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4:29 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Audit of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Reveals Problems

Republican lawmakers are considering abolishing the Government Accountability Board
Credit Althouse

An audit of the nonpartisan board that oversees elections in Wisconsin has identified a number of problems with its operation. 

Those include having no written procedures for considering complaints and not conducting required reviews to identify felons who may have voted.

The audit of the Government Accountability Board released Friday comes as Republicans in charge of the legislature are talking about doing away with the panel, and replacing it with a partisan model.

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Arts & Culture
3:44 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Milwaukee's British Brass Band Tradition

Credit Milwaukee Festival Brass

British Brass Band is a particular type of sound that was born in the mining towns of England in the early 19th century. 

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Arts & Culture
2:38 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

BBC Documentary on Stolen (and Recovered) Stradivarius Violin in Milwaukee

The Lipinski Stradivarius
Credit A Violin's Life

This Sunday at 7:30 a.m. CT, BBC Radio 4 in London will broadcast a documentary called The Lipinski. 

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Health & Science
2:22 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Why One Local Health Network is Ready to Participate in the Affordable Care Act

A worker helps an applicant register during a healthcare enrollment fair.
Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Around nine million people signed up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act's first year.

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Regional
6:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Young Black Men in Milwaukee Ditch Sneakers and Jeans for Tuxedos

Walter Gladney and his mentor David Crowley in their tuxedos.
Elliott Torrence​

A grassroots movement is underway in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code to improve the lives of young African American men who live there.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Woman Challenges Wisconsin's 'Cocaine Mom' Law

A Medford woman plans to challenge Wisconsin's Cocaine Mom law.

Wisconsin experienced heated debates in the late 1990s when state leaders considered a fetal protection bill.

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Politics & Government
2:11 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

UWM Poll: Majority Say State Headed In Right Direction, Split on Kenosha Casino

Credit UWM Center for Urban Initiatives & Research

This morning, the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll was released. Not surprisingly, the mid-term elections last month had some effect on the numbers.

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Education
12:56 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Quantifying K-12 Education Across Milwaukee

Credit US Department of Education / Flickr

Among the issues before the state legislature in the coming session will be potential expansion of school choice programs to other parts of the state. 

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Regional
12:39 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Talk in Milwaukee of Creating a 'Children's Zone' to Surround Kids with Support

Zone might include wrap-around services for all kids who live there

There's talk in Milwaukee to create a "children's zone." It would be a designated area to surround kids with services to improve their lives.

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Arts & Culture
12:32 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Kathleen Ernst's New Novel: A Tale of Two Cities, and Two Mysteries

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Chloe Ellefson encounters more mayhem than you might imagine for a curator at Old World Wisconsin. Fortunately for all of us, Chloe is a fictional character, and the murders she helps unravel are also fictitious.

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