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2016-04-21

Kind requests state DOJ probe into voter suppression

A Wisconsin Congressman wants Attorney General Brad Schimel to investigate claims of intentional voter suppression. “The recent comments by Wisconsin Republican officials clearly acknowledge what many Wisconsinites already know: the voter ID law was intentionally designed to prevent certain groups…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Wisconsin lawmaker calls for Voter ID awareness campaign

There were numerous reports of long waits at polling places across Wisconsin earlier this month, and some critics of Wisconsin’s Voter ID requirement argue the mandate was to blame for many of those. As a result, a coalition of state…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Walker declares wildfire state of emergency

Governor Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions throughout Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requested wildfire suppression support from the Wisconsin National Guard due to abnormally dry conditions across the state.…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Time Magazine list of 100 most influential people includes three from Wisconsin

Three Wisconsinites are on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) of Janesville, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus from Kenosha, and actor and former Milwaukeean Mark Rylance made the…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Jury finds teen guilty in fatal Wood County shooting

It only took about four hours for a Wood County jury to reach a verdict in a reckless homicide case, finding 18-year-old Miguel-Angel Oertel guilty in the shooting death of Theresa Coates last August at her Saratoga home. The victim’s…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Governor Walker responds to critics of FoodShare Employment and Training Program

Governor Scott Walker made several stops across Wisconsin Wednesday to tout the almost 12,000 people FoodShare recipients who have found work thanks to a job training and employment requirement. The provision, which requires able-bodied childless adults receiving food assistance benefits…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Wisconsin Attorney General says stay of right-to-work ruling needed to avoid confusion

A hearing has been set for next week in Dane County court on a request to stay a decision that overturned Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, while the state appeals the ruling. Attorney General Brad Schimel believes quick action is necessary in…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Common Cause calls for mobile voter ID assistance

Should the state be doing more to help voters obtain photo ID? Jay Heck with Common Cause said several states have made mobile van programs available to provide photo ID services. “States like Texas, Alabama, Virginia. States that have historically…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-04-20

Report highlights increase in gun deaths involving children in Wisconsin

The number of children killed by guns in Wisconsin has risen in the past few years, prompting new calls for efforts to help limit access to firearms for some of the most vulnerable. A report from the Wisconsin Council on…

posted 2016/04/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Work resumes on bridge over St. Croix River at Stillwater

An early disappearance of river ice, no flooding, and light rainfall have allowed contractors to get a quick start on this year’s construction work on the new bridge over the St. Croix River connecting Stillwater, Minnesota and Houlton, Wisconsin. Minnesota…

posted 2016/04/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Governor Walker says he will support any eventual GOP presidential nominee

Governor Scott Walker says he will support the eventual Republican presidential nominee next November, even if it ends up being Donald Trump. The governor has been saying for months that he expects someone other than the current front-runner to be…

posted 2016/04/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Police investigate death at Taycheedah prison

Fond du Lac Police are investigating the death of an inmate at the Taycheedah Correctional Institution earlier this month. Assistant Police Chief Steve Thiry says officers were notified on April 11 about an ambulance call to the facility for an…

posted 2016/04/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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