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Scott Walker defends call for transparency amid secret fundraising operation

jsonline.com — Gov. Scott Walker offered his suggestion nearly two years ago for reducing the impact of campaign money on politics. "One of the biggest things is transparency," Walker told the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism in December 2012. "The more transparency involved, the more people could hold folks accountable, for whether it's $5 or $500, or whatever the amount may be."
Aug 27, 2014

Walker called for open reporting of campaign donations while steering contributors to "no disclosure" Club for Growth buff.ly/1p8uCbv

Aug 27, 2014

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Ted Thompson on Packers final cuts, players standing out, Lyerla

jsonline.com — Green Bay --- Running highlights from Ted Thompson's Wednesday news conference... On input from position coaches at this point... Those conversations are conversations with just Mike and I. He has a good feel of his staff. Everybody has a say. ...They're pretty open, sometimes demonstrative.
Aug 27, 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

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Fox Bros. planning Piggly Wiggly in Hartford

jsonline.com — Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly said Wednesday they plan to open a Piggly Wiggly store in Hartford. This will be Fox Bros. 7th Piggly Wiggly store. The company currently owns and operates stores in Hartland, Oconomowoc, Slinger, Hubertus, Jackson and Saukville. Fox Bros. has been operating Piggly Wiggly stores since 1988.

Library looking for development partners

jsonline.com — The Milwaukee Public Library on Wednesday formally reached out to developers, asking them to submit information on current and potential projects that could match up with plans for four new neighborhood libraries. Library officials released a request for interest (RFI) inviting developers who may want to partner on a mixed-use development that includes a library.
Aug 27, 2014

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Cuts coming, Ted Thompson tells the story of Desmond Howard

jsonline.com — Green Bay --- Eighteen years ago, back when "Super Bowl or Bust" expectations reigned in Wisconsin, the Green Bay Packers were prepared to cut Desmond Howard. The former Heisman Trophy winner, the bust of a fourth overall pick in 1992 was battling injuries and not doing much of anything as a wide receiver.
Aug 27, 2014

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Live blog: Wednesday Packers practice

jsonline.com — Follow our live blog from the sidelines as the Green Bay Packers take to the field at 10:15 a.m. for the final open practice of training camp. Click here for our updates or view them in the window below.

Neighbors wary of Brown Deer senior apartments plan

jsonline.com — A proposed senior apartments development in Brown Deer is drawing a wary reaction from nearby residents, who want owner-occupied housing on the site, according to a Brown DeerNow.com article by reporter Jeff Rumage. New Perspective Senior Living wants to build a four-story assisted living facility and an attached one-story memory care facility, totaling 130 market-rate units, behind the Beaver Creek Condominiums on the west side of N.
Aug 27, 2014

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West Allis proposes more city funds in Summit Place

jsonline.com — West Allis would spend $2.1 million to help pay for additional developments in and near the Summit Place business park, under a new proposal. The proposal, to be reviewed at Wednesday night's Plan Commission meeting, calls for spending $1.26 million on property acquisition, demolition, renovations and relocations within the Summit Place tax incremental financing district, or within a half-mile radius of the district.
Aug 27, 2014

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Husband of woman charged in similar case leaves loaded gun at fun park

jsonline.com — Apparently for some people, carrying a concealed weapon is so second nature they don't realize when they've left their gun behind in a rest room. A 76-year-old Oconomowoc man - whose wife left a loaded handgun in a Brookfield church restroom earlier this year - left his own weapon in the restroom of a Door County fun park earlier this month, according to sheriff's department reports.
Aug 27, 2014

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Potawatomi withhold $25 million payment to state

jsonline.com — Madison - At tensions rise over a proposed casino in Kenosha that would compete with the Forest County Potawatomi tribe's Milwaukee casino, the Potawatomi have withheld an estimated payment of at least $25 million to the state of Wisconsin. In a letter to lawmakers Tuesday, Gov.
Aug 27, 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

Could new casino cost taxpayers millions? Deals by Gov Doyle favorable to tribes who gave $700,000 to Democrats buff.ly/1nApgWY

Aug 27, 2014

Potawatomi raises ante on Kenosha #casino fight by withholding $25 million payment to state jsonline.com/news/statepoli…

Aug 26, 2014

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Jurors in pimping trial hear defendant threaten his mother in jail call

jsonline.com — With his original trial date fast approaching last winter, Roy Kennard Weatherall Jr. grew more desperate to derail the sex trafficking, child abuse and sexual assault case investigators had built against him, prosecutors said From jail, Weatherall got his 16-year-old son to try and make contact with Weatherall's main victim, a girl only a year older.
Aug 26, 2014

Pimp threatens own mother in jail call. Mom responds: "I'm not afraid of you. .. I raised your stupid ass." bit.ly/1p7s90Z

Aug 26, 2014

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Aug 26, 2014

Jurors in pimping trial hear defendant threaten to kill his mother & brother in obscenity-laced call jsonline.com/news/crime/jur…

Luther Robinson, Carlos Gray fighting for roster spots

jsonline.com — Green Bay - Based on a collegiate stat sheets and paychecks, free agents Luther Robinson and Carlos Gray shouldn't stand a chance to play their way past fellow rookie Khyri Thornton and onto the Green Bay Packers' 53-man roster. Thornton, the sixth 3-4 defensive end drafted, was selected in the third round.
Aug 26, 2014

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