MADISON — The death of Racine Police Officer John Hetland on June 17 marked five police officer deaths in Wisconsin in just more than a year, and proposed legislation is geared at taking care of the families of fallen officers.
MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin’s Supreme Court reversed itself Tuesday and allowed the governor to take control of public school policy from the state superintendent, a decision that could translate to a major victory for Republicans if they can defeat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in three years.
RACINE — Newly crowned Miss Wisconsin, Alyssa Bohm of Racine, got used to the spotlight at 2 years old, working as the on-stage assistant for her father who is a professional magician.
FRIENDSHIP — Authorities have found the body of an 11-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly a week in the Wisconsin River in the Wisconsin Dells.
MADISON (AP) — Liquor store giant Total Wine & More got a total win in Wisconsin on Monday, with the signing of a bill that will allow some liquor stores to sell unlimited quantities of whiskey, gin, brandy and other distilled spirits during a single transaction.
About a third of Wisconsin’s private colleges and universities do not require standardized test scores to gain admission to their institutions, many of which dropped the requirement in recent years.
RACINE — Businesses are pitching in to increase the reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the man who fatally shot a Racine police officer who tried to intervene in an armed robbery.
VIROQUA (AP) — Farmers are questioning whether growing hemp for grain will ever be profitable in Wisconsin, but they see the potential in the future of hemp fiber and CBD products.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man has been charged with multiple counts in a crash that killed a police officer.
MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed four abortion bills passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature, following through with his promise to stop the measures from becoming law.
RACINE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that Racine is receiving an additional $373,170 to help clean up and redevelop brownfield sites.
RACINE — It was a solemn, yet simple message Thursday night as friends, family and community members gathered at the corner of Racine and 20th streets to remember Tyrese West.
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers’ administration announced Friday that it was proposing new groundwater quality standards for 27 pollutants that have been found to be a threat to public health, including compounds known as PFAS that have been detected around Wisconsin.
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers re-created Wisconsin’s pardons board on Thursday, fulfilling a campaign promise to again consider granting pardons after his Republican predecessor, Scott Walker, halted the process eight years ago.
WESTFIELD — Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health.
MADISON — The Legislature’s Republican-controlled finance committee finished revising Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ state budget Thursday, wrapping up its work by pasting a $321 million income tax cut plan into the document.
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MADISON — It is mid-March, and two researchers trudge on snowshoes through feet of snow on a wooded trail, dragging a small plastic sled full of equipment.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is providing $7 million in federal money for 11 new or expanding charter schools, including a proposed school in Madison.
The state Legislature’s budget committee signed off Thursday on a Republican-backed transportation proposal that would boost vehicle title fees by $95 and raise car registration costs.
MADISON — UW System leaders pressed Republican lawmakers Tuesday to approve spending $1.1 billion to repair and renovate buildings across the system, warning that they can’t continue to attract the talent employers need without modern facilities.
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers on Monday wouldn’t rule out the possibility of paying for roads without a gas tax increase as he proposed but that Republicans who control the Legislature plan to reject.
MADISON (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature’s top Republicans say they’ll scrap Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal to raise the gas tax to help pay for roads but may consider raising registration fees.
GREEN BAY (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Shopko's bankruptcy plan.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal jury in Milwaukee on Friday awarded $2 million each to three men who sued three major paint and pigment companies which the men claimed were responsible for the lead poisoning they suffered as toddlers in their homes.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Scientists tasked with reviewing government plans to lift protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. said in a report released Friday that the proposal has numerous factual errors and other problems.
NEW GLARUS — New Glarus High School graduate Trent Eisch spent close to a year overseas on a ship repairing parts for the U.S. Navy.
Wisconsin and Minnesota health officials are working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate an ongoing multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis linked to consumption of certain Del Monte vegetable trays.
RIVER FALLS — One by one, supporters of building projects at campuses in River Falls and Eau Claire made their case Monday to members of the Wisconsin Legislature’s budget-writing committee.
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MADISON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the friendly terrain of Wisconsin on Friday to kick off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic “blue wall” strategy for 2020.
With one of its three members sidelined as part of a political tussle, Wisconsin’s utility regulation board on Thursday approved the state’s first large-scale solar projects.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Reps. Sean Duffy, R-Wausau, and Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, have joined a new effort to to require non-dairy products to stop using terms like “milk,” ‘’yogurt” and “cheese” on their labels.
The GOP-controlled Legislature is seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s abortion laws because Republican lawmakers don’t have confidence Attorney General Josh Kaul will defend the laws adequately.
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers wants utilities providers to go further in their emissions-cutting commitments.
Rock climbing should be accessible to everyone, say the people behind an effort to bring city-sanctioned climbing to the south side of Grandad Bluff.
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SOMERSET — A Minneapolis man was on his way to kill his parents when he encountered a Somerset motorist who became the target of his aggression until police intervened, according to a criminal complaint filed this week in St. Croix County Circuit Court.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — With the five-year wheel tax set to expire at the end of 2019, the Chippewa County Board voted Thursday to insert an additional $200,000 into the winter highway maintenance fund to shore up that account before the vehicle registration fee sunsets.
HUDSON — The long-shuttered St. Croix Meadows Greyhound Racing Park is being torn down to make way for a $200 million development that will include a baseball stadium, hotel, brewery, sports complex, research facilities, offices and condominiums.
TOWN OF ALMOND — Authorities in central Wisconsin have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man over the weekend.
President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to spend big on America’s infrastructure injects a new variable into Wisconsin’s already thorny debate on how to pay for roads, bridges and transit.
MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin’s economic development agency is checking on nearly $66 million in discrepancies in tax credits awarded and actual jobs created.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Campaign fundraising numbers show U.S. Senate hopeful Russ Feingold is outpacing Republican Sen. Ron Johnson by about $1 million.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Officials say a captive deer from a farm in Iowa County of southwestern Wisconsin has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
MADISON — Rick Wiley, Scott Walker’s 2016 presidential campaign manager, was trashed by Walker supporters this week for disloyalty after he spoke out about the failed effort.
FOUNTAIN CITY— Randy Gotz spent every waking minute he could last summer working on a project in his garage.
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MADISON — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold has released the first advertisement of his 2016 campaign, in which he emphasizes his time spent listening to the economic concerns of Wisconsin families.