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2014-09-22

Soglin ramps up efforts to assist voters

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has launched a full-out push to help people vote. Citing what he terms ‘impediments’ in the form of voter ID and restrictions on absentee voting hours, Soglin said Monday that every effort will be made –…

posted 2014/09/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Wait times at Madison’s VA hospital are long, getting shorter

There have been nearly 700 formal complaints about the wait times at the Madison Veterans Hospital over the past two years. That’s according to records obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal.  Wait times at the Madison location were the longest…

posted 2014/09/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-09-21

First Lady to campaign in Wisconsin for Mary Burke

Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke will be getting some help on the campaign trail from the White House. Burke’s campaign announced Monday that First Lady Michelle Obama will come to Wisconsin on September 29th to take part in a…

posted 2014/09/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Appleton reconsidering SWAT vehicle

The ongoing national debate about the use of military-style SWAT vehicles by local police departments has an official in one Wisconsin community reconsidering the city’s ownership of an armored truck. Appleton Police partnered with the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department to…

posted 2014/09/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Woman stopped for driving drunk, kids in car

A woman is in trouble for driving drunk with her kids in the car. State Patrol troopers stopped 35-year-old Jessica Poetsch of Waukesha Sunday evening just south of Mosinee on I-39. Officers observed erratic driving, and pulled Poetsch over at…

posted 2014/09/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Son acccidentally shoots father while hunting turkey

A man is hospitalized after a turkey hunting accident in Marathon County Sunday evening. Marathon County sheriffs deputies say the shot was fired by an 11-year-old boy who shot his father in the chest. The incident happened Sunday evening shortly…

posted 2014/09/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Senior pictures and railroad tracks not a good match

As high school seniors plan their senior portraits, Wisconsin railroad officials are urging them to keep the tracks off their list of potential backdrops. The symbolism can be very effective for a reflecting the life of someone looking to move…

posted 2014/09/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-09-19

Mary Burke stands by jobs plan amid copying controversy

The Democratic challenger for governor is standing behind her plan to create jobs and grow the economy. Republicans on Friday hurled accusations of plagiarism against Democrat Mary Burke, following a BuzzFeed report that found paragraphs in her jobs plan matched…

posted 2014/09/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Latest audit of Wisconsin jobs agency shows concerns over records

A new state audit shows Wisconsin’s job creation agency did not keep records to justify its spending on travel, salaries, and grants during its first two years. The report from the Legislative Audit Bureau contains a fiscal review of the…

posted 2014/09/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Walker responds to Burke copying claim

Governor Scott Walker says a report that his Democratic opponent’s jobs plans includes text copied from proposals offered by candidates for governor in other states “doesn’t change much” about the real discussions of the campaign. Democrat Mary Burke’s campaign says…

posted 2014/09/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Burke jobs plan snafu has minimal impact on voters

Wisconsin Republicans are accusing Mary Burke of “plagiarizing” some of her jobs plan. One expert says it’s hard to predict what, if anything, this gaffe could mean for Burke. Portions of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan were copied…

posted 2014/09/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Remember POW-MIA Recognition Day

On the third Friday in September Americans remember the commitment and sacrifices made by members of the U.S. military who were taken as prisoners of war or went missing during combat operations. “America has made a commitment to those in…

posted 2014/09/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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