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Sep 19, 2018
Democrats are pulling ahead of Republicans in the latest political polls from Marquette University. Political scientist Charles Franklin says Governor Walker now trails challenger Tony Evers by 5 points, 44 percent to 49 percent. Franklin says Evers has been leading or matching Walker in the polls for a while.&nb...
Sep 19, 2018
Sep 18, 2018
The Department of Natural Resources wants your help tracking chronic wasting disease by getting samples from your harvested deer. DNR wildlife health section chief Tami Ryan says the large scale sampling that takes place during the deer hunt is one of the best tools they have to track CWD.  “We&rsquo...
Sep 17, 2018
A very special point in Marathon County has a new geological marker. That marks the point of 45 degrees north, 90 degrees west, the center of the north half of the Western Hemisphere. Central Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau director Richard Barrett says it’s a unique draw to the little town of Poni...
Sep 17, 2018
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) beginning September 24, for flood and tornado damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure. “Many Wisconsin families are hurting following the devastating flooding ...
Sep 17, 2018
A settlement between Wisconsin and the ACLU over the treatment of youth inmates at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake schools is now in effect. ACLU of Wisconsin senior attorney Karyn Rotker says these changes are significant, and are for the betterment of the youth offenders being held at the two facilities. “T...
Sep 14, 2018
Diehard Wisconsin hunters will be taking to the woods this weekend for the opening of the bow and crossbow deer season. DNR Wildlife supervisor Jeff Pritzel says one of the reasons the bow hunt is so popular is that you have to disconnect from the rest of the world and find some quiet by yourself. “The...
Sep 14, 2018
More than 30 American Red Cross volunteers from Wisconsin are on their way to Virginia and the Carolinas, to assist people in the path of Hurricane Florence. Hillary Wanecke of Milwaukee also volunteered to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. “It’s a good experience every time, you know you&...
Sep 13, 2018
Sep 12, 2018
The police chief in DeForest has resigned over a controversial, 11-year-old video. On that video, Dan Furseth made racist comments aimed at a group of black men. Village officials became aware of the video three months ago. Furseth received an over $100,000 severance package in return for his resignation. Village of...
Sep 12, 2018
Things are getting back to normal in Madison after record flooding. East Johnson Street in Madison is open again — but only in one lane in each direction. There’s still some flood-water on the outside lanes, and drivers are asked to go slowly. East Johnson is a major connection between downtown and the e...
Sep 12, 2018
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel announces testing on all of Wisconsin’s backlogged sexual assault kits is complete. Schimel said the testing of more than 4,000 unsubmitted kits is complete — clearing a backlog dating back to 1984. “I’ve been a prosecutor for 29 years. Some of those ki...
Sep 11, 2018
Rain and flooding has brought out the mosquitoes in southern Wisconsin. UW-Madison entomologist Susan Paskewitz says they bring two concerns with them — disease and the nuisance factor. “I think that it’s going to probably to swing more to the side of the annoyance — those annoying little mos...
Sep 11, 2018
The House and Senate are figuring out how to pass the new Farm Bill, and Congressman Sean Duffy is touting the needs of Wisconsin farmers. Duffy wants to ensure that Wisconsin farmers have access to fair assistance from Washington. “Making sure that we have a risk management program in place, that’s a...
Sep 07, 2018
The Governor unleashes a tweetstorm aimed at protesting NFL players. Colin Kaepernick and other players have repeatedly stated that taking a knee is not meant to disrespect the flag or armed services members, but to protest police treatment of minority communities. That didn’t stop Governor Scott Walker from g...
Sep 07, 2018
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson questions the credibility, of whoever wrote an anonymous New York Times op-edhighly critical of President Donald Trump. “If somebody serving in the administration does not agree with the administration’s policies, the thing to do would be to resign,” Johnson said. “...
Sep 07, 2018
Ashwaubenon is considering banning people who don’t have proper sales permits from hawking goods outside of Lambeau Field or in its vicinity during Packers events. Village Attorney Tony Wachewicz says this change in the ordinance is geared towards having proper documentation for vendors. “Making sure ...
Sep 07, 2018
Milwaukee will have five new locations for early voting for the November elections. Three will be in libraries, another at Milwaukee Area Technical College, and the fifth at U-W Milwaukee. “In 2018, we are going to go from 110 hours of operation for early vote, to 2,178 hours of operation,” Milwaukee May...
Sep 06, 2018
Four members of a central Wisconsin family died, when their kayak overturned as they were touring the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Thursday. The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office was alerted around 8:30 p.m. when a woman called to report a text message from her sister that said “911” and &ld...
Sep 05, 2018