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5:37 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Walker Administration Says It Can No Longer Force Employers to Provide Contraception Coverage

According to the Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner's office, the Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby, leaves the state unable to enforce its law.

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Commentary
1:46 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Essay: A New Father’s Tenderness

Credit Natevawser, flickr

Lake Effect contributor Lane Pierce reads her essay, "A New Father’s Tenderness."

When I was pregnant with my son I was lucky enough to work with many new moms. We would take short breaks to grab a cup of joe, in my case, decaf, and I would ask countless questions about what was to come.

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Politics & Government
1:38 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Marquette Poll: Walker and Burke Remain Neck and Neck

The likely November match-up remains tight

The school's latest poll shows Gov. Walker leading Democrat Mary Burke among registered voters, while Burke has the edge among likely voters.

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Regional
6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Milwaukee County Board Wants to Put Non-Binding Referenda on Ballot

Milwaukee County residents could weigh in on a number of topics in November
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Thousands of Wisconsin voters will find referenda on their ballots in November, including in Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Council Lifts Cap on Taxicab Permits in Milwaukee, Allows Lyft and Uber to Operate Legally

Taxi drivers celebrated the council vote in Red Arrow Park on Tuesday
Credit Scott Wise

Milwaukee residents and visitors may soon have more options to get around town.

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Environment
5:06 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Clean Up Continues at Slinger Derailment Site

Diesel fuel being vacuumed off at Slinger spill site.
Credit Scott Ferguson WDNR

Crews are siphoning off diesel fuel that pooled near the tracks after Sunday evening's train collision 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee. 

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Education
1:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Common Core Repeal Could Create 'Chaos' in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Common Core standards were developed by school districts, teachers, parents and citizens, according to the state Department of Public Instruction.
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Gov. Walker jolted quite a few Wisconsin school districts last week when he proposed scrapping Common Core standards that have been in the works for years.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Walker and Burke Trade Barbs Over Trek Outsourcing

Mary Burke's family has demanded that Gov. Walker pull an ad, but he refuses
Credit Gov. Walker's "Fortune" Ad

A campaign ad has stirred the latest dust-up between Gov. Scott Walker and his likely Democratic opponent, Mary Burke.

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Politics & Government
4:21 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

GAB: Wisconsin Should Not Allow Poll Watchers to Use Cameras

Camera use and video recording would remain banned, under the GAB's recommendation

Wisconsin should continue banning election observers from taking photos or videos of people registering to vote or signing the poll book.

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Regional
1:01 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Summer Baseball Treat - Lakeshore Chinooks

The Chinooks games are just part of the attraction
Credit Scott Wise

Baseball fans pack the park at Concordia University to watch the Lakeshore Chinooks. It’s a team of college players, many hoping to make the big leagues.

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