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10 min ago | WISN-TV

Increase in rail traffic in Wisconsin raises safety concerns

Recent train accidents -- from a derailment in Slinger to a pair of car train crashes in Kenosha County -- are raising concern about the rising rail traffic in Wisconsin.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, US Politics, Ron Kind, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Slinger, WI, Kenosha County, WI, St. Francis, WI

3 hrs ago | WUWM

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin Authors Edition

It's an all Wisconsin authors edition of the show, starting with Marquette professor James Marten's book that tells the story of a little known witness to President Lincoln's death.

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7 hrs ago | SFGate

Wisconsin schools want to stick with Common Core

Wisconsin school districts have spoken out against Gov. Scott Walker 's recent statement calling for a change in the state's curriculum standards.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Wisconsin Government, Scott Walker, US Governors

7 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Act 10, voter ID, domestic registry decisions near in Wisconsin

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Scott Walker, US Governors

8 hrs ago | RedState

Federal Highway Trust Fund Pays for Bike Paths in Wis.

A looming shortfall in the federal highway trust fund threatens to dramatically cut the amount of money states get from the federal government for road and highway maintenance.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Ron Johnson, Representative Reid Ribble, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Wisconsin Government

12 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Election voting under way in Wisconsin

Voters who can't make it to the polls for the primary election next month are able to cast ballots.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

15 hrs ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

Kind pushes for oil stabilization process

A Wisconsin Congressman is continuing to push transportation officials to use a process to reduce the volatility of Bakken crude oil transported by rail cars.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Kind, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Wisconsin Government, Texas Government, Texas

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Ready Wisconsin AmeriCorps Disaster Preparedness Project to Increase Community Resilience

Wisconsin Emergency Management is seeking twenty community-minded individuals to serve as part-time AmeriCorps members in emergency management offices throughout the state from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI, Bayfield County, WI, Brown County, WI, Milwaukee, WI

Examiner.com

The deep roots of the fight for medical cannabis in Wisconsin

The North Hearing Room at the Wisconsin State Capitol was the site of an historic medical cannabis hearing on July 31, 1979.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Wisconsin Government, Madison, WI, Milwaukee, WI

Channel3000

Drug task force supervisor found guilty of misconduct

A former Jefferson County sheriff's sergeant was found guilty of misconduct in public office, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

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Waukesha

Top 10 things to see and do at the Wisconsin State Fair July 31 through Aug. 10

Time to take my fair-going adventures to the next level at the Wisconsin State Fair ! With over 30 free stages of entertainment, 100 different foods on a stick, and a cornucopia of cream puffs, what more could a Wisconsinite want? Check out the top 10 things to see and do before you plan your trip to the fair and follow my blog Fair E-tales for the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Agriculture, Science

WAOW

Fort Hood soldier from Wisconsin dies in Texas

A man has died after rescuers responded to him struggling in the water in Oneida County, according to Minocqua Police Department officials.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Minocqua, WI

Daily Herald

Wisconsin prisons struggling with inmate rehab

Wisconsin's criminal justice system is doing an average job, at best, at rehabilitating prisoners, according to most voters who responded to a recent Marquette University Law School poll.

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Related Topix: Prison, Wisconsin Government, Marquette University, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WOZZ-FM Appleton

DNR officials offer land management tips and help ...

The opening of Wisconsin's deer seasons is two months away, but Department of Natural Resources officials say now is the time for you to start planning your hunt.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

Washington Times

WI--Wisconsin News Digest, WI

Gretchen Ehlke will be on the desk at 5 a.m. and may be reached at 800-552-7250 or 414-225-3580.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI, Marquette University, Waukesha, WI

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WKOW-TV

Veteran pilot creates friendship with young boy

A 40-year-old veteran pilot has built a touching friendship with a young Edgerton boy.

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WAOW

Trial date set for Wisconsin Rep. Bill Kramer

Marathon County Crime Stoppers is asking for help to find the people responsible for stealing from a business in the Township of Cleveland near Stratford.

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Related Topix: Marathon County, WI, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Madison, WI

WSAW

Wisconsin DNR to Scale Back Gypsy Moth Suppression

Communities and individuals have been able to ask the DNR to spray moth-infested areas for 14 years.

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The Janesville Gazette

Matt Pommer: Sessions show two sides of Wisconsin politics

Two conservative state senators seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Congress in the Sixth District refused to participate in candidate forums conducted by the League of Wisconsin Women Voters.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Tommy Thompson

Sunherald.com

Poll: Prisons struggling with inmate rehab

A little more than 41 percent of respondents said they believe the system is doing a fair job of rehabilitating inmates into contributing members of society.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

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