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Walker says GOP complacency a big concern

Walker says GOP complacency a big concern

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says complacency and fatigue among Republican voters is one of his biggest concerns as he faces re-election in less than 10 weeks. Walker addressed his concerns Friday on WTMJ-AM when asked about a poll released on Wednesday indicating that Democrats were more enthused about the upcoming election that […]

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Wisconsin private-sector jobs grew 1.3 percent

Wisconsin private-sector jobs grew 1.3 percent

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Private-sector jobs grew just 1.3 percent in Wisconsin during the 12-month period ending in March. Gov. Scott Walker’s administration released the preliminary figures late Thursday. They will be officially released on Sept. 18 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, along with figures from other states showing how well Wisconsin compares […]

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Wisconsin cranberry industry woos Chinese buyers

Wisconsin cranberry industry woos Chinese buyers

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials are turning to Chinese buyers to take a bite out of the state’s overgrown cranberry crop. Stevens Point Journal Media reports the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection hosted a group of potential buyers from China this past week to talk to local farmers and tour […]

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Former deputy suspected of homicide due in court

Former deputy suspected of homicide due in court

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A former Dane County sheriff’s deputy suspected of fatally shooting his wife and sister-in-law is due in court. Andy Steele is scheduled for an appearance in Dane County Circuit Court Friday afternoon. Steele could be formally charged Friday in the deaths of 39-year-old Ashley Steele and her 38-year-old sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, […]

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Milwaukee man found guilty in sex-trafficking case

Milwaukee man found guilty in sex-trafficking case

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A 45-year-old Milwaukee man has been found guilty of sex trafficking, child abuse and related charges. A jury convicted Roy Weatherall on Thursday of 14 counts following an eight-day trial in Milwaukee County court. Charges include sexual assault of a child, soliciting prostitutes, reckless injury and witness intimidation. The only count he […]

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Base ball team to play at Old World Wisconsin

Base ball team to play at Old World Wisconsin

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Old World Wisconsin’s vintage base ball team will play its last game of the season at the historical site outside Eagle, not in Greenbush. The Eagle Diamonds are slated to finish their season on Sept. 13 against the Chicago Salmon. Old World Wisconsin’s website originally said the game would be played […]

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College students urged to protect identity

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin consumer protection officials are advising college students to be especially vigilant about protecting their private identity information. The Federal Trade Commission says one in five identity theft victims are in their 20s. And for college students focused on class schedules and navigating a new environment, protecting their identity might not […]

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Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to an accordion player. Traditional German-style beer gardens, once popular but then outlawed during Prohibition, are back in Milwaukee County. The park department is joining others nationwide in starting to embrace once-banned […]

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Burke won’t appear with Obama on Monday

Burke won’t appear with Obama on Monday

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke won’t take the stage with President Barack Obama on Monday when he speaks at the Labor Day rally in Milwaukee. Burke spokesman Joe Zepecki says it is not appropriate for Burke to speak at the rally Obama is attending because it is an official White House […]

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Wisconsin faces $281 million budget shortfall

Wisconsin faces $281 million budget shortfall

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin tax collections are more than $281 million short of estimates, a drop that could require the Legislature to take action to keep the budget in balance. The state Department of Revenue on Thursday released the figures for the fiscal year that ended in June. Those figures show the state collected […]

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