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2014-12-14

Heavy fog likely cause of highway crash injuring seven

Heavy afternoon fog is likely to blame for a crash near Wittenberg that sent seven people to the hospital. Shawano County officials say a westbound truck crossed the median on Highway 29 near the Grand Avenue overpass around 4:30 on…

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Democrat urges careful review of Wisconsin elections agency

A state audit released late last week highlighted a long list of issues at the state Government Accountability Board, which oversees Wisconsin’s election and ethics laws. Those issues included staff failing to mandated checks for felons voting in a timely…

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Wisconsin health officials push for flu shots before the holidays

As the holidays approach, state health officials are urging the public to get a flu shot before they head out to parties and family gatherings. Getting a shot or a dose of the nasal mist version can help ensure none…

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2014-12-12

Wisconsin Supreme Court won’t take up raw milk case

Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger’s 2013 conviction for selling raw milk will be allowed to stand. Without explaining why, the Wisconsin Supreme Court refused to consider whether Hershberger was properly convicted, after he violated an order from state inspectors. The…

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Environmental groups file suit against Wisconsin DNR

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit, accusing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with failing to update the state’s air quality regulations to tougher federal standards. Elizabeth Wheeler is staff attorney for Clean Wisconsin, one of two groups that have…

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Rep. Jim Steinke concerned by federal pot decision

Federal authorities announced on Thursday that they will not prosecute Native American tribes that grow marijuana on their lands. The move is raising some concerns from at least one state lawmaker, who worries it could lead to problems with catching…

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House sends $1.1 trillion federal spending plan to Senate

Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) supports the bill in order to keep the government functioning. It promotes certainty for families and businesses, he says, and encourages economic growth and job creation. “Passing a one-year budget removes that uncertainty of crisis…

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2014-12-11

Wisconsin woman gets 30 years in prison for fatal drugging of child

A western Wisconsin woman will spend 30 years in prison for drugging her boyfriend’s young daughter to death. A Trempealeau County judge on Thursday handed down the sentence for 24-year-old Amanda Butts, who struck a plea deal that convicted her…

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Feds allow Indian tribes to grow pot, Wisconsin DOJ not on board

Indian tribes that grow pot won’t be prosecuted by federal officials. The U.S. Justice Department is relaxing enforcement of marijuana laws on sovereign lands, but Indian tribes in Wisconsin are not expected to start growing or selling pot any time…

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Audit details problems at Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

A new state audit shows a number of problems at the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, the agency that oversees the state’s election, campaign finance, lobbying, and code of ethics laws. The report by the state Legislative Audit Bureau could provide…

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‘Booze and Belts’ traffic safety campaign gets under way

Law enforcement agencies throughout the state will mobilize in hopes of reducing the number of deaths on Wisconsin roads. David Pabst is director of the Bureau of Transportation Safety at the Department of Transportation. He says the goal is to…

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Report: Chryst poised to return to Wisconsin as head coach

According to a report by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat writer Jeff Potrykus, Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez  has put in motion, Paul Chryst’s return to Madison to replace Gary Andersen as Wisconsin’s new head football coach. The story cited a…

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