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Politics & Government
10:42 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Wisconsin Voters Will Make Decision About Transportation Funding

Credit thedigitelmyr, flickr

A referendum on November's ballot will let voters decide whether to require Wisconsin to spend all transportation revenue on transportation projects.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Milwaukee Hospitals Preparing in Case Ebola Surfaces Here

Local hospitals are following CDC guidelines, in the event a case of Ebola turns up here.

If you visit an emergency room in the Milwaukee area, the staff may ask you whether you’ve recently traveled to West Africa. 

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Politics & Government
3:50 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Wisconsin Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in June

Longtime couple Mary Bergeson (left) and Theresa Gallun rushed to the Milwaukee County Courthouse in June to get married.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

Hundreds of same-sex couples who rushed to wed during a short window in June, will not have to reapply for a marriage license.

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Environment
10:59 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Habitat Restoration Afoot in Milwaukee Inner Harbor

Nosing into Bay View Wetland site off Kinnickinnic River
Eddee Daniel

Milwaukee's Inner Harbor was once home to 10,000 acres of wetland. Today, just a minuscule remnant remains and it is slated for restoration. 

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

In First Debate, Candidates for Attorney General Highlight Different Visions for the Post

Brad Schimel and Susan Happ

Voters had a chance Sunday afternoon to spend an hour with the candidates for attorney general.

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Politics & Government
8:53 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Gubernatorial Debate Features Firm, Civil Statements from Walker and Burke

Gov. Walker and Mary Burke appeared in the first of two debates on Friday night

Republican Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke appeared on stage together for the first time on Friday night.

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Regional
3:57 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers Sign Roenicke for 2015 Season

The baseball team has dismissed a couple coaches, but will retain Manager Ron Roenicke and the rest of the staff for next season.

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Politics & Government
3:19 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Expect Walker, Burke to Project Confidence and Tout Experience During Debate

The first of two debates will test the performance skills of Wisconsin's candidates for governor

Friday night's debate will mark the first time the two candidates for governor have appeared face-to-face.

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Politics & Government
12:19 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Politics Tinge Wisconsin AG Race and Job

Attorney General candidates Susan Happ (D) and Brad Schimel (R) may reveal plans for the Justice Dept. and political leanings, during their debate Sunday.

The role of Attorney General is to represent Wisconsin in legal matters. That might mean defending the state or suing on its behalf. Sometimes, the AG and governor belong to the same party, other times not. Either way, politics can creep in, depending on the issue, according to Janine Geske, distinguished law professor at Marquette.

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Politics & Government
9:28 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Voter ID is now off, again.

Wisconsin voters will not have to present a photo ID in order to vote in November's election. The Supreme Court has blocked the law, at least for 90 days.

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