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2015-05-21

Uber to expand in Wisconsin

Uber expected to expand to five more Wisconsin cities today. Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Lake Geneva, and Wisconsin Dells will get the online ride-sharing service — just weeks after statewide standards were approved for Uber and similar companies. Uber’s Wisconsin manager,…

posted 2015/05/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Former deputy charged with child sex crimes back in court

The former Lincoln County deputy sheriff facing child sex charges was in court Wednesday, but little was accomplished. Zachary Dorr, 34, was brought from the Marathon County Jail to a preliminary hearing with Judge Greg Huber, but Dorr does not…

posted 2015/05/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin soldier buried at Arlington, 65 years later

A La Crosse soldier who went missing during the Korean War almost 65 years ago gets a full military burial today at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday. – Francis Knobel was a 20-year-old corporal in the Army’s 31st Infantry Regiment. He…

posted 2015/05/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Ribble, Kind reject short term highway funding bill

Two members of Wisconsin’s House delegation, 8th District Republican Reid Ribble and 3rd District Democrat Ron Kind, were among a handful of representatives who voted no this week on a two month extension of federal highway funding. “This kind of…

posted 2015/05/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Disability advocate criticizes JFC vote on special needs vouchers

A “sneak attack” on the issue of special needs vouchers. That’s how Stop Special Needs Vouchers spokeswoman Terri Hart-Ellis refers to late-night action by Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee, who inserted a program into the state budget. Hart-Ellis contends…

posted 2015/05/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-05-20

Wisconsin school chief blasts Republican education budget

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers is raising concerns about the education budget adopted by the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee. In a statement, Evers says he is troubled Republicans spent their time and effort designing a plan that “erodes…

posted 2015/05/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Chief justice fight strains Supreme Court relations

The head of the state Supreme Court says she has not spoken with her predecessor since assuming the position just a little over two weeks ago. In an interview with WisconsinEye, Chief Justice Pat Roggensack said she has doubts a…

posted 2015/05/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Governor signs bill raising Wisconsin speed limit

Wisconsin drivers will soon be able to drive 70 miles an hour on many highways across the state. Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed legislation clearing the way for the Department of Transportation to raise the speed limit on many…

posted 2015/05/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Nitschke gets new charges for cooking new batch of meth

A Rhinelander man with a famous last name has more charges added to his court file after he allegedly violated the terms of his bond. Richard Nitschke, 49, had a bond hearing Monday for making and distributing methamphetamine during April.…

posted 2015/05/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Tomah 30 day reform plan ‘good start’

The recently announced 30-day plan to reform procedures at the Tomah VA Medical Center is getting some criticism and some praise from Washington lawmakers. Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) likes what he sees in the plan, saying it’s a very…

posted 2015/05/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Champion to head Wisconsin DOJ crime labs

Attorney General Brad Schimel has announced that former deputy director Jana Champion will serve as director of the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory. The 28 year Wisconsin Department of Justice veteran’s promotion puts her charge of day-to-day operations at the three…

posted 2015/05/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Civics test requirement added to state budget

It appears more likely Wisconsin high school students will have to pass the civics part of the U.S. citizenship test before they can graduate. The Joint Finance Committee put the requirement into the state budget. Freshman Assembly Republican James Edming…

posted 2015/05/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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