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2015-05-20

Wisconsin Democrats propose “Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act”

Democrats in the Wisconsin legislature are proposing the measure to allow student loans to be refinanced, much like car loans and mortgages. Representative Cory Mason (D-Racine) is the bill’s author, along with Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay). “For some strange…

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Advocates push to ‘Save IRIS’ in Wisconsin

IRIS is a long-term care program that provides daily support to the elderly and people with disabilities, but its future is uncertain. Julie Burish of Brookfield is a member of the grassroots coalition Save IRIS. She says participants in the…

posted 2015/05/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

State lifts bird flu quarantine in Juneau County

State agriculture officials have lifted a bird flu quarantine in Juneau County, which was put in place after the virus was found in a backyard flock. The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection says no new cases of the…

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Wisconsin budget panel approves drug testing requirement

A controversial drug testing proposal will remain in the state budget. The legislature’s Joint Finance Committee on Tuesday approved requiring those receiving public benefits to submit to drug testing. Those who fail would get taxpayer funded treatment, which Joint Finance…

posted 2015/05/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-05-19

Woman injured in Menasha bridge shooting thankful for support

A Neenah woman says she’s grateful for the outpouring of support from the community, in the wake of a mass shooting on Menasha’s Trestle Trail bridge last month that killed three people, including her husband and one of her children.…

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Special needs school vouchers being added to Wisconsin budget

Republicans leaders of the Wisconsin legislature’s budget writing committee say they plan to add language that would create a special needs private school voucher program. The proposal, which the panel is expected to vote on late Tuesday night or by…

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Central Wisconsin UPS driver awarded for saving lives

James Phillip doesn’t consider himself a hero, though Stevens Point officials argue otherwise. Phillip was recognized with a rare award Monday night. Phillip was leaving the UPS distribution center in Stevens Point April 20th overnight, and that’s when he said…

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Piolot program aims to control feral cats in central Wisconsin

Wausau’s public health and safety committee is working on changing the city ordinances to allow for a pilot trap neuter release program for stray and feral cats. Among other things, it would reduce the number of songbirds being killed. Wausau…

posted 2015/05/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Controlling feral cats in central Wisconsin

Wausau’s public health and safety committee is working on changing the city ordinances to allow for a pilot trap neuter release program for stray and feral cats. Among other things, it would reduce the number of songbirds being killed. Wausau…

posted 2015/05/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

OSHA fines Rothschild company for exposing workers to hazardous material

Federal officials have fined a Rothschild metal manufacturing company for exposing workers to a toxic chemical and other safety hazards found during an inspection. The Operational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is fining Imperial Industries in Rothschild $161,000 for multiple…

posted 2015/05/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Johnson questions need for wiretap changes

As Congress reconsiders how the U.S. gathers intelligence about potential terrorist threats, one federal lawmakers is questioning proposed changes to the government’s wiretap authority. There’s been a push in Washington to overhaul the system following security leaks in 2013 by…

posted 2015/05/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-05-18

Wisconsin home sales continued climb in April

Wisconsin’s housing market continued to improve in April. A new report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association shows there was a 17 percent jump in existing home sales in April, compared to the same month in 2014. The group said 6,355…

posted 2015/05/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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