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5:32 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Legislators Want to Force MPS to Sell Unused Buildings

Voucher school has been seeking to purchase a vacant MPS building

Plan from GOP Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Joe Sanfelippo would make Milwaukee Public Schools sell vacant buildings to other 'education operators.'

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Lawmakers Consider Politically Charged License Plates

Louisiana has a "Choose Life" license plate. Wisconsin lawmakers will hold a public hearing Tuesday on whether to offer one here.
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Wisconsin produces nearly 40 special license plates. If you don’t want the standard “America’s Dairyland,” you can choose options such as “Packers” or “Ducks Unlimited” or “Marine Corps Veteran.”

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Arts & Culture
4:29 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Brit Singer Billy Bragg: Protest Music is 'Not an Agent' of Change

Billy Bragg performing his unique blend of folk, punk and protest music.
Credit El Humilde Fotero del Pánico/Flickr

Over the past 30 years, one of the enduring voices of protest to emerge from Britain has been singer-songwriter Billy Bragg. In turns angry, reflective, and funny, Bragg has developed a following in the U.S., as well.

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Arts & Culture
3:12 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

From Meat Packer to Cultural Ambassador, Frederick Layton Gave Art to Milwaukee

"Portrait of Frederick Layton," by Eastman Johnson, 1893
Credit Dedra Walls, Milwaukee Art Museum

His name may be common on Milwaukee street signs and in neighborhoods, but many people today really don't know Frederick Layton's importance to the cultural landscape of the city.

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Arts & Culture
1:59 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Essay: Fresh Faces on the Field

The Brewers' Sean Halton congratulations Khris Davis on his solo home run against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park on Sept. 18.
Credit Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

If you missed the Brewers game yesterday, you missed your last opportunity to catch them at Miller Park this season. 

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Economy & Business
1:27 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Wisconsin will Require Unemployment Claimants to Register with Job Service

Starting Oct. 13, Wisconsin workers filing for unemployment compensation will have two weeks to register with the state's online jobs board.

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Politics & Government
12:57 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Paul Ryan Also Writing a Book, Before 2016 Elections

Ryan's publisher also worked with President Obama and former President George W. Bush.
Credit Chip Somodevilla - Getty Images

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, like Gov. Walker, has a book in the works about his politics. Both Republicans are rumored to be interested in running for president.

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Economy & Business
12:26 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Statewide Home Sales and Prices Up Again in August

Home sales statewide delivered another strong showing last month, besting year earlier figures by 13.7 percent.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Mon September 23, 2013

The Rush is On to Prepare Wisconsin Residents for Health Care Changes

Wisconsin is mailing letters to thousands who may be on or off BadgerCare, as of Jan. 1.

The Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services will begin mailing letters Monday to 92,000 people it may drop from BadgerCare, because their income exceeds the poverty level.

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Arts & Culture
4:34 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

From Social Worker to Banjo Player, Singer Leads Band Luray to New Genre

The band Luray performs in Lake Effect's Studio C1.
Credit Mitch Teich

The band Luray may be named for a part of Virginia, but it has Wisconsin roots.

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