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2014-08-21

UW Board approves $95 million request

University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approves a request for an additional $95 million in the next two-year state budget. The Regents unanimously approve the funding request even though Governor Scott Walker had warned all state agencies against asking…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Cousins pleads guilty in death of Andrew Boldt

Averting a trial, a Purdue University student has entered a guilty plea to killing a fellow student from Wisconsin. Special public defender Kirk Freeman said 23-year-old Cody Cousins did not seek a plea deal before he was convicted of murder…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

State loses out by not expanding BadgerCare

Are health insurance rates in Wisconsin higher than necessary? If they are, one groups argues it could be because of Governor Scott Walker’s decision not to accept a full expansion of federal funding for BadgerCare. Robert Kraig is with Citizen…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Johnson: ISIS must be defeated (AUDIO)

While he is not pushing to send American troops into Syria and Iraq to deal with the terrorist groups known as ISIS, or the Islamic State, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) argues the threat posed by the group must be…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Canvass confirms Grothman win in 6th Congressional District primary

Republican state Senator Glenn Grothman had his primary win for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District confirmed Wednesday, with the canvass of last week’s primary ballots now complete. The results posted by the state Government Accountability Board show the Campbellsport Republican winning…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

State increases efforts to fight sexual abuse on campus

Officials at the state Department of Justice are stepping up their efforts to help protect incoming college students from sexual assaults on campus. Crime Victim Services director Jill Karofsky says the problem is pervasive, even if it is not being…

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UW Regents contemplate requesting $95 million in state budget

The UW Board of Regents could decide today whether to ask for another $95 million in the next two-year state budget.University of Wisconsin System officials say they need more tax dollars to help pay for the school’s new Talent Development…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-08-20

First human case of West Nile virus reported for 2014

The state has recorded its first human case of West Nile virus for the year. The mosquito-borne virus was found in an Ashland County resident, although state health officials are offering no details about the person or their current condition.…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Marquette community mourns death of James Foley

The Marquette University community is mourning the death of alumnus and journalist James Foley. Islamic militants in Iraq released a video which appeared to show the beheading of Foley. In the video posted on YouTube Tuesday by ISIS, Foley is…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Waupaca County sexual assault suspect sought

The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department has released a sketch of a man alleged to have attempted a kidnapping and sexual assault near Clintonville. Just before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday the sheriff’s office received a report that a man in a pick-up…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Advocacy group works to end domestic abuse among teens

One in three teens is affected by dating violence, yet 81 percent of teens’ parents don’t believe it’s an issue, especially in the lives of their children. That’s according to Patti Seger, executive director of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. She…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Man charged with threatening Pine River tubers

Charges have been filed against a man accused of threatening tubers on the Pine River Oxbow in Florence County earlier this month. According to the sheriff’s department, 70-year-old Gary Bovee pointed a shotgun at a group of tubers floating on…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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