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Wisconsin school report cards released

Wisconsin school report cards released

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Netwrok All but about two percent of Wisconsin’s 424 public school districts met or exceeded the state’s achievement expectations during the last school year. Annual report cards released by the state Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday also show that 88 percent of individual schools met or surpassed their expectations. It’s […]

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Another veterans Honor Flight readies for Washington

Another veterans Honor Flight readies for Washington

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network Officials from the Never Forgotten Honor Flight say this weekend’s Guns and Hoses charity softball game in Stevens Point is their biggest one yet. Co-founder Jim Campbell says the softball game has topped all previous fundraisers. “They raised $45,000 which literally fills a 737 with veterans, because we take approximately 90 veterans […]

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Wisconsin needs $760 million more for Medicaid

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Health Services says it needs $760 million more over the next two-year state budget to pay for current services in the Medicaid program. The new estimate was included in the agency’s budget request submitted to Gov. Scott Walker’s administration made public Tuesday. That budget begins in mid-2015. […]

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Teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

Teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A high school teacher is charged in Brown County with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student. Investigators say 32-year-old Christopher Wieber pursued a relationship with a girl he had in his biology class last year at Bay Port High School near Green Bay. WLUK-TV says Wieber is charged with sexual assault […]

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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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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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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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Wisconsin DOJ wants $738K for death investigations

Wisconsin DOJ wants $738K for death investigations

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Justice is asking Gov. Scott Walker for an additional $738,600 to cover investigating local officer-involved deaths. The agency submitted its 2015-17 budget request to Walker on Monday. Wisconsin legislators passed a law earlier this year that requires police departments to let outside agencies run probes into officer-involved […]

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