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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Metro Top Stories

As early voting begins, candidates push turnout efforts 10/21/2014 2:36 am UTC
With the race between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke in a dead heat, the parties are engaged in tenacious efforts to get as many voters as they can to cast ballots early.
For sale: 1 rural Wisconsin brew farm 10/21/2014 2:34 am UTC
After five years, Dave Anderson and his wife, Pam Dixon, are ready to sell Dave’s BrewFarm, a working brewery, mini-farm and entertainment destination in rural Wilson.
Milwaukee officer in Red Arrow Park shooting appeals firing 10/21/2014 2:33 am UTC
The Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park in April has appealed his termination. State law requires a 60-day wait before a hearing.
GOP hits Happ on case, despite 7-year sentence 10/21/2014 2:31 am UTC
The criticism is the latest from both sides in the testy attorney general’s race.
Paul Ryan squares off with challenger Rob Zerban again 10/21/2014 12:11 am UTC
The two faced off in 2012, when the longtime House incumbent was Mitt Romney’s running mate on the GOP presidential ticket.
7 things to watch for at Great City Schools conference in Milwaukee 10/20/2014 10:33 pm UTC
Big-city school superintendents from across the country will descend on Milwaukee this week to discuss how to improve America’s metropolitan school systems.
Federal agents arrest former foreclosure king Todd Brunner 10/20/2014 5:55 pm UTC
Federal agents arrested Todd Brunner, the onetime king of foreclosures, early Monday on fraud and bankruptcy charges.
Obamacare plan rates in Wisconsin to keep pace or decline next year 10/20/2014 9:00 am UTC
The cost of the health plans is expected to increase next year at roughly the same rate as past years in Wisconsin — and several insurers are even lowering prices.
Minimum wage hike among issues up for referendum votes in Milwaukee County 10/20/2014 6:05 am UTC
The questions on the Nov. 4 ballot include those on BadgerCare funding, raising the minimum wage, campaign contributions and a county administrator form of government.
Brad Schimel, Susan Happ accuse each other of being soft on sex crimes 10/20/2014 4:58 am UTC
As conservatives attack the Democrat for her work as a prosecutor and defense attorney, Democrats hit the GOP candidate with a ‘wall of shame.'
Rep. Ron Kind faces off with veteran of Army, Gulf War in 3rd District 10/20/2014 12:10 am UTC
The longtime Democratic congressman from La Crosse is being challenged in the Nov. 4 election by Republican Tony Kurtz, a 20-year veteran who served in the Gulf War.
Common Ground vows to fight public money for new arena 10/19/2014 10:31 pm UTC
The community group drew its line while drawing hundreds to a highly orchestrated meeting Sunday, pledging to “win and fight for our children.”
Manufacturers scramble to fill jobs, struggle to recruit women 10/19/2014 10:24 pm UTC
Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, but the number of women in manufacturing has been on the decline even as companies clamor for more talent at all levels.
Scott Walker puts miles on state vehicles for job — and campaigning 10/19/2014 6:19 pm UTC
Since taking office in January 2011, the governor has used a state SUV and sedan to get to political events on at least 365 days, with his campaign reimbursing taxpayers $66,000.
Common Ground takes arena fight to Bucks owner, cites foreclosures 10/19/2014 3:04 am UTC
Common Ground, which wants money to build up neighborhoods instead of an arena, is now targeting Bucks owner Wes Edens, saying he is tied to a company responsible for at least 14 deteriorating prop
Hamilton officer's firing likely first in 45 years in such a case 10/19/2014 2:09 am UTC
The Milwaukee police officer who killed Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park is believed to be the first officer in the city fired as a result of a fatal on-duty shooting in at least 45 years.
Wisconsin's red-blue swings offer a map to victory for each party 10/18/2014 11:39 pm UTC
Public polling suggests that come Election Day, the state will look redder than it did in the Obama victories of 2008 and 2012, but bluer than it did in the Walker victories of 2010 and 2012.
Gay Catholics find 'whisper of hope' in growing ministry 10/18/2014 10:51 pm UTC
As bishops consider a more welcoming approach to gay Catholics, programs in Milwaukee reach out to those many see as marginalized.
Across Wisconsin, uneven property assessments fly in the face of fairness 10/18/2014 9:12 pm UTC
In cities, towns and villages across Wisconsin, property assessors are discounting uniformity and trampling on fairness, while state officials do little to rectify the disparities. In many communit
Cops made extra effort to enhance woman's solitary life 10/18/2014 6:40 pm UTC
Milwaukee police officers had checked up on Heddie Wiszniewski during the last years of her life, and they wanted to make sure she was not alone when death came at age 89.

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