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8:47 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Voucher Schools May Face New Accountability Standards

State lawmakers are working on new rules for voucher schools.

Private schools participating in Wisconsin's voucher program would need to institute measurements to compare their effectiveness with public schools.

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Politics & Government
8:00 am
Thu August 15, 2013

State Lawmakers Look to Reduce Fraud

Lawmakers want to offer incentives to people for reporting fraud and waste
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State lawmakers have come up with a new way to weed out cases of waste, fraud and abuse.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Milwaukee Violence Impacts Region's Quality of Life

Milwaukee has seen a sharp rise in violent crime in recent weeks.
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We’ve been reporting recently on a sharp uptick in violent crime in Milwaukee. Since the beginning of August, more than 25 people have been shot, and several died.

The central city of Milwaukee, and all of its problems, can seem very far away if you live at the edge of town, or in suburbs that have safe neighborhoods. But the idea that violence and its impacts are contained in a few, dangerous areas is shortsighted, according to Sam White.

“I would say that it is everyone in the region’s problem.”

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Regional
4:16 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

More Males Sue MPD for Alleged Strip Searches

Five black men filed lawsuits in July, accusing Milwaukee police officers of conducting or overseeing illegal strip searches.

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Regional
4:11 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Man Accused of Threatening Federal Witness

A Milwaukee man could be sentenced to life in prison, if convicted on a charge of retaliating against a federal witness.

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