WI cities identify sites to house hundreds of undocumented children

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Madison officials have identified three potential sites to house hundreds of undocumented child immigrants.

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Will John Doe prosecutors launch lengthy probe against Trek Bicycle?

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. — The Republican Party of Wisconsin on Tuesday filed a formal complaint with the state’s election and campaign watchdog accusing Trek Bicycle Corp., owned by the family of Democrat gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.

The GOP accuses Wisconsin-based Trek of using corporate dollars to aid and defend Burke’s campaign.

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Proposed minimum wage hike in Milwaukee could cost taxpayers $365K

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MILWAUKEE — A proposed minimum-wage hike in Milwaukee could cost city taxpayers as much as $365,000 over the next year and a half.
But it’s unclear how the lead sponsor of the ordinance implementing the wage increase plans to fund the proposal.
Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, who’s spearheading the effort to raise Milwaukee’s hourly [...]

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County protects privacy of accused at the peril of public records

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – As Paul Harvey used to say, “Here is a strange.”

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has been cagey about a releasing information involving a disorderly conduct ticket reportedly issued to a Germantown teacher after she allegedly damaged political signs at the Jefferson County Republican Party tent. The incident, sources say, occurred nearly two weeks ago during the opening evening of the Jefferson County Fair.

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Alaska mine developers plan to fight EPA’s crippling restrictions

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  Alaska, National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org
While the Environmental Protection Agency appears to be backing off its push to pre-emptively kill a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska’s bush country, the agency is pitching an array of conditions that could stifle the project.
Friday’s proposed list of restrictions, subject of a public comment period through Sept. 19, [...]

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Does Common Core-related curriculum want your family health info?

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – For Marcia Alder, one of the more troubling aspects of the Common Core State Standards is what she sees as the nationalized benchmarks’ intrusiveness.

Alder, mother of three students in the West Bend public school system and outspoken critic of Common Core, says one of her children brought home a physical education lesson plan that was nothing short of an invasion of privacy.

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