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College students urged to protect identity

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin consumer protection officials are advising college students to be especially vigilant about protecting their private identity information. The Federal Trade Commission says one in five identity theft victims are in their 20s. And for college students focused on class schedules and navigating a new environment, protecting their identity might not […]

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Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to an accordion player. Traditional German-style beer gardens, once popular but then outlawed during Prohibition, are back in Milwaukee County. The park department is joining others nationwide in starting to embrace once-banned […]

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Burke won’t appear with Obama on Monday

Burke won’t appear with Obama on Monday

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke won’t take the stage with President Barack Obama on Monday when he speaks at the Labor Day rally in Milwaukee. Burke spokesman Joe Zepecki says it is not appropriate for Burke to speak at the rally Obama is attending because it is an official White House […]

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Wisconsin faces $281 million budget shortfall

Wisconsin faces $281 million budget shortfall

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin tax collections are more than $281 million short of estimates, a drop that could require the Legislature to take action to keep the budget in balance. The state Department of Revenue on Thursday released the figures for the fiscal year that ended in June. Those figures show the state collected […]

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Obama’s visit comes amid tight governor’s race

Obama’s visit comes amid tight governor’s race

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The last time President Barack Obama came to Wisconsin to celebrate workers’ rights on Labor Day, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that was to come. Union membership has plummeted in Wisconsin over the four years since Obama last attended the labor rally in Milwaukee, thanks to the 2011 […]

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Justice worker suspended over porn delay

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Newly released records show the state Department of Justice suspended an employee for failing to forward tips about child pornography to supervisors. DOJ announced in April it had disciplined the worker for a delay in addressing a 2010 tip that a Milwaukee man might have downloaded child pornography. No one reviewed […]

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Burke to meet privately with Obama

Burke to meet privately with Obama

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke will meet privately with President Barack Obama on Monday but not speak at the Labor Day rally in Milwaukee. Burke spokesman Joe Zepecki says it is not appropriate for Burke to speak at the rally Obama is attending because it is an official White House event […]

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Advocates outline plan to combat domestic violence

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Agencies who work with domestic abuse victims in Wisconsin say nearly $20 million in new funding is needed to support core services in the next six years. A report from the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse and End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin details the impact of tight budgets on victim service providers. […]

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Wisconsin Civil War soldier to receive posthumous Medal of Honor

Wisconsin Civil War soldier to receive posthumous Medal of Honor

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network A Wisconsin war veteran from long ago will be honored, over 150 years after his heroics helped shaped the outcome of the Civil War. Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing fought for the Union Army, and died in battle. The White House announced this week that he will be posthumously awarded the Medal […]

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Asian crazy worms found in Appleton soil

Asian crazy worms found in Appleton soil

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials have confirmed an invasive worm species has been discovered in Appleton. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources forest specialist Linda Williams tells Post-Crescent Media Thursday that the Asian crazy worm was found within city limits. She says the DNR is creating a team of experts to advise policymakers on the […]

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