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2014-12-18

Wisconsin headed into peak flu season

Wisconsin is headed into the peak of what is shaping up to be a challenging flu season. Tom Haupt, influenza surveillance coordinator with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, said reported hospitalizations due to influenza have increased steadily the past…

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Wisconsin unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in November

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since the recession. Preliminary figures released by the Department of Workforce Development show Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was at 5.2 percent in November, down from 5.4-percent in October and 6.4 percent…

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Ricin cleanup under way in Oshkosh

Hazardous materials crews from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Wisconsin National Guard spent the day Wednesday decontaminating and testing an Oshkosh house, where suspended UW-Oshkosh student Kyle Smith, 21, allegedly made Ricin. Doug Gieryn is the public health…

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Walker urges Senate Republicans to drop right-to-work push

Governor Scott Walker is publicly urging state Senate Republicans to back-off from efforts to pass a right-to-work law. Speaking to the GOP members on Wednesday, Walker restated previous comments that the measure would only be a distraction from more important…

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Obama’s Cuba decision brings mixed reaction in Wisconsin

We’re hearing mixed reactions from a couple of Wisconsin Congressmen regarding President Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba Wednesday. Seventh District Republican Sean Duffy is opposed to the move. Third District Democrat Ron Kind supports the change. Duffy is…

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Businesses join fight against Wisconsin right-to-work proposal

More than 300 private sector business interests are joining forces to fight an effort to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. The Wisconsin Contractor Coalition includes a variety of private employers and skilled trade representatives. Spokesman Steve Lyons says members agree…

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Former players heaping praise on UW’s Chryst (AUDIO)

Paul Chryst is returning home.  The University of Wisconsin and Athletic Director Barry Alvarez is hoping he won’t have to hire another head coach during his time in Madison. Alvarez targeted the former Badger assistant coach as his number-one choice…

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2014-12-17

Paul Chryst named new Wisconsin football coach

Madison native Paul Chryst returned to the city where he grew up, played his college football and eventually served as an assistant coach, before being hired by the University of Wisconsin to take over the head coaching job today. Before…

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Walker does ‘Property Tax Relief Tour’

Governor Scott Walker touts lower property taxes during appearances in six major Wisconsin cities, including La Crosse, Eau Claire, Wausau, Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay. “Overall for a typical homeowner in Wisconsin property taxes are down.” Walker says the typical…

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Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear John Doe challenges

The state Supreme Court has agreed to take up several cases coming out of a stalled John Doe investigation. Justice have agreed to hear three cases connected with the probe, which was looking into allegations that conservative groups coordinated efforts…

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Wisconsin was 12th highest taxed state in 2012

Wisconsin’s tax rate held relatively steady, while two of our neighbors saw dramatic increases, in recent years. A study of census tax figures by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance shows that the state had the 12th highest tax burden in the…

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Marshfield man guilty of breaking baby’s arm

A couple brought their child in to St. Joseph’s Hospital back in September, according to court records. The child had two fractures to his left arm. A doctor told authorities that the baby wasn’t walking, crawling or pulling himself up…

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