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Politics & Government
5:13 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Walker: Border Children Could Drain The Entire System

Gov. Walker voiced concerns Friday about unaccompanied children crossing the Mexican border and seeking refuge here.
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Gov. Scott Walker says he's not entirely opposed to Wisconsin providing temporary shelter for unaccompanied children crossing into the U. S. on the Mexican border, but housing them could eventually "drain the entire system."

Walker spoke Friday following a campaign stop in Deerfield.  He says he's concerned about the risks children face in traveling many miles to the U. S. and the cost of dealing with them once they're here.

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Regional
4:50 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Sets Date For Wisconsin Gay Marriage Arguments

A federal appeals court in Chicago will hear arguments in Wisconsin's same-sex marriage case.

Lawyers will argue the constitutionality of Wisconsin's same sex marriage ban next month.  The 7th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday rescheduled arguments to hear both Wisconsin's and Indiana's appeals for Aug. 26. 

Federal judges overturned each state's gay marriage ban in separate rulings.  When both states appealed, the 7th Circuit combined the cases.

The court also denied requests that the states' appeals be heard before the full 10-member court instead of a three-judge pael, as is customary.

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Regional
6:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Summer Camp Aims to Help Children Impacted by Gun Violence in Milwaukee

Camp attendee practices praise dance for Project Ujima talent show.
Credit Aaron Heffernan

For thousands of kids in Milwaukee, violence is a constant threat.

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Regional
5:53 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Feds Place 50 'Border' Children in Wisconsin; GOP Lawmakers Object

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.
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The Office of Refugee Resettlement reports placing 50 children, who arrived at the southern border without parents, at undisclosed locations in Wisconsin.

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Politics & Government
5:19 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Ryan Rolls Out Poverty Plan, Critics Skeptical

There was mixed reaction Thursday to Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan
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Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan unveiled a huge anti-poverty agenda Thursday.

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Education
5:13 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Spat in Racine Over Removal of School Library Books

School libraries regularly cull their collections, getting rid of ragged books and those students don't need.

School librarians in Racine are upset because the district orchestrated the removal of thousands of books from school libraries.

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Politics & Government
5:37 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

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

According to the Insurance Commissioner's office, the Hobby Lobby decision leaves the state unable to enforce its mandate, if there's religious objection.

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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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