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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

5 hrs ago | Stevens Point Journal

Federal appeals court upholds Walker's union law

A federal appeals court Friday upheld Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions, dealing another loss to unions trying to overturn the Republican governor's signature legislation that led to massive protests at the Wisconsin Capitol three years ago.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Madison, WI, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

7 hrs ago | TwinCities

Dane County: Judge throws out ex-bishop's sobriety tests

A Dane County judge has thrown out sobriety tests given to a former bishop charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a jogger last year.

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8 hrs ago | Channel3000

An Uncommon Barrier to Getting Help for a Common Drug

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. I can just hear some of you now: "As if we didn't have enough awareness of alcohol."

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Related Topix: Alcoholism, Medicine, Health, Opinion

13 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Second 420 Festival headlines Madison 4/20 celebrations

There is much to celebrate this April 20 in Madison. Not only did Dane County voters pass a pro-legalization advisory referendum by a near 65/35 margin April 1, the just ended legislative session saw a record number of cannabis law reform bills including comprehensive medical, legalization of small amounts, industrial hemp, decriminalization and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hard-Rock, Madison, Madison, WI, Marijuana, Milwaukee, WI

13 hrs ago | WKOW-TV

Repeat OWI driver injured in rollover crash

Shortly after 3:00 Thursday afternoon, Dane County Sheriff's deputies were called to a single vehicle rollover crash on Oak Park Road, just north of Lea Drive.

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Related Topix: Marshall, WI

15 hrs ago | Channel3000

Judge throws out former bishop's field sobriety tests

A judge has ruled that field sobriety tests conducted on a former Lutheran bishop accused of driving drunk and killing a woman with his car are inadmissible.

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Related Topix: Sun Prairie, WI

16 hrs ago | The Badger Herald Online

New Dane County Farmers' Market manager wants to make market experience 'exceptional'

Madison businessman Bill Lubing is ready to turnip the beet as the new manager of the Dane County Farmers' Market , which will return to the square Saturday for the first time this year.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI

16 hrs ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Appeals court: Act 10 did not infringe on rights of most public workers

Governor Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers scored another legal victory Friday in their approval of the Act 10 public union bargaining limits.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Madison, WI

17 hrs ago | WIBA-AM Madison

First farmers market of the season

The first, outdoor Dane County Farmer's Market will be held Saturday on the Capitol Square.

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23 hrs ago | WKOW-TV

YMCA announces new community partnership with restaurants to combat childhood obesity

Creating healthy habits "one bite at a time" to combat childhood obesity. That's the goal of a new partnership between the YMCA of Dane County and the Food Fight Restaurant Group.

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Related Topix: Dining, Life, Food, Family, Kids

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Page

Minister Eldonna Hazen, top county board women, new write-in law,...

Nathan Comp reports on a new state law that eliminates the requirement that votes for all write-in candidates be counted.

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Related Topix: Country, Comp, Education Etc.

WKOW-TV

Vets with claims for benefits could soon see even longer wait times

Both politicians and veterans service professionals are expressing concerns that a new online claims system being initiated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs could result in longer wait times for veterans in Wisconsin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Sean Duffy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs, Milwaukee, WI

TwinCities

Wisconsin appeals court revives protest group lawsuit over Capitol sign tickets

A Wisconsin appeals court Thursday revived a civil rights lawsuit brought against state officials by a group of sign-carrying protesters who were ticketed at the state Capitol in 2011.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Daily Page

Rep. Brett Hulsey casts more doubt on seeking re-election as he signs ...

In a move that casts further doubt on his intention to seek a third term in the state Assembly, Rep. Brett Hulsey has signed the nomination papers for Mark Clear, a city of Madison alder who is running for Hulsey's seat.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors

WMTV Madison

Thousands of utility customers face threat of disconnection

Because of the record low temperatures and a propane shortage this past winter, the number of people struggling to pay their utility bills is up 30 percent compared to previous years.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors

WIBA-AM Madison

Little League embezzler sentenced

It's 11 months in jail for a former Little League president in madison, who embezzled over $200,000 from the organization.

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WKOW-TV

Homicide charge filed in bicyclist's death

A homicide charge was filed against the driver accused of hitting and killing a woman who was riding her bike outside of Madison.

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Related Topix: Waunakee, WI, Madison, WI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WKOW-TV

Dane County 911 Center pre-alert program approved

The county's 911 Center Board approved a 90-day pilot program Wednesday night, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Citizens' Utility Board sues Public Service Commission over We Energies plant

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Marquette University

WisDOT

Work to start on I-39/90 southbound bridge over Siggelkow Road, Dane County

Construction on the I-39/90 southbound bridge over Siggelkow Road, just south of the US 12/18 interchange near Madison, is scheduled to start on Wednesday, April 23. Nighttime lane closures will occur on I-39/90 northbound and southbound at Siggelkow Road.

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