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2015-07-28

U.S. Supreme Court asked to review Ho-Chunk video poker ruling

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision that allowed video poker machines to remain at the Ho-Chunk Nation’s Madison casino. In an 83-page request filed Tuesday morning, the state argues…

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Serial killer again seeking release from mental health facility

A 68-year-old serial killer is starting another attempt to be released from custody. Alvin Taylor has been confined to the Mendota Mental Health Institute since the late 1980s, after killing four men in Wisconsin and Minnesota between 1985 and 1988.…

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Wisconsin Assembly approves Bucks arena deal

The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a financing plan for the state’s share of a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. Tuesday’s 52-34 vote on the measure already passed by the Senate now sends the bill to Governor Scott Walker for his signature.…

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Remains identified in 1990 Jackson County cold case

More than 25 years after her decapitated body was found in a pair of shallow graves in Jackson County, investigators finally have a name to go with the victim of a brutal homicide. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday…

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Walker proposes EPA changes

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker thinks individual states should be given responsability for managing air and water pollition within their borders. That would essentially eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “I think states can do it all across America much…

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Plane crash in Polk County kills 4

Four people are dead, following a small plane crash in northwestern Wisconsin. The Polk County Sheriff’s office says the single-engine Beechcraft was found burning in a field between Amery and Star Prairie at about 5:30 Monday evening, about 50 miles…

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New Wisconsin state park camping fees in effect

Overnight visitors to Wisconsin state parks will be paying more to camp, starting today. The camping site fee hikes were included in the state budget signed into law earlier this month. DNR Bureau of Parks and Recreation section chief Chris…

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Assembly set for Bucks arena vote

The state Assembly is scheduled to vote Tuesday on funding a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Vandenbroek) said Monday that not all Republican members are on board, so they’ll need Democrats as well. “We’ve said all along…

posted 2015/07/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-27

Emails show contact between GAB head and IRS mostly personal in nature

State officials have released dozens of emails sent between the head of Wisconsin’s elections agency and a former IRS official, following accusations of possible coordination between the two in efforts to go after conservative groups. The 138 pages of emails…

posted 2015/07/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-26

Scant support for Iran nuclear deal in Wisconsin’s D.C. delegation

The U.S. Congress has begun a sixty day review of a deal struck by the Obama administration, to limit Iran’s nuclear capability in return for the lifting of international oil and financial sanctions. Initial statements reveal little outright support for…

posted 2015/07/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Fadness leaving Wisconsin GOP for Walker campaign

The head of the state Republican Party is stepping down. The Wisconsin GOP says executive director Joe Fadness has resigned in order to join Governor Scott Walker’s campaign team. He will be heading up the team that’s in charge of…

posted 2015/07/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Republicans take aim at Wisconsin Planned Parenthood funding

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin could face funding cuts, under legislation being circulated for co-sponsors at the Capitol. The bills seek to reduce federal funding to the health care provider, which offers abortions at a some of its Wisconsin facilities, by…

posted 2015/07/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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