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2014-07-18

Evers defends Common Core

As Republicans echoed Governor Scott Walker’s call for the Legislature to take action quickly next session to repeal the use of Common Core educations standards in Wisconsin, the state’s chief education official argued for the need to stay the course.…

posted 2014/07/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

State adds 7 counties to EAB quarantine

The state Department of Agriculture is adding seven more Wisconsin counties to the list of those quarantined because of the emerald ash borer. The move comes after the tree-killing insect was confirmed in Columbia, Grant, and Monroe counties. The new…

posted 2014/07/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-07-17

Net neutrality comments reach more than a million

Comments submitted to the FCC on net neutrality reach more than 1 million as of noon on Thursday — the most ever for an FCC rule-making proceeding. The Federal Communications Commission is ending public comments today on the proposed rules…

posted 2014/07/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Trek president fires back at Walker campaign ad

The President of Trek Bicycle is accusing Governor Scott Walker of make false implications against the company for political gain. Walker’s campaign released an ad this week that targets likely Democratic opponent Mary Burke. Burke is a former executive at…

posted 2014/07/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Walker calls on lawmakers to repeal Common Core

Governor Scott Walker says he wants lawmakers to move quickly next year to repeal the use of Common Core education standards in Wisconsin. In a one line statement put out late Thursday afternoon, Walker called on “members of the State…

posted 2014/07/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Madison survives ‘Operation Wisconsin Dawn’

Hundreds of police, fire fighters, and other first responders descended on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Thursday morning, after a report of a bomb explosion at Camp Randall Stadium. They worked to quickly secure the area and carry away “blood-spattered”…

posted 2014/07/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Zelich pleads not guilty in suitcase bodies case

A former West Allis police officer has entered not guilty pleas to charges that he hid the bodies of two women in suitcases. 52-year-old Steven Zelich is charged in Walworth County with two felony counts of hiding a corpse. He’s…

posted 2014/07/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Court clarifies state law on abortion pills

A judge is providing more clarity on a 2012 state law that deals with prescribing medications that can cause an abortion. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin challenged the law that requires doctors to meet in-person with a patient when prescribing drugs…

posted 2014/07/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Wisconsin unemployment rate holds at 5.7 percent

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate held steady in June. According to the state Department of Workforce Development, a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.7 percent carried over from May, while the state rate also remained below the average of 6.1 percent. The state’s…

posted 2014/07/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Appeals court upholds conviction of dairy farmer for raw milk sales

A state appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Sauk County dairy farmer who was charged with violating state laws by selling raw milk. Vernon Hershberger of Loganville was convicted last year on a misdemeanor count of violating a…

posted 2014/07/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Walker ad goes after Burke on outsourcing

Governor Scott Walker’s newest campaign ad focuses on outsourcing of Wisconsin jobs by Trek Bicycle, the firm owned by the family of opponent Mary Burke. Walker criticized the Democrat during a campaign stop in Wausau on Wednesday. “They’ve taken state…

posted 2014/07/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Major heroin bust in Brown County

Officials in Brown County say nine people were arrested this week in connection with a Northeast Wisconsin heroin ring. However, police and prosecutors are not saying much more about the circumstances leading up to the arrests. Court documents in connection…

posted 2014/07/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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