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Wisconsin one of 4 states to cut food stamps

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin is one of only four states nationwide that is enacting cuts to the food stamp program. An Associated Press review finds that as of now, the cuts will only affect Michigan, Wisconsin, New Jersey and New Hampshire. The decision in Wisconsin to enact the cuts comes as Republican Gov. Scott […]

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Erpenbach assails Walker drug testing plan

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network There’s some criticism for the governor’s drug testing plan. Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to require drug testing for adults getting unemployment and food stamps is drawing fire from at least one Democratic lawmaker. “You really have to take a look at why that proposal would even be there,” said state […]

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Christie to campaign for Walker in Wisconsin

Christie to campaign for Walker in Wisconsin

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Wisconsin to campaign for fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker later this month. A spokesman for the Republican Governors Association confirmed Wednesday that Christie was coming on Sept. 29, but said details of the visit are still being worked out. A spokeswoman for Walker’s […]

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Person of interest in custody in Dodge Co. death

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

TOWN OF FOX LAKE, Wis. (AP) – The Milwaukee woman wanted for questioning in the death of a Dodge County man is in custody. Sheriff’s deputies say the 30-year-old woman turned herself in to Milwaukee police Tuesday. Investigators say the woman was one of the last people with Michael Soeller before he was found dead […]

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Hail causes lasting damage for some apple growers

Hail causes lasting damage for some apple growers

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) – The effects of hail storm in Door County two months ago are lasting. Apples are rotting on the branches at Fellner Orchards in the Town of Sevastopol, just north of Sturgeon Bay. Grower Bob Fellner says he lost 60 acres of apples that he can’t even sell for juice. He […]

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Wisconsin historical site plans fall celebration

Wisconsin historical site plans fall celebration

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin historical site is planning a fall celebration complete with a wagon ride, pumpkin carving and scary stories. Wade House will host the celebration on Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. The agenda includes a two-mile, open-air horse-drawn wagon ride; pumpkin and turnip carving, hot cider, information about the origins of […]

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Man owing $250K in child support pleads not guilty

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A man who owes $250,000 in Wisconsin child support has pleaded not guilty to charges he failed to pay child support. Forty-eight-year-old Raul Cardona appeared in Milwaukee County court on Monday. Cardona was arrested last month at a private golf course in Los Angeles. He is charged with 10 felony counts of […]

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Elections official calls GOP complaint ‘absurd’

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s chief elections officer calls complaints by the state Republican Party over the newly redesigned ballot “absurd.” Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy on Tuesday addressed complaints raised by state GOP director Joe Fadness that the redesigned ballot is confusing, may benefit Democratic candidates and should be redone before the Nov. […]

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Absentee ballot recipients will need to show ID

Absentee ballot recipients will need to show ID

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Thousands of Wisconsin voters who requested absentee ballots will have to present copies of their photo identification to have those ballots counted. A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated the photo ID requirement, after more than 11,800 voters requested absentee ballots. They did not have to present copies of their photo […]

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Wisconsin wants court’s gay marriage ruling stayed

Wisconsin wants court’s gay marriage ruling stayed

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is asking a federal appeals court to stay a ruling that Indiana and Wisconsin’s gay marriage bans were unconstitutional. Van Hollen’s office said Tuesday it was requesting the stay out of “an abundance of caution.” It says a district court already made clear the ruling […]

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