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2015-04-12

New bill would fully legalize marijuana in Wisconsin

People in Wisconsin could use marijuana for medicinal purposes as well as recreational, under the proposal introduced by Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison). Though, passage seems grim even as the Madison Democrat seeks cosponsors. Governor Scott Walker opposes legalization, calling marijuana…

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Barrett calls out Walker on gun violence

In a press conference on Monday, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett laid gun violence in the city at the feet of Governor Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers. Barrett called for policy action in the wake of a Sunday tragedy, in which…

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Clinton enters presidential race with early advantage

As Hillary Clinton launches her presidential bid, she does so with a big advantage over other Democrats who are considering a run. Marquette University Law School political scientist Charles Franklin says the former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State already…

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Wisconsin is latest state to report avian influenza

A highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in Wisconsin. The H5N2 avian influenza has been confirmed in a commercial flock of 200,000 chickens in Jefferson County, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health…

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Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin

This is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. The number one mistake people make when severe weather warnings are issued is to try to learn more before seeking shelter. “The National Weather Service did a study right after…

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Lawmaker pushes to legalize pot in Wisconsin

The legalization of marijuana is gaining momentum throughout the nation, with 23 states and the District of Columbia legalizing the controversial drug in some form. Gary Storck is a longtime cannabis advocate and founder of Is My Medicine Legal Yet?…

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2015-04-10

Governor Walker talks freedom with NRA members

As he continues to ponder a presidential bid, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used a speech Friday to the National Rifle Association’s national convention to tout his record on gun rights, while also offering criticism for President Obama’s handling of the…

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UW Board of Regents approves tuition hikes

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents has approved limited tuition hikes for nine campuses. The increases will impact many graduate and out-of-state undergraduate students over the next two years. Under the plan, students on the La Crosse, Milwaukee, Parkside,…

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Dekker to enter 2015 NBA Draft (Opinion)

Wisconsin Badger junior forward Sam Dekker announced today (Friday) that he will pass up his final season of eligibility at UW and enter the 2015 NBA Draft. “These past three years have been the best, most memorable years of my…

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Wisconsin reaction to White House call for ‘conversion’ therapy ban

The Obama administration is calling for a ban on so-called “conversion” therapies that promise to “cure” gay and transgender people. Wisconsin Family Action President Jullaine Appling called that “disappointing” and said it sends a “very wrong and very dangerous message.”…

posted 2015/04/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-04-09

Wisconsin highway is now Interstate 41

Highway 41 is now officially an Interstate – and that could provide a boost to the regional economy. I-41 runs from the I-43 interchange near Green Bay to just south of the Illinois border. Larry Burkhardt of the Fox Cities…

posted 2015/04/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Body found in Shawano County identified as missing woman

The Shawano County Sheriff’s Department is confirming a body found last May is that of woman missing for nearly two years. Investigators are now considering the death of Heather Szekeras to be a homicide. Szekeres was last seen at the…

posted 2015/04/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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