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2014-11-26

Assembly Speaker names Republican members of Wisconsin budget committee

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has named the six Republican who will serve on the Legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Committee next session. Among them will be three new faces and three who served on the panel last session. Marinette Republican state…

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Many Wisconsin public school unions vote to recertify

State officials have released the results of recertification votes held by school district employee unions. Unions representing 305 school district workers statewide held votes between November 5th and 25th. The unions represent teachers, support staff, and custodial workers. According to…

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Latest John Doe email release details coordination

Another round of documents from a now ended John Doe investigation in Milwaukee County continues to show how staff in the county executive’s office worked with Governor Scott Walker’s 2010 campaign. The county on Tuesday released 70,000 pages of emails…

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Wisconsin state Rep. Bill Kramer gets five months for sexual assault

An embattled state lawmaker has been sentenced to five months in jail on charges that he pushed and groped a woman outside of a Republican fundraiser. State Representative Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) pleaded no contest last month to two counts of…

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Officials aim for zero fatalities on Wisconsin roads this holiday weekend

Traffic safety and law enforcement officials aim for zero preventable deaths on Wisconsin roads through the Thanksgiving Day weekend. Fewer hours of daylight, unpredictable deer crossings, and changing weather conditions can create driving challenges this time of year. Sgt. Dave…

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2014-11-25

Rally in Madison in wake of Ferguson decision

Hundreds took to the streets in downtown Madison, in the wake of the grand jury decision note to indict Ferguson Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. Up to 500 participated in the rally, hosted by the Young Gifted and Black Coalition,…

posted 2014/11/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Attorney General-elect Schimel picks transition team

Wisconsin’s incoming attorney general has named a transition team to help with the switchover in the Department of Justice when he’s sworn in this coming January. Attorney General-elect Brad Schimel, who will replace outgoing Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, has…

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Black Friday deals come early

Black Friday is around the corner, but holiday shopping is already under way. Black Friday traditionally begins on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, many stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day, and several retailers are offering deep discounts an entire…

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UW-Green Bay latest to cancel Bill Cosby appearance

In the wake of several cancellations in other markets, officials with UW-Green Bay announced Monday they were cancelling troubled comedian Bill Cosby‘s April 12 concert at the Weidner Center. According to a statement, the performance will not be rescheduled. A…

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UW-Oshkosh student accused of making ricin will stand trial

A UW-Oshkosh student will stand trial on charges of making the deadly poison ricin at his home. On Monday, a Green Bay federal judge ruled there was enough evidence against 21-year-old Kyle Smith. Prosecutors say Smith, a senior majoring in…

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Snow blamed for at least four deaths in Wisconsin

Snow falling across the state on Monday made for hazardous driving conditions and is being blamed for at least three fatal crashes that killed four people in Wisconsin. In Buffalo County, authorities said 32-year-old Christopher Squires of Fountain City died…

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Push for Obamacare enrollment

Monday saw a push for Obamacare enrollment in Madison and Dane County, with the deadline approaching for people to sign up or shop for a new plan at Healthcare.gov. Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin – who while serving in the U.S.…

posted 2014/11/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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