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If Chris Abele hadn’t put Milwaukee County on the hook to pay an extra $4 million per year toward improving our park system or the transit system, providing more care to senior citizens, stimulating greater economic development or just lowe... Read more

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The Milwaukee Bucks are like the NBA version of Friday Night Lights at the moment.  The team is just coming off of a playoff season with a new coach who was a Hall of Fame caliber NBA player, a season in which the team's much-lauded, great hope of.. Read more

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It really shouldn’t be necessary to say this in a democracy, but Republicans drunk on power seem to have forgotten. So here goes. It is still legal to be a Democrat in the state of Wisconsin Read more

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It's official: Private equity investors Marc Lasry and Wes Edens can purchase the Milwaukee Bucks. As was widely expected, the NBA board of governors approved the sale today. Herb Kohl is selling the team for a tidy $550 million. He purchased the .. Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of opinions with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we reflect on last weekend's Record Store Day and the annual debates that always seem to circle the promotion. Over at Pitchfork, author David .. Read more

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MilwaukeeBucks owner Herb Kohl announced today that he intends to sell the team toinvestors Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for $550 million. That’s more than the $405million Forbes estimated the team's worth at earlier this year, and a good sum mo.. Read more

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Everybody goes a little basketball crazy during the NCAA tournament, but some of the talk around basketball in Milwaukee these days sounds more like pure lunacy. Read more

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Even if you aren’t a big Bucks fans—and let's face it, these says there aren't as many of those are there used to be—you probably have an understanding that the team is in trouble. Attendancehas plummeted in recent years, and with the team off to.. Read more

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Remember when it used to be considered really corrupt to buy elections in this country? You’d have to be so old, you’ve probably forgotten. Read more

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Since joining Safe & Sound in 2002, Executive Director Barbara Notestein has overseen the nonprofit organization’s initiatives to reduce violent and drug-related crime in Milwaukee neighborhoods through ongoing Read more

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It may seem hypocritical to worry about a millionaire buying an election in Wisconsin when we're talking... Read more

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As state Republicans decide which candidate to select in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated... Read more

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Although most Wisconsinites are still recovering from the June 5 recalls, another election cycle is beginning... Read more

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It's official: The Milwaukee Bucks are on the NBA's endangered list. Owner Herb Kohl recently declared that if a new arena doesn't replace the Bradley Center within a few years, “Milwaukee's chances of remaining a part of the NBA Read more

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So, has everyone caught “Let's Tear Down the Bradley Center and Build a New One” fever yet? Read more

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 A box of 20 rounds of 165 grain deer hunting bullets can cost somewhere around $20 online. I don’t hunt so I don’t know if that’s a standard price, but it doesn’t seem like a terribly economy-friendly hobby to me. Of course, there are people wh.. Read more


Wisconsin seems to be in perpetual campaign mode these days. But one of the standout races to watch is the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Herb Kohl after 24 years in the Senate. Kohl, one of the most popular elected officials i... Read more

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Even if Wisconsin can't go through the usual slam-dunk re-election of Sen. Herb Kohl, the timing couldn't be better for Democrats to hang on to Kohl's Senate seat in 2012. Consider three names living in infamy that will play a major role i... Read more

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Longtime Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl will announce within minutes that he won't run for re-election in 2012. That, of course, piles on even more political chaos in a state that's been badly shaken in recent months. Kohl, while never the most lim.. Read more

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The Onion compiled a list of heart-breaking Packer plays and comes to the conclusion that nothing out-does the 4th and 26 conversion by the Eagles in the 2003 playoffs.If you're feeling especially high on football season, don't let their list bri.. Read more

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