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    The Ozaukee County GOP will host the four Republican candidates for lieutenant governor — state Rep. BRETT DAVIS, R-Oregon, Superior Mayor DAVE ROSS, Lake Geneva businessman BEN COLLINS, and former TV reporter REBECCA KLEEFISCH of Oconomowoc — at a debate March 29 in Cedarburg. WTMJ radio host JEFF WAGNER will moderate. See details:

    The City of Milwaukee received the top prize in the National League of Cities’ City Cultural Diversity Awards at the group’s reception in Washington, D.C. this week. The award stems from Milwaukee’s implementation of the Community Benefits ordinance — authored by Ald. ASHANTI HAMILTON — to provide unemployment relief and expand the local Emerging Business Enterprise program. See the press release:

    Local non-profit group The Park People of Milwaukee County has appointed JIM GOULEE, a former Milwaukee County Parks Department employee and the group’s interim executive director, as its new executive director. See the press release:

    Gov. JIM DOYLE signed legislation designating a portion of I-43 in Milwaukee the JEANNETTA SIMPSON-ROBINSON Memorial Highway. Simpson-Robinson and her mother founded Career Youth Development, a Milwaukee youth services agency. Simpson-Robinson died at age 68 on Oct. 9, 2008. Among those attending the ceremony were the bill’s sponsor, Sen. SPENCER COGGS, and CHARLES “BUTCH” WALTON, Simpson-Robinson’s son. See details:

    U.S. Rep. JIM SENSENBRENNER, R-Menomonee Falls, has earned the distinction of being the only House representative to ever serve four times as House manager for an impeachment trial. Sensenbrenner will serve as one of five House managers in the impeachment trial of Eastern Louisiana U.S. District Court JUDGE G. THOMAS PORTEOUS JR. Sensenbrenner previously served as House manager in the impeachment trials of federal judges SAMUEL B. KENT and WALTER NIXON and of former President BILL CLINTON.  See more:

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