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Daily news briefs about the people and policies that shape our lives in Wisconsin.

Medication

New bill to get better look at veteran suicides and over-medication

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) has partnered with Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Arkansas) to introduce new legislation to help address the over-prescription of medications to U.S....
Homeless man & advice on sign in red sleeping bag on the street

Milwaukee officials urge warming shelters and kindness for homeless

Milwaukee County supervisors Steve Shea (Dist. 8) and Sequanna Taylor (Dist. 2) are urging the city’s local warming centers to open once temperatures hit...
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Invasive gypsy moth population continues to decline

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protections’ (DATCP) most recent trapping season for gypsy moths (Lymantria dispar dispar) suggests that the invasive species’...
children at school looking at a computer

Report: millions wasted on Wisconsin charter schools that closed or never opened

A new report by the Network for Public Education, a group founded by public-education advocate and former U.S. Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch, provides...
Eau Claire student walkout

Eau Claire athletics program to undergo outside review after racist incidents

Intercollegiate athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will undergo an independent review by an outside agency after racist messages were circulated on campus...
Maj. Gen. Donald P. Dunbar, Wisconsin adjutant general delivers remarks at the 2014 Executive Safety Summit at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, Wis., May 13, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. Marvin Preston/ Released)

Evers orders leader of the Wisconsin National Guard to resign

The way sexual assault allegations, and those who reported them, were handled at the Wisconsin National Guard reached all the way to the top...
UW-Eau Claire-Schofield Hall

UW-Eau Claire sanctions students in racist incident

Disciplinary sanctions have been levied against students involved in racist Snapchat postings at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire last month, the university announced Friday,...
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Baldwin-backed bill gives volunteer firefighters housing break

Hoping to attract more rural residents to join their local volunteer fire departments, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and a bipartisan group of Capitol Hill...
Maj. Gen. Donald P. Dunbar, Wisconsin adjutant general delivers remarks at the 2014 Executive Safety Summit at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, Wis., May 13, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. Marvin Preston/ Released)

Outrage even before report’s release on sex assault in Wisconsin National Guard

A report looking into potentially egregious sexual assault and abuse in the Wisconsin National Guard is now in the hands of Gov. Tony Evers,...
Waukesha County Sheriff Department (Photo by: Isiah Holmes)

Police investigating multiple possible school threats

The confrontation between police officers and a high school student in Waukesha was followed by a rash of other incidents and lockdowns at Wisconsin...
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