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2015-07-31

Report details disability access issues at Wisconsin polling places

A new report from the state Government Accountability Board shows there were a large number of disability access problems at polling places around the state during the last two years. The GAB inspected more than 800 polling places around the…

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Walker super PAC raised $20 million in first few months

A super PAC set up to support Governor Scott Walker’s 2016 presidential bid raised almost $20 million in the first few months since it was created. According to a federal filing on Friday, the Unintimidated PAC raised the money between…

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Justice Prosser defends staying on John Doe probe

Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is defending his decision to join the decision to end a controversial John Doe investigation, which had been looking into possible illegal coordination between Governor Scott Walker’s 2012 recall election campaign and conservative…

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Walker say GOP nominee may be chosen by convention

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is not ruling out the possibility a clear winner will fail to emerge after next year’s primaries and caucuses around the country and delegates at the GOP’s 2016 national convention will wind up picking the…

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2015-07-30

DNR official says reorganization about being ‘more efficient’

Changes are coming to how the state Department of Natural Resources operates. Agency officials rolled out a reorganization plan for workers earlier this week, which involves condensing the current six DNR divisions into five. It also includes splitting off some…

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Missing Maryland dad found in Shawano Lake

The body of a Maryland man who went missing Wednesday morning in Shawano Lake has been located. Shawano County Sheriff Adam Bieber said the body of 45-year-old Norman Robertson was spotted by a local businessman who had gone up in…

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Soglin proposes restrictions on homeless in Madison

Madison’s mayor proposes a pedestrian protection ordinance to restrict use of downtown benches by the city’s homeless population. “When we’re good at it, in terms of enforcement, it’s a joy to see what our downtown looks like,” Soglin told WIBA.…

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Plane crash in Milwaukee kills 2

Wisconsin recorded its third plane crash in a week, after a small pirvate aircraft burst into flames Wednesday after crashing on Milwaukee’s northwest side. The single-engine plane crashed just after 6 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Timmermann Airport. Killed in the crash…

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Special election called for 99th Assembly District

Governor Scott Walker has ordered a special election to fill a vacant seat in the state Assembly. Republican Chris Kapenga of Delafield is resigning from the chamber, after winning a special election last week for an open seat in the…

posted 2015/07/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-29

Wisconsin WIC program transitions to electronic payments

A state program that helps provide nutrition to mothers and their young children is changing the way it makes benefits available. The Women, Infants, and Children, or WIC nutrition program has paid out benefits to participants using paper checks since…

posted 2015/07/29 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Ag officials lift avian flu quarantines at three sites

The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has ended quarantines at three of the nine poultry producers hit by avian influenza earlier this year. The affected operations are in Chippewa, Barron, and Jefferson counties. The end of the…

posted 2015/07/29 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Schimel hosts open government summit

Wisconsin’s highly touted open records law was the subject of a day long summit held in Madison on Wednesday. The event was hosted by Attorney General Brad Schimel, who told attendees that “messing with open government laws is like touching…

posted 2015/07/29 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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