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

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DNR investigating manure spill in Marathon County

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently responding to a manure spill in Marathon County. The DNR is working with the Marathon...
Wisconsin Constitution

Supreme Court will take case on limiting governor’s veto power

On Wednesday the Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed to take a case brought by the right-leaning Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) seeking to...
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele

Abele won’t run again for county exec

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced on Wednesday that he will not run for re-election.  “I have approached public service just as I have approached...
Vice President of the United States Mike Pence speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)

Pence Wisconsin visit rescheduled for next week

The on-again, off-again trip to Wisconsin by Vice President Mike Pence to promote the Trump Administration's revised trade agreement with Canada and Mexico is...
US Capitol Building exterior

Two Dems jump into 7th Congressional District race

Wausau School Board President Tricia Zunker announced on Monday that she is running in the 7th Congressional District special election for the seat vacated...
Bascom Hall on the UW Madison campus in fall

Sexual assault on the UW-Madison campus

Resources and services for victims and survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking are available on campus and in the Madison...
Sonny Perdue, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, speaks at a town hall

Two weeks later, Perdue controversy continues

Two weeks after U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited Wisconsin and made comments about small, family farms and their chance of survival at the...
Animal rights activists march in Milwaukee (Photo courtesy of Direct Action Everywhere)

Animal rights activists focus on Wisconsin

Animal rights activists are promoting the idea of an animal bill of rights with protests in 26 cities worldwide, which launched last weekend. Milwaukee...
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue in front of cameras

Wisconsin Farm Bureau president: Reporters misquoted Sonny Perdue

The president of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau accused Wisconsin reporters of misleading the public by not accurately quoting U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue...
field of hemp growing

Hemp: “Wisconsin’s comeback crop”

Cannabis remains a contentious topic in Wisconsin, be it for medicinal use or full legalization. But Wisconsin’s 2017 Act 100 and the federal 2018...
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