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More children live to age 5, work still to be done

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – More of the world’s children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but a new report finds 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes. The U.N. children’s agency said Tuesday that while death rates have dropped by half since 1990, the world still is short of meeting a goal of […]

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Walker wants more from Wisconsin assistance recipients

Walker wants more from Wisconsin assistance recipients

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Governor Scott Walker wants more, from recipients of unemployment assistance and food stamps. In a second term, Walker would require drug testing for those requesting unemployment assistance. At a stop in Wausau on Monday, Walker said that’s what employers want. “They tell us they have basic, entry level jobs, where […]

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Wisconsin DMV service centers ready to fill photo ID requests

Wisconsin DMV service centers ready to fill photo ID requests

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network It remains unclear how many Wisconsin residents still need a photo ID to vote in the November elections, following a federal court orderlast week that clears the way for Wisconsin’s voter identification law to be in effect for the November 4th election. The law, which had been on hold for […]

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GOP set to again block Senate Dems on women’s pay

GOP set to again block Senate Dems on women’s pay

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats are forcing an election-season vote on their drive to pressure companies to pay women the same as men for comparable jobs. Republicans are ready to block the measure in a predictable roll call that Democrats hope will persuade women to vote for their candidates in November. GOP senators blockaded the […]

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Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown

Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – A fourth Atlantic City casino is going out of business. Trump Plaza will shut its doors at 6 o’clock Eastern Time this morning. The casino at the center of the Boardwalk and the end of the Atlantic City Expressway has been declining for years, performing worse than any of the […]

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US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) – Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They’re the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most […]

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Nine cases of enterovirus 68 suspected

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Doctors suspect there are at least nine Wisconsin cases of the respiratory and stomach virus that has hospitalized hundreds of children around the country. Samples of the nine suspected cases in the Madison area were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Test results should be back in about […]

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Trio of California wildfires destroy or damage scores of homes; thousands evacuated

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

WEED, Calif. (AP) – Intense winds are fanning a destructive and dangerous California wildfire threatening the little town of Weed, near the Oregon border. The blaze damaged a saw mill and burned a church to the ground. Officials say 100 homes have been damaged or destroyed. Evacuation orders have been given for at least 1,500 […]

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Wisconsin DNR launches fall photo contest

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is launching a fall photo contest. The agency is looking for fall photos taken on state properties such as parks, forests, trails and recreation areas for its “Fall in Love with Wisconsin State Parks” contest. People can enter one photo per day on the DNR’s […]

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Man arrested after dead cows found in Wisconsin

Man arrested after dead cows found in Wisconsin

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARRON, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a 47-year-old western Wisconsin man was arrested after officials discovered 25 dead cows on his farm. The Barron County sheriff’s office says the man was taken into custody Saturday on suspicion of mistreating animals and failing to provide food and drink to animals. The Leader-Telegram reports the man was […]

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