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4:12 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Senate President Mike Ellis Won't Seek Re-Election in Wake of Secret Video

Ellis says he never acted on the idea he discussed, after realizing the plan was illegal.

Republican state Sen. Mike Ellis of Neenah is dropping out of the race for the seat he's held for decades.

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Politics & Government
5:09 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Mayor Barrett Proposes Milwaukee Hire Ex-Offenders to Fill Potholes

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett helps fill a pothole
Credit LaToya Dennis

Potholes are difficult to miss in Milwaukee because of the harsh winter and city leaders have a plan for bringing more workers aboard to patch.

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Regional
1:39 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Judge Refuses to Throw Out Lawsuit Related to John Doe Two

A federal judge in Milwaukee says a lawsuit seeking to stop a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative groups and recent recall campaigns may continue.

The conservative organization Club for Growth filed suit in February, arguing the probe amounts to harassment and violates free speech rights.

The prosecutors leading the investigation asked U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa to dismiss the suit, arguing federal courts should stay out of the case.

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Environment
6:00 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Packers' Old Turf Helps Revitalize South Side Milwaukee Neighborhood

Charles Brown and Dr. Michele Bria at Journey House football field

The Journey House Packer Football Stadium in Mitchell Park has been recognized by Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation for building community.

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Education
1:00 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Task Force to Begin Tackling Wisconsin's Racial Achievement Gap

A national foundation ranked Wisconsin dead last in educational disparities between white children and black children.
Credit Fuse

On Wednesday, a committee of educators will meet in Madison to begin looking for ways to close achievement gaps.

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