Gabrielle Powell

Beach Trash: Where Lake Michigan’s Litter Originates

Almost every day since last June, Marla Schmidt has walked along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Bay View. But she’s not lounging around enjoying the beach — she’s picking up trash.

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When Star Ames was a child there was a flood. The streets were like rivers and the houses like islands. It was 1960 and the village of Odanah, Wis. was up to its neck.

The town had been built on the banks of the Bad River, in the floodplain. "I remember watching the river come up," Ames says. "Every place we thought was high enough, the water kept coming up."

Republican Bryan Steil, former aide to House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Democratic union ironworker Randy Bryce will challenge each other for Ryan’s House seat in November’s general election.

Steil beat out five other Republican competitors. He outraised them and secured the backing of prominent donors and Republicans, including Ryan who announced earlier this year that he wouldn’t seek re-election this fall.

Chuck Quirmbach

Republican Leah Vukmir will challenge Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in November’s general election, as Vukmir won Tuesday’s partisan primary for Wisconsin U.S. Senate.

Leading up to primary election day, the race between Vukmir and her major contender Kevin Nicholson was close. Both she and Nicholson ran as strong supporters of President Donald Trump.

Susan Bence

Tony Evers will face-off with Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November’s general election, as he won Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

He beat out seven other Democratic candidates vying for the chance to challenge Walker. Lucas was the only one who's won a statewide election before and now faces his biggest challenge yet.

Walker has built up a big financial advantage for his re-election bid. He's already run many television ads touting his record of the past eight years.

Gabrielle Powell

Earnell Lucas won Tuesday's Democratic primary for Milwaukee County Sheriff.

He beat two other Democrats running for sheriff, Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt and Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff Robert Ostrowski. Lucas will likely win the Nov. 6 general election, as no Republicans ran in the primary. However, there still may be Republican write-ins.

Today's partisan primary elections include races for governor, U.S. Senate, seats in the House of Representatives and Milwaukee County Sheriff.

As the results come in, projected winners of Wisconsin's Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, partisan primary will be marked in bold. Those candidates will advance to the Nov. 6 general election.

Governor

Republican:
Robert Meyer
Scott Walker (R), incumbent

More information is coming out about the man who was shot and killed by Milwaukee police officers Monday.

WISN-TV has identified the man as Mario Hobson, a 48-year-old African-American man. WISN spoke with Hobson's daughter, who said her father was mentally ill.

In Wisconsin, some agricultural officials are playing the role of matchmaker. They're bringing together the state's cheesemakers with prospective international buyers for a unique speed-dating event, hoping, in part, to ease the tariff pain affecting Wisconsin cheesemakers. They are specifically targeting new markets in countries they don't usually sell to. It's especially timely because of retaliatory tariffs on dairy products from the U.S. by Mexico and China.

Putnam/Penguin Random House

The most recent figures from the World Bank show the average life expectancy for Americans is nearly 79 years old.  And while that’s a few years less than some other countries, it's still around the highest point it has ever been in US history.  But let’s say you knew exactly how long you’ll live - down to the very day.  Would it change the way you lived your life?

Michelle Maternowski

The polls are now open in Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Election Commission expects about 30 percent of registered voters in the city to head to the polls.

Meanwhile, state election officials are reminding people that because this is a partisan primary, voters must choose candidates from just one party.

Today's partisan primary elections include races for governor, U.S. Senate and seats in the House of Representatives. These contests are drawing national attention, including from NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

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