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Nationstar to give $30 million for distressed homeowners in Milwaukee 8/28/2015 5:01 am UTC
Nationstar Mortgage will provide up to $30 million to financially troubled Milwaukee homeowners under an agreement to be announced by city officials Friday.
South Milwaukee football player battling cancer to take the field 8/28/2015 3:52 am UTC
Jordan Schroeder will be in the starting lineup when South Milwaukee hosts West Allis Hale at 7 p.m. Friday. Then after one snap, he’ll head to the sideline.
Wisconsin shows signs of national economic recovery 8/28/2015 3:33 am UTC
Spending by businesses and consumers helped boost the U.S. economy by 3.7% in the second quarter, a more robust pace than first thought and a likely sign of continued growth in 2015, data released
Chief Flynn says police need more help from federal prosecutors 8/27/2015 11:28 pm UTC
With Milwaukee experiencing a surge in homicides this year, the police chief called for more collaboration, noting the threat of stiff federal penalties can help persuade some offenders to turn the
Scott Walker's weaknesses, challenges show as GOP race heats up 8/27/2015 10:47 pm UTC
This summer we’re getting a much better sense of Scott Walker's soft spots, weaknesses and political challenges, thanks to the rise of Donald Trump and the crucible of a national campaign.
DNR puts more coal dust controls on We Energies' Oak Creek plant 8/27/2015 9:38 pm UTC
The stricter requirements had been sought by neighbors and an environmental group as part of We Energies’ plans to spend $62 million to double the size of its coal storage facility at the Oak Creek
Drawn to Biloxi by Katrina, Eau Claire native finds a calling, a home 8/27/2015 9:28 pm UTC
Julie Kuklinski is the director of Women in Construction, which trains low-income women in Biloxi, Miss., for careers in construction and places them in jobs that pay a living wage.
MPS teachers, staff rally to kick off the new school year 8/27/2015 5:08 pm UTC
At a sensitive time politically and financially for Milwaukee Public Schools, the district amped up thousands of staff members Thursday at a special back-to-school rally at the UWM Panther Arena.
PolitiFact: Testing Russ Feingold claim on Ron Johnson, minimum wage opposition 8/27/2015 3:33 pm UTC
Russ Feingold wants a $15 federal minimum wage and claims U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson essentially wants no federal minimum wage law at all.
Julie Lindemann created a knowing and poetic portrait of Wisconsin 8/27/2015 2:53 am UTC
Julie Lindemann, one of the state’s most insightful artists, dies at 57. She and her partner John Shimon, a beautifully fused unit since college, found beauty in the idiosyncrasy of our state.
Wisconsin ACT scores hold steady at No. 2 for Class of 2015 8/27/2015 2:48 am UTC
Wisconsin’s Class of 2015 posted an average ACT composite score of 22.2, tying it for second with Iowa. But a new mandate requiring all juniors to take the exam is expected to lower that score.
2 charged with attempted carjacking in Greenfield 8/27/2015 2:48 am UTC
Devonte Hayes, 19, and Norman Howard, 18, were indicted on charges of attempted motor vehicle robbery and brandishing a firearm in a violent crime.
Pending EPA rules to reduce ozone bring outcry from business groups 8/26/2015 11:18 pm UTC
The EPA is expected to soon unveil new rules that would require reductions of ground-level ozone. Business groups say the new law will “stifle the economy and kill millions of jobs.”
Stevie Ray Vaughan's legend lives on 25 years after death 8/26/2015 11:18 pm UTC
Stevie Ray Vaughan, 35 years old, newly sober, on the cusp of real stardom and already considered one of the greatest electric guitarists who ever lived, died in a helicopter crash after performing
Scott Walker pushes term limits but broke pledge as county executive 8/26/2015 10:18 pm UTC
The Republican governor has called for 12-year term limits for the U.S. House and Senate and the federal judiciary. But in 2008, he failed to keep his own term-limit pledge when he sought a second
Lawsuit brought by man wrongly imprisoned for 23 years is dismissed 8/26/2015 9:19 pm UTC
A federal appeals court has thrown out a civil rights lawsuit by a man wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years who claimed a detective and two dentists conspired to frame him with bogus bite mark evidence.
Daniel Hanley remembered as tenacious reporter, loving father 8/26/2015 4:03 pm UTC
He investigated the misdeeds of unethical public officials, introduced a Wisconsin serial killer to the world, worked as a news editor and wrote about soccer, civil rights and the mafia in a career
Some victims say archdiocese's plan doesn't go far enough 8/26/2015 12:03 am UTC
In a news conference on the steps of the federal courthouse, victims called for an independent review of the estimated 570 claims filed by men and women detailing their sexual abuse.
ALS ice bucket challenge gets tepid welcome this year 8/25/2015 9:38 pm UTC
The ALS Association Wisconsin chapter said the challenge has been revived to help raise money to cure the debilitating and deadly disease, but officials acknowledge it has been tough recreating las
Head of state's top jobs agency retiring 8/25/2015 5:03 pm UTC
Reed Hall, the former head of the Marshfield Clinic, was brought on in late 2012 to try to stem the flow of controversy over Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.’s weak financial controls, but the



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