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Herb Kohl won't be on the sidelines for long

jsonline.com — Now that Herb Kohl has sold the Milwaukee Bucks to billionaires Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for $550 million, don't expect him to sit on the sidelines. Since 1985, basketball and the Milwaukee Bucks have been the joy of Kohl's life, and for the past three years assuring that the team stays in Milwaukee has been one of his primary concerns.

Developers propose extended-stay hotel in Town of Brookfield

jsonline.com — A 107-room extended-stay hotel is being proposed for the Town of Brookfield. The four-story Home2 Suites hotel would be developed on vacant parcels just off Larry Court, between Watertown and Blue Mound roads, north of I-94.

Free prescription drug samples ultimately more expensive to consumers

jsonline.com — Free prescription drug samples may sound like a good deal for consumers, but they're ultimately a better deal for the drug companies than for the patients who receive them, according to a new study.
It's bad for consumers when doctors give out free samples of prescription drugs, study finds. Here's why bit.ly/1gVbWwg

Head held high, Hank Aaron speaks out

jsonline.com — It always has been a given that most folks in town loved Hank Aaron. After all, Aaron is the baseball Hall of Famer who lent prestige and honor to his former hometown with stints with both the Milwaukee Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Hank Aaron always speaks his mind, even about race; that's why we love him. My Sunday Kane column. tinyurl.com/kx5qpyl

Interview: Schoolboy Q talks about his name, influences, Selena Gomez

Herb Kohl had great return on Bucks investment - but could have done better

jsonline.com — Make no mistake, former Sen. Herb Kohl earned an impressive return on his $18 million investment in the Milwaukee Bucks when he sold the team this week for $550 million. But was it a great investment? Over roughly 29 years, Kohl earned an average compounded return of 12.5% a year.
Fun story: Could Herb Kohl have done better with $18 million investment than the $550 million he got for #Bucks? on.jsonl.in/1hVQYzc

Viewers share joy of college-bound teen with Down syndrome

jsonline.com — Little Chute - Noah Van Vooren waited by the mailbox every afternoon. They said the letter would come in April. So he waited. Even in the rain. Even when his sisters yelled at him to come inside. Noah, 19, had applied to college like many of his friends at Little Chute High School.
Rooting for Noah: Viewers share joy of college-bound teen with Down syndrome on.jsonl.in/1f4GEPJ

GOP candidate opposing Assembly speaker supports secession resolution

jsonline.com — How exactly do you run to the right of Assembly Speaker Robin Vos? Here's how: Secession today, secession tomorrow, secession forever. According to the Racine Journal Times, Bryn Biemeck -- the Republican taking on Vos this fall -- is touting her support of states' rights.
Wis. GOP candidate opposing Assembly Speaker Vos supports secession resolution: @DanielBice. on.jsonl.in/1r579tz
WI Speaker Voss gets opponent from the right -- another Republican who supports secession. Party of Lincoln? jsonline.com/blogs/news/255…

Chris Abele to lose his chief of staff

jsonline.com — Amber Moreen, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's chief of staff, is leaving for California, Abele's office confirmed Friday. Abele hired Moreen to the chief of staff post about two years ago after she served a stint as a county policy adviser. She also worked for the Abele family's Argosy Foundation.

2013 Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Study Quiz

jsonline.com — A short quiz to see if you can guess how Wisconsin students responded to the latest Risk Behavior study.

Black Lung Investigation An Instant Classic

jsonline.com — Don't let the petty bickering over credit discourage you from reading The Center for Public Integrity's searing investigation of the mining industry's go-to law firm for black lung claims, chosen this week as the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.