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2014-04-16

Couple challenges Wisconsin gay marriage ban

A same-sex couple from Milwaukee County is asking the state Supreme Court to take up a direct challenge to Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban. The lawsuit filed by Katherine and Linda Halopka-Ivery seeks to overturn a state constitutional amendment adopted by…

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Governor signs CBD bill

Cannabidiol, or CBD, comes from the marijuana plant. It is touted as a breakthrough treatment for kids suffering seizure disorders, and now it’s legal in Wisconsin. While the oil comes from the same plant that produces pot, the extract has…

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Conservation Congress voters back trolling, ban on deer baiting

The results of the spring Conservation Congress hearings are in, following the annual hearings that were held Monday night in all 72 counties across the state. State Department of Natural Resources liaison Kari Lee-Zimmermann says more than 7,000 people took…

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Deputy wounded in 1991 dies

A former deputy sheriff with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office has died. Deputy Michael Severson was shot and paralyzed in a line of duty incident 23 years ago. Sheriff Pete Johnson said Severson was assisting officers from the Burnett County…

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Court filing shows elections agency approved John Doe probe

New court filings show that the state Government Accountability Board unanimously approved the John Doe probe into Republican campaign activity in Wisconsin’s recall elections. Board investigator Dean Nickel filed a brief Tuesday in support of an effort by prosecutors to…

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Dying with dignity

Governor Walker proclaims today, April 16, Healthcare Decisions Day in Wisconsin. It’s about dying with dignity, explains Attorney Ben Adams, who is an adviser to the State Bar Elder Law Section. “As Ben Franklin famously said, ‘The only two certain…

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Winter storm will bring more snow to north

The official start of spring was nearly a month ago, but you’d never know it in northwestern Wisconsin, as another round of heavy snow descends on the region. The National Weather service forecasts that a system which moved in the…

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2014-04-15

Burke responds to Walker campaign launch

Governor Scott Walker launched his reelection campaign on Tuesday, and his Democratic opponent says she can do better. With the Republican incumbent falling well short of his original pledge to create 250,000 new jobs, former commerce secretary and Trek bicycle…

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B-17 veterans take to the sky

A group of World War II veterans got a chance to get up in the air on one of their old planes. The Experimental Aircraft Association helped organize a special flight on a B-17 bomber Monday. Bob Schuh of Chilton…

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Walker launches re-election bid (AUDIO)

Citing the creation of over 100,000 new jobs in the state since he took office, the nearly $2 billion in tax cuts passed by the Legislature, and a UW tuition freeze, Governor Scott Walker began making his case this morning…

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Wisconsin’s winter heating moratorium is ending

Wisconsinites with overdue electric bills are being warned about having their power turned off. State rules prohibit utilities from disconnecting consumers during the cold winter months (November 1 through April 15), but after April 16, utilities are not required to…

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Congressman Petri makes it official

A long time Wisconsin Congressman has formally announced he will not seek reelection this fall. U.S. Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) made it official Monday, during a town hall meeting in Neenah, that he’s stepping down after more than three decades…

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