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An unexpected hot-button issue came up before the state Senate Wednesday: whether to keep the bars in Wisconsin open until 4:00 a.m. during the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. The convention, scheduled for July 13-16, is expected to bring 50,000 visitors to the city.

An Assembly committee passed a bill last week that would extend tavern hours during the event. While the Senate rejected the plan Wednesday, the issue isn’t over yet.

Maayan Silver

The newly opened Republican field office in Milwaukee has been vandalized. The GOP office is notable for being the first-ever in one of the city's black neighborhoods.

Windows and doors with posters for President Trump and conservative state Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly have been splattered with black and white paint.

Unless playwrights are already well known, most of them have trouble convincing a theater company to produce their new work. Audiences are often reluctant to see something brand new and most theaters operate on such a tight budget that it's difficult for them to take the financial risk.

Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him that he has considered resigning over his growing frustration with President Trump and the president's public statements about the Justice Department and its ongoing cases, an administration official tells NPR.

It is unclear whether the attorney general ever informed the president he was considering quitting, and for now, Barr remains at the department's helm. A spokeswoman says he has "no plans to resign."

Emily Files

In early February, Gov. Tony Evers signed Wisconsin’s first dyslexia law. It requires the Department of Public Instruction to create a guidebook about the common reading disability. 

Three days before the Nevada caucuses, six Democratic candidates will face off in a debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

The televised debate comes on the heels of a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll that shows Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leading nationally, with 31% support among Democratic-leaning voters.

Trailing Sanders in second in the survey is billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, with 19% backing.

Courtesy of Tom Barrett and Lena Taylor

Updated Wednesday at 12:23 p.m. CT

After Tuesday’s primary, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is moving forward in his quest for another four-year term. He and Democratic state Sen. Lena Taylor survived the four-way contest.

>>Wisconsin Election Results — 2020 Spring Primary Elections

Courtesy of Jill Karofsky and Daniel Kelly

Updated Wednesday at 12:02 p.m. CT

Voters chose Jill Karofsky and incumbent Daniel Kelly to advance to the Wisconsin general election in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. On April 7, voters will decide which one will earn a 10-year term on the state Supreme Court. The presidential primary is the same day. 

>>Wisconsin Election Results — 2020 Spring Primary Elections

Courtesy David Crowley and Chris Larson

Updated Wednesday at 11:39 a.m. CT

David Crowley and Chris Larson are advancing to the April 7 general election in the Milwaukee County executive race. They were the top two vote-getters in the primary election, beating out Theo Lipscomb and Purnima Nath.

Both Crowley and Larson are Democrats who serve in the Wisconsin Legislature – Crowley in the Assembly and Larson in the Senate.

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Food halls have been popping up in neighborhoods and suburbs throughout the Milwaukee Area. These spaces have become popular in cities throughout the country, and generally offer a dining experience uniquely different from a standard restaurant.

"The idea is to have these kind of small format, usually local food and beverage vendors collected into one place with a central bar and also central seating," says Tom Daykin, a reporter covering commercial real estate for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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