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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Metro Top Stories

For Milwaukee Laborfest attendees, minimum wage gets maximum attention 9/1/2014 10:30 pm UTC
Minimum wage was on President Barack Obama's mind Monday as he addressed the Laborfest crowd, and it was on Natalie Hayes' mind, too.
Mining company, allies spent freely to get bill approved Mining company, allies spent freely to get 9/1/2014 10:16 pm UTC
Gogebic Taconite used money, influence and the allure of jobs to persuade lawmakers to relax state environmental regulations. Gogebic Taconite used money, influence and the allure of jobs to persua
Tom Nardelli, longtime alderman and former Scott Walker staffer, dies at 70 9/1/2014 10:05 pm UTC
Tom Nardelli, a former chief of staff to Gov. Scott Walker when he served as Milwaukee County executive, died unexpectedly Monday morning of a ruptured aortic aneurysm.
President Obama stresses economic gains in Milwaukee speech 9/1/2014 2:29 pm UTC
President Barack Obama made an official visit Monday to Milwaukee’s Laborfest, yet his appearance was filled with political overtones.
Despite cuts elsewhere, Quad/Graphics stays on Wisconsin hiring binge 9/1/2014 4:55 am UTC
Quad is in the process of filling 750 openings in Wisconsin, where the Sussex-based company has kept all nine of its printing facilities up and running.
DOT study highlights worst commutes on Milwaukee-area freeways 9/1/2014 3:07 am UTC
The DOT study shows that almost half of the Milwaukee area’s freeway commutes take twice as long as they should.
Ziolkowski took the sensitive approach to Milwaukee politics, policing 9/1/2014 2:24 am UTC
Daniel J. Ziolkowski, who served Milwaukee as an alderman and as a police officer, died Aug. 21 in his Oak Creek home. He was 78.
PolitiFact: How can Scott Walker's and Mary Burke's job claims both be right? 9/1/2014 12:32 am UTC
Mary Burke says "Wisconsin's dead last in Midwest job growth." Gov. Scott Walker says "we ranked third in the Midwest" in the latest numbers. Several factors are at play. Are they both right?
2 Union Grove teachers cut loose on camera to launch school year 8/31/2014 11:51 pm UTC
Two young Union Grove High School teachers make elaborate back-to-school music videos to generate excitement about the new year.
Coast Guard ends search for Brookfield pilot missing after crash 8/31/2014 9:45 pm UTC
Retired Harley-Davidson executive Ronald Hutchinson, 67, was on a personal trip when he apparently lost consciousness. His plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
U.S. House, Senate leaders warn of Islamic State risk 8/31/2014 6:29 pm UTC
Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against Islamic State militants.
A son succumbs to heroin; a father struggles to understand 8/31/2014 5:11 am UTC
As heroin poured into Hudson, taking lives and shocking unsuspecting parents and police officers, Phil Drewiske rode the wave.
President Obama returns to Wisconsin with declining job ratings 8/31/2014 12:02 am UTC
President Obama comes to Milwaukee Monday with his worst ratings in Wisconsin in more than two years, but the President’s numbers, while down, are still better in Wisconsin than they are nationally.
Fermentation classes bubbling up on Wisconsin campuses 8/30/2014 11:01 pm UTC
With wine making enjoying a boom, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison are putting finishing touches on undergraduate certificate programs.
Will gender be a factor for women in high-profile races? 8/30/2014 10:27 pm UTC
Wisconsin has an unusually full slate of female candidates in major races: Mary Burke for governor, Rebecca Kleefisch for lieutenant governor and Susan Happ for attorney general. How much differenc
For 3 friends at Milwaukee show, Beatlemania lasts 50 years, yeah, yeah, yeah 8/30/2014 10:01 pm UTC
Barb Pellowski, Karen Marzion and Gloria Olson saw the Beatles from the front row when they played in Milwaukee Sept. 4, 1964.
As new year school year begins, state's education scene lacks energy 8/30/2014 8:30 pm UTC
The Wisconsin education scene is suffering a case of the blahs. Will slow and less flashy changes pay off?
5 things to know about Wisconsin's midterm elections 8/30/2014 6:34 pm UTC
The general election on Nov. 4 is just about two months away. Here’s what you should know about the races on the ballot.
Roar of a Harley: Life saver or nuisance? 8/30/2014 3:04 am UTC
The sound of a Harley is sweet to many people who associate it with summer and good times. But the "loud pipes save lives" mantra also stirs complaints from people who say excessive noise disrupts
MPS endures another resignation wave — this time newcomers 8/29/2014 8:50 pm UTC
Some of the young teachers got a taste of the pressures and politics and left. Others are taking advantage of a more open market.

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