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U.S. Senate candidates RON JOHNSON and RUSS FEINGOLD will be part of back-to-back forums at the UW-Milwaukee union on Wednesday, Oct. 20.. Johnson is scheduled to be in front of a university audience from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and Feingold will take the stage from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Both candidate question-and-answer sessions will be moderated by a WUWM’s representative and aired later that day. Go to for more information. The events are co-sponsored by UWM, WUWM and

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary KATHLEEN SEBELIUS was joined in Milwaukee Friday by Gov. JIM DOYLE and U.S. Rep. GWEN MOORE, D-Milwaukee, as she announced $727 million for community health centers around the country. See more:

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According to a report, White House Deputy Chief of Staff MONA SUTPHEN, who grew up in Milwaukee, is “considering an exit to spend more time with her young family.” Read more:

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Marquette University economics professor ABDUR CHOWDHURY has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Academic Advisory Council. The council has more than a dozen professors that give monetary policy advice to the central bank. See more:

Congressman PAUL RYAN, whose district includes parts of Milwaukee’s suburbs to the south and west, was named by Esquire magazine as one of its "Ten Best Members of Congress." Sen. RUSS FEINGOLD also made the list. See more:

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The state Democratic Party recognized LaSHAWNDRA VERNON of 9to5 Milwaukee as its grassroots activist of the year at the annual Eleanor Roosevelt Tribute fundraiser honoring women’s contributions to the party.

The Wisconsin Realtors Association announced that JOHN HORNING of Shorewest Realtors in Brookfield will serve as the group’s new chairman. Horning is a former director of the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors. See the press release:

FBI Director ROBERT MUELLER has named NANCY McNAMERA as the special agent in charge of the bureau’s Milwaukee Division. She becomes the first female special agent to lead the office. See more:

UW System President KEVIN REILLY has appointed UW-Milwaukee geography professor MARK SCHWARZ chairman of the search committee to replace departing Chancellor CARLOS SANTIAGO. See the rest of the 25-member committee:

Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent GREG THORNTON was the guest for Tuesday’s “On the Issues” public affairs series at Marquette Law. See details:

Bradley Center Board Chairman and former DOA Secretary MARC MAROTTA addressed the Milwaukee Rotary Club at its Tuesday meeting.

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