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January 29, 2016

Kloppenburg Wants Court Where Everyone Has 'Fair Shake'

Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg said the influence of special interests that don't have to report their donors has given the impression that justice is for sale in Wisconsin. Kloppenburg pointed to decisions made in cases such as Wisconsin's controversial Act 10 legislation as raising 'red flags' about the court's adherence to a strictly non-partisan interpretation of the law.

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January 29, 2016

Poll Has Clinton, Sanders Close, Trump Leading GOP

The new Marquette Law School poll of Wisconsin voters revealed a tightening race between Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, with Donald Trump as the leading Republican. Poll director Charles Franklin said the poll's results correspond to national numbers.

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January 29, 2016

Madison's Approach To Eliminating Lead Water Pipes

Madison water quality manager Joe Grande said Madison finished replacing its lead water pipes in 2012, making it a nationwide model. Milwaukee is looking at costs of up to $500 million to replace its lead pipes.

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January 29, 2016

Statewide Expansion Of Broadband May Require More Funding

UW telecommunications specialist Barry Orton said some rural areas are "off the grid." Orton said the Public Service Commission's reports overestimate how much high speed internet coverage some non-urban areas are actually getting.

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January 22, 2016

Sen. Jennifer Shilling Responds To State Of The State

State Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, weighs in on the address. Her concerns include the state's unemployment status, layoffs and student loan debt.

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January 22, 2016

WCIJ Report On Poisonous Water Wells

Project editor Ron Seely discusses how drinking water may be contaminated with arsenic. Arsenic exists in wells across the state, concentrated mostly in northeast Wisconsin. Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism's story, written by Silke Schmidt, will be in newspapers Sunday.

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January 22, 2016

Nick Gansner and Ed Hughes On Student's BB Gun Expulsion

Gansner and Hughes debate the appropriate punishment for the Madison middle schooler. Nick Gansner, the student's attorney, said expelling a student for carrying a non-lethal gun is too extreme. Madison School Board member Ed Hughes argued a BB gun is a dangerous weapon and that the Board responded accordingly.

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January 22, 2016

DOJ Hosts Packed Listening Session In Milwaukee

DOJ Hosts Packed Listening Session In Milwaukee

The U.S. Department of Justice ORGANIZED a Milwaukee town hall meeting as part of its investigation into practices at the Milwaukee Police Department. Many citizens expressed distrust for the Department, citing the force's 2014 fatal shooting of unarmed Dontre Hamilton.

January 15, 2016

Student Britney Woods Offers College Debt Solutions

As a UW-Parkside student, Woods attended the President's Union Address as a guest of Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Woods said, high schools could teach more about loans, grants and budgeting to better prepare students for costs associated with higher education.

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January 15, 2016

Bradley Stresses Impartial Judicial Philosophy

Justice Rebecca Bradley faces two challengers in the February primary election for state Supreme Court. Bradley was appointed to a vacant seat by Gov. Scott Walker, but said this would not be a factor in voters' decision whether she stays on the court. She defined the job of judge as determining "what the law is and not what we wish it to be."

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