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December 18, 2015

Kennedy On Elimination Of Government Accountability Board

Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Wednesday a bill that eliminates the ethics board. The GAB was responsible for overseeing both elections and ethics of public officials. The board will be replaced with separate partisan panels the two areas.

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December 18, 2015

Former Madison Police Chief Wray To Lead Reform Project

The U.S. Justice Department appointed Noble Wray to lead a police practices initiative. The collaborative reform initiative will last two years, examining the Milwaukee Police Department's training, policies and practices.

December 18, 2015

Judge Joe Donald Discusses His Supreme Court Candidacy

Judge Joe Donald is currently a trial court judge in Milwaukee. He is campaigning on the platform of bringing neutrality to the state's highest court. He looks forward to utilizing his experience as a trial court judge to the Supreme Court.

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December 18, 2015

Jim Moeser On Trauma-Informed Care At Lincoln Hills

Staff workers at the juvenile prison face allegations of abuse. Moeser, a juvenile justice expert and deputy director at Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, explains current inmate treatment programs at the facility.

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December 11, 2015

Lueders Expresses Concern For Public Records Changes

Shift could leave text messages out of what is available to the public.The relatively quiet move from the state's Public Records Board could make messages from public officials that were once public private from citizens. Bill Lueders is president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council.

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December 11, 2015

Badger On Allegations Against Workers At Juvenile Facility

Rick Badger is the executive director of the AFSCME, who's workers staff the prison. AFSCME is the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Badger feels an investigation into this facility and others is long overdue.

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December 11, 2015

Report Explores Educational Achievement Gap In Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism report comes from reporter Abby Becker. She talked to students of color who expressed discomfort in majority white schools. She also compared test scores between the different groups.

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December 11, 2015

Waukesha Mayor Explains Water Diversion Plan

Waukesha is in the process of gaining approval to divert Great Lake water to the county. The water would be used for residential and commercial purposes. This would be the first time an area outside the Great Lakes basin has requested to use Lake Michigan water.

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December 4, 2015

Report Weighs Economic Costs Of Gun Violence

Sean Kirkby discusses repercussions of firearm related injuries and deaths. Kirkby is a reporter for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. According to the center's reporting, the overall cost of gun violence in Wisconsin in 2012 was $2.9 billion dollars, which includes medical and law enforcement costs, among others.

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December 4, 2015

Former Sen. Tim Cullen Discusses New Book On WI Politics

Cullen represented Janesville and was outspoken against Act 10 reforms in 2011. His recently released book, Ringside Seat: Wisconsin Politics, 1970s to Scott Walker, chronicles the changes Cullen witnessed during his time at the Capitol.

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