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2014-10-17

Congressman Reid Ribble wants Ebola travel ban

A northeastern Wisconsin congressman is calling for stronger action to deal with the Ebola outbreak. Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI) sent House Speaker John Boehner a letter Thursday, calling for an emergency session to address the problem. The Sherwood Republican wants…

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2014-10-16

Wisconsin woman accused of faking cancer to raise money

A Spring Green woman is accused of faking cancer and cashing in on thousands of dollars that people and organizations donated for her bogus cancer fight. According to a news release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, Richland County Sheriff’s…

posted 2014/10/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker and Burke set to meet for final debate

Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke will meet tonight for another debate, a week after their first meeting in Eau Claire. The two candidates will meet tonight at seven on the Milwaukee Area Technical College campus. It’s the…

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Burke says broader approach needed at WEDC

The Democratic candidate in the race for governor says the state needs a different approach to economic development. Democrat Mary Burke claims the current setup of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is not working. If elected, she wants to create…

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Unemployment rate fell, as Wisconsin added 8,400 jobs in September

Monthly job figures from the state Department of Workforce Development show Wisconsin added about 8,400 private sector jobs last month. When added to previous reports, the preliminary numbers put the total number of jobs added in the state this year…

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Tomah man arrested in wife’s shooting death

A northern Wisconsin man has been arrested in the death of his wife. Cade Clark, 26, was arrested Wednesday in Tomah, 10 days after his wife was shot in the head. According to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, Clark called…

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Aid increases to about half of Wisconsin school districts

About half of Wisconsin’s 424 public school districts will get more general state aid than a year ago. Figures released Wednesday by the Department of Public Instruction show schools will share almost $4.5 billion in general state aid, an increase…

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Bond at $2 million in Stephanie Low murder

Bond has been set at $2 million in the Stephanie Low homicide. Kristopher Torgerson appeared by video in Marathon County court for his initial appearance on charges which include first degree intentional homicide in Torgerson, 34, is alleged to have…

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Mary Burke downplays ties to former boss Jim Doyle

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke appears to be distancing herself from former Governor Jim Doyle, with whom she worked for nearly three years. During a meeting with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board Wednesday, Burke said she hasn’t sought advice…

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Burke says plagiarism accusations slowed campaign momentum

When pressed about earlier accusations of copying parts of her jobs plan, first reported by BuzzFeed, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said criticisms are just a matter of ‘politics as usual.’ During a meeting with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial…

posted 2014/10/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-10-15

State ended fiscal year with $517 million balance

A new report from the state Department of Administration shows Wisconsin ended its fiscal year in June with its second highest balance since the year 2000. Lower than expected expenses helped to offset a one-percent drop in tax collections for…

posted 2014/10/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Race for Wisconsin governor remains a dead heat

With less than three weeks to go before the election, the race for governor in Wisconsin remains a statistical dead heat between incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke. The latest Marquette University Law School Poll released…

posted 2014/10/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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