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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

The Barking Lot

The Barking Lot


THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.

TODAY:  Warmer with some early morning sun will give way to clouds, then freezing rain later in the day (around 6 p.m.) that could change to a mix of rain and snow late tonight. The National Weather Service says, "
PAVEMENT TEMPERATURES WILL BE SLOWER TO WARM AND ARE LIKELY TO ICE UP. ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF .10 OF AN INCH ARE NOT EXPECTED TO CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH RESPECT TO TREES AND POWER LINES... BUT SHOULD CAUSE WIDESPREAD ICY CONDITIONS ON AREA ROADS AND SIDEWALKS."  Not good, but better than Sunday, because you'll have dry dog-walking opportunities most of the day before the precipitation falls. "D"

SUNDAY:  A wintry mix. You'll wake up to rain, sleet, and snow. "F"


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This wouldn't be happening in Green Bay


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Whiny school boards and voters that cave


J.Gravelle, my top guest blogger, had his column published in Friday’s Journal Sentinel.

Using his clever, razor-sharp wit, J. was, as usual, right on the money.

Way to go, partner!

Let the arguing begin


Utah blasted Alabama in last night's Sugar Bowl to finish the season 13-0.

Oklahoma and Florida play Thursday for the national championship. Each team has one loss.

College football needs a playoff system in Division 1.


Those old troublemakers at Mayfair


Friday’s Journal Sentinel carried this letter to the editor:

MAYFAIR MALL
Trouble does not belong to the young

During the week ending Dec. 27, Mayfair Mall saw a 36-year-old woman attempt to shoplift $850 in merchandise, a 70-year-old pervert try to touch other moviegoers inappropriately and a brawl involving several 20-something men.

So, Mayfair, are you ready yet to admit that trouble is caused by all age groups, or are you going to continue with your doctrinaire teenage chaperone policy?

Matthew Timothy Phillips
St. Francis


So what's the point? Adults should have to bring even older adults with them before they're allowed into Mayfair?

My guess is Mayfair will continue with its current teen chaperone restrictions, and for good reason…. they work.

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