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37 min ago | Wisconsin Gazette

Wisconsin AG files appeal in marriage equality case

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed his appeal of the federal ruling striking down the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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Related Topix: Wedding, ACLU, Milwaukee County, WI, Dane County, WI, US News, US Supreme Court

4 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Welcome Back Home, Wisconsin Chautauqua

This is gonna be short , and maybe not so sweet to some, buta ...perhaps the cheese curd can ease any discomfort.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Business Journal

OSHA ramps up inspections of companies that use temporary help

As the number of companies using temporary workers has reached an all-time high in Wisconsin and in the U.S., OSHA is targeting companies that use temporary workers in a high priority inspection initiative.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Wisconsin Government

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Security costs jump for Wisconsin governor, family

The data shows overall security spending has nearly quadrupled over the past five years, however, due largely to Walker bolstering the number of bodyguards and the patrol deciding to provide security for the lieutenant governor.

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Security costs jump for Wisconsin governor, family

The data shows overall security spending has nearly quadrupled over the past five years, however, due largely to Walker bolstering the number of bodyguards and the patrol deciding to provide security for the lieutenant governor.

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

WBAY-TV Green Bay

UPDATED: Wisconsin International School in De Pere Files for Bankruptcy

Wisconsin International School in De Pere, which closed abruptly late last month, has filed for bankruptcy.

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Related Topix: De Pere, WI, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Violent Crime, Door County, WI

TwinCities

Wisconsin walleyes heavily stocked thanks to extra money

Wisconsin's lakes will be more heavily stocked with walleyes this year thanks to extra funding from the state and private sector.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Dozens of Tern Chicks Found Crushed in Winnebago County

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking for help after a number of dead chicks were found crushed on a colony of state-endangered birds.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Winnebago County, WI, University of Wisconsin Platteville, Platteville, WI, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

TwinCities

Wisconsin appeals ruling allowing gay marriages

Wisconsin's attorney general on Thursday appealed a federal judge's ruling from last month striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wisconsin Government, Activism, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Scott Walker, US Governors, Wedding

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Mark Ruffalo leads field of Wisconsin-rooted Emmy nominees

My past is liberally seasoned with top 10, look-ahead, look-back and awards types of stories.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Oscars, Game of Thrones, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Drug Overdose Deaths: A Growing Problem in Wisconsin

By comparison, the number of prescription drug and heroin overdose deaths increased from 189 in 2003 to 485 in 2012, an upward trend that's projected to devastate hundreds of Wisconsin households again this year.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Kewaunee, WI, Kewaunee County, WI

WAOW

Boy, 9, trapped in Wisconsin grain bin dies

A veteran and a little boy in Farmington, MN have formed an unlikely friendship.This is a story you just have to watch! A veteran and a little boy in Farmington, MN have formed an unlikely friendship.This is a story you just have to watch! MADISON, Wis.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Madison, WI, River Falls, WI

WKOW-TV

Happening Now: Construction accident in downtown Madison

Grant County officials tell 27 News that a 9-year-old boy has died after being stuck in a grain bin.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI, Grant County, WI, Dane County, WI, Outsourcing

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Walker raises $8.2 million; Burke $3.6 million

Gov. Scott Walker raised more than twice as much money as Democrat Mary Burke over the first six months of the year and he entered July with three times as much cash on hand, based on figures released by both campaigns on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, US Politics, Mark Green, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Wisconsin Government, Jim Doyle

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Wisconsin DNR taking input on water quality

The Department of Natural Resources is launching its triennial review of water quality standards.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

WUWM

Faith-Based Network Demands Wisconsin Adjust Its Corrections System

The religious coalition WISDOM is delivering demands Wednesday to the Department of Corrections, including that it consider parole for 3,000 inmates.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WAOW

Suspect in mass shooting surrenders after standoff

A merry-go-round that thrilled generations of children and adults at Wausau's Marathon Park has sat silent for the past few years.

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Related Topix: Wausau, WI, Rib Mountain, WI

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Unemployment insurance scam targets Wisconsin

A new scam is targeting consumers, employers and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and it could be part of a scam happening nationwide.

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WDJT

Is Wisconsin Losing Its Taste for Beer?

This story is almost hard to believe. According to Beer Marketer's Insights, a leading industry analyst, Wisconsin beer consumption has dropped by nearly 10 percent since 2002.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Church coalition launches prison reform campaign

A coalition of church congregations has launched a four-month campaign to demand reforms within the state Department of Corrections.

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