TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - President Donald Trump's administration says state and local governments should pay for cleanups of the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and other iconic waterways. The proposed federal budget for 2018 would eliminate $427 million for regional water restoration initiatives. But the programs have bipartisan support in Congress. Backers say states and local governments already do their share and federal involvement is essential to keep the cleanups on track.
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - A Milwaukee man faces multiple counts for his alleged involvement in a fight that ended with police shooting another man in an Appleton bar. A criminal complaint says 33-year-old Henry Nellum and another man got into a fight at Jack's Apple Pub early Sunday when Nellum pulled out a gun, which fired. Appleton police Lt. Jay Steinke arrived and shot and killed 33-year-old Jimmie Sanders, who was also from Milwaukee.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A 17-year-old boy has sued Wisconsin's youth prison, alleging he suffered substantial physical and emotional abuse while an inmate there. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Tuesday that the boy said in a lawsuit filed earlier this month that he was body slammed, repeatedly pepper sprayed and kept in solitary confinement for weeks at Lincoln Hills School for Boys in Irma.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Wisconsin Republicans on Tuesday announced the formation of a new public policy center at the state's flagship university, which liberals said would be nothing more than a taxpayer-funded conservative think tank. The announcement about the new Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership comes as one of the architects of the deal, Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, is pushing a bill that would punish students who disrupt free speech on college campuses.
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