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2014-07-29

Supreme Court decisions expected on Voter ID, Act 10, domestic partnership registry

The State Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on three major issues. Opinions are scheduled for release dealing with challenges to portions of Act 10, Governor Scott Walker’s controversial law that stripped most public employee unions of their ability…

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Plea deal possible in cock fighting case

A plea deal may be in the works for a Weston man charged with running an illegal cock fighting operation. Bee Her, 35, is charged with seven felonies including animal fighting, mistreatment of animals, and multiple counts of running a…

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Primary election 2 weeks out, absentee voting under way

Wisconsin’s primary election is scheduled for August 12th, but absentee voting has already begun. “People can go to their municipal clerk’s office and cast an absentee ballot,” says Kevin Kennedy with the Government Accountability Board. “The hours do vary by…

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Netting at Capitol, 3 years ago

Three years ago today state workers put what was ultimately short-lived netting across the state Capitol rotunda. The decision to drape the netting just below the dome in Wisconsin’s statehouse came shortly after an altercation over a red heart-shaped balloon.…

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Walker backs plan to keep aid from companies that outsource jobs

A proposal to keep state tax dollars from going to companies that outsource jobs picks up bipartisan support. The plan, offered by Democratic state Representative Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) at Monday’s board meeting of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, would require…

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2014-07-27

Child run over in Racine driveway

Racine Police are investigating the death of a child who was run over Saturday afternoon in the driveway of a Racine home. Racine Police Sergeant Jessie Metoyer says the 5 year old girl from Kenosha had arrived to attend a…

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EAA AirVenture is ticket to adventure

The annual EAA AirVenture is underway in Oshkosh, and a half-million people are expected to explore Wittman Field by the time the event wraps up on Sunday. “I like to call it ‘aviation’s family reunion,’” says EAA spokesman Dick Knapinsky.…

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‘Keep wildlife wild’ advises DNR warden

“Keep wildlife wild.” That’s the advice of Manitowoc County Department of Natural Resources Warden George Protogere, who’s fielded plenty of complaints concerning people taking wildlife out of the wild and attempting to keep them as pets. Protogere said it’s illegal…

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Woman struck by train in Wisconsin Rapids

An elderly woman is dead after walking into the path of a train in Wisconsin Rapids over the weekend. Wisconsin Rapids police say the woman attempted to cross the railroad tracks while walking westbound on West Grand Avenue at Riverview…

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2014-07-25

Foreclosure rate drops in state

There’s been a significant drop in foreclosures in Wisconsin. “Our foreclosure levels have consistently gone down, and really if you look at the first and second quarters of the year, it’s been an almost constant improvement, and that’s been in…

posted 2014/07/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

‘Do not call’ list gets more consumer friendly

You may not notice the difference immediately, but big changes are just around the bend for Wisconsin’s Do Not Call list. Beginning August 1, consumers will no longer be required to register their phone numbers every two years to receive…

posted 2014/07/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

GOP letter: no refugee children here

The federal government’s placement of 50 unaccompanied minors in Wisconsin has drawn a rebuke from four members of the state legislature. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Republican colleagues, Representatives David Craig, Joel Kleefisch and John Nygren, forwarded the letter on…

posted 2014/07/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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