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Early voting begins in Wisconsin

Early voting begins in Wisconsin

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Voters hoping to avoid lines at the polls Election Day can cast their ballots early. Municipal clerks across Wisconsin will accept ballots beginning Monday. Early voting hours generally run from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. weekdays, however local clerks can set their own hours within those perimeters. Early voting ends Oct. […]

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Historian to retrace Nicolet’s journey

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin historian is set to retrace French explorer Jean Nicolet’s travels this week. Patrick Jung, an associate history professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, will give a presentation on Nicolet on Tuesday at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison. The presentation is part of the museum’s series of noon […]

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Wisconsin man bikes to raise pipeline awareness

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) – An 80-year-old Wisconsin man is riding his bicycle across 16 counties in the state to raise awareness about a proposed Enbridge Energy oil pipeline and call for greater transparency around the project. WDIO-TV reports Bruce Noble is biking through counties where the Canada-based company’s crude oil Pipeline 61 could be built. […]

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Missed the debate in Gov. race? Listen to full audio here

Missed the debate in Gov. race? Listen to full audio here

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke break little new ground in their second and final debate. Walker and Burke largely played it safe in Friday’s debate in Milwaukee, sticking to their well-worn talking points honed over months on the campaign trail. The debate comes just 18 days before the Nov. 4 […]

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Prepare your vehicle for winter before it’s here

Prepare your vehicle for winter before it’s here

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, WI. (October 15, 2014) – Seasonal changes can have a serious impact on your vehicle’s performance.  Preparation and proper maintenance can often be the difference between getting home safely and becoming stranded. “Harsh winter conditions make your vehicle work harder, particularly the charging and starting system, headlights, tires and windshield wipers,” says Nick Jarmusz, […]

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Walker considering requesting Ebola travel ban

Walker considering requesting Ebola travel ban

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he’s considering asking the federal government to impose travel bans to stop the spread of Ebola. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, an Oshkosh Republican, has called for restricting travel and quarantines for people who have recently been in affect nations or exposed to Ebola patients. U.S. Rep. […]

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Walker warns cities Burke will restore unions

Walker warns cities Burke will restore unions

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker is warning city officials that Democrat Mary Burke would tie their hands by restoring public-sector collective bargaining. Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature passed a law in 2011 stripping most public workers of their union rights and eliminating automatic union due deductions from their paychecks. Burke, who is […]

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Congressman Reid Ribble wants Ebola travel ban

Congressman Reid Ribble wants Ebola travel ban

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network A northeastern Wisconsin congressman is calling for stronger action to deal with the Ebola outbreak. Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI) sent House Speaker John Boehner a letter Thursday, calling for an emergency session to address the problem. The Sherwood Republican wants to ban commercial travel to Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. Ribble is […]

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Walker and Burke set to meet for final debate

Walker and Burke set to meet for final debate

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke will meet tonight for another debate, a week after their first meetingin Eau Claire. The two candidates will meet tonight at seven on the Milwaukee Area Technical College campus. It’s the second and final debate between the two, with a little over […]

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Man accused of fatally shooting wife in Sawyer Co.

Man accused of fatally shooting wife in Sawyer Co.

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) – A man is accused of fatally shooting his wife in Sawyer County. The 26-year-old man is due in court Friday for a bond hearing. He’s being held on a possible charge of first-degree intentional homicide. Authorities say the man called 911 on Oct. 5 to report that his wife had been […]

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