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Race for Wisconsin governor remains a dead heat

Race for Wisconsin governor remains a dead heat

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network With less than three weeks to go before the election, the race for governor in Wisconsin remains a statistical dead heat between incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke. The latest Marquette University Law School Poll released shows Walker and Burke tied among likely voters at 47-47. […]

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Status of Wisconsin state budget due in report

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The clearest picture yet of what condition Wisconsin’s state budget is in is scheduled to be released by Gov. Scott Walker’s administration. The report due out Wednesday will show what condition the budget was in at the conclusion of the fiscal year that ended in June. Tax collections for that fiscal […]

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Extra law enforcement at UW-River Falls

Extra law enforcement at UW-River Falls

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) – University of Wisconsin-River Falls police say there’s an increased law enforcement presence on campus following an anonymous threat. A campus safety alert says the written communication stated “Beware the Ides of October, the time is night and the bullets will fly.” The Ides correspond with Oct. 15. University spokesman Blake […]

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Burke says dispute over jobs plan slowed momentum

Burke says dispute over jobs plan slowed momentum

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says disputes over the authenticity of her jobs plan slowed momentum of her campaign against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Burke was asked about the issue Wednesday during an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board that was broadcast live on the newspaper’s website. Burke was […]

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Protesters to shadow Wisconsin wolf hunters

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A group of protesters plans to shadow wolf hunters in Wisconsin so they can observe their methods. Wisconsin’s third annual wolf hunt began Wednesday. The group, which calls itself the Great Lakes Wolf Patrol, released a statement saying 11 members are operating out of a base camp on public lands in […]

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Governor Walker considers revamping the gas tax

Governor Walker considers revamping the gas tax

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Governor Scott Walker floats the idea of replacing the traditional gas tax with a sales tax on gasoline and alternative fuels for vehicles, saying it could help stabilize the state transportation fund as it faces a $680 million shortfall in the next biennial budget. Walker gave scant details on his […]

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Ex-Wisconsin teacher aide takes deal in sex case

Ex-Wisconsin teacher aide takes deal in sex case

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – A former Appleton school district teacher’s aide charged with sexually assaulting a student has taken a plea deal. Post-Crescent Media reports 45-year-old Laura Bates of Hilbert said Tuesday she will plead no contest in Calumet County court to three counts of sexual assault of a student. A jury trial was set […]

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Eagles’ Don Henley sues Duluth Trading Co.

Eagles’ Don Henley sues Duluth Trading Co.

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

BELLEVILLE, Wis. (AP) – A founding member of the Eagles rock band is suing a Wisconsin clothing manufacturer over an ad he claims is a copyright violation. Don Henley apparently isn’t amused by the Duluth Trading Co. ad for its Henley shirts, which are a men’s pullover without a collar. Duluth’s ad encourages consumers to […]

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Superior-based unit deploying to Afghanistan

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) – Family, friends and dignitaries will gather at a middle school in Superior to mark the deployment of about 100 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers to Afghanistan. The 950th Engineer Company, which is headquartered in Superior, will deploy to eastern Afghanistan to clear roads and supply routes of improvised explosive devices. The military […]

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Obama plans push to help 7 Dem governor hopefuls

Obama plans push to help 7 Dem governor hopefuls

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is planning a major campaign push in seven governor’s races, where Democrats’ prospects are looking up, while largely avoiding the party’s tougher challenges in the Senate as midterm elections approach. A White House official says Obama will spend the last full week of the campaign appearing at rallies for […]

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