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Nonprofit literacy program educates Ozaukee inmates on job readiness

Jul 31, 2016 10:32 PM EDT

The only private jail literacy program in the state aims to get inmates their degree and give them the tools to get a job

Three of Wisconsin's billionaires sometimes pay zero state income tax

Jul 31, 2016 09:57 PM EDT

Some Wisconsin billionaires don’t always have to pay Wisconsin income tax. Beloit’s Diane Hendricks and two members of the S.C. Johnson & Son clan have had years with no state tax bite.

Chris Abele hasn't owed state income taxes for 14 years

Jul 31, 2016 09:23 PM EDT

The Milwaukee County executive, a Democrat and multimillionaire, is among a group of well-known and wealthy people with zero-dollar tax returns.

Four face off in GOP primary for 83rd Assembly District

Jul 31, 2016 10:25 PM EDT

Four Republicans are running to replace Rep. David Craig (R-Big Bend) in the 83rd Assembly District.

Father accused of drowning 3-month-old son after argument

Jul 31, 2016 11:11 PM EDT

Police say the father grabbed the child and walked into a nearby pond after a dispute with his mother.

Entrepreneur Berggren's real business was 'the everday person'

Jul 30, 2016 11:44 PM EDT

Floyd Berggren sold a family foundry to take on the grocery shopping business in Milwaukee by operating several Pick ‘n Save stores.

Digital, print updates at Journal Sentinel begin this week

Jul 30, 2016 11:32 PM EDT

This week will bring big print and digital updates to the Journal Sentinel.

Journal Sentinel reporter wins First Amendment Award

Jul 30, 2016 11:29 PM EDT

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Ellen Gabler has won the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for her work holding regulators accountable for flaws in the nation’s systems for medical tests.

Summer's hot topics: The white pages, religious sighting

Jul 30, 2016 09:42 PM EDT

It’s not every day you see property described as: “The front windows have what appears to be the image of the Virgin Mary on them.”

Scott Walker wants to green-light east-west I-94 project

Jul 30, 2016 09:23 PM EDT

In a May 13 letter, the GOP governor told the Federal Highway Administration that he wants to proceed with a $850 million project to widen the stretch from six to eight lanes.

At Olympics, women athletes on equal footing with men

Jul 31, 2016 12:07 AM EDT

The Olympic Games is far and away the world’s biggest stage for female athletes and helps inspire future generations.

Retailers look to high tech to engage visitors to their store

Jul 31, 2016 12:45 AM EDT

All sorts of things are bubbling up

John Chisholm faces off with Democratic challenger Verona Swanigan

Jul 30, 2016 06:18 PM EDT

Some argue it’s really a contest between the DA and Eric O’Keefe, who has led attacks against Chisholm for the now-derailed John Doe probe into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign.

Russ Feingold faces primary in newcomer Scott Harbach

Jul 30, 2016 11:34 PM EDT

For more than a year, Feingold has aggressively campaigned against Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in a pivotal contest. But before the formal rematch, he must win an Aug. 9 primary.

Pull of neighborhood schools remains weak in Milwaukee

Jul 30, 2016 11:38 PM EDT

The large majority of students in Milwaukee Public Schools are not going to the schools nearest to their homes or to significantly integrated schools.

International herpes meeting draws researchers to Madison

Jul 30, 2016 11:54 PM EDT

The conference, which was last held in Madison in 2003, attracted 541 attendees from 36 states and 19 countries, including researchers from Wisconsin, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.

Children, young adults rally for peace in Milwaukee

Jul 29, 2016 07:46 PM EDT

The city’s 14th annual Summer of Peace rally brought Milwaukee’s youth together for a day of entertainment and positivity.

Opposition stalls hearing on military-style voucher school

Jul 29, 2016 07:45 PM EDT

The Board of Zoning Appeals hearing over a military-style voucher school was postponed to September after a large number of critics turned out insisting they be heard.

Driver gets 10 years in crash that killed 3-year-old

Jul 29, 2016 07:27 PM EDT

Marcus Lee was drunk and high when he picked up his girlfriend’s children in an unsafe car, failed to put them in seat belts, then crashed while talking on the phone and speeding.

Three Republicans vie to succeed Reid Ribble in House

Jul 29, 2016 07:26 PM EDT

The GOP candidates seeking to represent northeastern Wisconsin in Congress are jockeying for the title of being most outside the Washington, D.C., establishment.