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Pocan says veto of Iran deal opposition can be sustained

Throwing support behind the Iran nuclear deal, groups rallied in downtown Madison on Wednesday to thank their congressman for his work on the issue. A House vote is expected next month on a resolution opposing the deal, and President Obama…

posted 2015/08/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Pleasant Prairie man survives accidentally shooting himself

Police say a Pleasant Prairie man was airlifted to a Milwaukee hospital Thursday morning, after accidently shooting himself in the chest Wednesday evening and spending the night lying in his driveway. A neighbor spotted the 67-year-old man just before 6:30…

posted 2015/08/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker loses ground in latest Quinnipiac poll

A new national poll has Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in sixth place, among GOP presidential candidates. Walker polled at 6% in the latest survey from Quinnipiac University. A month ago, Walker was second in the same poll, at 13%. Donald…

posted 2015/08/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin tax collections exceed estimates

State tax collections during the last fiscal year came in at about $71 million more than what has originally been projected. A report from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau this week shows the state took in nearly $15 billion during the…

posted 2015/08/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker says China should be taken to the ‘woodshed’ (AUDIO)

Despite drawing some criticism over calls on the White House to cancel an upcoming official state visit by China’s president, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker maintained that it’s the right move to make right now. During a campaign stop in Iowa…

posted 2015/08/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News


Moore stands by ‘noose’ comment

Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore is standing by a controversial comment about Governor Scott Walker, in which she claimed his policies are literally “tightening the noose” around African Americans. Moore made the claim during a conference call with reporters on Monday,…

posted 2015/08/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Armed guards being added to state office building

Armed security guards will soon be added to the headquarters for the state Department of Justice. Starting next month, the Department of Administration says armed guards will be located at the two main public entrances to the Risser Justice Center.…

posted 2015/08/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin holds steady on ACT scores

Wisconsin once again had the second-highest scores in the nation on the ACT college entrance exam. The Department of Public Instruction says 2015 high school graduates had an average composite score of 22.2, out of a possible 36 on the…

posted 2015/08/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Key refinery reopening promises relief for pump prices

Gas prices in Wisconsin could start to fall more steeply in the coming days, now that a key refinery is back up and running. Prices spiked earlier this month after the partial shutdown of a BP refinery in Indiana that…

posted 2015/08/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Bicycling becoming safer despite spike in fatalities

Despite recent numbers, bicycling is becoming safer. Nine bicyclists have been killed by motor vehicles in Wisconsin so far this year. That’s already five more than all of last year. Dave Cieslewicz is Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation.…

posted 2015/08/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Oshkosh Defense tapped to build new military vehicle

A major military contract could help create new jobs in northeastern Wisconsin. Oshkosh Defense was awarded a $6.7 billion US Military contract on Tuesday to build the next generation of armored vehicle to replace the Humvee. The deal calls for…

posted 2015/08/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News


Abortions in Wisconsin were down 10 percent in 2014

The state Department of Health Services says abortions performed in Wisconsin dropped by 10 percent last year. The annual report shows 5,800 induced abortions were performed in the state in 2014, down from 6,462 the year before. Data collected by…

posted 2015/08/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Finally, the end is here for the pre-season. As you know, I am not a fan. Thursday: A one-hour PhilCast…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
posted by Alex Solsma 3 days ago
Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago