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Governor announces new deal for Foxconn’s Mount Pleasant factory

State officials have reached a new deal for Foxconn’s plant in Racine County, where the company once promised to make new-generation flat screens and...

Barclays exits controversial Alabama prison project

The lead underwriter in a bond issue for an Alabama prison project has quit the deal, along with a secondary underwriter. Bloomberg News reported Monday...
A Covid-19 vaccine vial and a syringe (Getty Images)

Johnson & Johnson vaccine suspension – a doctor explains what this means for you

A panel of experts met on April 14, 2021, to review evidence on blood clots that have been reported in seven people after they...
Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn.owners, the Sackler family, are facing hundreds of lawsuits across the country for the company's alleged role in the opioid epidemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans over the past 20 years.

IRS urged not to allow opioid companies to file ‘abusive’ tax deductions

Sen. Tammy Baldwin has joined other Senate colleagues in calling on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to challenge tax deductions by opioid companies which...
Marquette University's Johnson Hall

WILL sues state higher education board to stop 36-year-old scholarship program targeted at minority...

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County Circuit Court this week alleging that the Wisconsin Higher Educational...
"Unemployment" by Philippe Lhote picturing a mural of headless workers in uniform on the wall of an abandoned factory in Völklingen, Germany

Wisconsin jobs recovery falters in March as pandemic lingers

Wisconsin unemployment rate leveled out at 3.8% in March, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) reported Thursday, but still higher than the state’s pre-pandemic...
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State crime lab kept up in 2020 despite pandemic

The Wisconsin State Crime Lab (WSCL), like workplaces across the state, was forced to adjust in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But because...
Protesters gather outside of the Milwaukee Safety Building waiting for the Cole family to come out with DA Chisholm's decision. (Photo | Isiah Holmes)

Milwaukee DA discusses timing of Alvin Cole decision

On April 8, Wisconsin Examiner reported on documents indicating that the Milwaukee District Attorney’s announcement of a decision in the shooting of 17-year-old Alvin...
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Sen. Chris Larson reports a positive COVID test, will isolate

State Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) said Wednesday he had tested positive for the coronavirus, requiring him to isolate himself until the infection clears in...
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High court rules against Evers on defunct capacity limit

An Evers administration attempt in October to blunt a rising case count of COVID-19 infections should have gone through the state’s rulemaking process, the...
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