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Wisconsin candidate rejects claim Trek fired her

Wisconsin candidate rejects claim Trek fired her

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor is rejecting a claim by the former president of Trek Bicycles that she was fired from her job at the family company. Mark Burke calls the claim “character assassination” just days before voters choose in a tight race between her and Republican Gov. Scott Walker. […]

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Federal judge asked to dismiss ‘coordination’ suit

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Government Accountability Board has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s campaign coordination law. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa granted the request to block the law from the Milwaukee-based group Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates while the conservative group’s underlying lawsuit challenging its […]

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DNR board approves start to shooting range process

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources’ board has approved starting the process to establish a new public shooting range in Columbia County. County residents have been upset with shooters using parking lots at the Swan Lake and French Creek wildlife areas as makeshift ranges. The Natural Resources Board voted unanimously Wednesday […]

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Daylight savings time coming up this weekend

Daylight savings time coming up this weekend

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Be ReadyWisconsin when you Fall Back (MADISON) – Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday as we “fall back” and set clocks back one hour.This is also a great time to check the things that keep us safe and ready for emergencies. ReadyWisconsin urges you to check these items.Smoke Detectors- Check and replace batteries if needed […]

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Launch explosion slightly affects Madison company

Launch explosion slightly affects Madison company

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin company that makes products for use in space is only slightly affected by the launch explosion of a space station supply rocket. A spokesman tells the Wisconsin State Journal that Madison’s Orbital Technologies Corp., better known as Orbitec, had only external LED lights on the rocket. Orbital Sciences Corp.’s […]

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Happ to vote early in attorney general race

Happ to vote early in attorney general race

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ says she plans to vote early. Happ’s campaign issued a statement Wednesday saying Happ plans to vote at noon in her hometown of Jefferson. A spokesman for her Republican opponent, Brad Schimel, says Schimel plans to vote first thing in the morning on Election Day […]

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Walker leads Burke by 7 points in latest Marquette poll

Walker leads Burke by 7 points in latest Marquette poll

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network The final Marquette University Law School poll in this election cycle shows Republican Governor Scott Walker leading his Democratic challenger Mary Burke by seven points among likely voters. That’s a big change from recent polls putting the two candidates essentially dead even. The gap between the two gubernatorial candidates is […]

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12 legislators ask for child welfare audit

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Twelve Democratic state legislators are asking for an audit of the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare because of a large backlog of unresolved child abuse and neglect cases. Rep. LaTonya Johnson is among the Milwaukee area lawmakers who say the backlog is putting thousands of children at risk. Johnson says the death […]

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State coordinates with hospitals to treat potential Ebola cases

State coordinates with hospitals to treat potential Ebola cases

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network State health officials have determined where any patients who contract the Ebola virus will be sent and has set up transfer plans to get them there. There have been no diagnosed cases of Ebola in the state and, while State Health Officer Karen McKeown maintains that the risk of anyone […]

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Wisconsin Boy Scout council gets $3M donation

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WESTON, Wis. (AP) – A central Wisconsin Boy Scout council has received a $3 million donation to help send underserved kids to summer camp. Wausau Daily Herald Media reports the Samoset Council announced the gift Tuesday from Chicago real estate executive and former scout Albert Hanna. He designated the donation to support underprivileged children’s participation […]

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