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8:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Recommendation: Limit Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices to One Term

A proposal by a local task force is gaining steam in Wisconsin. It would limit Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices to one 16 year term. Right now, justices serve 10 year terms with no limits.

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Politics & Government
7:57 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Federal Judge Temporarily Delays State's New Abortion Law

A ruling by a U.S. District Judge will temporarily delay implementation of Wisconsin's new abortion law passed last month by the legislature and signed by the Governor.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Campaigns Continue Despite Absence of Gubernatorial Candidates

The gubernatorial election isn't until November of 2014, yet both parties are mobilizing voters.

Wisconsin’s political parties are spending the summer gearing up for the 2014 governor’s race.

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Politics & Government
6:13 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Abele Wants Courthouse Reopened Quickly, Yet Safely

County Executive Abele (right) updated reporters on the repairs underway at the courthouse Monday
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Workers are making repairs and cleaning up after a weekend fire at the Milwaukee County Courthouse complex.

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Politics & Government
3:26 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Governors Group to Meet in Milwaukee Next Month

Governors from around the country plan to share best practices and talk about issues affecting states during their meeting in Milwaukee
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The National Governors Association will convene its summer meeting August 1-4 in Milwaukee.

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Arts & Culture
3:18 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Book Tells of One Name, But Two Divergent Fates

Author Wes Moore and his best-selling book
Credit Wes Moore

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Wes Moore.

Since the time you were very young, you've probably been told it:  our choices matter.

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Economy & Business
3:17 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Gas Prices Climb Again

Prices at the pump were more than 61 cents lower on Sunday than one month ago

The price of a regular gallon of gas in Milwaukee rose 6.1 cents in the past week, while the national average fell .5 cents.

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Politics & Government
8:45 am
Mon July 8, 2013

New DNA Testing Possible Here

Wisconsin law enforcement officials are among those nationwide awaiting a possible change regarding DNA testing.

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Politics & Government
5:36 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Milwaukee County Courthouse, Safety Building Closed Until Wednesday

Smoke damage from a weekend fire has closed the Courthouse and Safety Building Monday and Tuesday. Jury duty is postponed.

Clean up continues following a fire Saturday at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. Smoke damage has forced that facility, and the adjacent Safety Building  to remain closed today and tomorrow. The fire and its aftermath is causing some staffing changes, including:

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Housing Market Edges Upward, While Foreclosures Still A Plague

One of the numerous homes for sale in Fox Point

There is increased movement in the local housing market. While mortgage rates tick upward, more homes are selling in Wisconsin.

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