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The "Get Shirley" constitutional amendment should pass

Published April 7, 2015

Let's not mince words. The state Supreme Court constitutional amendment question on the ballot today is a "Get Shirley" amendment.That doesn't mean the voters shouldn't change how the chief justice is selected; they should.

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Study shows Americans turning away from religion

Published March 20, 2009

The latest findings of the American Religious Identification Survey find that 34 million adult Americans -- that's almost one in five of us -- are now nonreligious. The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation was quick to leap on the fact that they are now in the majority. The findings may not rival the "Great Awakening," but the United States is clearly in the midst of a "Gradual Awakening," and catching up with Europe's embrace of secularism, the group notes in a press release.

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Shocking fundraiser draws fire from the ACLU

Published Feb. 13, 2009

The Combined Locks Police Department wanted to raise money for Special Olympics. The noble gesture lost a little gloss in some circles when it offered to have officers absorb shocks from taser guns in exchange for $500 donations.

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Common Council scoffs at DOT's interchange plan

Published Feb. 4, 2009

The state Department of Transportation took its road show to the Common Council last week briefing Milwaukee officials on its plan to redo the Zoo interchange. DOT says it is the busiest interchange in the state and needs some help in moving vehicles along. They offered a new road term called the "Texas U-turn." But it didn't get a warm reception.

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