Drop boxes are back and so are ice bars

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Appeals court reinstates absentee ballot drop boxes for Feb. 15 primary

  • The District 4 Court of Appeals issued its order a day before election clerks are scheduled to send voters absentee ballots in the race for Milwaukee mayor and other local contests in Wisconsin.

  • The case will continue as the appeals court considers whether to fully overturn the decision this month from Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren.

  • The case, which could eventually get to the state Supreme Court, will determine what the rules are for returning absentee ballots. The case is closely watched because it will determine how voters can return ballots in the fall elections for U.S. Senate and governor, as well as the 2024 election for president.

'Angry and shaken': Six people dead in shooting in Milwaukee, suspect and motive still unknown

  • The shooting has left many "saddened, angry and shaken," said Ald. Russell Stamper II, who represents the area. "There are no words to accurately describe the feelings of the community at the continuing violence, but one thing remains perfectly clear," he said in a news release Monday. "We must do better."

  • Neighbors said the area is plagued by gun violence. Even if she had heard gunshots in the area recently she said she wouldn’t think much of it, especially if there was no accompanying police response, one neighbor said. “It really happens so often, so I really didn’t pay that much attention,” she said.

  • The duplex is within the Park West neighborhood, bordered by North Avenue, North 20th Street and Burleigh Street with Fond du Lac Avenue running through the western portion of the area. In 2020, when gun violence exploded across Milwaukee and in other cities across the country, 65 people were shot in Park West — nine of them dying from their wounds, data showed. In 2021, the violence continued with 45 shooting victims, including eight homicides.

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The Money

KOHL'S: Kohl's Corp. stock price rose rapidly Monday morning after reports surfaced over the weekend of purchase offers for the department store chain.

ASCENSION: Wisconsin health care workers will be allowed to start new jobs at Ascension after a judge dismisses temporary restraining order.

The Fun Stuff

FIRST STAGE: In 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham,' a Black family's road trip meets up with history.

ICE BAR: The Wicked Hop in Milwaukee's Third Ward is bringing back its ice bar on Friday.

The Games

MU: The Marquette men's basketball team is back on the national radar in Shaka Smart's first season as head coach. The Golden Eagles, riding a six-game winning streak and boasting five victories over ranked foes this season, made their first appearance in The Associated Press' top 25 this season at No. 22 on Monday.

PACKERS: Where does Saturday's loss rank among their most disappointing playoff setbacks? Lots of memories here (4th and 26, Seattle, etc...), all painful.

Today's Weather

It's really cold. High of 8 today and a low of -9 overnight tonight.

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