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The United State of Wisconsinstan

Published Wednesday, July 1

This week in crazy political news: Judging by the response to Sheriff David Clarke's recent comments concerning Obamacare and same-sex marriage, it's apparently not controversial for an elected official to basically advance the argument that we need to abolish the American government.

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Aldermen: MCTS strike is a major hardship for many

Published Wednesday, July 1

A joint statement from Alderman Robert J. Bauman and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II: The work stoppage by the Milwaukee County Transit System bus drivers may be just another news story for many across Milwaukee and the metro area, but for tens of thousands of City of Milwaukee residents it is a major, life-altering hardship.

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Strikes halts MCTS bus service for three days

Published Tuesday, June 30

All Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus service will be suspended as of 3 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, because of a strike by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998. The ATU members will not report to work for 72 hours, but will return at 3 a.m. on Saturday.

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Milwaukee All-Star: Teacher Zach Wiegman

Published Sunday, June 28

Zach Wiegman is a middle school science teacher at St. Marcus, a Christian school where 85-90 percent of the students receive free or reduced lunches. "Teaching middle school is very rewarding. It is not a monetary reward, but rather one of meaning," says Wiegman.

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For Wisconsin's sake, Walker can't stay M.I.A.

Published Wednesday, June 24

Gov. Scott Walker needs to stick around this state for a while and start leading his state and his party. If he won't do it because his priorities are simply elsewhere, then he should let someone else step up to the plate.

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The selfie: the adult version of "Hey mommy, look at me"

Published Saturday, June 20

Selfies boggle the mind. Why in the world would someone think that the rest of the world is interested in some picture that people took of themselves doing something funny or stupid or anything. It's just like babies building blocks and saying "Mommy, look at me."

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Common Ground mounts campaign to oppose public funding for Bucks arena

Published Wednesday, June 17

Sherman Park resident Frank Finch III and a crowd of Common Ground supporters climbed the stairs of City Hall Wednesday morning to deliver the signatures of 460 residents to the office of District 7 Ald. Willie Wade. The petition, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, urged Wade "to deal with the blighted conditions of the homes in his district" before supporting public funding for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.

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The top 10 myths about the UW system

Published Wednesday, June 17

Over and over again, in the public debate about the UW system, people toss around rhetoric that feels generic and, in some cases, demonstrates a misunderstanding about how the university system operates. If we're going to radically change such a key engine to our state's economy - and I don't think we should - let's at least understand the facts.

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Cheap-labor conservatism drives changes in Wisconsin

Published Tuesday, June 16

On "The Sopranos," Edie Falco's Carmela stresses about a house she helped build with cheap insufficient lumber. This happens on a fictional TV show, sure. But there's a lesson in there: Don't do things on the cheap just because you think you know better and can get away with it. That lesson is lost on Wisconsin's Republican leadership and legislators, unfortunately, as they pursue an explicit policy of doing just that: trying to do things on the cheap.

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Friends helping friends: Just another day on "The Block"

Published Tuesday, June 16

"Karmic" might be too strong a word to describe the friendship between Rachel Allen and Biju Zimmerman, but they might have some kind of coincidental connection. Friends organized a fundraiser for the two - who had unexpected medical issues - for Sunday in Walker's Point on what's known as "The Block."