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2015-07-22

Milwaukee Police investigate possible lion sightings

Milwaukee Police continue to investigate reports that a lion was spotted in the city this week. The Department received a report on Monday from a woman claiming to have seen a lion, along with a cell phone picture of what…

posted 2015/07/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

UW Colleges consolidate administration

State budget cuts have led the UW System’s two-year colleges to cut 83 full-time administrative positions. UW Extension and Colleges Chancellor Cathy Sandeen said they’re consolidating into four regions, with one administrative team overseeing each. “Instead of having full administrative…

posted 2015/07/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Five on board plane in EAA crash

All five people on board a plane that crashed at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wednesday morning were taken to area hospitals. EAA spokesman Dick Knapinski said a Piper Malibu was on approach to one of the runways at Wittman Regional…

posted 2015/07/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Kapenga cruises to victory in Wisconsin state Senate race

A member of the state Assembly will be moving over to the Senate, following an election victory Tuesday night in Wisconsin’s 33rd Senate District. Republican Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) easily won a special election for the seat vacated by former state…

posted 2015/07/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Fond du Lac County continues push for Highway 23 expansion

The Fond du Lac County Board is renewing its support for a troubled project to expand Highway 23 to four lanes between Plymouth and Fond du Lac. The Board on Tuesday approved a resolution calling on the Department of Transportation…

posted 2015/07/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-21

Earth Day founder’s daughter leaving Wisconsin state board

Several months after running into criticism from elected members who oversee Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, administrator Tia Nelson announced Tuesday that she is resigning. Nelson, the daughter of Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, drew criticism from the…

posted 2015/07/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker campaign manager: fund-raising so far “a good haul”

Governor Scott Walker and groups supporting his presidential bid have raised about $32 million dollars so far this year, according to a report filed Monday with state elections officials. Walker’s campaign manager, Rick Wiley, commented on the fund-raising success during…

posted 2015/07/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

University of Wisconsin Colleges to cut 83 positions

State budget cuts will result in a number of changes for the University of Wisconsin System’s 13 two-year college campuses. The budget signed by the governor earlier this month cut about $5 million from the colleges, which was part of…

posted 2015/07/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Watchdog group wary of calls to replace Wisconsin elections agency

Governor Scott Walker this week said he thinks it’s time to replace the Government Accountability Board with an elections agency that is “truly accountable to the people of the state of Wisconsin.” The call follows a state Supreme Court decision…

posted 2015/07/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker executive order allows National Guard members to carry weapons

Governor Scott Walker has issued an executive order allowing Wisconsin National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty. It’s a response to the shooting deaths of five service members by a gunman who had links to Islamic extremism, at…

posted 2015/07/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Storm damage prompts home improvement warnings

A recent wave of severe weather in Wisconsin should have homeowners watching out for storm chasing contractors, after powerful storms knocked down trees and cause damage to structures across the state. If your property is damaged in a storm, the…

posted 2015/07/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-19

Walker signs pay hike for Wisconsin State Troopers

Wisconsin State Troopers will see their first pay bump in six years. On Monday, Governor Scott Walker signed into a law a new contract for the Wisconsin State Troopers, giving them a six percent pay increase. It’s welcome news to…

posted 2015/07/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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