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There are ways the state government of Wisconsin can help create jobs that won’t cost $4 billion dollars and won’t encourage big corporations to extort money from the state by holding our jobs hostage. more

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The U.S. Supreme Court passed up a chance to strike down Wisconsin’s brazenly corrupt political gerrymandering that supporters of democracy hoped would finally lead to fairer, more honest election districts throughout the country. more

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The Shepherd Express interviews Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin about her accomplishments in the Senate as well as her plans for the upcoming election. more

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other sources recently compiled a statistical rating of 381 major U.S. metropolitan areas in order to identify the 20 drunkest cities in America. Incredibly, or maybe not, 10 of the nation’s 20 most ... more

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If the aim of Wisconsin State Assembly Bill 693 was truly to protect teachers, it might be deserving of more support from state Democrats, but the truth of the matter is that in this bill, Republicans are using vulnerable students as scapegoats. more

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No one should take pleasure from all the people being hurt by the Trump Family and Friends Republican Tax Cuts, but there’s some poetic justice in the collateral damage that those tax cuts will wreak upon Donald Trump’s supporters in Wisconsin. more

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Would you even bother to vote if you knew, before election day, that your preferred candidates’ opponents were essentially guaranteed election victory by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling? more

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Scott Walker’s call to Wisconsinites up to their chins in student debt to simply “call a bank” is no solution; in fact, he hasn’t even taken his own advice concerning his debts. more

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The Supreme Court is about to hear a case that has the potential to become a landmark voting rights case for the nation. more

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WPR's Central Time made a list of the most influential Wisconsin musicians that doesn't leave Clyde Stubblefield out. more

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Milwaukee author Lisa Ann Jacobsen reminds us in her just-out book, Kinnickinnic Avenue: The Heart of Bay View, WI, that the Bay View neighborhood has a long history. more

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Republican-led experiments in Kansas, Illinois and here in Wisconsin have shown that massive, irresponsible tax cuts primarily benefitting the wealthy are politically popular—right up to the point where government can no longer deliver basi... more

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We are urging Shepherd readers to vote for Tony Evers for state superintendent of public instruction on Tuesday, April 4. Evers is a strong advocate for public education and is a check on the abuses of a Republican government. more

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In his State of the City address, Mayor Tom Barrett correctly pointed out that Milwaukee is the economic engine of the state. However if you listen to the Republican legislators in Madison, you think it is the exact opposite. The most recen... more

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NataliePortman was an early favorite to win Best Actress for her star turn in Jackie ,but then, early Oscar favorites often come home without the golden statue.Along with the La La Land juggernaut, 2016 just didn’t seem like a.. more

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This is a very easy endorsement to make. We are urging Shepherd readers to vote for Tony Evers for state superintendent of public instruction on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Evers is a strong advocate for public,Expresso more

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The ACLU found solitary confinement, defined as torture by the United Nations, was routinely used on up to 20% of the juvenile inmates at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake, often lasting for months. more

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“The judges make the decisions that fill the prisons.” more

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This country needs much more education about the damage racism has done to the American values of equality and equal treatment under the law. more

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Austin, Texas-based graphic artist Brian Shreckengast recentlycreated an infographic for www.selfstorage.comshowing how many countries could fit inside Wisconsin based on square mileage.“I've always been interested in how 2-D map representati.. more

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