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Wisconsin court won’t reconsider voter ID case

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has refused to reconsider whether the state’s voter photo identification law is unconstitutional. Republicans passed the law in 2011. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the immigrant group Voces de la Frontera as well as the League of Women Voters challenged the mandate […]

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Trial continues in 2008 Wisconsin Rapids killing

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – Jurors have watched a 7-year-old police interview with a 55-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man accused in a shooting death. Joseph Reinwand is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Dale Meister. The 35-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man was found dead in his home on March 4, 2008. Court documents show […]

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Appeals court rejects John Doe rehearing request

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has unanimously rejected a conservative group’s request to reconsider a ruling last month tossing a lawsuit challenging an investigation into possible illegal campaign coordination. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the request from Wisconsin Club for Growth to rehear the case after a […]

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DNR looks for feedback on conservation plans

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The state Department of Natural Resources is asking members of the public to voice their thoughts on key conservation plans. The agency is currently reviewing its Wildlife Action and Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Management plans. DNR conservation biologist Tara Bergeson says, to continue receiving federal funding for a wide range […]

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Hunters killing Wisconsin wolves quicker this year

Hunters killing Wisconsin wolves quicker this year

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters are killing Wisconsin wolves so quickly this year it looks like the state’s third annual season is headed for an early end. The four-and-a-half month-long season began on Oct. 15 with a statewide kill limit of 150 animals. As of Thursday morning, hunters had harvested 103 wolves, or nearly 70 […]

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Lawmaker reaches plea deal on sex assault charges

Lawmaker reaches plea deal on sex assault charges

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State Rep. Bill Kramer has reached a plea deal with Waukesha County prosecutors on sexual assault charges. The former Assembly majority leader has agreed to plead no contest to two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree sexual assault. The Journal Sentinel reports the district attorney’s office will recommend a sentence of nine months […]

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EPA asked to investigate groundwater contamination

EPA asked to investigate groundwater contamination

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) – Six environmental groups want federal regulators to investigate groundwater contamination in Kewaunee County. The groups have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to exercise emergency powers under the Safe Drinking Water Act to investigate their concerns. The petitioners say the state Department of Natural Resources has failed to protect the drinking […]

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Hunters kill 98 Wisconsin wolves

Hunters kill 98 Wisconsin wolves

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – It looks like Wisconsin’s third wolf season could be over soon. The season began on Oct. 15. It’s slated to run until Feb. 28 or until hunters reach the 150-animal statewide kill limit. The Department of Natural Resources says hunters had bagged 98 wolves as of Wednesday, leaving them 52 shy […]

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Dems fault Walker for not seeking preschool grant

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has not applied for up to $60 million in preschool development grants from the federal government, a move Democrats decried as irresponsible. The deadline for states to apply for as much as $250 million from the U.S. departments of Education and Health and Human Services is Friday. […]

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Judge extends blocking Wisconsin campaign law

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge has extended until Nov. 12 his order blocking a Wisconsin law election law that’s at the center of an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa on Wednesday extended his temporary restraining order blocking enforcement […]

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