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Attorney general candidates agree to debate

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin attorney general hopefuls Brad Schimel and Susan Happ have agreed to a debate next month. Schimel, a Republican, and Happ, a Democrat, said Thursday they’ve agreed to a debate sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Madison on Oct. 24. Schimel, who serves […]

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Republicans detail concerns over ballot redesign

Republicans detail concerns over ballot redesign

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network The campaigns of two Republican Legislative leaders have filed suit, over the redesigning of ballots for the November elections. The new ballots have no lines separating the offices and the first candidate. “I think the assumption would almost be, by the voter, that somehow that’s the incumbent, or somehow the […]

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Wisconsin job growth 33rd in nation

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s private sector job growth is 33rd nationwide and behind the national average. New data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows private-sector job growth in Wisconsin grew nearly 1.3 percent for the 12-month period ending in March. The national average was just over 2 percent. That ranked […]

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Wisconsin single mom poverty rate rose 2.5 percent

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A recent survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau has found poverty is increasing for single mothers in Wisconsin. The latest American Community Survey, which focused on family homes with children under the age of 18, found four out of 10 single-mother households in the state were living in poverty last year. […]

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Wisconsin job growth lags nation

Wisconsin job growth lags nation

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s private sector job growth is lagging the national average. New data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows private-sector job growth in Wisconsin grew nearly 1.3 percent for the 12-month period ending in March. The national average was just over 2 percent. The numbers show that Wisconsin […]

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Wisconsin given deadline to respond on voter ID

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials have been given until Tuesday to respond to a request that a federal appeals court reconsider its decision to reinstate a requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set the deadline to respond on Wednesday, hours after opponents of the […]

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Police say Packers ticket scammer caught

Police say Packers ticket scammer caught

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) – Marshfield police say a local man has admitted to scamming football fans who thought they were buying Packers’ tickets. Police Chief Rick Gramza says about 20 people lost a total of $50,000. The chief says the 37-year-old man told ticket buyers he had connections with the Green Bay Packers through a […]

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UW System campuses will issue student voter IDs

UW System campuses will issue student voter IDs

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – University of Wisconsin System campuses will issue free voter identification cards to students that request them. A student’s regular university ID won’t work at the polls because it doesn’t comply with a new state law that requires a signature and a proper expiration date on the cards. Except for UW-Superior, university-issued […]

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Wisconsin drivers experience delays due to trains

Wisconsin drivers experience delays due to trains

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – More rail traffic in Wisconsin is leading to more blocked railroad crossings, a trend that is affecting drivers across the state. The Reporter Media reports that a Canadian National train blocked Highway 175 south of Fond du Lac earlier this month, creating problems for both law enforcement and drivers. Law enforcement […]

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Wisconsin DNR says manure spill contained quickly

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

BRUSSELS, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials say a 640,000-gallon manure leak at a Door County farm hasn’t contaminated drinking water. The state Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday the spill was contained quickly on Tuesday and crews have been pumping the waste since. The manure leaked from an above-ground storage container at a dairy farm […]

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