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Walker slightly ahead of Burke in new poll

Walker slightly ahead of Burke in new poll

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – With less than five weeks until Election Day, a new poll shows Gov. Scott Walker is slightly ahead of Democrat Mary Burke in the race for Wisconsin governor. The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Walker with 50.5 percent support among likely voters compared with 44.7 percent for Burke. […]

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Wisconsin group removes pay equity graphic

Wisconsin group removes pay equity graphic

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A graphic showing a protester calling for pay equity that was used as a fundraising plea by the state chamber of commerce has been removed from its website after Democratic lawmakers and others complained it was offensive. The image was no longer on the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce website as of […]

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Feds sue Wisconsin company over wellness program

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The federal government is suing a Wisconsin company over its wellness program, saying the business cannot require employees to participate and punish those who don’t. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday that it had filed suit against Flambeau, Inc., a plastics manufacturer based in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The EEOC says the […]

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Castle doctrine doesn’t apply outside dwelling

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A state appeals court has ruled that Wisconsin’s castle doctrine law doesn’t apply outside a dwelling. The 2nd District Court of Appeals ruling Thursday stems from the case of Charles Chew, who fired at two men as they fled across a parking lot after they beat him in his apartment in […]

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Legislature’s budget panel to consider voter ID

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Legislature’s budget committee plans to meet Tuesday to consider a request to spend about $461,000 to educate voters about the voter identification law before the Nov. 4 election. The Joint Finance Committee announced the meeting date on Wednesday. It comes after the state elections board asked the committee for approval […]

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Wisconsin DA hopeful launches first TV ad

Wisconsin DA hopeful launches first TV ad

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel has launched his first television ad. Schimel, a Republican, currently serves as Waukesha County’s district attorney. His Democratic opponent, Susan Happ, is the Jefferson County district attorney. Schimel’s ad shows him with his two daughters, in a courtroom and chatting with people in the Waukesha […]

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Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The World Dairy Expo is offering interpreters to help hundreds of international visitors feel at home in Madison. Ron Eustice, an interpreter who speaks six languages, tells the Wisconsin State Journal that his fellow volunteers try to make the expo’s foreign attendees feel more comfortable by using a language they understand […]

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Full inspections of frack sand mines mostly undone

Full inspections of frack sand mines mostly undone

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A report says only 20 percent of active frack sand mine operations have been inspected by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to ensure compliance with air pollution rules. The mining company needs an air permit from the DNR before beginning operations. Then it’s up to the agency to do a […]

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Cops use smart phone app to find stolen vehicle

Cops use smart phone app to find stolen vehicle

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Milwaukee Police use a woman’s iPhone to find her stolen car and arrest the two alleged thieves. The victim left what proved to be a very “smart phone” in her vehicle. Officers found it — and the thieves — by using the woman’s “Find my iPhone” app. Police say the 29-year-old […]

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Bankruptcy judge approves sale of YMCA properties

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MILWAUKEE (AP) – A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of four suburban Milwaukee YMCA properties for $9 million. The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee filed for bankruptcy in June after its debt rose to $29 million. The sale will allow the Milwaukee Y to restructure into a more urban organization. The YMCA of Central […]

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