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1.7 percent cost-of-living increase announced for Medicare, Social Security recipients

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced recently.  In 2014, the increase was 1.5 percent. This is the fourth cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) since 2009.  The increase will begin with benefits that 58 million Social Security beneficiaries […]

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Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton is telling Democrats in Milwaukee that choosing the next governor of Wisconsin “should not be a hard choice.” Clinton campaigned Friday for Mary Burke, who is in a tight race with Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Clinton says the job of the governor is to create jobs and get […]

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Wausau’s Eastbay transports employees

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Wausau company is literally going the extra mile to make sure it has enough help during the holiday shopping season. The sportswear company Eastbay is offering to transport employees who live as far as 45 minutes away in order to have adequate staffing during the holidays. Eastbay Distribution Center recruiting […]

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Keeping threat of Ebola in U.S. in perspective

Keeping threat of Ebola in U.S. in perspective

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network A Madison College professor says media consumers need to keep the threat posed by Ebola in the U.S. in perspective. While it’s important to inform the public, Madison College marketing professor Steve Noll says 24-7 coverage of Ebola has little to do with the extraordinarily small likelihood of individuals in […]

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State says most voucher recipients came from private schools

State says most voucher recipients came from private schools

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network New numbers from the Department of Public Instruction show many students receiving taxpayer-funded vouchers were already enrolled in private schools. Supporters of a statewide expansion of the private school voucher program have argued it will allow more children to escape troubled public schools. However, DPI figures show only about 19 […]

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AG candidates set to debate on public television

AG candidates set to debate on public television

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin attorney general candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel are set to engage in their second debate. Happ, Jefferson County’s Democratic district attorney, and Schimel, Waukesha County’s Republican district attorney, are scheduled to appear together on Wisconsin Public Television on Friday evening. Polls show Happ and Schimel locked in a dead […]

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Electronic waste recycler adding jobs, relocating

Electronic waste recycler adding jobs, relocating

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse company that recycles electronic waste has plans to add 110 jobs and relocate. Dynamic Recycling human resources manager Alicia Von Haden says they are “bursting out the seams” at their current location due to increased customer demand. The company will spend $2 million to renovate the shuttered […]

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Wisconsin man claims $1M Powerball prize

Wisconsin man claims $1M Powerball prize

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

STANLEY, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man says he has no plans yet how to spend a $1 million Powerball prize. Robert Bogard of Stanley claimed his winnings Thursday. But Bogard admitted he has no particular plans on how to spend the money. The Leader-Telegram reports the 57-year-old paid his truck off and plans to […]

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Brett Hulsey reenters race for Wisconsin governor

Brett Hulsey reenters race for Wisconsin governor

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Less than two weeks from Election Day, state Representative Brett Hulsey has announced an independent bid for governor. The Madison Democrat, who lost resoundingly to Mary Burke in the August Democratic primary (Hulsey received 51,830 votes to Burke’s 259,921), said at the time that he had no intention of running […]

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Most voucher students came from private schools

Most voucher students came from private schools

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The vast majority of students receiving a taxpayer-subsidized voucher to attend private school this year did not go to a Wisconsin public school last year. Data released Thursday by the state Department of Public Instruction shows that just over 19 percent of the 538 students who entered the statewide program this […]

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