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2015-05-17

Former Eau Claire County officials accused of stealing $625,000

Two former Eau Claire County officials have been arrested, accused of stealing county funds when they were in office. – Larry Lokken served as Eau Claire County Treasurer for 37 years. Kay Onarheim was Deputy Treasurer for 34 years. Both…

posted 2015/05/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

US Supreme Court declines to review lawsuit against John Doe case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request to hear an appeal in an ongoing John Doe investigation from Wisconsin. The high court had been asked to review an appeals court decision from last September, which found a…

posted 2015/05/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Governor Walker in Iowa again

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s latest trip to Iowa featured a 10-minute speech, a party with cheese and a photo from his childhood. “I look a little geeky on the left there with my glasses on,” Walker said. “That’s my brother,…

posted 2015/05/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Three Racine kids found in Mexico

Three children from Racine disappeared back in February, but are back in Southeast Wisconsin after an extensive search and efforts by several agencies that tracked them to Mexico. Damian, 2; Diana, 8; and Angela Gasca, 10 were found last week.…

posted 2015/05/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-05-16

Johnson ready for Feingold rematch

With Democrat Russ Feingold’s announcement that he plans to enter the U.S. Senate race next year, the candidate who unseated him in 2010 says he’s ready for the rematch. Speaking at the Wisconsin Republican Party’s state convention in La Crosse…

posted 2015/05/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker rallies Wisconsin Republicans at state convention

Governor Scott Walker says Republicans will have to stay mobilized in 2016, if they want to maintain control of the Wisconsin legislature and hang on to one of the state’s U.S. Senate seats. Speaking to delegates at the Republican Party…

posted 2015/05/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-05-15

Federal judge refuses to restore Abrahamson as chief justice

A federal judge has rejected a request to keep the state Supreme Court from electing a new chief justice.  Following a hearing in federal court in Madison Friday, U.S. District Judge James Peterson denied a request from Justice Shirley …

posted 2015/05/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Fond du Lac Mt. Everest climber reflects on experience

For a Fond du Lac man, there are many things to remember about surviving an earthquake while climbing Mt. Everest. However, Andy Land says the people he met coming down the mountain will be among the main memories he holds…

posted 2015/05/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-05-14

Wisconsin Republicans head to La Crosse for state convention

Republicans have plenty of reasons to celebrate, as they meet this weekend in La Crosse for their annual state convention. Their victories in the past year includes reelecting Governor Scott Walker and strengthening majorities in the state legislature. On the…

posted 2015/05/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Pro-choice advocates slam GOP bill banning abortions after 20 weeks

Professional medical organizations strongly disagree with further restrictions on abortions, according to Obstetrician Doug Laube, and he said they oppose the “one size fits all” approach to abortion regulation. “A crucial part of our job as doctors when helping women…

posted 2015/05/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Budget panel chairs reject Walker’s long-term care changes

Leaders of the state’s budget committee want a gradual approach to changing Wisconsin’s long-term care system. Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal would overhaul the system which provides long-term care to more than 50,000 state residents who are elderly or have…

posted 2015/05/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Baldwin raises concerns about fast tracking trade deals

While an apparent deal in the U.S. Senate could allow President Obama’s trade agenda to move forward, Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin says she has “serious concerns” about plans to grant the president trade promotion authority. The proposal, which…

posted 2015/05/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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