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2014-10-07

Vos says GAB’s Kevin Kennedy ‘has to go’ (AUDIO)

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Tuesday that the state Government Accountability Board will not exist in its current form in another two years. Vos made the comment during a WisPolitics luncheon in Madison with state Representative Peter Barca. Vos was…

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DNR confirms two Wisconsin cougar sightings

The state Department of Natural Resources has confirmed its first two cougar sightings of 2014. Agency officials say that trail cameras caught images of a cougar in Lincoln County in July, and in Marinette County on Labor Day. A landowner…

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Wisconsin DWD rejects living wage complaints

The state Department of Workforce Development has rejected living wage complaints made by workers last month A coalition of labor groups filed the complaints in late September, claiming that Wisconsin’s minimum wage is too low and represents an unsupportable wage.…

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Already married gay couples remain uncertain of current status

Despite gay marriage now being legal in Wisconsin, the marital status of couples who tied the knot earlier this year remains unclear. About 500 same sex couples got married in June, after a federal judge initially overturned Wisconsin’s ban. Now…

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Scott Walker concedes Wisconsin’s gay marriage fight is over

The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to consider an appeal of the same-sex marriage ban in Wisconsin — and four other states. As for the hundreds of couples who had tied the knot in June, Walker says it’s up to the…

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Former Rothschild police officer accused of sexual assault

A former Rothschild police officer has resigned, after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman last week. Officials say 22-year-old Corey Yolitz is facing charges of second degree sexual assault and burglary, after he gave a 21-year-old woman a ride home…

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First lady to stump in Madison

The first lady of the United States is in Wisconsin today. Michelle Obama is in Madison lending her support to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke for another “grassroots campaign event.” Mrs. Obama was in Milwaukee just last week urging eligible…

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“On-again-off-again” gay marriage is back on

Governor Scott Walker concedes the fight against gay marriage in Wisconsin is over. The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to consider an appeal of the same-sex marriage ban in Wisconsin — and four other states. As for the hundreds of couples…

posted 2014/10/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-10-06

Federal appeals court upholds Wisconsin voter ID law

The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled Wisconsin’s Voter ID law is constitutional and does not violate the federal Voting Rights Act. Monday’s decision comes about a month after a three judge panel in Chicago lifted a lower…

posted 2014/10/06 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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