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2014-11-21

Baldwin says House can still act on immigration

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin says the House can still act on immigration reform – if chooses to. The Wisconsin Democrat said President Barack Obama acted on the issue because House Republicans chose not to. “Today marks the 512th day since…

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Wisconsin Bad River tribe joins land buyback program

Wisconsin’s Bad River Indian tribe will be part of a new federal effort to return reservation lands to tribal ownership. Deputy Interior Secretary Mike Connor said Thursday that 21 Indian communities in 12 states — including the Bad River tribe…

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Cost of Wisconsin Thanksgiving dinner up this year

If you’re buying the Thanksgiving dinner, expect to pay five percent more than last year. That’s according to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, which surveyed grocery stores in almost two dozen cities. It found that the typical Thanksgiving dinner for…

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2014-11-20

Senator Ron Johnson says president ‘picking a fight’ on immigration (AUDIO)

A U.S. Senator from Wisconsin is accusing President Obama of using an “executive fiat” to tackle immigration reform, and warns the move could result in a strained working relationship with Republicans for the coming session of Congress. The President on…

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U.S. Senate confirms Pamela Pepper as U.S. district judge for Eastern District of Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s U.S. Senators are both pleased by the appointment of Judge Pamela Pepper as U.S. Federal District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Pepper, of Milwaukee, was confirmed Thursday by the Senate to replace Charles Clevert. The 50-year-old Pepper…

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‘Almost incomprehensible’ – Kenosha man charged in 11 month-old child’s death

Bond has been set at a million dollars for a Kenosha man accused of the violent murder of his 11 month-old daughter on Tuesday. The accused, 34 year-old Russell Rose Jr., allegedly told police that he killed the child to…

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DOA projects Wisconsin revenues to fall short of spending requests

Budget requests from Wisconsin government agencies exceed expected state revenues in the next two-year budget cycle. Those numbers will be a starting point for Republican Governor Scott Walker and GOP legislators as they begin the task of putting together a…

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New Wisconsin State Capitol Christmas ornament unveiled

The program began in 2004. Each year, the souvenir focuses on a specific aspect of the state’s historic Capitol building. The 11th annual ornament features a replica of the Assembly chamber, its large mural, and Civil War mascot Old Abe…

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Woman dies after hatchet attack in Mount Pleasant

The victim of a Racine domestic violence incident is dead and her estranged husband is jailed on charges of that include homicide, mayhem, and kidnapping. Police say the 36-year-old victim from Arlington Heights, IL had come to a friend’s house…

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Wisconsin unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent in October

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell to a new post-recession low last month. Figures released by the state Department of Workforce Development on Thursday show Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent in October, down a tenth of a point from September…

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Wisconsin school administrators release policy proposals

A lobbying group representing school district administrators in Wisconsin has unveiled an education policy wish list. About 100 administrators gathered in Madison on Wednesday to present a set of detailed recommendations. John Forester is with the Wisconsin School Administrators Alliance…

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Kenosha man faces charges in death of infant daughter

Kenosha Police are recommending homicide, substantial battery, and arson charges against a 34-year-old man for the death of his infant daughter. Police Chief John Morrisey says the death of 11-month-old girl on Tuesday is one of the most violent he’s…

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