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Past articles by Ben:

Bills increasing reckless driving penalties get OK from WI Assembly committee

A pair of bills that would increase penalties for reckless driving received approval Tuesday in a Wisconsin State Assembly committee. → Read More

Milwaukee woman celebrates 44th anniversary at work, 50 grandkids at home: ‘I’m not a job hopper’

While Gloria says working into her mid-70s has given her life added purpose, her resume at home is arguably even more impressive. She’s considered the matriarch of five generations within her family. → Read More

'I’m actually sweating': Warm Black Friday has people skiing and swinging away in Franklin

Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders embraced opening day at the Rock Snowpark. Many hit the slopes in light layers as the high temperature exceeded 50 degrees. → Read More

Brookfield neighborhood Turkey Bowl makes a community feel like family

A Brookfield neighborhood's annual Turkey Bowl played on Thanksgiving has made a community feel like family. → Read More

What is considered reckless driving in Milwaukee? And what are the punishments that come with it?

There isn’t a definitive list of driving behaviors that can result in a reckless driving citation, but police say instances can be found on Milwaukee’s streets every day. → Read More

Wisconsin Badgers partner with NFL on concussion study using high-tech mouth guards

All UW-Madison football players wear mouth guards, but unlike ordinary mouth guards, 40 Badgers players are wearing ones that have special sensors inside. → Read More

Marquette Law grad gets $174K in student loans wiped out through to Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

Zawieja graduated from Marquette Law School in 2010 with $116K in student loan debt. She says it climbed to $174K this year due to interest while working as an attorney for the Menominee Tribe. → Read More

The ‘swing state’ factor gives Milwaukee an advantage for 2024 RNC, political experts say

Milwaukee is one of three remaining contenders to host the 2024 Republican National Convention. Milwaukee is the only finalist in a ‘swing state’ as it’s going up against Nashville and Salt Lake City. → Read More

Super Bowl bets expected to set new record, but legal options remain limited in Wisconsin

In order for Wisconsin casinos to offer retail sports gambling, the native tribes that own them have to renegotiate their gambling agreements with the governor. Two tribes have already done so, but only one is currently operable. → Read More

Medical examiner: Milwaukee County on pace for 300 homicides in 2022

A deadly January in Milwaukee has the county on pace for 306 homicides this year, which would shatter last year’s record of 220 county-wide. → Read More

Watch live: Opening statements begin in Theodore Edgecomb trial

A new jury has been selected and opening statements began on Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of shooting and killing a Milwaukee immigration attorney. → Read More

Republican lawmakers introduce legislation to address law enforcement officer shortage in Wisconsin

GOP leaders say action is needed now to recruit and retain police officers, but some Democrats say they disagree with using $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds on this package of bills when the state is sitting on a billion dollar surplus. → Read More

'Massive undertaking': Milwaukee expecting federal funds to make dent in lead service line replacements

The city says eradicating the 67,000 lead service lines that are connected to Milwaukee homes would come with a $750 million price tag. Given that each lead lateral costs about $11,000 to replace, the city has only removed a thousand or fewer each of the past five years. → Read More

360: Wisconsin's redistricting battle and differing perspectives on the process

Democrats believe the maps need to be redrawn in a non-partisan way, unlike 2011 when republicans controlled the entire process. Republicans are pushing to keep the districts nearly identical with the hopes of holding onto their majority and political power. → Read More

360: Workers, business leaders, and health experts weigh in on vaccine mandates for businesses

A new mandate announced by President Joe Biden ties 80 million Americans’ livelihoods to their willingness to get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. → Read More

360: Voters, lawmakers weigh in on GOP investigations into 2020 Wisconsin presidential election

Republican leaders say they still have several concerns about the election, from indefinitely confined voters to clerks filling in missing information on ballot envelopes. → Read More

Gov. Evers mum on whether he'll issue vaccine mandate for teachers at President Biden's request

Governor Tony Evers has yet to say whether he will follow through on the president’s plea to impose the requirement, but a political expert expects a major political battle in the courts if the governor does. → Read More

Steps to take if your home or car was damaged during severe storms

After widespread damage, insurance experts say it could be months before repairs are complete. → Read More

Milwaukee Co. housing leaders anticipate unprecedented surge in homelessness after eviction moratorium ends

With the end of the federal eviction moratorium, federal surveys show roughly 16,000 Wisconsinites and 11 million Americans are at risk of losing their homes. → Read More

The legend behind "Bucks in 6" explained

“Bucks in 6” has been a rallying cry throughout the team’s journey to the NBA Finals, but it all started eight years ago, and back then, the Bucks definitely didn’t win in 6. → Read More