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2015-01-22

Wisconsin unemployment rate held steady in December

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate remained unchanged last month, holding steady to close the year at 5.2 percent. State labor officials note the state’s seasonally-adjusted jobless rate is more than a full-percent less than where it was a year ago. Unemployment continues…

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Governor Walker wants ‘alternative pathways’ for teaching license

Those interested in becoming a teacher in Wisconsin could soon be able to rely more on their own life experiences, rather than going through the process the state currently requires to obtain a teaching license. Part of a Workforce Readiness…

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Walker details budget proposal for benefits drug testing

Governor Scott Walker wants to require Wisconsin residents who apply for some public benefits to undergo drug testing before they can receive them. The provision – described as a way to help move people from government dependence to independence –…

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Wisconsin mining activist gets jail time

A Wisconsin woman convicted of causing damage during a 2013 protest at the site of the proposed Gogebic Taconite iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills has been sentenced to nine months in jail. Katie Kloth of Weston was leader…

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Kenosha arrests tied to murder in Alabama

An illegally parked car and shoplifting arrests in Wisconsin led to the discovery of a body – and murder charges – in Alabama. Kenosha police were called to a grocery store on January 13th, after security spotted a man and…

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Lawmakers propose 70 mph speed limit for Wisconsin (VIDEO)

Republican state lawmakers are hoping to fast track legislation that would increase Wisconsin’s maximum highway speed limit to 70 miles an hour. The bill from state Representative Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc) and state Senator Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) would allow traffic safety…

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Senate Democrats lay out legislative agenda

Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate unveil their legislative priorities, saying Republicans aren’t focusing on what matters to Wisconsinites. Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) promotes their “Wisconsin Families First” plan, which she says focuses on growing the state economy…

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2015-01-21

McCarthy’s younger brother dies Wednesday at 47

Earlier today, Mike McCarthy’s season ending press conference was cancelled and the Green Bay Packers public relations staff said it was a personal matter involving the coaching staff. It turns out, the personal matter was for McCarthy himself.  He had…

posted 2015/01/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

State Superintendent Evers warns of ‘divisive mandates’

The state Superintendent of Public Instruction is warning educators that “divisive mandates” could be coming in the future. Speaking to the State Education Convention in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Superintendent Tony Evers told the crowd that the state is at a…

posted 2015/01/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin dad Armin Wand seeking new trial

A request has been made for a new trial in a deadly arson case in southern Wisconsin. Armin Wand, the Argyle man who set a 2012 house fire that killed his three young sons, wants a new trial. Wand is…

posted 2015/01/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Democrats mark Citizens United anniversary (VIDEO)

On the five-year anniversary of Citizens United, activists in Wisconsin and elsewhere continue efforts to push back. The 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling means corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts to support political campaigns. At a Capitol press conference…

posted 2015/01/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Menominee Tribe signs amended gaming compact with state

The Menominee Indian tribe signed an amended gaming agreement with the state Tuesday, calling it a “clear path” for Governor Scott Walker to approve its new Kenosha casino. The 25-year deal would give the state 7.5 percent of the tribe’s…

posted 2015/01/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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