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This week, Wisconsin's biggest newspaper endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the state GOP primary. Editorial page Editor David Haynes says the staff felt compelled. "We haven't recommended a candidate in almost four years, but in this case, we just thought that the situation in the Republican primary this year, with Donald Trump's entrance, is so unusual that it just demanded that we take a stand," Haynes says.

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The five remaining Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls descended upon Wisconsin in earnest on Tuesday. All visited the Milwaukee area, with just one week left before the state's primary. Bernie Sanders held a rousing rally at State Fair Park.

According to his campaign, 4,000 people cheered on Sanders in person, while another 1,500 listened from an overflow area. Sanders told the crowd their support at the polls is critical.

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The three Republican candidates still in the running for the presidential nomination campaigned in Milwaukee on Tuesday. And each took a turn answering audience questions at the town hall style meeting CNN hosted at the Riverside Theater downtown.  As ticket holders filed into the venue, protesters made their voices heard.

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Shortly after GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump arrived in Janesville late Tuesday, he struck back at Gov. Walker, for endorsing fellow Republican Ted Cruz, earlier in the day.

Trump pulled out a piece of paper during a rally, listing negative statistics about Walker’s Wisconsin. He bowed out of the presidential race last year, not long after Trump entered it and began surging in the polls.

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The Republican presidential candidates have been campaigning in some smaller communities across Wisconsin. For instance, Ted Cruz traveled to Altoona, while John Kasich visited West Salem.

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When Nichole Mittness read the news last week that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would campaign in her hometown of Janesville, she logged onto Facebook.

“I knew that I wanted to protest because of his hateful rhetoric that he likes to preach. So I created the event page just to put out some feelers, I had no idea of the response I was going to get," Mittness says.

Tuesday marks one week until Election Day in Milwaukee. The city boasts a number of what are expected to be tight races, not least among them the fight for County Executive.

Incumbent Chris Abele and his challenger, State Senator Chris Larson, have sparred over a slew of issues. One of the most contentious points is education – specifically, what role the county executive should play when it comes to helping turnaround struggling MPS schools.

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On Tuesday, Secretary Hillary Clinton met with Milwaukee residents all too familiar with the tragedy of gun violence.

The town hall meeting took place at Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, a congregation made up largely of African Americans - a demographic some say Clinton must win in order to become the next president.

The church is located in 53206, an area plagued by poverty and crime and struggling to help its high rate of black men who have served time in prison.

Medical College of Wisconsin CIREN Program

During WUWM's Project Milwaukee series on innovation, we discovered that the research that led to the development of side airbags in vehicles took place right here in Milwaukee. Now, researchers in the same lab are trying to figure out how to protect your lower spine in a car accident.

When a car crashes, the newer the car, the less likely it is those inside will suffer devastating head and chest injuries. 

One of the first campaign appearances that Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are making in Wisconsin, is Janesville. The location makes sense to Tom Holbrook, Wilder Crane Professor of Government at UW-Milwaukee.

“Janesville is an interesting place. It’s a fairly conservative place. It’s sort of a formerly working class, Democratic area but really hard hit by the economic downtown and even longer term than just going back to 2008-2009. It’s an area where the auto industry used to play a much larger role, so there is a lot of economic distress there.

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There are less than two weeks left until Wisconsin’s presidential primary election, and now hopefuls or their surrogates are beginning to flock to the state. On Wednesday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich hosted a town hall meeting at the Crown Plaza hotel in Wauwatosa.

Gov. Kasich repeatedly hammered home this message.

“I’m the only one who can beat Hillary,” Kasich said.

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Not so very long ago, no one would have gone out of their way to stroll along the Milwaukee River. It was murky and polluted.

Today the city showcases its downtown Riverwalk; while upstream, the Milwaukee River Greenway is creating trails and restoring habitat.

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The presidential candidates are starting to pay attention to Wisconsin. For instance, Republicans John Kasich and Ted Cruz will campaign here Wednesday and Democrat Bernie Sanders opened three state field offices last weekend. While Wisconsin's primary is relatively late, a few factors suggest it will be interesting anyway.

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Wisconsin's Democratic Congressional delegation called on Gov. Walker Tuesday to reverse his decision and accept a federal food stamp waiver, saying it would restore aid to thousands of people.  

In a letter to the governor, Sen. Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Reps. Gwen Moore, Ron Kind and Mark Pocan said low income residents shouldn't be required to have jobs in order to receive food aid if they can't find work in an economic downturn.

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Gov. Walker says he'll decide next week,  a week before Wisconsin's April 5 presidential primaries, whether he'll publicly endorse one of the Republican candidates.  

Walker said in Milwaukee Tuesday that his political ideology is more in line with that of Ohio Gov. John Kasich or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, but stopped short of revealing whether he has ruled out an endorsement of Donald Trump.

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