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Attorney general hopeful proposes senior advocate

Attorney general hopeful proposes senior advocate

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney general hopeful Jon Richards wants to create a new position with the state Justice Department to protect senior citizens. Richards announced Wednesday his so-called senior citizen advocate would work with local prosecutors to protect seniors from fraud and abuse. The advocate also would work with lawmakers to draft legislation to […]

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Unemployment up in Wisconsin’s largest cities

Unemployment up in Wisconsin’s largest cities

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Unemployment is up in all of Wisconsin’s largest cities and most counties. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment rates in June increased in all of the state’s 32 largest cities. Unemployment rates went up in 61 of 72 counties and remained unchanged in the other 11. Wisconsin’s […]

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Walker’s favorability drops in new poll

Walker’s favorability drops in new poll

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – After weeks of negative attack ads against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, a new poll shows that roughly the same percentage of voters have a favorable view of her as those who don’t. But Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Gov. Scott Walker’s approval ratings dropped from 47 percent […]

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New poll shows Obama approval rating dips

New poll shows Obama approval rating dips

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – President Barack Obama’s approval rating is almost unchanged in Wisconsin, with 46 percent of registered voters saying they approve of the job he’s doing. A Marquette University law school poll released Wednesday says 47 percent disapprove of his performance, and 4 percent don’t know. A similar Marquette poll two months ago […]

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Van Hollen: Gay marriage isn’t a fundamental right

Van Hollen: Gay marriage isn’t a fundamental right

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause doesn’t cover sexual orientation the same way it does gender discrimination and there’s no fundamental right for gay couples to marry. Van Hollen made his arguments in a brief filed Wednesday with a federal appeals court in Chicago. He […]

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Federal declaration requested for winter damage

Federal declaration requested for winter damage

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is asking the federal government to help eight Wisconsin counties recover from infrastructure damage caused by the severe winter weather. Walker has requested a federal disaster declaration to help pay for about $11 million in damage to broken water mains and frozen water towers due to the extreme […]

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Appeals court asks unnamed parties for information

Appeals court asks unnamed parties for information

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court is asking two unnamed parties related to an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and other conservative groups to explain why they are entitled to remain anonymous. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday asked the unnamed parties to address that in briefs […]

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Restaurateur accused of drugging, assaulting women

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

CEDARBURG, Wis. (AP) – A man who owns an Ozaukee County restaurant is being investigated on allegations that he drugged women’s drinks, sexually assaulted them and took nude photos of them. Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities raided the man’s Wauwatosa home and Cedarburg restaurant. A search warrant filed Monday says they seized cameras, […]

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Village board approves renaming street for coach

Village board approves renaming street for coach

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) – There’s Lombardi Avenue, Brett Favre Pass and Donald Driver Way. Now, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is set to get his own street name near Lambeau Field. The Ashwaubenon Village Board voted Tuesday night to change part of Potts Avenue to Mike McCarthy Way. The village will negotiate with the […]

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Organic meat processor to close after dispute

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

VILLAGE OF BLACK EARTH, Wis. (AP) – A popular organic meat processor has decided to close after a dispute with village of Black Earth officials. Owner Bartlett Durand says Black Earth Meats expects to close by the end of July after it lost it loan with the Bank of New Glarus. That followed the Village […]

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