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

2 min ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Gov. Walker pledges to find new ways to pay for Wisconsin highways

He told reporters that a project to expand Interstate 90 from Madison to the Illinois border is still a priority.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Wisconsin Government

1 hr ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay

WMC: Governor has signed phosphorus bill

Wisconsin's largest business group says Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that would give wastewater plants, paper mills and food processors up to 20 years to comply with the state's phosphorus limits.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Scott Walker, US Governors

4 hrs ago | WNFL-AM Green Bay

Hulsey calls for county-by-county debates before p...

UNDATED State Assembly Democrat Brett Hulsey promises to ruffle some feathers as he runs for governor.

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8 hrs ago | The Janesville Gazette

Today is Tax Freedom Day in Wisconsin

Today we're not just marking Earth Day. In Wisconsin, we're also celebrating Tax Freedom Day.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Wisconsin hospitals make major strides in newborn screening

Wisconsin hospitals' newborn screening performance in March: Wisconsin hospitals have significantly improved how quickly they send newborn screening samples to the state lab for testing, in response to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

DOJ: Agent let 43 child porn cases languish

The former supervisor of the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Milwaukee office allowed nearly four dozen Internet child pornography cases to languish for months, agency officials said in his termination letter.

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Related Topix: US News, Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Man charged with ninth drunken driving offense after road rage incident

At least 43 tips about suspected child pornography were held for longer than four months before being investigated, including some that took years and some that were never investigated, according to an internal Wisconsin Department of Justice letter obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee County, WI

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Strong tornadoes no strangers to Wisconsin

While it is true that most tornadoes in our state and within Northeast Wisconsin tend to be weak, we're not immune from nature's strongest tornadoes.

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Related Topix: Oakfield, WI, Barneveld, WI, Colfax, WI

WIGM-AM Medford

Superior could be leaving the WIAC

Superior could be leaving the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as early as the 2015-16 academic year.

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Green Bay Press-Gazette

Nature Calling: Deadly bat disease discovered in Wisconsin colony

The gracefulness and beauty of bats in flight, dancing over a summer meadow, pond or forest clearing, is an amazing experience.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Menasha, WI, Dodge County, WI

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Econbrowser

State Employment Trends: Does a Low Tax/Right-to-Work/Low Minimum Wage Regime Correlate to Growth?

Employment in Governor Walker's Wisconsin, as in Governor Brownback's Kansas, has lagged behind that of the United States .

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Kansas Government, Kansas, Minnesota Government, Minnesota

Greenwich Citizen

Governor announces plan to expand Family Care

Wisconsin health officials are ready to begin expanding the Family Care program that provides in-home care to seven additional counties, but it could take as long as three years to get things ramped up.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Marinette, WI, Healthcare Law, Law, Long Term Care, Health, Medicaid

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Mumps cases on rise at UW-Madison

University health officials are warning students about a rise in confirmed cases of mumps at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Related Topix: Health, Mumps, University of Wisconsin Madison

Washington Times

Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

Gov. Scott Walker was testing an idea last week - that the state may have until the end of 2015 to meet his pledge that Wisconsin companies add 250,000 private-sector jobs.

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

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Agency sets 1-walleye limit on 173 Wisconsin lakes

"Responding to Chippewa tribal declarations, the DNR is obligated to establish a one-walleye daily bag limit for anglers on 173 lakes in northern Wisconsin to ensure a vibrant long-term walleye fishery.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

WauwatosaNOW.com

MCW's Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards $158,000 to combat sex trafficking among youth

The Medical College of Wisconsin's Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment awarded $158,000 over two years to the Proactive Outreach for the Health of Sexually Exploited Youth project through the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program .

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee County, WI

The Huffington Post

A Lesbian Couple Fights For Marriage Equality In The Wisconsin Supreme Court

A couple in Milwaukee went straight to Wisconsin's Supreme Court last week to file a petition that would annul the state's current ban on same-sex marriage.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, Senator Tammy Baldwin, US News, US Senate, Tammy Baldwin, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Transgender, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

Secede? Brilliant Idea

Last year, I wrote a cover story for Wisconsin Interest magazine where I suggested it was time for conservatives to "confront the crackpots."

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

Star Tribune

Regional dictionary reboots for new generation

Linguists aren't often called upon to solve crimes, but when a child was abducted in Illinois more than a decade ago, a handwritten ransom note was all police had to go on.

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Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison, Jim Falls, WI

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Channel3000

DOT: Nighttime lane closures on interstate will start Wednesday

Drivers should expect nighttime lane closures on the northbound and southbound Interstate 39/90 at Siggelkow Road as crews start work on the bridge Wednesday.

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