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2015-04-17

UW chancellor Blank proposes job and program cuts

UW-Madison chancellor Rebecca Blank announced a package of drastic program and staffing cuts on Friday, as a response to Governor Scott Walker’s $300 million, two-year cut to the University of Wisconsin System. “Our $36 million plan includes $21 million in…

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Humans not at risk from Avian flu, domestic poultry affected

A state spokesperson says the current outbreak of Avian flu in Wisconsin is not likely a threat to humans, but it is a threat to domestic poultry. Fourty birds in a backyard flock in Juneau county and 126,000 turkeys in…

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Henley settles suit with Wisconsin company over shirt

A founding member of The Eagles has settled a lawsuit he filed against a Wisconsin-based apparel retailer, which alleged trademark infringement. Don Henley filed suit last October in federal court, after the Duluth Trading Company of Belleville advertised a pullover…

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Walker’s approval rating falls, top choice for GOP president nod

Governor Scott Walker’s job approval rating has gone down since last fall. Among registered voters in Wisconsin, 56 percent of those surveyed in the latest Marquette University Law School poll say they disapprove of how Walker is handling his job…

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2015-04-16

Longtime Reporter and Packers PR director Lee Remmel dies

Lee Remmel started covering the Green Bay Packers in 1945.  He would cover coaching legends Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi for the Green Bay Press Gazette, then work for the organization before passing away on Thursday at the age of…

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Soglin says Madison ready for decision in Robinson shooting

Madison’s mayor said Thursday that the city is prepared, for when a decision is made on whether or not to charge the police officer who shot and killed a black teen. It’s been three weeks since the state Department of…

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Walker downplays results of latest Marquette University Law School poll

There’s little for Governor Scott Walker to cheer about in the latest Marquette University Law School poll. Released Thursday afternoon, the poll of 803 registered voters found widespread disapproval for the governor himself and many of the key proposals included…

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Wisconsin unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent in March

The state’s unemployment rate continued to fall in March. Figures released by the state Department of Workforce Development show Wisconsin had a seasonally-adjusted jobless rate for March of 4.6 percent – down from 4.8 percent the month before. Once again,…

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Police confirm Milwaukee shooting suspect killed himself

The suspect in a double homicide in Milwaukee over the weekend took his own life Thursday morning. Police had been searching for Ricky Chiles III since Sunday in connection with the fatal shooting of the driver of a van who…

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Former Walker campaign managers create super PAC

While Governor Scott Walker has yet to formally announce a run for president, a group that includes two of his former campaign officials has formed a new super PAC that can raise and spend unlimited funds to help promote a…

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Walker’s approval rating falls in latest poll

Governor Scott Walker’s job approval rating has gone down since last fall. Among registered voters in Wisconsin, 56 percent of those surveyed say they disapprove of how Walker is handling his job as governor, with 41 percent saying they approve.…

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Avian influenza found in Juneau and Barron counties

Following the first reported case earlier this week in Jefferson County, officials with the state Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection says poultry flocks in Juneau and Barron counties have tested positive for a deadly strain of avian influenza.…

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