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2015-08-19

FoodShare photo ID bill gets hearing

A Wisconsin lawmaker wants to add photo ID to state issued QUEST cards used to for FoodShare purchases. State Representative Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) says there could be millions in FoodShare fraud. “The USDA says 1.3 percent is the national average,”…

posted 2015/08/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Menominee Tribe votes on marijuana legalization

A Wisconsin tribe is voting this week on marijuana legalization. The Menominee Tribe in northeastern Wisconsin is voting Wednesday and Thursday on whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. “We continue to look for revenue sources,” said Tribal…

posted 2015/08/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-08-18

Walker unveils health care plan in Minnesota

Republican presidential hopeful, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was in Minnesota Tuesday, announcing his proposal to do away with the Affordable Care Act if he’s elected president. He said it’s a simple plan: “it starts out with the premise that on…

posted 2015/08/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker pressed on immigration at Iowa State Fair

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and two other Republican presidential candidates faced questions about immigration policy at the Iowa State Fair. Walker was the first to speak Monday from The Des Moines Register’s Political Soapbox. When someone in the crowd asked…

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Shawano County has confirmed case of tuberculosis

The health officer in Shawano County says one person is being treated and monitored for tuberculosis. Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department officer Jamie Bodden confirmed on Monday that the department is addressing an active case of tuberculosis in the Tigerton area.…

posted 2015/08/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Former UW-Stout student sentenced in drug bust

A former UW-Stout student has been sentenced after being charged in the university’s largest ever drug bust. Michael Auckland was ordered to serve 30 days in jail and 2 years of probation in Dunn County Court Monday. The 20-year-old Auckland…

posted 2015/08/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Inmate dies in custody at Rock County Jail

A 39-year-old man has died while in custody at the Rock County Jail in Janesville. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office said early Tuesday morning a Correctional Officer was alerted that Dante Tyreese Wilson of Beloit, who was an inmate in…

posted 2015/08/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

GOP moving ahead with FoodShare photo ID

GOP lawmakers in Madison are moving ahead with a plan for photo ID to be added to Wisconsin FoodShare Cards. Republican State Representative Jesse Kremer says adding a photo identification to Foodshare benefit cards will stop millions of dollars in…

posted 2015/08/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-08-16

Ron Kind back from from Israel trip

A Wisconsin Congressman is back from a trip to Israel. 3rd District Democrat Ron Kind of La Crosse was part of a contingent of legislators that went to the middle east a week ago to discuss the proposed Iran nuclear…

posted 2015/08/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

‘I am not intimidated,’ Walker tells protesters at Iowa State Fair

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker delivered a message to protesters who were in the crowd, booing his speech at the Iowa State Fair this morning “You want someone who’s tested? I’m right here. You can see it. This is what…

posted 2015/08/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmaker wants protections for hot car rescuers

Dozens of children and numerous pets die in the U.S. each year, after being left in parked cars that can quickly overheat in warmer weather. A state lawmaker believes some of those deaths could be prevented, if people had fewer…

posted 2015/08/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Heck says GAB changes may not pass Senate

An advocate says it’s not clear whether there are sufficient Republican votes to force changes at state’s non-partisan elections agency. Jay Heck with Common Cause in Wisconsin said a lot has changed since 2007, when lawmakers of both political parties…

posted 2015/08/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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