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Senate Bill 380 authored by Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton; Sen. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield; Rep. Deb Kolste, D-Janesville; and Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Mason, was signed into law by Gov. Tony Evers on Nov. 25.

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Wisconsin First Lady Kathy Evers, together with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Carolyn Stanford Taylor and Wisconsin Historical Society secondary education coordinator Jenny Kalvaitis, on Friday announced new classroom resources relating to suffrage and the role of Wisconsin wome…

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During my childhood, I found myself in a challenging school environment. Through no fault of myself or my siblings, our peers did not welcome us. It was the civil rights era and we had recently enrolled as the first black children in the well-funded “white school” in my Southern hometown, af…

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In 1915, Harvey Higley graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Just two years later, the life of this Marinette County native changed forever when the United States declared war on Germany, entering into World War I.

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The 2019 Wisconsin deer hunting season is underway, and the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters who harvest adult deer to test them for Chronic Wasting Disease.

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Open enrollment continues until to Dec. 15 for individuals purchasing health insurance on the individual market. Wisconsin residents can visit GetCovered.WI.gov to learn about their health insurance options. They also can receive free help signing up for health insurance by calling or textin…

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When Madison barber and business owner Brian Britt, 42, stepped up to a folding table in the entryway of the Urban League of Greater Madison, he had a single goal in his mind: Wipe from his record the decades-old criminal convictions he says are holding him back.

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A request for the removal of construction debris from underneath the County Highway M/F bridge is being drafted, according to officials from two state agencies: the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT). The bridge spans the Rock…

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Culvert inspectors used to journey into the field with a flashlight and a notebook to examine the pipes located beneath Wisconsin’s state highways. Today, WisDOT employees are using technology to double productivity and enhance highway safety.

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MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers on Oct. 18 called for legislative reforms to bring Wisconsin’s special election law into compliance with federal law on key provisions of the Uniformed Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and also voiced his support for Senate Bill 71, which requires the …

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US Rep. Bryan Steil, Wisconsin's 1st District Congressman, on Friday announced Wisconsin’s Department of Justice was awarded more than $4.2 million in grant money to reduce and prevent domestic violence. The grants were awarded through the Violence Against Women Act, which Steil voted to rea…

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Gov. Tony Evers last week signed bipartisan legislation, Senate Bill 266, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 19, into law. The bill ensures that the surviving immediate family of fallen state and local law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS first responders continue to receive healthcare insura…

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Officials from two Wisconsin state agencies and the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District say surveying efforts are underway to determine how much and in what year debris recently found underneath the Indianford Bridge was placed in the Rock River.

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When enforcement of the REAL ID Act begins Oct. 1, 2020, the regular Wisconsin driver license or ID will no longer be accepted identification for domestic air travel or to enter a federal building or military base. On October 1, 2020, travelers will need to present a REAL ID-compliant driver…

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The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) on Oct. 1 began collecting an excise tax on vapor products in Wisconsin. A "vapor product" is defined as a noncombustible substance that produces vapor or aerosol meant for inhalation.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., agreed to reestablish the Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission to advance nominations for vacant federal judgeships and U.S. Attorney positions in Wisconsin during the 116th Congress.

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MADISON, Wis. – Loans increased by 5.9% at Wisconsin’s state-chartered banks during the first six months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, according to data recently released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites as it announces this year’s first confirmed human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a resident of Northeastern Wisconsin.

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A new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum notes a rise in property values statewide but cautions that much of the increase comes from appreciation of existing properties, with a smaller percentage from new construction.

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New research has been published regarding neonicotinoid seed treatments (NST). It has been revealed that this soybean treatment provides negligible benefit to U.S. farmers. In recent years the usage of NST has increased and it is estimated that approximately 50% of U.S. soybean planted acrea…

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In the Wisconsin investigation of people with lung disease who reported vaping, 89% of the 27 cases interviewed so far reported using e-cigarettes or other vaping devices to inhale THC products, such as waxes and oils, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced last week. THC is t…

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This month, the Wisconsin State Patrol will officially marks its 80-year anniversary as a statewide law enforcement agency. Established in 1939, the State Patrol began with 46 inspectors with duties to “enforce the state motor vehicle code and regulate motor carriers.”

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Last week State Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, tweeted: “Which is worse, a fictitious link btw the MMR vaccine & autism—now dismissed as fraudulent .....or exposing your child every day to the possibility of measles, w/all its potentially deadly or debilitating consequences?”

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The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the Wisconsin Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Month by launching “#WICsconsin Enrollment Week” from Aug. 19-23. During the week, local WIC agencies will talk about the available …

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Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, Sen. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, along with Rep. Deb Kolste, D-Janesville, and Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Mason, recently unveiled legislation to improve access to telehealth health services for Medicaid recipients. 

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Gov. Tony Evers this week called on President Donald Trump to listen to farmers and put an end to the unnecessary trade war between the United States and our international partners, including China.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) continues to investigate cases of people with severe lung disease who all reported recent vaping or dabbing (which is vaping marijuana oils, extracts, or concentrates). While cases in the investigation initially included only teens and young …

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Operation Deer Watch, an annual citizen-science survey that collects information on Wisconsin's white-tailed deer, gives residents an engaging opportunity to assist with deer herd management efforts.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has received 11 cases of teenagers and young adults hospitalized with severe lung disease that has been linked to recent vaping. Seven other cases are under further investigation. Counties with confirmed cases include Door, Racine, Walworth, …

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Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order 36 to address the issue of lead exposure in drinking water. The governor was joined by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Jeanne Ayers from Department of Health Services, Mark Melotik from Kenosha County Public Health Department, and Department of Natural R…

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As a parent, you want your child to be happy, safe and well cared for. Childcare is expensive, and for some families, help is available. If you need help paying for child care while you work, Wisconsin Shares could help! Wisconsin Shares helps income-eligible families pay for child care so t…

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Republican lawmakers dialed back both the spending and tax increases in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ budget, but left one key aspect largely unchanged: a drawdown of hundreds of millions of dollars in reserves in the state’s main fund.

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With rising costs in areas like fringe benefits and infrastructure, stagnant state aids, and restrictions on property tax levies and other local taxes, municipalities and counties in Wisconsin have increasingly turned to fees for services — also known as charges to residents — to support the…