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If you think you don’t have anything in common with someone who skied 600 miles across Antarctica pulling a sled or who is one of the few people to have scaled all seven of the world’s tallest peaks, you’d be wrong.

Alison Levine wants you to embrace the leadership skills you might not know you even have. She uses her experiences to connect people with the leader inside of themselves.

Ashley Lutheran / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Thursday marked day one of the appeal hearing for former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney. It’s been nearly one year since he fatally shot Dontre Hamilton, an unarmed, mentally ill black man in Red Arrow Park. While no criminal charges were filed, Manney was fired late last year for violating what the police department says are its rules when it comes to pat-downs.

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During the first public hearing, the Joint Finance Committee heard citizens express their concerns about cuts to education, changes to the state’s long-term care program and funding for transportation projects. Occasional comments about the environment were sprinkled throughout the hour-upon-hour of testimony.

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The courtroom can be a contentious place. Things like the high-profile lawsuits and divorce cases you read about or see on television can drag on for days, weeks, or months.  And they can get nasty and leave a bad taste in everyone’s mouth when all is said and done.

Divorce law is one area where people have historically turned to mediation as an alternative to litigation.  But increasingly, mediation is being used in other areas, like estate and probate cases, where there are disputes over inheritances.

Essay: Hey, Dean!!

Mar 19, 2015
Mitch Teich

With higher education funding still hanging in the balance in Wisconsin, Lake Effect humor essayist Joel Habush thought it might be important to peek inside the ivory tower and find out how things really work.

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Republican leaders say Gov. Walker's budget proposals to help fund a new basketball arena and reshape UW System stand little chance of passage.

Shawn Johnson, Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin lawmakers on Wednesday kicked off the first public hearing across the state on Gov. Walker’s proposed budget. At the forefront of concern were cuts to education and programs that serve seniors and people with disabilities.

The first public hearing on the proposed 2015-2017 state budget was held in Brillion--a small town in northeastern Wisconsin. For about seven hours straight, people filed up to one of two mics set up in the auditorium of the high school.

Marti Mikkelson

    

Several hundred people gathered at MATC in downtown Milwaukee Wednesday night to rally against Gov. Scott Walker’s cuts to public education.

The event coincided with a speech from former Assistant U. S. Education Secretary Diane Ravitch. She’s an outspoken opponent of voucher schools.

The rally served as a warm-up to Friday’s public hearing in Milwaukee on the proposed state budget.

Milwaukee Public Schools

It’s probably not stretching things to point to a parallel in the decline of the manufacturing sector in Milwaukee, and the academic decline in a high school that has traditionally placed graduates into manufacturing jobs.  

Bradley Tech High School, by most measures, is struggling – so much so that Milwaukee Public Schools named it as one of just over a dozen schools worthy of extra intervention.

Milwaukee Police / Riemann

From Ferguson to New York to Milwaukee's Red Arrow Park, a lot has happened during the past year that's caused the relationship between the police and citizens to erode.

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