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Happ, Schimel nearly even in AG race

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new poll shows Democrat Susan Happ and Republican Brad Schimel are about even in the race for attorney general. The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Happ with 39 percent among registered voters, compared with 38 percent for Schimel. Last month, Happ had a 7-point lead over Schimel […]

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Walker, Burke race remains close in latest poll

Walker, Burke race remains close in latest poll

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The race for Wisconsin governor remains close with just seven weeks to go. The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are about even among registered and likely voters. Walker and Burke both had 46 percent support among registered voters. The […]

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Burke headed to Washington to speak at DNC event

Burke headed to Washington to speak at DNC event

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke is headed to Washington, D.C., to speak at a Democratic National Committee event alongside Michelle Obama. Burke is scheduled to speak Thursday at the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum. The event is private and not open to press. The only other speakers at Thursday’s welcome reception are […]

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Civil rights group files gay marriage lawsuit

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit seeking recognition of gay couples who married in June after a judge struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb found the ban was unconstitutional. Hundreds of gay couples married before Crabb put her ruling on hold pending appeals […]

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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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