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Hunters kill dozen wolves in first day and a half

Hunters kill dozen wolves in first day and a half

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters have killed a dozen Wisconsin wolves over the first day and a half of the season. The third annual wolf season got underway Wednesday. According to data on the state Department of Natural Resources website as of mid-afternoon Thursday showed hunters had taken 12 wolves, including three in far northwestern […]

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AG hopeful: Racial marriage question ‘absurd’

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel says he shouldn’t have answered a question on whether he would defend interracial marriage bans. An Oshkosh public access cable program interview was pressing Schimel last month on Schimel’s stance the he would defend all state laws. He asked Schimel if he would have defended […]

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AG hopeful wants to update open records laws

AG hopeful wants to update open records laws

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel says he wants to update Wisconsin’s open records and open meetings laws. Schimel told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s editorial board on Thursday that the state’s laws are woefully out of date. He says he wants to bring the laws into the 21st century and address such […]

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Cost of visiting Apostle Island ice caves may rise

Cost of visiting Apostle Island ice caves may rise

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

BAYFILED, Wis. (AP) – Visitors to the ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore may have to begin paying more to see the Lake Superior wonder. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the National Park Service, which operates the park in northern Wisconsin, has proposed a $5 special recreation fee to see the caves. […]

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Group to renew push for guns on school property

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A gun rights group is renewing its effort to change Wisconsin law prohibiting firearms on school property. Carrying a gun on school grounds is currently a felony. The organization Wisconsin Carry says parents and guardians who pick up their children at school should be allowed to carry a firearm if they […]

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Wisconsin AG hopeful proposes gun deal

Wisconsin AG hopeful proposes gun deal

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel says he would devote state Justice Department resources to helping Milwaukee prosecutors go after gun crimes – if they agree not to drop charges in plea deals. Schimel’s campaign released a statement Thursday saying Schimel believes Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has been dropping […]

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DEA: 51 charged in illegal prescription drug sales

DEA: 51 charged in illegal prescription drug sales

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says 51 people have been charged following a two-day operation targeting illegal prescription drug sales. The agency said Thursday that arrests were made after a yearlong investigation done by the DEA and other law enforcement agencies in the Milwaukee area. Law enforcement agents and prosecutors have called […]

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About half of school districts will get more aid

About half of school districts will get more aid

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction figures show about half of public school districts will get more state aid this year than the previous school year. The state will provide nearly $4.5 billion in general aid to schools for the 2014-2015 school year, an increase of about 2 percent. General aid is […]

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Superior honors unit deploying to Afghanistan

Superior honors unit deploying to Afghanistan

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) – Friends and families of about 100 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers have said farewell as the company prepares for deployment to Afghanistan. WDIO-TV reports supporters held a send-off ceremony for the 950th Engineer Company on Wednesday in Superior before the unit headed to Fort Bliss, Texas, for several weeks of pre-mobilization training. […]

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State ended last year with $517 million surplus

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin state budget ended the last fiscal year with a $517 million surplus. But it’s not immediately clear from the new figure released Wednesday by Gov. Scott Walker’s administration how it will affect the closing balance for the budget when it ends in June. The report came from Walker’s Department […]

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