State

Johnson: Jobs, health care as important as terror fight
MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson framed his re-election campaign as a matter of security — both military and economic — at a town hall meeting Friday, saying jobs and health care demand the same attention as the fight against terror.
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Cross acknowledges UW needs more diversity progress
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross says the system must do more to acknowledge and understand students of color.
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Supreme Court hopeful Kloppenburg begins TV ads in Milwaukee
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg is set to hit the airwaves.
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Walker to sign bill legalizing concealed switchblades
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is set to sign a bill that would allow people to carry concealed switchblades and knives.
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Column: There's a troubling new game in town: attack the ref
Usually, we come to criticize referees, umpires and those who officiate the games we play.
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Madison man charged with killing former co-worker
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 26-year-old Madison man who had been fired from a grocery store is charged in the fatal shooting of a former co-worker.
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Regents committee OKs new tenure policy
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin System regents committee overwhelmingly approved policy changes Friday that would allow chancellors to lay off tenured professors if their programs are cut and fire them for poor performance.
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Ex-Broncos RB Montee Ball arrested in domestic case
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin and Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball was jailed early Friday on a felony battery charge after an apparent dispute with his girlfriend.
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Manitowoc police investigating homicide
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Police in Manitowoc say a man fatally shot at his home was apparently targeted by his assailant.
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Plaintiffs in NHL concussion case now count 105 ex-players
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Long after the end of his NHL career, Steve Payne is living an empty-nest life with his wife and three dogs in western Wisconsin.
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Fishermen anticipate cloudy conditions for sturgeon season
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The upcoming sturgeon spearing season in Wisconsin could be frustrating for participants who are expected to encounter murky water in Lake Winnebago and upriver lakes, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.
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Fired Tomah psychiatrist setting up practice in La Crosse
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The former chief of staff at the Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah who was fired after allegations of overprescribing narcotics is set to begin practicing psychiatry in La Crosse.
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Legislative committee pulls amendment limiting school taxes
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Assembly committee has postponed a vote on a plan to limit school districts' taxing authority to offset lost state aide when voucher students leave.
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Alston scores 21 as Ohio State dispatches Wisconsin 87-61
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Even an off night for Kelsey Mitchell wasn't enough to slow Ohio State.
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Chancellor: $8 million spent to retain Madison professors
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison has spent at least $8 million since last summer to keep top faculty members following the Legislature's cuts to higher education.
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