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2015-03-22

Wisconsin Voter ID law will not be in effect for April 7 elections

Wisconsin voters will not have to show a government-issued photo ID when they head to the polls April 7, despite a decision by the US Supreme Court not to take up a challenge effectively putting the state’s long stalled Voter…

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Early Spring snow dumps on southern Wisconsin

Many residents of southern Wisconsin were digging out from a an overnight snowstorm on Monday morning, and dealing with snarled commutes to start the work week. The southwestern corner of Wisconsin received heaviest snowfall amounts. Prairie du Chien had almost…

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Pointers claim fourth NCAA Division III national title

For the fourth time in the last six year, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference can claim ownership to the NCAA Division III National Champion after the UW-Stevens Point Pointers upended Augustana (Ill.) 70-54 in Salem, Va. Four Pointers scored in…

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US Supreme Court declines to take Wisconsin Voter ID case

The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal in a case challenging Wisconsin’s Voter ID law, creating confusion for election officials just two weeks before the state’s spring elections. The law had been on hold since last…

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Badgers withstand Oregon run to advance to Sweet 16

The top-seeded Wisconsin Badgers are moving on to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 for the seventh time under Bo Ryan after beating eighth-seeded Oregon 72-65 in a West Region 3rd Round game in Omaha, Neb. Wisconsin’s frontline of Sam Dekker…

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Waiting for Scott Walker to announce his presidential run

While campaigning across the country in recent weeks, Governor Scott Walker has remained cryptic about a likely presidential bid. Walker has delivered speeches focused heavily on his vision for the nation. However, the second term Republican governor has been careful…

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Advocates for elderly, disabled testify at JFC hearings

Among those opposing Governor Scott Walker’s two-year budget are advocates and participants in Family Care and IRIS. The third of four public hearings on the state budget takes place Monday in Rice Lake. IRIS provides daily support to the elderly…

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Statewide hearings on Wisconsin budget continue

Members of the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee kick-off another public hearing this morning on Governor Scott Walker’s $70 billion biennial budget plan. The JFC will hold its third public hearing in Rice Lake from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.…

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Lawmaker targets remedial college courses

A bill being considered at the Capitol would help identify schools where students are graduating short of being college ready. The bill from state Representative John Jagler (R-Watertown) would require the UW System to collect data on students who are…

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2015-03-21

Allowing terminally ill patients access to experimental options

It’s a last resort, according to Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison). The Madison Democrat is introducing “Right-to-Try” legislation for individuals who are dying and all other options have failed. “It applies only to terminally ill patients — patients who are about…

posted 2015/03/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin abortion law

A federal district judge has struck down a Wisconsin law that requires doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. In the decision released late Friday, Judge William Conley found that law is unconstitutional and issued a…

posted 2015/03/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Joint Finance Committee hears from educators, others

A second round of testimony from individuals giving their two-cents worth on the governor’s budget took place all day Friday. Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver asks members of the Joint Finance Committee to provide a sustainable and predictable…

posted 2015/03/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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