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Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for The Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

Costly mistakes: Fight rages over who has burden of proving unemployment fraud (access required)

As two state agencies wage a largely behind-the-scenes battle over the definition of a certain type of fraud, construction workers could soon find themselves fighting against a presumption that any misinformation they had submitted when applying for unemployment benefits resulted from a deliberate attempt to bilk the state out of money — rather than a simple mistake.

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Up, up and away

Edith Macefield’s tiny house in the old waterfront neighborhood of Ballard, Wash. — likened by many people to the house in the Disney movie “Up,” in spirit and architecture — will have to be torn down or hauled away, its owner said Monday:

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