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Wisconsin elections head predicts voter turnout at 57 percent

Wisconsin elections head predicts voter turnout at 57 percent

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network Expect plenty of Wisconsin residents to show up at the polls next Tuesday to cast their votes in a race for governor that both of the leading candidates admit will largely hinge on turnout. The state Government Accountability Board project about 2.5 million voters will cast ballots in the November 4 election, […]

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Judge to hold hearing on releasing Schimel videos

Judge to hold hearing on releasing Schimel videos

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Madison judge could rule on whether to release videos of what Democrats believe is Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel making inappropriate remarks at prosecutorial training seminars. The state Democratic Party has filed an open records request with the state Justice Department seeking five videos of presentations Schimel, the Waukesha […]

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DOJ records show agent was fired over ICAC delays

DOJ records show agent was fired over ICAC delays

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Newly released records show a state Justice Department agent that left her job over delays in assigning Internet child pornography cases was fired. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced in March that two investigators in DOJ’s Milwaukee office had left their jobs after DOJ officials discovered they had left nearly four […]

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Update: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

Update: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A nurse who promised to defy Maine’s quarantine for health care workers who’ve treated Ebola patients has followed through on her vow. Kaci Hickox left her Fort Kent home with her boyfriend on Thursday and went for a bike ride, trailed by reporters and a state police cruiser. They returned […]

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Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market. The Labor Department says weekly applications increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 250 to 281,000, the lowest level in more […]

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US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. The Commerce Department says that the third quarter result followed a 4.6 percent rebound in the second […]

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DNR reminds hunters to review county boundaries

DNR reminds hunters to review county boundaries

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding deer hunters to learn the boundaries of new management units by reviewing county lines. The Department of Natural Resources has reduced the number of traditional management units this year from 134 to 72 units based on county boundaries in an effort to simplify the hunt. The […]

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For-profit colleges face ‘gainful employment’ rule

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – For-profit colleges that don’t produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government. Schools with career-oriented programs that fail to comply with the new rule being announced Thursday by the Obama administration stand to lose access to federal student-aid programs. To meet these […]

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Wisconsin studies music and memory program

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is leading a new study on whether music can help dementia patients. Similar studies will be done in Utah and Ohio on the Music and Memory program, which is in hundreds of nursing homes across the U.S. and Canada. The study in Wisconsin is the largest […]

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Tim Cook: ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’

Tim Cook: ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. Cook says that for years he’s been open with many people about his sexual orientation and that plenty of […]

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