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Grocery chain sues Clorox for price discrimination

Grocery chain sues Clorox for price discrimination

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Woodman’s grocery store chain is suing Clorox Corp., alleging price discrimination. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Madison, Woodman’s says Clorox will only make large packs of products available to warehouse clubs, including Costco and Sam’s Club. The Janesville-based Woodman’s says that’s a violation of federal law which […]

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Happ, Schimel to meet for final AG debate

Happ, Schimel to meet for final AG debate

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin attorney general candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel are set to meet for their third and final debate at the state bar’s Madison headquarters. The debate is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. Wednesday. It will be televised three times on Sunday, two days ahead of Election Day, in […]

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President Obama stumps for Mary Burke in Wisconsin

President Obama stumps for Mary Burke in Wisconsin

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network President Barack Obama stumps in Milwaukee for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke in a very tight race. Both politicians repeatedly emphasize the importance of casting a ballot in this election. AUDIO: Obama urges voters to take advantage of early in-person voting. :43 The president slams Republican Governor Scott Walker on several […]

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Assessing your furnace’s readiness for winter

Assessing your furnace’s readiness for winter

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Winter is fast approaching and many homeowners are hoping to avoid high heating bills. Last year was one of the coldest winters Wisconsin has seen in decades, according to official records. Tamara Sondgeroth is director of operations for Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy. […]

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Wisconsin man sues over armored vehicle response

Wisconsin man sues over armored vehicle response

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Marathon County man is suing the Town of Stettin for $4.5 million after two dozen deputies and an armored vehicle were sent to his home earlier this month. Seventy-five-year-old Roger Hoeppner is seeking damages for pain, suffering, emotional distress, damage to reputation and economic loss. Authorities were sent to Hoeppner’s […]

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Group sues Governor Walker to act on minimum wage

Group sues Governor Walker to act on minimum wage

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Advocates for a higher minimum wage want to force the governor to increase the rate; they hope to draw attention to the issue before the election. Wisconsin Jobs Now is taking legal action, because its members say the current $7.25 an hour minimum wage is not a “living wage,” as […]

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Unions, GOP give to Wisconsin AG candidates

Unions, GOP give to Wisconsin AG candidates

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Labor unions, the state Republican Party and the state realtors association are all pumping money to Wisconsin’s attorney general candidates. Democrat Susan Happ and Republican Brad Schimel each filed campaign finance reports Monday detailing contributions over the last three months. Happ’s report shows her top donors were the Wisconsin Education Association […]

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Liberal group: Conservatives violated IRS rules

Liberal group: Conservatives violated IRS rules

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The liberal Center for Media and Democracy is asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the conservative group at the center of the John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign. The Wisconsin Club for Growth filed as a tax-exempt organization in 2011 and 2012 and told the IRS […]

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Wisconsin study to probe farm kids’ allergies

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) – Marshfield Clinic researchers are enrolling pregnant Wisconsin farmers in a study of children’s allergies and asthma. News-Herald Media reports the clinic’s National Farm Medicine Center plans to enroll about 100 expectant mothers who live on farms and 100 non-farm women. The center will work with the University of Wisconsin’s asthma and […]

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Veterans museum announces traveling program

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is launching a new traveling exhibits program. The program, dubbed Marching Across the State, allows organizations such as universities and nonprofit groups to rent exhibits or show them for free. The program includes four exhibits, including exhibits on military mascots; non-combat roles for military personnel; charcoal sketches […]

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