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Republican says replacing standards difficult

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Republican leader of the state Senate says replacing Common Core education standards as Gov. Scott Walker wants will be “difficult.” Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said in a statement Friday that while there may be support for repealing current standards, “developing new standards that satisfy everyone’s concerns will be much […]

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Walker not worried about Common Core cost

Walker not worried about Common Core cost

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he did not get an estimate on how much it would cost to scrap Common Core education standards, but he doesn’t think it will be significant. Walker was asked Friday about his call on Thursday to the Legislature to do away with the standards next year. […]

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Walker defends Trek ad as Burke responds

Walker defends Trek ad as Burke responds

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is defending his television ad that says Democratic challenger Mary Burke made millions off of Trek Bicycles and the company shipped jobs overseas. Walker said Friday that he is simply stating facts in the ad, which suggests that Trek is employing children to work in its China plant. […]

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Walker not worried about Common Core cost

Walker not worried about Common Core cost

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he did not get an estimate on how much it would cost to scrap Common Core education standards, but he doesn’t think it will be significant. Walker was asked Friday about his call on Thursday to the Legislature to do away with the standards next year. […]

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Walker defends Trek ad as Burke responds

Walker defends Trek ad as Burke responds

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is defending his television ad that says Democratic challenger Mary Burke made millions off of Trek Bicycles and the company shipped jobs overseas. Walker said Friday that he is simply stating facts in the ad, which suggests that Trek is employing children to work in its China plant. […]

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Wisconsin high court approves police window knock

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that police knocking on the window of a car does not by itself violate a person’s constitutional right against unreasonable seizures. A divided court on Friday reversed a lower court’s ruling that overturned a drunken driving conviction of a man who was arrested after he […]

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Democrat Burke defends Trek in new TV ad

Democrat Burke defends Trek in new TV ad

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke is defending her family company Trek Bicycles with a new television ad that also takes Republican Gov. Scott Walker to task for a spot he launched earlier in the week. The dueling ads over Trek this week mark one of the most spirited exchanges between the […]

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Back to school for year-round students

Back to school for year-round students

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Even though summer is far from over, some students in La Crosse are back in school. Thursday was the first day of classes at Hamilton Elementary, which is among schools in Wisconsin that have a year-round academic calendar. Principal Steve Michaels says Hamilton operates on a 45-15 schedule. The quarters […]

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Wisconsin high court ruling on police window knock

Wisconsin high court ruling on police window knock

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule on whether police can legally knock on the window of a car and ask the occupant to lower the window. The case to be decided Friday deals with instances in which police make such a request when there is no probable cause or […]

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Media group files appeal to get probe records

Media group files appeal to get probe records

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A coalition of five media groups is appealing a federal judge’s order refusing to unseal the entire record in a lawsuit filed by Wisconsin Club for Growth against prosecutors investigating the conservative group, Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and others. The group filed the appeal on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa […]

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