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CHIPPEWA FALLS — Court hearings for a 10-year-old girl accused of stomping on 6-month-old Jaxon Hunter on Oct. 30, causing his death, will remain open to the public, a judge ruled Friday.

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MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican-written legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters.

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A feasibility report on building a convention center in Eau Claire recommends that a downtown site be considered, though officials have so far been looking to include it with a planned UW-Eau Claire development.

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People attending a UW-Stout gaming event Wednesday night could be forgiven if they gazed at a giant campus map on display and thought for a moment the Menomonie campus was actually part of a video game.

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The operator of a longtime landfill east of Eau Claire is seeking another expansion at the site, one that would grow its footprint and allow it to rise higher while increasing its dumping area by 1.52 million square feet.

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With each word he sang, with each note he strummed, Chris Kroeze looked and sounded every bit like an up-and-coming country music star during his performance Monday of the Marshall Tucker Band’s 1973 hit “Can’t You See” on NBC’s “The Voice.”

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With a regional task force on housing affordability nearing its finale, Eau Claire leaders want to see what that group comes up with before crafting a strategy to meet the city’s needs.

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Increases to Eau Claire’s city-issued permits, licenses and fees were approved after a month of delays.

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Homeowners in Altoona will receive an early Christmas present in the form of lower property tax bills, thanks in large part to the largest lottery credit in state history.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — The case of a 10-year-old Chippewa Falls girl who is accused of stomping on 6-month-old Jaxon Hunter on Oct. 30, causing his death, will be handled by the state Department of Justice.

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A Madison man hoping to become a PGA golf professional is suing the for-profit Florida-based corporation.

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They stepped in unison to their right, shimmied, swung their arms in unison and then stepped to the left, bodies shaking with energetic joy.

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Since its Sept. 22 grand opening ceremony that featured flowing, colored puppetry along with music and dance, the Pablo Center at the Confluence lineup during its inaugural season has included artistic presentations both familiar and outside the norm compared with past performances in the city.