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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Metro Top Stories

New hospital robot uses ultraviolet light to fight infections 4/24/2014 3:37 am UTC
Machines demonstrated by Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare on Wednesday are a new weapon in the fight to prevent infections in hospitals and other health care settings.
Milwaukee County demands pension repayments because of 'buyback' errors 4/24/2014 3:32 am UTC
More than 200 Milwaukee County employees and retirees will face delayed retirements or pension repayment demands totaling about $11 million because of errors made in the way the workers were allowe
Scott Walker signs bill easing phosphorus rules for communities 4/24/2014 3:05 am UTC
Municipalities will gain more time and flexibility to carry out costly rules designed to cut the algae-causing pollution from phosphorus, under legislation signed by GOP Gov. Scott Walker Wednesday.
Legislators grant UW-Madison, UW System separate personnel systems 4/24/2014 2:59 am UTC
University of Wisconsin officials had sought flexibility in managing personnel.
States raise concerns about protection plan for northern long-eared bat 4/23/2014 10:07 pm UTC
Wisconsin and three other Great Lakes states have asked federal authorities to delay plans to protect an imperiled bat species..
PSC says city has to pay for moving utilities for streetcar 4/23/2014 6:00 pm UTC
The Public Service Commission decided Wednesday it was unreasonable for the City of Milwaukee to require utilities to pay for the relocation costs tied to the proposed streetcar project.
Sen. Rand Paul promotes expanding school choice in Milwaukee visit 4/23/2014 4:16 pm UTC
The Republican and tea party leader signaled the importance of education issues in upcoming elections.
Gov. Scott Walker signs police custody deaths bill 4/23/2014 1:01 pm UTC
New state legislation requires an outside investigation when people die in police custody.
Wisconsin hospitals make major strides in newborn screening 4/23/2014 4:48 am UTC
About one in every 800 babies is born with a potentially severe or fatal condition that can be detected with proper testing.
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed S.C. Johnson research tower finally goes public 4/23/2014 4:44 am UTC
Starting May 2, the S.C. Johnson & Son research tower in Racine that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright will open to the public for the first time, and interest is intense.
Glenn Grothman to reintroduce measure to end affirmative action in Wisconsin 4/23/2014 3:28 am UTC
After the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s affirmative action ban, Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman is pledging a similar ban.
Franklin council rejects funding minor league ballpark 4/23/2014 2:39 am UTC
A minor league ballpark planned for Franklin has again struck out in its bid for public financing.
Was removal of Accountability Board chair a payback for John Doe vote? 4/23/2014 12:50 am UTC
Was David Deininger dropped by Gov. Scott Walker from the Government Accountability Board because of a vote on a John Doe probe?
Family wins fight to add date of death to mom's headstone 4/22/2014 7:50 pm UTC
Rita Sztukowski’s four daughters fought to make sure their mother’s death year was engraved on her gravestone.
UW-Milwaukee gets interim chancellor; Michael Lovell's exit moved up 4/22/2014 7:11 pm UTC
Business professor Mark Mone has been named UWM’s interim chancellor as outgoing leader Michael Lovell’s exit is moved up.
Milwaukee buyback program to turn guns into garden tools 4/22/2014 2:13 pm UTC
City and clergy leaders unveiled plans for Ceasefire Week in May, which will include the gun buyback and culminate in the 10th annual Ceasefire Sabbath.
Scope widens in Wisconsin Department of Justice child porn case delay 4/22/2014 9:00 am UTC
At least 43 tips about suspected child pornography were held by the state Justice Department for longer than four months before being investigated.
Market for North Woods vacation homes is rebounding 4/22/2014 3:31 am UTC
The housing market in Wisconsin’s north region slowly is making a comeback, though some brokers have noticed a couple of new wrinkles in the recovery.
Wisconsin nursing homes are becoming more home than nursing 4/21/2014 11:44 pm UTC
The new nursing home settings are intimate in scale and sensory rich, a big change from the old-school homes and a sign that life for Wisconsin's most vulnerable residents is transforming.
Scott Walker announces Family Care expansion in northeast 4/21/2014 9:20 pm UTC
The expansion of the $1 billion-a-year program would cut the number of counties out of the program down to eight.



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