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Newspaper people write on deadline for the here and now.

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I’ve dreaded that the day would come when I’d have to write that this is our final issue. But that day is here.

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Over the past nine years, little has given me as much joy as this beloved publication. I looked forward with delight to every other Thursday, when the paper came out. It was a biweekly treat.

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Progressive candidates for governor and other offices are off to a good start in the general election. About 100,000 more Wisconsin Democrats than Republicans voted Aug. 14 in the state primary, reflecting the advantage in enthusiasm that the Democratic Party enjoys nationwide.

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The Democratic candidates for governor say if nominated they plan to focus their campaigns on themselves — on what they will do for the state rather than on how Scott Walker has failed it.

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After suffering through 15 years of former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s bizarre antics and deadly incompetence, residents have the opportunity to turn the department into one they can be proud of by electing Earnell Lucas.

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It sometimes seems judges spend more time creating convoluted legal arguments to justify preconceived opinions than they do considering the facts of a case and the applicable law. We believe that’s how the Wisconsin Supreme Court reached its decision ordering Marquette University to reinstat…

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Scott Walker owes much of his political success to his shameless exploitation of racism. Whenever he needs to solidify his base ahead of an election, he raises the specter of evil: "broken" Milwaukee, which is home to 65 percent of the state’s African Americans

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Former state Rep. Mandela Barnes is stoked. He’s talking about plans to put Wisconsin on a fast track to the future by creating an infrastructure that supports homegrown business startups and making the state a more desirable place to live for young people. His enthusiasm is palpable as he d…

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My mom called a few weeks ago with news that the little blue bungalow next door to where I grew up was being sold.

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After you’ve bought a house, you can refinance your mortgage when a lower interest rate is made available. Millions of Americans have taken advantage of this opportunity, using the extra money they save from lower interest payments to improve their homes, pay for healthcare or put their chil…