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Panel to hear testimony on reforming Wisconsin civil service

A legislative committee will hold a hearing bill to overhaul Wisconsin’s century-old civil service system. A Senate panel will hear testimony all day Tuesday, on replacing the civil service exam with a resume-based process, making it easier to fire for…

posted 2015/10/06 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News


Walker still mulling Supreme Court vacancy

Governor Scott Walker is offering few clues about who he might appoint to fill a vacancy on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. During a stop in De Pere Monday, Walker said a panel he’s used in the past will review judicial…

posted 2015/10/05 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News


National marine sanctuary considered on Lake Michigan

The possibility for having a national marine sanctuary along the shoreline of eastern Wisconsin is a step closer to becoming a reality. President Barack Obama announced Monday that an 875 mile stretch of Lake Michigan is one of two U.S.…

posted 2015/10/04 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal from ex-Walker aide

The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a request to hear an appeal from a former aide to Governor Scott Walker, allowing her political misconduct conviction to stand. Kelly Rindfleisch was charged with doing political work from her job in…

posted 2015/10/04 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Four arrested after fatal stabbing in Baraboo

Baraboo police have arrested four people in connection with a fatal stabbing Sunday morning that left one dead and another severely wounded. According to the Baraboo Police Department, Jae M. Robinson, Matthew T. Harvey, Amanda Rotar and Christopher Nash were…

posted 2015/10/04 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

UW graduate William Campbell awarded Nobel Prize

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin is one of three scientists who’ve been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine. William Campbell and Satoshi Omura of Japan were honored for discovering the drug Avermectin. Two derivatives of that drug helped…

posted 2015/10/04 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Risser bill would ban hunting in state parks

A state lawmaker wants to ban certain kinds of animal traps in Wisconsin, and to reverse a law which has allowed hunting in state parks. State Senator Fred Risser is offering the bills. Risser wants to prohibit steel jaw and…

posted 2015/10/04 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Sen. Johnson open to US military involvement in Syria

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) argues that dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis will require addressing the root causes of the problem. To do that, the Wisconsin Republican says it may require putting American troops on the ground. Johnson believes…

posted 2015/10/04 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News


Wisconsin airman killed in Afghanistan plane crash

The Department of Defense has confirmed that a Milwaukee man was among the six airmen and five civilian contractors killed Friday when their plane crashed in Afghanistan. Senior Airman Quinn L. Johnson-Harris of Milwaukee died when the C-130 transport plane…

posted 2015/10/03 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News


UW-Madison looks to drop limits on out-of-state students

Officials at the University of Wisconsin Madison want to temporarily drop a limit on admitting out-of-state students. The plan calls for a four year suspension of a policy which limits out-of-state enrollments to 27.5 percent. It’s aimed at attracting more…

posted 2015/10/02 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Sen. Johnson urges caution on gun control debate (AUDIO)

This week’s mass shooting at a community college in Oregon is once again prompting calls for gun control reforms. While he said the deaths are a tragedy though, during a stop in Madison Friday U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) argued…

posted 2015/10/02 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin labor icon Marty Beil dead at 68

A longtime leader in Wisconsin organized labor is dead. Marty Beil, who served as executive director of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, from 1985 until his retirement this past June, died Thursday night at his home in…

posted 2015/10/02 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

With October here and the weather starting to give us that fall feeling...SOUP SEASON!!!! Had to go there for this…
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A mother in South Carolina wanted to shame her son as punishment for his fighting and homophobic remarks. So she…
posted by Philcast 5 hours ago
The Boldt Company High School team of the week is the Appleton North girls golf team. The Lightning won the…
posted by Alex Solsma 7 hours ago