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2014-11-20

Walker criticizes Obama on immigration reform at RGA

Governor Scott Walker is in Florida for a meeting of the Republican Governors Association. He says immigration reform has always been a “political tool” for President Obama. “If he was serious about it … he would have dealt with it…

posted 2014/11/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-11-19

DATCP warns of ‘Steve Martin’ scam

If you get a call from Steve Martin – hang up and don’t call back. It won’t be the banjo strumming comedian, but it also won’t be “Steve Martin” from the U.S. Treasury. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and…

posted 2014/11/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin School choice program challenged in federal court

Wisconsin’s long-running public school choice program is facing a federal court challenge that argues it discriminates against disabled students. The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed the lawsuit in federal district court Wednesday, on behalf of three families…

posted 2014/11/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Early start to winter gives Wisconsin ski hills a boost

The early start to cold and snowy winter weather in Wisconsin means many ski hills in the state are ready to open ahead of schedule. A recent cold snap, combined with several inches of snow in northern Wisconsin last week,…

posted 2014/11/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Study claims metals in drinking water linked to We Energies coal ash

An environmental group claims to have documented a link between coal ash and metals in drinking water in southeastern Wisconsin. Tyson Cook is the chief scientist for Clean Wisconsin. The group said it’s found a correlation between elevated levels of…

posted 2014/11/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan named chair of House Ways and Means Committee

The House Republican Steering Committee has picked Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) to serve as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee next session. Ryan, a 16-year veteran of the chamber, was picked over U.S. Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX).…

posted 2014/11/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Senators split the vote on Keystone pipeline

Wisconsin’s two US Senators cast a split vote Tuesday night, as the chamber narrowly failed to approve the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The vote was 59 to 41 in favor, one vote short of the 60 needed to send…

posted 2014/11/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Green Bay mayor optimist Pope will visit his city next year

A prominent leader in the campaign to encourage Pope Francis to visit Green Bay remains optimistic a visit will happen next year. The pontiff confirmed Monday that he will visit Philadelphia next September. But no other stops in the U.S.…

posted 2014/11/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Environmental group’s question Wisconsin DOT budget plan

Environmental groups are questioning the Department of Transportation’s budget plan. The biggest problem, according to Shala Werner, Director of the John Muir Chapter of the Sierra Club, is that the DOT budget which was submitted last week by Transportation Secretary…

posted 2014/11/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin has lots of binge drinkers, mostly in Brown County

A new survey shows adults in the Green Bay area do more binge-drinking than folks elsewhere in Wisconsin, which is higher than the national average. Community officials have issued their first “Brown County Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey.” It shows…

posted 2014/11/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-11-18

License sales for Wisconsin deer hunt fall behind (AUDIO)

With the season opener just a few days away, officials with the state Department of Natural Resources say sales of licenses for the annual gun deer hunt are behind last year’s numbers. As of Monday, sales of licenses for the…

posted 2014/11/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

No charges for Rhinelander students involved in sexting scandal

Nearly 40 teenagers involved in a widespread sexting incident in the Rhinelander area will not be facing any criminal charges. Instead, officials with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the Rhinelander School District say they will focus on educating students…

posted 2014/11/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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