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The first post-Labor Day Marquette Law School poll was released on Tuesday, Sept. 18 - and it shows Democrats fared quite well. The poll shows Democrat Tony Evers holds a 49 percent to 44 percent lead over Republican Governor Scott Walker among likely voters. The two were tied in the August poll results. The poll also shows Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin widened her lead over Republican challenger Leah Vukmir. Baldwin now leads 53-42 among likely voters. Baldwin... [Read More]
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Two cancer survivors in the Wisconsin governor's race battled Monday over who will protect people with pre-existing medical conditions. Lt. Gov. [Read More]
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The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin lieutenant governor said Monday that it was "crazy" for his Republican opponent to claim, with no evidence, that he knelt during the national anthem at the opening of the Wisconsin State Fair this summer. Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who was also at the ceremony, told reporters at a Milwaukee news conference that she was focused on the flag during the anthem and didn't see what her challenger, Mandela Barnes, did. But... [Read More]
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The debate over bad roads in Wisconsin has hit new heights, with an airplane flying around Lambeau Field with a banner that says there are too many "Scott holes. [Read More]
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Two Milwaukee County supervisors have an ultimatum for the developer of the 44-story Couture on Milwaukee's lakefront: Get it built or we'll find someone else who can. [Read More]
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A Milwaukee County supervisor wants to end a policy that allows passengers to ride county buses even if they don't have the fare. The idea is drawing plenty of opposition. [Read More]
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Military veterans told Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir on Monday, Sept. 10 war stories and horror stories about trying to get medical care at the V.A. The veterans' service ranged from the 1950s to 2013. They are looking to Vukmir, whose son is an Army Ranger, to push changes that would allow them to more easily get private medical care. "I'm thrilled we have the opportunity to send someone to go fight these fights, who has actual skin... [Read More]
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Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is doing something you rarely see politicians do: apologize. Thompson, the governor from 1987 to 2001, says he regrets his role in building prisons while in office. His solution: turn some prisons into vocational schools to train inmates for jobs and an early release from incarceration. Thompson, who is promoting a new memoir, says he got caught up in the "hysteria" that tougher prison sentences for more offenders was the right approach. "We... [Read More]
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With voters saying Wisconsin's schools are getting worse, Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers are trying to blame one another for past budget cuts. Walker made historically deep cuts to schools in 2011, his first budget as governor. But he says Evers, the state schools superintendent, didn't do enough to prevent cuts when Democrats were in charge of state government. Evers is promising to seek "significant increases" in public school funding if he's elected governor in... [Read More]
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Milwaukee's top health official had one last parting shot for Mayor Tom Barrett on Tuesday, accusing him of trying to stop her from making changes at the city's scandal-plagued Health Department. "He said he didn't want anything to change, that he didn't want me to do anything," interim Health Commissioner Patricia McManus told a Common Council committee. "He didn't want anything to change. I said to him, 'I'm not a placeholder.'" McManus replaced former commissioner Bevan Baker, who... [Read More]
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Seeking to win over Wisconsin voters on Labor Day, Democrats said union members were more fired up to vote this year while Republicans pointed to the low unemployment rate as a sign their policies were working. At Milwaukee's Laborfest, few people stood in the rain to hear Democratic officeholders and candidate speak from a drenched Miller Lite Oasis stage. Still, Democratic Party of Wisconsin officials said they've noticed a change in the labor movement before this year's election. [Read More]
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Fiserv Forum's grand opening is Tuesday, Sept. 4, when rock band The Killers take the stage. For the Milwaukee Bucks' owners and city officials, the attention shifts to the rest of the arena district. [Read More]
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After a century-long break, an old tradition made a comeback in Milwaukee on Saturday, Sept. 1 - motorcycle racing on the beach! It's a throwback a Bradford Beach. Harley-Davidson says it's the first time in 100 years that riders raced on the sandy shore of Lake Michigan. That made for sights you'd expect to see and some you wouldn't, like three giant steamrollers packing the sand down between races. For those in the front row… "A couple times... [Read More]
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Vice President Mike Pence is raising money in Wisconsin for Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir. Pence was in Milwaukee on Thursday night for the closed-door fundraiser. Vukmir faces Democrat Tammy Baldwin in the November election. Vukmir has trailed Baldwin in fundraising to date, but the Pence visit is sure to give her a financial boost. Pence said earlier this week in an interview that he and President Donald Trump are committed to help elect Vukmir. President Trump endorsed... [Read More]
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Vice President Mike Pence is giving Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir's campaign a jolt by raising campaign cash for her in Milwaukee. The two held a closed-door fundraiser at the Pfister Hotel downtown on Thursday evening. Vukmir has trailed Baldwin in fundraising to date, but the Pence visit is sure to give her a financial boost. Pence said earlier this week in an interview that he and President Donald Trump are committed to help elect Vukmir. Pence... [Read More]
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The Milwaukee River spilled over its banks after three days of storms led to flooding and a state of emergency in Ozaukee County, leading to stranded cars and a rescue effort on Wednesday, Aug. 29. [Read More]
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Democratic National Committee leaders are touring Fiserv Forum and other downtown facilities during a two-day visit to assess Milwaukee's viability to host the party's 2020 convention. [Read More]
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Milwaukee leaders are trying to convince Democratic National Committee members that the city would be the best place to hold the party's convention in two years. The site selection committee is in Milwaukee Tuesday and Wednesday to assess the city's plan to host the convention. Milwaukee, Houston and Miami are competing to hold... [Read More]
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Gov. Scott Walker held giant scissors to cut a ribbon marking the end of construction on the Zoo Interchange, a massive project that caused headaches in Milwaukee for years. "This is obviously a great day to celebrate - on time and on budget!" Walker said. But Democrats and a transportation advocacy group say the Zoo project is an unfinished job, one Walker has failed to address over his two terms in office. The $1.1 billion "core" of the... [Read More]
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Thousands of people flowed through Fiserv Forum on Sunday, Aug. 26, as the Milwaukee Bucks' new home opened its doors to the public for the first time. The team held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the plaza outside the arena before allowing people inside for the free event. Current star Giannis Antetokounmpo, former Bucks, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver were in attendance. "Milwaukee, you now have an arena you can be proud of," said Marc Lasry, one of the... [Read More]
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