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

Sen. Mark Miller (D-Monona) on the Senate floor. Sen Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay), seated behind Miller, is also retiring. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Miller's office).

Sen. Mark Miller won’t run again

Sen. Mark Miller (D-Monona) announced Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in November. Miller served in the state Legislature 22 years, first...
Voces de la Frontera Executive Director Christine Neumann-Ortiz (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Immigration activists made stand at Trump rally

Voces de la Frontera Action, the political arm of the immigrant advocacy group, took to the streets Tuesday demonstrating against President Donald Trump’s visit...
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chamber, State Capitol Building, Madison

Check out the biggest contributors to Supreme Court candidates

The three candidates on the February spring primary ballot for Wisconsin Supreme Court raised a combined $860,000 in the last half of 2019, and the largest...
Alyssa Milano

Actor/activist Alyssa Milano launches fundraising push to flip Wisconsin in 2020

Actor and activist Alyssa Milano took to social media Wednesday to announce that she’s launched a fund-raising effort to support grassroots organizing efforts in...
Scrabble tiles spell "vote"

State appeals court puts voter purge on hold

On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued two orders putting on hold Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy's order that the State Elections Commission...
"Vote Here" sign (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Judge finds state Elections Commission in contempt on voter purge

Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy found the state Elections Commission in contempt of court on Monday for failing to immediately purge more than 200,000...

PFAS contamination of well leads to emergency water for homeowner

A Marinette homeowner has been given emergency water by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), after PFAS (per and polyfluoroalkyl substances) were detected in...
Wind turbine on field in hill

Report ties green energy to economic growth

Although the growth of renewable energy has stalled in the last decade, a new report promises Wisconsin has the potential to make major strides...
Bald Eagle (courtesy of Pexels.com)

Bald eagle kicks off breeding season with greater population

Things are really looking up for Wisconsin’s population of Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). In southeastern parts of the state, bald eagle populations were up...
water faucet

Water Quality Task Force releases final report on policy recommendations

A final report released by the state’s Water Quality Task Force was described as an “unprecedented, bipartisan effort for clean water in Wisconsin,” by Assembly...
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