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Wisconsin governor approves new voter ID process

Wisconsin governor approves new voter ID process

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker has approved new rules establishing a free process for verifying birth information for people looking for state identification cards to vote but lack birth certificates. Walker approved the rules Friday, the same day state attorneys tried to convince the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to reinstate […]

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Update: Appeals court to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – Three Republican-appointed federal judges in Chicago have heard arguments about Wisconsin’s voter ID law and whether it should be reinstated for the November election. The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals panel sounded skeptical at times Friday about depictions of the law as discriminatory. But judges often play devil’s advocate, so it’s […]

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Bow deer hunt begins Saturday

Bow deer hunt begins Saturday

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network The archery season will be a unique deer hunting season with a set of new regulations in place, and buck-only hunts in most northern counties. Deer hunters may face some adjustments when they head out into the woods this weekend. State Department of Natural Resources Warden Supervisor Dave Walz says a variety of […]

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Closing loophole that favors deadbeat parents

Closing loophole that favors deadbeat parents

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network A proposal in Congress would help fix a federal law that currently allows deadbeat parents to avoid paying child support. Congressman Sean Duffy says the Fair Credit Reporting Act has an unintended consequence that makes it harder for the courts and children by letting the paying parent off too easy. Duffy says […]

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Republican appointees to hear voter ID case

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The three federal appellate judges who will decide whether Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law is valid are all Republican appointees. Civil rights advocates are challenging the GOP-authored law. A federal district judge in Milwaukee has already struck it down but Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the 7th Circuit […]

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Police: Wisconsin man shocks daughter with collar

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have charged a Sheboygan man who they say used a dog’s shock collar on his 7-year-old daughter. Sheboygan Press Media reports 28-year-old Zachary Kacmar was charged Thursday with felony physical abuse of a child. Police arrested him Wednesday after his wife called authorities. She tells police he put the collar […]

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Wisconsin DNR urges hunters to report observations

Wisconsin DNR urges hunters to report observations

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is urging bow hunters to report their wildlife observations online. The archery and crossbow deer seasons open on Saturday. The DNR is asking hunters to record all of their hunting activity and wildlife observations in a survey available on the agency’s website. DNR officials say […]

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Appeals court to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – A U.S. appeals court is set to hear arguments today on whether a Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls should be reactivated in time for the November elections following a nearly three-year legal battle. Attorneys for the state of Wisconsin’s Justice Department will defend the law in […]

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Emerald ash borer confirmed in Calumet County

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Calumet County

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in eastern Wisconsin’s Calumet County. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced the discovery Thursday. As a result, Calumet County will now be quarantined along with Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Outagamie counties. Emerald ash borer has not been found in those counties, but […]

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Wisconsin Book Festival set for next month

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Book lovers, rejoice. The Wisconsin Book Festival is returning to Madison next month. The festival is set to begin on Oct. 16 and run through Oct. 19 and multiple venues around Madison, including the UW-Madison campus, libraries and museums. The itinerary includes a book sale, performance poetry and presenations by multiple […]

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