accept help on theft settlement reimbursement
MADISON — Wisconsin law allows Republican state Rep. Dale Kooyenga to ask family and friends to help him reimburse the state for a $30,000 theft settlement.

Kooyenga says he will repay state $30,000 for taking sign
MADISON — Republican state Rep. Dale Kooyenga says he will reimburse taxpayers the $30,000 the state is paying to settle a lawsuit over his removal of a Capitol protester's sign.

Menards sues Georgia company over moving walkways
EAU CLAIRE — Menards is suing a Georgia company for personal injury claims tied to moving walkways installed in some of the Wisconsin-based home improvement chain's stores.

Minneapolis man on trial in UW-Stout student death
MENOMONIE — A Minneapolis man is on trial in the beating death of a University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia.

Guilty plea entered in death of 6-year-old
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy has pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors.

Court: Gun in glove compartment violated concealed carry law
MADISON — The state Supreme Court says a man who had a loaded handgun in his glove compartment violated Wisconsin's concealed carry law.

Republican Rep. Weatherston won't seek re-election
MADISON — Republican state Rep. Tom Weatherston is retiring from the Wisconsin Assembly. He becomes the 11th incumbent to decide against seeking re-election.

TV reporter arrested after altercation at Miller Park
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee television reporter is facing possible criminal charges following an incident at Miller Park.

Billionaire liberal comes to Wisconsin to topple Walker
MILWAUKEE — Billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer is in Wisconsin meeting with college students as he works to topple Republican Gov. Scott Walker and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Congress attendees want $5 fee to use public land
MADISON — A majority of outdoor lovers who attended the Conservation Congress' spring hearings say legislators should impose a user fee on state properties.

Police officer suffers burned hand responding to arson fires
MILWAUKEE — A police officer suffered a burned hand while investigating arson fires at a Milwaukee apartment complex.

Walker voices support for sending troops to Mexico border
MADISON — Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he welcomes President Donald Trump's move to deploy National Guard troops to the border with Mexico.

Republican Nicholson raised more than $1 million in quarter
MADISON — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson says his campaign raised more than $1 million in the first three months of the year.

Ryan reports raising $11 million in first quarter
MADISON — House Speaker Paul Ryan has raised more than $11 million in the first three quarters of the year.

Sen. Taylor cited for disorderly conduct in incident at bank
MADISON — State Sen. Lena Taylor of Milwaukee has been cited for disorderly conduct over an apparent altercation with a bank teller.

Feds approve Walker economic opportunity zones
MADISON — Federal officials have approved Gov. Scott Walker's request to establish new economic opportunity zones in 44 Wisconsin counties.

Salmonella in chicken salad kills 1, sickens 265 in 8 states
DES MOINES, Iowa  — Chicken salad made by an Iowa food processing company and distributed by Fareway Stores in the Midwest sickened 265 people in eight states and caused one death in Iowa from salmonella contamination, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.








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