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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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With Shelters Under Threat, Crisis Looms For Migrant Kids

The state says Southwest Key displayed a “flippant attitude” after sexual abuse reports.

September 23, 2018

Employee Charged With Molesting 8 Kids At Immigrant Shelter

The allegations against the Southwest Key youth care worker are the latest in a series of serious accusations of sexual abuse inside the government’s immigrant youth shelters.

August 3, 2018

Misdemeanor Defendants Facing Jail Time Not Told They Have A Right To Counsel, Bar Association Finds

Prosecutors handling the misdemeanor cases invited the accused who were interested in pleading guilty to step forward and finalized plea deals for suspended sentences and an array of fines. There were no defense lawyers, nor were any of the defendants advised they were entitled to one.

August 15, 2017
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A Wisconsin Republican Looks Back With Regret At Voter ID And Redistricting Fights

Dale Schultz, a Republican, served in the Wisconsin Legislature for more than 30 years, from 1983 to 2015. His Senate district is located in south Wisconsin, much of it rural farmland. Schultz was considered a moderate, and so much of what happened in state politics near the end of his tenure dismayed him: partisan fights over the rights of unions, a gubernatorial recall election, and claims of partisan Republican gerrymandering that will now be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

July 5, 2017