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2015-01-29

Driver sought in fatal NW Wisconsin hit-and-run

A 26-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle along U.S. Highway 8 in northwest Wisconsin. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a person who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle near…

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Katie Couric will deliver UW Madison commencement speech (VIDEO)

Television personality and journalist Katie Couric will deliver the commencement speech to graduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this spring. “It is an honor to welcome Katie Couric to celebrate commencement with us this May,” said UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.”As…

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Fitzgerald: right-to-work should be considered along with budget

The Republican leader of the Wisconsin state Senate is calling for debate on a right-to-work bill to take place as lawmakers in Madison consider the state budget plan Governor Scott Walker will release next week. Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), who…

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Menominee Tribe ‘exploring options’ on Kenosha casino

An official with the Menominee Indian Tribe says they are still considering their next move, following Governor Walker’s decision to reject their Kenosha casino proposal. The tribe is joining with southeastern Wisconsin lawmakers in calling on the governor to reconsider…

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Governor Scott Walker suggests UW faculty teach more classes

Governor Scott Walker is suggesting that University of  Wisconsin System faculty could work harder. The Republican governor said Wednesday that may help to offset the impacts of a $300 million dollar cut in state aid to that will be…

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Pope Francis not expected to visit Green Bay

Don’t expect Pope Francis to be making a “Lambeau Leap” anytime soon. Despite a petition drive launched by Green Bay’s mayor and others, officials with the Catholic Church says the pontiff is not currently scheduled to pay northeastern Wisconsin a…

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Governor Walker to attend Southern Republican Leadership Conference

As he continues to explore a potential White House bid in 2016, Governor Scott Walker is adding another visit to a Republican state to his calendar this spring. Officials with the Oklahoma Republican Party announced Wednesday that Walker will attend…

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GOP lawmakers unveil plan to fight poverty in Milwaukee

Two state Republicans unveil an ambitious plan to fight poverty in Milwaukee’s central city. Under-performing urban public schools would become charter schools, under the package of proposals that seems to follow Governor Scott Walker’s theme of going “big and bold.”…

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Walker says he won’t reconsider Kenosha casino decision

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker won’t be reconsidering his rejection of a proposed Hard Rock Kenosha casino. That’s despite a request from a bipartisan group of ten lawmakers from southeastern Wisconsin, asking the governor to do just that. “I had a…

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2015-01-28

GOP plan to fight poverty in Milwaukee is unveiled

Two state Republicans unveil an ambitious plan to fight poverty in Milwaukee’s central city. Under-performing urban public schools would become charter schools, under the package of proposals that seems to follow Governor Scott Walker’s theme of going “big and bold.”…

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Walker deflects attention of newly-formed group from himself, says it’s about ideas

Governor Scott Walker said unlike other prospective candidates out there who have political action committees (PACs) with the “intention of promoting themselves,” his tax-exempt committee, Our American Revival, is “all about ideas.” Speaking in Racine Wednesday morning, Walker said the…

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Wisconsin lawmakers argue over EPA carbon emission targets

Partisan positions held the day at a Capitol hearing on the Obama administration’s proposed carbon emission limits. It was an informational hearing – there’s no legislation being considered to counter new EPA new standards, although Governor Scott Walker’s Department of…

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