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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Metro Top Stories

Neighbors, city officials, bank rally to save couple from tax foreclosure 1/30/2015 6:05 am UTC
The efforts to help Aretha and Michael Robertson are almost enough to restore your faith in government, and banking for that matter.
$5 million gift to Marquette will create mental health research center 1/30/2015 4:26 am UTC
Marquette University is making a bid to become one of the nation’s leading research institutions in the causes and cures of mental illness with an announcement Thursday of a $5 million gift to esta
County panel backs allowing pension overpayments to continue 1/30/2015 4:21 am UTC
The move could cost the county $10.3 million for the group of retirees and future retirees.
Parents of murdered Hartford teen try to keep her love alive 1/30/2015 12:12 am UTC
Since the death of Jessie Blodgett, her parents have founded the Love Is Greater Than Hate Project, which focuses on ending male violence against women and spreading love in the world.
State-financed manure digester plagued by spills, explosion 1/29/2015 11:13 pm UTC
The $12 million system — financed with $3.3 million in state funds — has fallen far short of expectations and has cost the company that operates it more than $1 million in repairs.
MU to join with Bucks in creating sports performance center 1/29/2015 9:22 pm UTC
In his first presidential address, Michael Lovell announced a partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks, and set a goal of doubling research funding over five years.
Educators frustrated by Walker's comments about faculty work 1/29/2015 3:04 pm UTC
The governor, pitching a two-year budget cut of $300 million for the UW System, struck a nerve when he said faculty should work more. Educators say the governor doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Apartment complexes for two UW campuses plagued by problems 1/29/2015 6:05 am UTC
Occupancy delays, subcontractor complaints over lack of payment and building code violations have been found in the housing built for students at the two-year campuses.
DNR to take fresh look at sand mining regulations 1/29/2015 5:58 am UTC
The action comes after an environmental group filed a petition asking that the agency study the economic, environmental and other effects of the industry.
Nonprofits throw a party with a purpose for homeless youths 1/29/2015 3:43 am UTC
Advocates, volunteers, police and others fanned out across Milwaukee County on Wednesday in an effort to count and assess the needs of its homeless residents.
Regulators accuse lawyer Sarah Laux of unethical, incompetent work 1/29/2015 12:21 am UTC
Amid criminal charges, Mequon lawyer Sarah Laux also faces a referee’s hearing on extensive claims of unprofessional conduct for which regulators say her license should be revoked.
Charlie Sykes and Daniel Bice discuss Walker, Baldwin and others in political chat 1/28/2015 11:06 pm UTC
Conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes joined me Wednesday for a chat answering questions about Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and other local politicians and recent political devel
Scott Walker budget cut sparks sharp debate on UW System 1/28/2015 10:28 pm UTC
With less than a week to go before Gov. Scott Walker formally rolls out his proposed state budget, a clash of rhetoric is swirling around the proposed $300 million cut to the UW System.
GOP lawmakers unveil plan to fight Milwaukee poverty 1/28/2015 7:17 pm UTC
Many of the proposals are controversial, including creating urban zones without corporate taxes and typical union rules, and a plan to convert struggling public schools into charter schools.
NBA's new TV contracts made proposed arena plan possible 1/28/2015 3:15 pm UTC
The linchpin to the governor’s proposal to invest $220 million in state bonds to help build a new, multipurpose arena in downtown Milwaukee is last year’s agreement between the NBA and TBS, ABC and
Bus drivers' union voices opposition to Milwaukee streetcar 1/28/2015 2:05 pm UTC
Opponents are collecting signatures on a petition that would require a binding referendum on any proposed rail transit project costing more than $20 million.
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic 1/27/2015 11:44 pm UTC
The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling.
Scott Walker forms committee to explore presidential run 1/27/2015 5:46 pm UTC
The move comes only days after the Republican governor spoke at a GOP gathering in Iowa.
Walker proposes investment of $220 million for Bucks arena 1/27/2015 4:29 pm UTC
The Republican governor’s plan calls for the growth in state income tax revenue from Bucks’ players and visiting NBA teams to cover the repayment of state-issued bonds.
UW System predicts layoffs, no campus closings under budget cuts 1/27/2015 3:44 pm UTC
For the next two years, UW schools would continue to operate under a tuition freeze in place since 2013, meaning they would have to cut their programs to account for the reduction in state aid.



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