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Court dismisses case against UW-Stout official

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A state appeals court has rejected a lawsuit filed against the University of Wisconsin-Stout heads groundskeeper by a student who fractured her ankle after slipping on ice. The 3rd District Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by Amber Malean. She sued UW-Stout grounds supervisor Mike Smith, alleging he […]

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Appeals court allows Sept. 11 steel cross display

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group that wanted to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center’s wreckage. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday sided with a federal judge’s ruling last year that the decision to include […]

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Act 10, voter ID, domestic registry decisions near

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court plans to rule Thursday in three major cases. The court is planning to issue its ruling on the collective bargaining changes Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican Legislature approved in 2011, despite massive protests that led to a series of recall elections. Elements of the law have […]

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Conn. man cleared in killing seeks compensation

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he didn’t commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated. Kenneth Ireland was jailed when he was 18 and released in 2009 at age 39, after DNA tests. He’s […]

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Green Bay latest city to weigh phone driving ban

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay is the latest city in Wisconsin to consider banning cell phones for drivers. Alderman Jerry Wiezbiskie says he’s almost been hit several times by someone talking on their cell phone while driving, including his trip to City Hall Monday night. Wiezbiskie is proposing an ordinance banning handheld use […]

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Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms

Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate is scheduled to take up legislation today to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments. The House passed a $10.8 billion bill last week that would pay for highway and transit aid through the end of […]

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More landlords join lawsuit against La Crosse

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The number of landlords suing the City of La Crosse over a new ordinance has grown significantly. Initially, two landlords filed a lawsuit over the new requirement that they register their property annually and pay a fee. More than 30 landlords, representing some 200 or more rental properties in the […]

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Obama considers large-scale move on immigration

Obama considers large-scale move on immigration

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – White House officials are making plans to act before November’s midterm elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants in this country illegally. The move could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama. Advocates and lawmakers who’ve been in touch […]

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Election voting under way in Wisconsin

Election voting under way in Wisconsin

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Early election voting is underway at city clerks’ offices across Wisconsin. Voters who can’t make it to the polls for the primary election next month are able to cast ballots. It’s the first election since the Legislature put limits on the process. In-person absentee voting can only be conducted during the two […]

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Texan Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

Texan Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been sworn in as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The official ceremony makes Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the government. The brief observance took place Monday at HUD headquarters and was administered by Chief Judge Richard W. Roberts of […]

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