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2014-07-31

Suicide rate highest among middle-aged adults in Wisconsin

A new report shows the highest rate of suicide in Wisconsin is among the state’s middle-aged residents. The state Division of Public Health looked at suicide and suicide-related cases for a five year period that ended in 2011. It found…

posted 2014/07/31 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-07-30

GOP candidates in 6th Congressional District meet for debate

The three candidates vying for the Republican nomination in Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District met on stage Tuesday for a debate on issues ranging from Common Core to legalizing marijuana. State Representative Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville), along with state Senators Joe Leibham…

posted 2014/07/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Dems propose asbestos law fix

Democrats in Madison propose a fix for a law they say will harm veterans with asbestos poisoning. Governor Scott Walker signed a heavily lobbied bill into law last March despite opposition from veterans groups and Democrats. Walker said the bill…

posted 2014/07/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Military cutbacks hurt Oshkosh Corporation

The leader of a Fox Valley business group says he’s not too concerned about a disappointing third-quarter economic report from the Oshkosh Corporation. The company reported a 46 percent drop in sales for the defense division, and an overall earnings…

posted 2014/07/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

State sets up animal feed trade mission

State agriculture officials are launching a new effort in the coming months to help farmers market their livestock feed internationally. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer protection is getting ready to take part in a number of trade missions…

posted 2014/07/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Armed dispute ends peacefully in Fond du Lac

Police in Fond du Lac say a SWAT team was called to a home this morning, after a woman fled the house and told officers that her husband held a gun to her head. Fond du Lac Assistant Police Chief…

posted 2014/07/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Senators differ on efforts to combat outsourcing

With job outsourcing a hot political topic right now, there is support from some members of both parties to give businesses incentives and tax breaks for bringing jobs home instead of sending them overseas. But Wisconsin’s U.S. Senators are on…

posted 2014/07/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Federal trade agreements could impact Wisconsin agriculture

As work continues on new federal trade agreements, some farmers are raising concerns about the impact those deals could have on Wisconsin agriculture. Close door negotiations have been underway on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.…

posted 2014/07/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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…

posted 2014/07/29 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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…

posted 2014/07/29 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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…

posted 2014/07/29 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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.…

posted 2014/07/29 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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