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2014-10-30

Last day for early voting in Wisconsin

Today marks the final day that voters can cast an absentee ballot in person for next Tuesday’s election. Early voting hours in local municipal clerk’s offices end today at 5 p.m. or at the close of business, whichever is later.…

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Poll shows support for criminalizing 1st offense drunk driving

The last Marquette Law School poll of this election cycle is released this week and poll director Charles Franklin says supporters of Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke hold sharply differing views on most issues, with the…

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DNR focuses on education over enforcement

The head of law enforcement for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a recent drop in citations should not be a seen as a sign the agency is any less-committed to enforcing the state’s environmental laws. Rather, Chief Conservation…

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Dane County judge orders release of training videos

A Dane County judge says the state Department of Justice must release two training videos that feature the Republican candidate for attorney general, Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, even though the agency argues that making them public could put…

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Marshfield emergency responders hold Ebola drill

Emergency responders in Marshfield practiced Wednesday for the possibility of dealing with ebola patients. Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital transportation director Ted Ryan said proper procedures include encapsulating an ambulance, donning personal protective equipment and loading and delivering Ebola patients. “We…

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Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department adds drone

A new state law puts limits on how law enforcement can use unmanned sky cameras to watch over the rest of us. But Chippewa County sheriff’s officials say there are still a lot of useful-and-legal applications for the new drone…

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Wisconsin elections head predicts voter turnout at 57 percent

Expect plenty of Wisconsin residents to show up at the polls next Tuesday to cast their votes in a race for governor that both of the leading candidates admit will largely hinge on turnout. The state Government Accountability Board project…

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Schimel, Happ unfamiliar to voters in close AG race

Republican Brad Schimel has a slight advantage over Democrat Susan Happ in the race for attorney general among likely voters, according to the latest Marquette University Law School poll. Schimel has a 4 point lead, with support from 43 percent. …

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Happ, Schimel cite experience in final attorney general debate

The two candidates for Wisconsin attorney general focused on their experience as county prosecutors, as they met Wednesday night in their third and final debate of the campaign. Appearing at the State Bar of Wisconsin offices in Madison, Republican Brad…

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2014-10-29

Burke calls allegation she was fired from Trek ‘ridiculous’

Mary Burke says she was never fired from her family’s business. Less than a week prior to Election Day, the Democrat running against Republican Governor Scott Walker vehemently refuted the allegation from a conservative media outlet, which claimed that she…

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Walker leads Burke by 7 points in latest Marquette poll

The final Marquette University Law School poll in this election cycle shows Republican Governor Scott Walker leading his Democratic challenger Mary Burke by seven points among likely voters. That’s a big change from recent polls putting the two candidates essentially…

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Wisconsin A.G. candidates set for final debate

Wisconsin attorney general candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel are set to meet for their third and final debate at the State Bar Center in Madison on Wednesday. Democrat Happ is district attorney in Jefferson County, while Republican Schimel is…

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