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Wisconsin leaders demand National Guard sex assault review

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, both Democrats, demanded  on Thursday that federal military officials review Wisconsin National Guard protocols for reporting and investigating sexual assault after Guard members alleged harassment, assault and retaliation for reporting incidents. The U.S. Air Force is already investigating allegations of sexual assault and harassment ...

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Lewandowski proves he can take the heat

A paralegal and legal assistant at Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols in Milwaukee, Lewandowski works directly for the firm shareholder Mark Malloy. Lewandowski’s colleague, Jan Szczepanski, said Malloy may very well be the hardest-driving lawyer at the firm.

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Kavanaugh faces crucial vote, White House eyes GOP senators

By LISA MASCARO, ALAN FRAM and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced a crucial vote on Friday as a Senate panel decides whether to move his nomination on to the full Senate a day after he adamantly denied sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford, who insisted she’s “100 percent” certain he did. Meanwhile, ...

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Wisconsin Assembly OKs closing prison, tax rebate

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers finished their push on Thursday to close the state’s troubled youth prison and enact Gov. Scott Walker’s child-tax rebate, sending bills that would accomplish both goals on to the governor for his signature. The $80 million prison bill calls for closing the Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake Schools outside Irma by 2021 ...

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Wisconsin Assembly to vote on regulatory changes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly plans to vote Wednesday on a bill that would give legislators the power to reject new administrative rules that might prove expensive for businesses. Under the measure, any new rules that would cost an industry or business more than $10 million over two years would need legislative approval within 70 days or automatically ...

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