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Madison health group to stop selling sugary drinks

Madison health group to stop selling sugary drinks

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Employees, patients and visitors will no longer be able to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages at a Madison health care system as it moves to encourage healthier choices. UW Health says it will stop selling the sugary drinks, as well as the deep fryers at UW Hospital, from its facilities by the end […]

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DOJ appeals Schimel video release order

DOJ appeals Schimel video release order

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Justice has appealed an order to release videos of training seminars Republican attorney general Brad Schimel gave for prosecutors to Democrats. Democrats believe Schimel made inappropriate remarks at five DOJ-run training seminars since 2009. Schimel has denied the allegations but Democrats have filed a lawsuit demanding DOJ […]

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Chinese engineer to plead guilty in Wisconsin case

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say they have reached a plea deal with a Chinese engineer charged with stealing trade secrets from a GE Healthcare subsidiary in Waukesha. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports 41-year-old Jun Xie will plead guilty to one count of stealing trade secrets. He faces up to 10 years in prison, […]

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Boots, heavy coats needed for trick or treating

Boots, heavy coats needed for trick or treating

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

SULLIVAN, Wis. (AP) – Heavy coats and maybe some boots are needed for Halloween trick or treating this year in northern Wisconsin. Residents there are shoveling or blowing snow off their driveways and sidewalks as costumed children make their way to their doorsteps in search of Halloween treats. The National Weather Service has recorded 8 […]

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Poll shows support for criminalizing 1st offense drunk driving

Poll shows support for criminalizing 1st offense drunk driving

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network The last Marquette Law School poll of this election cycle is released this week and poll director Charles Franklin says supporters of Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke hold sharply differing views on most issues, with the greatest difference on Act 10 and collective bargaining. Two issues […]

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Last day for early voting in Wisconsin

Last day for early voting in Wisconsin

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By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Today marks the final day that voters can cast an absentee ballot in person for next Tuesday’s election. Early voting hours in local municipal clerk’s offices end today at 5 p.m. or at the close of business, whichever is later. The state Government Accountability Board says hours will vary, but […]

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Federal report: Homelessness down slightly in WI

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal report says the number of homeless people has declined slightly in Wisconsin. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report to Congress comes from a one-night count by local homeless advocacy agencies. Wisconsin’s report says the number of homeless people declined nearly 1 percent this year compared to […]

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Coca-Cola exec to speak at UW ceremony

Coca-Cola exec to speak at UW ceremony

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Coca-Cola executive who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison almost 30 years ago will return to his alma mater to deliver the speech at this winter’s graduation ceremony. Ben Deutsch graduated from UW-Madison in 1985 with a journalism degree and spent two years as a sports reporter at the Wisconsin […]

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Wisconsin GAB predicts 56.5 percent voter turnout

Wisconsin GAB predicts 56.5 percent voter turnout

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin election officials are predicting a little more than half of the state’s voting-age population will go to the polls next week. The Government Accountability Board officials said Thursday it expects about 2.5 million people will vote Tuesday. That’s about 56.5 percent of the 4.3 million people in Wisconsin old enough […]

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US judge considers dismissing ‘coordination’ suit

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MILWAUKEE (AP) – An attorney for the board that oversees Wisconsin elections has asked a federal judge to step aside in a dispute over the state’s campaign coordination law. The Milwaukee-based group Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates filed a lawsuit Oct. 2, asking U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa to declare unconstitutional a law limiting coordination […]

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