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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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Gay marriages in Wisconsin on hold

Gay marriages in Wisconsin on hold

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriages remains in effect — at least for now. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering taking up the issue. In the meantime, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has decidedto put its recent ruling on gay marriage on hold. The appellate panel ruled almost two […]

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Burke supports repeal of voter ID requirement

Burke supports repeal of voter ID requirement

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke supports repealing the requirement that voters present photo identification at the polls. The requirement was signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker and on Friday a federal appeals court overturned a lower court’s decision blocking it, meaning voters will have to show photo IDs at the […]

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Wisconsin election officials scramble on voter ID

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin election officials are scrambling to deal with the reinstatement of the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots. The law was reinstated last Friday by a federal appeals court in Chicago, just hours after hearing arguments in the case. Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney said Monday that […]

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Grain farmers strapped by rising cropland rent

Grain farmers strapped by rising cropland rent

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An increase in rent for cropland in Wisconsin is strapping grain farmers who are dealing with plummeting prices for corn. Analysts say competition among farmers for land to grow crops or dump manure helped lead to an increase of about 8 percent for rented cropland this year compared to 2013. The […]

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Changes to drug takeback program

Changes to drug takeback program

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Newly approved changes to the way the federal government handles drug take back boxes may complicate things for local solid waste departments. A rule passed earlier this year allows those drop boxes in more places than just police stations. Marathon County solid waste department director Meleesa Johnson says that may […]

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