There are not nearly as many strikes these days versus years ago, but a big one is playing out in Sheboygan. Hundreds of UAW members have been picketing the Kohler Company, while contract talks have stalled. The union reportedly wants Kohler to abandon the two-tier wage system it enacted years ago. Cheryl Maranto says the outcome will be telling, because unions don't wield nearly as much clout as they did years ago.

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The rule requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, but a federal appeals court on Monday declared the law unconstitutional.

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Having your car stolen might be an inconvenience for most people, but for those barely making it, suddenly losing a car throws things into a tailspin. 

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Which bathrooms should transgender students use? That question drew scores of people to Wisconsin's State Capitol on Thursday.

They testified on a bill that would forbid transgender students from using the bathroom for the gender with which they identify. The same would hold for locker rooms.

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At the top of the GOP heap in Wisconsin is surgeon Ben Carson (22%), according to the new Marquette Law School Poll

Behind him are business mogul Donald Trump (19%) and Florida Senator Marco Rubio (19%). Two months ago, Trump led Carson 20%-16%, with Rubio next at 14%.

On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (50%) leads, followed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (41%).

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There’s talk in Wisconsin of resurrecting nuclear power. Right now, there’s only one working plant here, the Point Beach facility along Lake Michigan. 

The state imposed a ban on new nuclear plants in 1983 after a few scares elsewhere.

On Wednesday, dozens of people packed into a hearing at the State Capitol to testify on a bill that would lift Wisconsin’s moratorium. Most who weighed in say they favor the change.

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A new U.S. Navy ship, named after Milwaukee, is spending the week in the city’s harbor. On Saturday afternoon, at Veterans Park, officials will commission the USS Milwaukee.

Workers in Marinette, Wisconsin built the vessel. They christened it - put it into the water nearly two years ago and since then, it has undergone comprehensive “sea trials.” Now it’s nearly time to send it into active service for the Navy, according to Alan Perlstein, who serves on the commissioning committee.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday regarding who ultimately administers public education – the state superintendent or the governor.

The court is considering whether to overturn its own ruling from 20 years ago. It stopped then-Gov. Tommy Thompson from taking control of the Department of Public Instruction. Current state leaders have considered doing the same.

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Wisconsin’s state government is pretty lean, compared with other states, but Gov. Walker believes it probably can find more ways to slim down, so he’s created a panel to offer ideas.

Walker’s Commission on Government Reform, Efficiency and Performance recently held its first meeting. Members have a range of places they’d like to look.

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The Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage voted this afternoon 14-1 in favor of a bill designed to prohibit people from harassing hunters in the woods. The proposal would make it illegal for people to interfere with all forms of hunting, fishing or trapping.

The bill will now move to the Assembly floor.

 Some hunters claim they’ve been harassed while pursuing their sport. They’re urged the natural resources committee to pass the bill.

Andy Schmeckel supports the bill.