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Group accuses Happ of going easy on child molester

Group accuses Happ of going easy on child molester

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A conservative investigative group is accusing Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ of letting a child molester off easy because he was in a contract to purchase her house. Media Trackers released a statement on Tuesday saying court and land documents show Happ and her husband entered into a three-year land […]

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Walker says ‘right to work’ not on agenda

Walker says ‘right to work’ not on agenda

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says making Wisconsin a “right to work” state is not a part of his agenda, but he refused to say if he would veto such a bill. In “right to work” states, private-sector workers can’t be required to join a union or pay dues as a condition of […]

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Ryan: Purported beheading reflects Obama weakness

Ryan: Purported beheading reflects Obama weakness

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says the circumstances that led to the purported beheading of a second U.S. journalist by the Islamic State group reflect a weakness of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Ryan heard the news Tuesday while taking questions at a luncheon at the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. An organizer told […]

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Walker says he won’t make another jobs promise

Walker says he won’t make another jobs promise

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he won’t make another job-creation promise like he did four years ago. Walker said Tuesday that his economic development plan to be unveiled in coming weeks will be a detailed proposal about how to grow jobs, but it won’t include a specific promise of how many jobs […]

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Annual fence slogan nod to Ha-Ha

Annual fence slogan nod to Ha-Ha

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – One of the traditions connecting the Green Bay Packers and their fans is an annual slogan painted on a fence across from Lambeau Field. The slogan goes up on Fred Harrsch’s fence just before the Packers start the regular season. The fence is even on Green Bay’s historical sites list. […]

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Football season can kickoff gambling problems

Football season can kickoff gambling problems

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Betting on football can be no fantasy. With NFL and college games now underway, Rose Gruber with Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling said people should know that its prime time for sports betting – and when that gets out of control, the impact can be devastating. “It isn’t always just […]

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Wisconsin looks to past resolution for Northwoods

Wisconsin looks to past resolution for Northwoods

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PPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Environmental activists say they plan to work with pro-business factions to resolve a longtime dispute over timber management in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Post-Crescent Media reports northern Wisconsin activists hope to borrow a strategy used by Greenpeace and Kimberly-Clark Corporation to reach a collaborative agreement on a material the company used that came […]

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Insider trading case dismissed in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (AP) – An insider trading case against a former Heartland Advisors executive has been dismissed. A federal judge has thrown out the case brought against Jilaine Bauer. Civil charges were filed in 2003 against Bauer by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Bauer was accused of redeeming shares of a Heartland municipal bond fund […]

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College students warned to watch out for identity thieves

College students warned to watch out for identity thieves

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network As the fall semester gets underway on college campuses, students are being reminded to keep a close eye on their personal information. Sandy Chalmers with the state Division of Trade and Consumer Protection says physical security is really important when protecting yourself form identity theft, so it’s best to either […]

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Tourism and the tribes

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By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network When thinking of Wisconsin tourism, you might not necessarily think of the state’s 11 sovereign tribal nations. However, Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says Native American tourism in the Badger State is a lot more than just gaming and pow wows. While she says those are important to […]

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