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

Legislation gives septic repair grant program a two-year reprieve

A state program to help property owners whose septic systems fail would get another two years to live under legislation that went to Gov....
students at desks in classroom wearing masks for COVID-19 coronavirus prevention teacher also wearing mask bending over to help student

State health agency offers schools support for COVID-19 testing when classes resume

Along with pop quizzes, math tests and English tests, Wisconsin schools will be equipped to give students another kind of test starting in the...
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The right to kill beavers and muskrats that devour roads

Rep. James Edming, who goes by the moniker "Jimmy Boy," admits that the state law that forbids shooting a firearm within 50 feet of...
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Burgers from plants to be impossible in Wisconsin under bill passed in Assembly

Before the Assembly got to the meat of its agenda Tuesday, a few bills regulating what food can be called passed unanimously with very...
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Assembly to vote on new GOP bills to direct pandemic relief spending

As Republican lawmakers once again try to gain some control over how Wisconsin spends $2.5 billion in federal pandemic relief funds, the Assembly is...
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U.S. makes it easier to enroll in expanded child tax credit; advocates call for...

A new federal web page will make it possible for more people to sign up for a federal child tax credit that will pay...
A woman wearing sports clothing sprinting off the starting blocks on an outdoor running track.

College athletes score a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court in NCAA dispute

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that the National Collegiate Athletics Association cannot limit educational compensation to student athletes due to their amateur...
Rural FIre Service firefighters conduct property protection patrols at the Dunn Road fire on January 10, 2020 in Mount Adrah, Australia. NSW is bracing for severe fire conditions, with high temperatures and strong winds forecast across the state. There are about 135 fires burning in NSW, 50 of which are uncontained. 20 people have died in the bushfires across Australia in recent weeks, including three volunteer firefighters. About 1995 homes have been destroyed and another 816 have been damaged across NSW. (Photo by Sam Mooy/Getty Images)

Wildfire risk high for parts of Wisconsin

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to “stay vigilant and avoid burning due to high fire danger across much of...
Highway construction is expected to be a big part of any federal infrastructure bill. Shown is Interstate Highway 235 in Des Moines. (Photo by Perry Beeman/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

Vermeer exec: Infrastructure bill would be ‘transformative’

The CEO of a large Iowa manufacturing company told a national audience Thursday that a proposed federal infrastructure bill would be “transformative” in the...
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Biden signs law making Juneteenth a new federal holiday

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation declaring a legal public holiday annually on June 19, the date of the...
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