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49 min ago | Whitefish Bay

Wisconsin Republicans push backwards budget

Wisconsin Republicans have turned their backs on everyday Wisconsin families in favor of extreme partisan ideology in Act 20, the recently enacted 2013-2015 state budget. While Republicans spent the past several months cutting backroom deals among themselves and extreme special interests, I was here in our community, listening to the concerns and priorities of my constituents.

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4 hrs ago | WAOW

Wisconsin grape harvest starting slowly

Authorities in western Wisconsin say a trench wall collapsed in Pepin County, killing a 56-year-old man and a 2-year-old boy. DURAND, Wis.

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7 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Miss Wisconsin Raeanna Mary Johnson competes for Miss America title

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today's paper or previous issues.

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10 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Wisconsin Politi-"fact" blows it on GOP budget deficit

I'm really getting tired of having to correct the Journal-Sentinel's Wisconsin Politi-"fact", but apparently I still have to, based on two awful analyses that seem to indicate that the corporate owners of the J-S have given orders to skew their ratings to favor the Wisconsin GOP as much as possible. "Wisconsin does not have a deficit," Darling said in a news release, which was issued with GOP Rep. John Nygren of Marinette.

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14 hrs ago | WKOW-TV

Drivers, expect delays heading to Lambeau

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is warning those traveling to the Packer's first home game of the 2014 NFL season to expect congestion and delays. Some good news, all construction on US 41 will cease for the day, but DOT officials still anticipate heavy congestion and potential long delays between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

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18 hrs ago | Lakeland Times

Minocqua, Wisc

Minocqua will play host to a run/walk this fall benefiting the Oneida County Humane Society, and humans and their canine companions are both invited. The James Beck Cancer Center hosted its seventh annual Celebration of Life on the evening of Aug. 21, with approximately 135 people in attendance.

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Related Topix: Minocqua, WI, Oneida County, WI, Stevens Point, WI, Vilas County, WI, Manitowish Waters, WI

Sat Sep 13, 2014

TwinCities

Wisconsin: Walker, Burke have clear contrasts on education

Some of the starkest differences in the platforms of Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke concern education policies such as Wisconsin's nascent statewide school voucher program and the Common Core academic standards. Walker, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, faces Burke, a Madison school board member, on Nov. 4. The past three Marquette University Law School polls, including one released Aug. 27, showed the race to be nearly even with only about 5 percent of registered voters undecided.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Education, School Vouchers, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin Madison, Milwaukee, WI

OnMilwaukee

13 best things "Made in Wisconsin"

We may not have movie stars like California, oranges like Florida or corn like Iowa, but Wisconsin has a long list of excellent stuff we've given to the rest of the world. Here are the top 13 things that carry the "Made in Wisconsin" tag.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Cheese, Denmark, WI, Racine, WI

NewsOne

A Look At Voter Photo ID Requirements

Nineteen states have laws that require voters to show photo identification at the polls, though legal fights are pending over the issue in four states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Civil rights groups argue such laws unfairly target poor and elderly residents who are less likely to have IDs, while supporters say they protect against voter fraud.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Scott Walker, US Governors, Eric Holder, Mike Beebe, ACLU

Hot Air

Video: Wisconsin voter-ID law reinstated by federal court for midterms

A surprise decision from the 7th Circuit will allow Wisconsin to enforce its voter-ID law for the upcoming gubernatorial election. The court ruled that recent changes that give citizens more options to gain easier access to qualifying identification make the law legitimate and non-discriminatory, and noted that the statute in Wisconsin is "materially identical to Indiana's photo ID statute, which the Supreme Court held valid in Crawford v.

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WSAW

Wisconsin's Fall Turkey Season Begins

The state Department of Natural Resources says more than 80,000 hunters have applied for a fall permit. Agency biologists say it appears the harsh winter didn't have a widespread impact on the state's overall turkey population and hunters should see a good number of birds roaming the woods.

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WBAY-TV Green Bay

Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday - just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the hotly debated law in time for the November election. In a brief order, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said, "The State of Wisconsin may, if it wishes ... enforce the photo ID requirement in this November's elections."

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WIFR

Wisconsin Governor Approves New Voter ID Process

Gov. Scott Walker has approved new rules establishing a free process for verifying birth information for people looking for state identification cards to vote but lack birth certificates. Walker approved the rules Friday, the same day state attorneys tried to convince the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to reinstate a state law requiring voters show photo identification at the polls.

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Star Tribune

Complaint: Wisconsin man killed his girlfriend, made her death look like suicide

Forty-six-year-old Patrick Kraemer was arrested Thursday in the death of 43-year-old Traci Rataczak, who was found dead in the basement of her Wyocena home on April 8, 2013. Investigators say Kraemer reported Rataczak had committed suicide, but an investigation showed the hanging appeared to be staged and that she was placed there after her death.

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News Max

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Finds Himself in Re-election Battle

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is making many lists as a potential Republican candidate for president in 2016, but first, he's got a tough fight ahead in his November re-election bid against Democratic challenger Mary Burke, a former state Commerce secretary and businesswoman. "This is one of the premier races in the United States," Joe Heim, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, told USA Today.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Wisconsin Government, University of Wisconsin Lacrosse, Jim Doyle

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Appeals court to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law

A U.S. appeals court was set to hear arguments Friday on whether a Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls should be reactivated in time for the November elections following a... A U.S. appeals court was set to hear arguments Friday on whether a Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls should be reactivated in time for the November elections following a nearly... A Massachusetts prosecutor says the bodies of three infants have been found in a house full of vermin and dirty diapers where four other children were removed by authorities last month.

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WKBT

State officials continue to prepare for possible attack, disaster

President Barack Obama addressed the entire nation Wednesday night, laying out his plans for the U.S. in taking on ISIS in the Middle East. The announcement came less than 24 hours before the anniversary of the Sept.

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Daily Herald

Wisconsin agencies set up new voter ID process

Wisconsin officials said Wednesday they've set up a free process to verify birth information for people looking for state identification cards to vote but who lack birth certificates. The announcement comes after the state Supreme last month upheld a Republican-authored law that requires voters to show photo identification at the polls.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Door Reminder

Should Wisconsin stop building bigger highways?

Should Wisconsin stop building bigger highways? Consumer group says money is needed in mass transit and elsewhere Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://gbpg.net/1tDMdw0 Major highway expansion in Wisconsin would be shelved in favor of mass transit and other transportation alternatives, under a government reform blueprint being proposed by a non-partisan consumer group. The Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group presented its strategy Thursday in Green Bay for redirecting billions of dollars in state highway funds.

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Wisconsin Gazette

Appeals court to hear arguments in Wisconsin voter ID case Sept. 12

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on Sept. 12 in a challenge to Wisconsin's voter ID law.

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