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2014-12-11

Wisconsin woman gets 30 years in prison for fatal drugging of child

A western Wisconsin woman will spend 30 years in prison for drugging her boyfriend’s young daughter to death. A Trempealeau County judge on Thursday handed down the sentence for 24-year-old Amanda Butts, who struck a plea deal that convicted her…

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Feds allow Indian tribes to grow pot, Wisconsin DOJ not on board

Indian tribes that grow pot won’t be prosecuted by federal officials. The U.S. Justice Department is relaxing enforcement of marijuana laws on sovereign lands, but Indian tribes in Wisconsin are not expected to start growing or selling pot any time…

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Audit details problems at Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

A new state audit shows a number of problems at the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, the agency that oversees the state’s election, campaign finance, lobbying, and code of ethics laws. The report by the state Legislative Audit Bureau could provide…

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‘Booze and Belts’ traffic safety campaign gets under way

Law enforcement agencies throughout the state will mobilize in hopes of reducing the number of deaths on Wisconsin roads. David Pabst is director of the Bureau of Transportation Safety at the Department of Transportation. He says the goal is to…

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Report: Chryst poised to return to Wisconsin as head coach

According to a report by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat writer Jeff Potrykus, Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez  has put in motion, Paul Chryst’s return to Madison to replace Gary Andersen as Wisconsin’s new head football coach. The story cited a…

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Rothschild named new head of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

A state campaign finance watchdog group will have new leadership in 2015. The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign announced Thursday that Matt Rothschild, the former editor and publisher of The Progressive Magazine, will take over as executive director in the New Year.…

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Veterans bring concerns to Wisconsin Capitol

Veterans presented a list of grievances at the Capitol on Thursday. The group presented a wide-ranging list of complaints, but their main beef seems to be with the Eau Claire Schools which, according to former state Senator Dave Zien, is…

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House Ethics Committee closes case against Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri

The House Ethics Committee has ended an investigation into whether a Wisconsin Congressman used his position for financial gain. The panel was looking into allegations that retiring U.S. Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) took actions benefitting companies he owned stock in.…

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Union head says members preparing for Wisconsin right-to-work fight (AUDIO)

The head of a major state union group says his members are preparing for an expected debate over making Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Discussions about a bill took off last week, after a group with conservative ties announced its formation…

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Senator Ron Johnson ‘disappointed’ by torture report

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says he’s disappointed by a report released by Democrats that details the torturing of terrorism suspects. The report documents torture carried out by CIA agents after 9-11 during interrogations, offering an often gruesome look at techniques…

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Andersen leaves Wisconsin after just two years on the job (Video)

For just the second time in the last three years, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez will spend the holiday season looking for a new head football coach.  He must also consider whether he’ll accept the seniors invitation to coach the…

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Snowmobile trails in Vilas County to open Friday

Vilas County Recreation Administrator Dale Mayo says they’ll be opening the trails tomorrow at 4 pm despite some warmer weather coming this weekend. “It doesn’t sound like we’re going to lose all our snow up here. We’d certainly not rather…

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