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More than half of Wis. schools to see less general aid

More than half of Wisconsin schools will see a decline in general aid in the next school year, according to estimates from the state Department of Public Instruction.


Walker aide sues prosecutor who conducted John Doe probe
Assembly to take up budget, prevailing wage next week
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Survey: U.S. adding jobs at robust pace
Milwaukee County bus drivers go on strike
Prosecutor: Milwaukee officer justified in shooting
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Brighton residents vote to scrap curbside garbage collection
Gateway adds nature trail to sustainable living center
Kingfish clinch playoff spot with win
U.S. women in World Cup finals
U.S. women top Germany
Wisconsin Republicans reach deal to end budget impasse
Police department's longest-serving member retires
Kingfish can win title with win
Head of county veterans services retiring
UPDATE: Milwaukee Transit bus drivers to strike Wednesday
More expected to hit the road for holiday
Update: Greece's bailout expires
Wisconsin justice withdraws request in ex-Walker aide case
Law enforcement warns of dangers, cost of illegal fireworks
Report lays out pros, cons of Salem incorporation
Greece's bailout program set to expire
Judge blocks Florida abortion law


Brighton residents vote to scrap curbside garbage collection

BRIGHTON — The majority of Brighton residents at a special meeting Tuesday said they want their town dump back.

The issue drew more than 140 people to the special electors meeting at Brighton School. They voted 84 to 54 to “direct the Town Board to return to drop-off solid waste, bulk and recycling services” and eliminate the new curbside contract.


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Sweeping to the South

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After a roller coaster-like opening month-plus of the season, the Kenosha Kingfish are finally South Division first-half champions of the Northwoods League.

The Kingfish completed their rocky ride by sweeping the Lakeshore Chinooks in a day-night doubleheader Tuesday, winning the opener 6-1 at Kapco Park in Mequon and the nightcap 2-1 in front of 2,033 at Simmons Field.

Learn to master the grilling of veggies you’d normally roast

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I love grilling vegetables because doing so concentrates their natural sugars and amps up their flavor. During the summer, the usual suspects are zucchini, eggplant, onions, peppers and corn. They’re all delicious this way and — Bonus! — they all become tender in an agreeably short amount of time.

But it recently occurred to me that a number of the veggies I love roasting in the oven — broccoli, cauliflower and carrots — might also shine if cooked on the grill. Turns out, they do!

WEDC doesn’t do homework on grants

DART — To the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. for giving out $124.3 million in grants, loans and tax credits to businesses without a formal review of their viability. The awards went to 26 businesses during the organization’s first 15 months. Fortunately, WEDC’s policies have changed since then and a review is now required. Gov. Scott Walker created the agency and didn’t require basic due diligence from the organization before it handed out huge chunks of cash, including $62.5 million to Kohl’s.

Get ready for July 4th with our ‘Pops Quiz’

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The Kenosha Pops Concert Band is doubling up this week, with concerts tonight in Pennoyer Park and Saturday night in Wolfenbuttel Park.

“We’re playing two different programs, though you can expect to hear some of the same pieces both nights,” says Craig Gall, the band’s conductor.



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What do you think the June 25 Supreme Court decision upholding health care subsidies means for the future of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as "Obamacare"?
The court has spoken; the debate is over.
More suits will be filed. The fight against the law will continue.
It doesn't matter in the long term. Congress will still repeal the law within the next couple of years.
I hope this paves the way for a more robust, single-payer health care system.

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