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2014-04-16

Court filing shows elections agency approved John Doe probe

New court filings show that the state Government Accountability Board unanimously approved the John Doe probe into Republican campaign activity in Wisconsin’s recall elections. Board investigator Dean Nickel filed a brief Tuesday in support of an effort by prosecutors to…

posted 2014/04/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Dying with dignity

Governor Walker proclaims today, April 16, Healthcare Decisions Day in Wisconsin. It’s about dying with dignity, explains Attorney Ben Adams, who is an adviser to the State Bar Elder Law Section. “As Ben Franklin famously said, ‘The only two certain…

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Winter storm will bring more snow to north

The official start of spring was nearly a month ago, but you’d never know it in northwestern Wisconsin, as another round of heavy snow descends on the region. The National Weather service forecasts that a system which moved in the…

posted 2014/04/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-04-15

Burke responds to Walker campaign launch

Governor Scott Walker launched his reelection campaign on Tuesday, and his Democratic opponent says she can do better. With the Republican incumbent falling well short of his original pledge to create 250,000 new jobs, former commerce secretary and Trek bicycle…

posted 2014/04/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

B-17 veterans take to the sky

A group of World War II veterans got a chance to get up in the air on one of their old planes. The Experimental Aircraft Association helped organize a special flight on a B-17 bomber Monday. Bob Schuh of Chilton…

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Walker launches re-election bid (AUDIO)

Citing the creation of over 100,000 new jobs in the state since he took office, the nearly $2 billion in tax cuts passed by the Legislature, and a UW tuition freeze, Governor Scott Walker began making his case this morning…

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Wisconsin’s winter heating moratorium is ending

Wisconsinites with overdue electric bills are being warned about having their power turned off. State rules prohibit utilities from disconnecting consumers during the cold winter months (November 1 through April 15), but after April 16, utilities are not required to…

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Congressman Petri makes it official

A long time Wisconsin Congressman has formally announced he will not seek reelection this fall. U.S. Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) made it official Monday, during a town hall meeting in Neenah, that he’s stepping down after more than three decades…

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Many motorcyclists lack proper license

Hundreds of motorcyclists killed on Wisconsin roadways over the years have not had a valid license. A review by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel finds over ten years, about a third motorcycle fatalities in the state involved operators who had not…

posted 2014/04/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-04-13

Kramer makes court appearance

State Representative Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) is free on a signature bond, after making his first court appearance on two felony charges of second-degree sexual assault. His attorney reiterated to reporters that the 49-year-old Kramer will plead innocent to the charges,…

posted 2014/04/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Baldwin seeks action on emergency unemployment insurance

A bill extending emergency unemployment compensation awaits consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Senate sent a five-month extension of unemployment insurance benefits to the House last week. It’s a worthwhile investment, in the view of Wisconsin Senator Tammy…

posted 2014/04/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Heavy rains prompt flood concerns

Parts of eight rivers in Wisconsin remain under flood warnings, after heavy rains and thunderstorms pounded the southern half of the state this weekend. The Wisconsin River at Portage and the Chippewa River at Durand are both expected to stay…

posted 2014/04/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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