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Opponents urge Walker to veto mascots bill

Pressure is mounting on Gov. Scott Walker to break with his party and kill a Republican bill that would make it harder to strip schools of American Indian mascots, but the governor still isn't saying what he might do with the contentious measure.

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Senate approves school mascots bill (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Republicans moved closer Tuesday to making it harder to force public schools to drop American Indian nicknames, pushing a bill that would raise the bar for complaints through the state Senate and on to Gov. Scott Walker.

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Assembly to take up mascots bill

The Wisconsin Assembly is expected to vote on a Republican bill that would make it harder to force public schools to drop American Indian nicknames this week.

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Assembly committee approves mascots bill (UPDATE)

A legislative committee approved a Republican bill Wednesday that would make stripping public schools of race-based nicknames and mascots more difficult, clearing the way for a full vote in the state Assembly next week.

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Judge restores Indians mascot for Mukwonago

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – A Waukesha County judge says the state’s effort to strip Mukwonago High School of its Indians nickname was unconstitutional. Judge Donald Hassin Jr. ruled Thursday in favor of residents who challenged the 2010 state law that allowed complaints about Indian nicknames and mascots. The judge agreed that the law — as applied in the case against ...

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