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2 min ago | Business Journal

Madison picked as most livable city

Madison has been named No. 1 on's second annual list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live .


4 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Competency exam ordered in Wisconsin 'Slenderman' stabbing case

Anissa E. Weier is led into a Waukesha County courtroom in Waukesha, Wis. Weier and her classmate Morgan E. Geyser are accused of luring their friend to a wooded area in Waukesha where the victim was held down and stabbed 19 times, police said.


Related Topix: Waukesha, WI, Wisconsin Government, Waukesha County, WI

5 hrs ago | ABC News

Wisconsin Election Officials Scramble on Voter ID

Wisconsin election officials were scrambling Monday to deal with a federal appeals court's ruling reinstating the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots. The law had been on hold, after being in effect only for the low-turnout February 2012 primary, following a series of court orders blocking it.


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

9 hrs ago | WIGM-AM Medford

Central Wisconsin hunters being urged to test deer for CWD

Deer hunters are being asked to save deer heads or to use partnering taxidermists so they can test animals for Chronic Wasting Disease.


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

9 hrs ago | TwinCities

Wisconsin grain farmers strapped by rising cropland rent

An increase in rent for cropland in Wisconsin is strapping grain farmers who are dealing with plummeting prices for corn. Competition among farmers for land to grow crops or dump manure helped lead to an increase of about 8 percent for rented cropland this year compared to 2013, analysts said.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Green Lake County, WI, Dane County, WI

13 hrs ago | ABC News

Civil War Officer's Heroism Earns Medal of Honor

This undated photo provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society shows First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, History in the News, Delafield, WI, United States Military Academy

17 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

Landmark Opens New State-Of-The-Art Grain Rail Terminal In Wisconsin

ART GRAIN RAIL TERMINAL IN WISCONSIN Sep. 15, 2014 Source: Landmark Services Cooperative news release Landmark Services Cooperative announces the opening of their new Grain Rail Facility in Fall River, Wis. Grain growers can now market their grain quickly and efficiently at this new location.


Related Topix: Fall River, WI

Sun Sep 14, 2014

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.


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government


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.


Related Topix: Pepin County, WI, Durand, WI, Marshfield, WI, Scott Walker, US Governors

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.


Related Topix: Holmen, WI

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.


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, US News, Scott Walker, US Governors


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.


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

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.


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

Sat Sep 13, 2014


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Milwaukee, WI, Scott Walker, US Governors


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.


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

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."


Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Fri Sep 12, 2014


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.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Wisconsin Government, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News


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