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2014-04-09

Court rules lawmaker must release names in emails

A state appeals court says a Wisconsin lawmaker must release the names and email addresses of those who contacted him during the debate over a law limiting collective bargaining for most public sector employees. State Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) redacted…

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Walker interested in finishing college degree (AUDIO)

As the University of Wisconsin continues to expand its Flexible Degree Option, Governor Scott Walker says he might be interested in working towards completing his college degree. Walker never finished the degree he was working on at Marquette University. He…

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DNR officials urge caution during fire season

Wisconsin’s first widespread risk of severe fire weather is moving into the southern portion of Wisconsin, according to DNR Wildland Fire Specialist Catherine Koele. Carelessness or inattentiveness are two big causes of much larger fires. “They tend to introduce fire…

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Cameras found in locker room at Pleasant Prairie rec center

Felony charges have been filed in Kenosha County against two people accused of placing cameras inside the women’s locker room at the Pleasant Prairie Recreation facility. 27-year old resident Melissa Wenckenbach of Pleasant Prairie and a 36-year old Waukegan man…

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Cops disrupt Sauk City heroin supply

A major heroin pipeline into the Sauk City area has been plugged. Authorities recently arrested 7 people on various drug charges, including delivering heroin. Sauk Prairie police chief Jerry Strunz says the undercover investigation focused on 27-year-old Matthew Olday and…

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Flooding concerns on Chippewa River

Ice has moved out on the Chippewa River, but flooding remains a concern. National Weather Service Hydrologist Craig Schmidt said with lost of snow still on the ground, the threat will remain for at least the next month. “The upper…

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The Masters moves on without Tiger

The 2014 Masters opens play at Augusta National on Thursday without world number-1 Tiger Woods. Woods first played at the Masters back in 1995 and has been a huge ratings draw ever since.  He’s won four green jackets and finished…

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State shifts no call list to federal level

Wisconsin’s popular Do Not Call list for telemarketers will disappear and merge with the federal no-call list. Governor Scott Walker approved the change Tuesday, when he privately signed 62 bills into law. Supporters say the Federal Trade Commission’s no-call list…

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Governor signs 62 bills into law

Governor Scott Walker signed 62 bills into law Tuesday, including some of the most notable measures that passed the Legislature in the final days of the session. Among the bills signed by Walker was a measure aimed at making schools…

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Walker signs ‘revenge porn’ law

Wisconsin has become the third state in the nation to ban so-called “revenge porn” — the posting of sexually-explicit photos online without the subjects’ prior knowledge. Governor Scott Walker signed the ban into law Tuesday. Freshman Assembly Republican John Spiros…

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Green Bay city council recount set for Friday

One Green Bay City Council race will have a recount. District 11 candidate John Vander Leest is asking for a recount after losing to incumbent Brian Danzinger by ten votes in last Tuesday’s race. Vander Leest says the thin margin…

posted 2014/04/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-04-08

State leaps ahead on spending transparency

Wisconsin has made big strides in letting taxpayers see where their money is being spent. Bruce Speight with Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group said that’s due to the new OpenBook Wisconsin website, a key initiative by the administration of Governor…

posted 2014/04/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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