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No-confidence vote in Milwaukee chief Flynn nearly 100%

jsonline.com — Nearly 100% of Milwaukee police officers voted they have no confidence in Police Chief Edward Flynn, the police union announced Friday. Two dozen officers gathered in the City Hall rotunda Friday morning to reveal the results of the non-binding vote, which union leaders said they hoped would get the attention of Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council and the city's Fire and Police Commission.

RGIII in, Romo questionable for Week 9

jsonline.com — After six-plus games on the sideline, Robert Griffin III will beback as the quarterback of the Washington Redskins for Sunday's game at Minnesota. Griffin, who struggled in 2013 after a record-setting offensive rookie of the year season in 2012, was hurt when he planted his left foot on an athletic pass across his body along the Washington sideline Sept.

Day care operator once charged with fraud now suing state

jsonline.com — A day care operator once charged with defrauding $50,000 from the state's child care program is now suing child care administrators, claiming their decision to withhold payments amounted to a taking of her property without compensation.

Study answers eternal question: Why does scratching make you itch more?

jsonline.com — A new study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis finds a scientific explanation for the fact that scratching often makes a person itch even more. The study, published in the journal Neuron, found that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin. The seratonin than acts to intensify the itching sensation.
Oct 31, 2014

Study answers eternal question: Why does scratching make you itch more? @majohnso. jsonline.com/blogs/news/281…

Fantasy Football Timeout: Starters, benchwarmers for Week 9

jsonline.com — Wondering whether or not to start Tom Brady and Jamaal Charles, or to bench Derek Carr and Toby Gerhart? The network bozos specialize in that kind of advice. If you're looking for help with your real starting lineup conundrums, read on. Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 9 of the 2014 season.
Oct 31, 2014

New from JS: Fantasy Football Timeout: Starters, benchwarmers for Week 9 ift.tt/10FZ2hf #packers

Lawmaker seeks authority for state to discipline assessors

Oct 31, 2014

RT @geostanley: State could get more authority over sloppy assessors. Are you paying your fair share in taxes? Watchdog Update buff.ly/1wkUecX

Oct 31, 2014

State could get more authority over sloppy assessors. Are you paying your fair share in taxes? Watchdog Update buff.ly/1wkUecX

Oct 31, 2014

JS WATCHDOG: Lawmaker seeks authority for state to discipline assessors buff.ly/1sN27ls

Attack on Mary Burke: Consider the source

jsonline.com — Mary Burke has made her business acumen a central selling point of her campaign for governor - she brags about growing Trek Bicycle Corp.'s European sales from $3 million to $50 million while she ran those operations during the early 1990s - so it's hardly a surprise that conservatives fighting to keep Gov.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @MacEachernDoug: I know these guys are shocked about Dem Mary Burke in Wisc. But I would never EVER slag my own reporters this way: tinyurl.com/obdydbh

Oct 30, 2014

I know these guys are shocked about Dem Mary Burke in Wisc. But I would never EVER slag my own reporters this way: tinyurl.com/obdydbh

Oct 30, 2014

RT @guypbenson: Aggressively uninterested in truth MT @seanhackbarth: J-S editors cover for journalistic malpractice: jsonline.com/news/opinion/a…

Oct 30, 2014

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial page puts on a clinic on ad hominem argumentation. jsonline.com/news/opinion/a…

Oct 30, 2014

The @journalsentinel apparently considers "pseudo-journalistic" any news org supported by a foundation with opinions jsonline.com/news/opinion/a…

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Badgers open at No. 3 in AP men's basketball poll

jsonline.com — The release Friday of The Associated Press top 25 men's college basketball poll offered another reminder of where Wisconsin stands on the national landscape. Kentucky, which lost to Connecticut in the national title game last season, opens at No. 1. Arizona, denied a Final Four berth last season because of an overtime loss to UW, is No.
Oct 31, 2014

Why does this frighten me? "#Badgers open at No. 3 in AP men's basketball poll" jsonline.com/sports/badgers…

Walker should demand Ellerman's resignation

jsonline.com — Gov. Scott Walker should cut ties with Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Gary Ellerman, a former Trek Bicycle Corp. employee who was a primary source for a story this week calling into question the business experience of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.

Mary Nohl Fellowship winners announced

jsonline.com — The idea of a solitary artist working alone in the studio is increasingly a thing of the past, if one judges by this year's winners of the Mary L. Nohl Fellowships for individual artists. Many of the winners represent nodes of connection among others and create their own audiences.

Mary Burke puts up ad accusing Scott Walker of "sleaze politics"

jsonline.com — Madison -- Hitting back at her critics, Democratic candidate Mary Burke released an ad Friday accusing Gov. Scott Walker and his allies of "sleaze politics." The ad is a response to claims in recent days that she was fired in 1993 from her family business, Trek Bicycle Corp.

Brewers exercise option on Yovani Gallardo, decline on Rickie Weeks

jsonline.com — In a pair of moves that were not unexpected Friday, the Brewers exercised their 2015 club option on right-hander Yovani Gallardo and declined what became a club option on second baseman Rickie Weeks. The option on Gallardo is for $13 million. The option on Weeks was for $11.5 million.

Lake Michigan waves to build to 10-16 feet today

jsonline.com — Winds gusting to 45 knots on Lake Michigan will build waves to 10 to 16 feet later today near Milwaukee. A gale warning has been issued until 1 a.m. Saturday. So, a great day to watch the waves - from the shore. RT @jnelsonweather: Check out Lake Michigan wave height forecast for Friday afternoon!

Greg Hardy must wait for his appeal trial

jsonline.com — Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's domestic violence appeal trial set for Nov. 17 has been postponed until after the National Football League season, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night. The person said the new trial date has not been set.

James Taylor; SoMo; Bone Thugs-N-Harmony; Boyce Avenue; Amon Amarth; Milk Carton Kids; Gov't Mule; C

jsonline.com — 8 p.m. Tuesday, BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St. $65 to $85 at the box office, (800) 745-3000 and ticketmaster.com. James Taylor will forever be tied to the '70s, but his music is timeless, too. He emerged a singer-songwriter superstar following the tumultuous '60s, embodying peace and introspection set to sweet melodies, through his own songs and re-imagined covers.

Mount Horeb-Barneveld to sit players in drug inquiry

jsonline.com — The Mount Horeb-Barneveld football team will be without several players for its WIAA Division 3 Level 2 playoff game Friday against Jefferson. One source close to the program said six athletes are being investigated for illegal use of the prescription drug Adderall. Those players have been removed from the team.

IndyCar, Mile set July date

jsonline.com — On the conference call that followed the announcement of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, Mark Miles spoke of the benefit of date equity. A fan should know, for example, that the season starts in Brazil and then moves to St. Petersburg, Fla., and then New Orleans. Consistently. Year after year.

Packers haven't always stood pat with roster

jsonline.com — Green Bay - Once again, the trading deadline has passed and midseason has arrived, and the Green Bay Packers appear to be standing pat with their 53-man roster. It's a different story in New England, where the Patriots were part of two of the last three trades that were consummated before the trading deadline Tuesday.

2 sites dropped from list of Great Lakes hot spots

jsonline.com — Traverse City, Mich. - Two waterways in Michigan have been removed from a list of highly contaminated sites around the Great Lakes, progress in the effort to restore toxic hot spots left over from the region's early manufacturing era, federal officials said Thursday. The U.S.