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Voters Over 50 Send Strong Messages to WI Lawmakers

MADISON, Wis. - As Wisconsin's new governor steps into office and the State Legislature begins a new term, policy groups say it's important for lawmakers to remember the voters who elected them. At 61 percent, Wisconsin had the second highest voter turnout in the nation for the November 2018 midterms, far exceeding turnout in similar elections. Lisa Lamkins, advocacy director for federal issues with AARP Wisconsin, points out that 58 percent of that record turnout was comprised of voters ages...

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Republicans Express Support For Medical Marijuana

17 hours ago
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WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- The medical marijuana debate in Wisconsin seems to be taking a turn towards approval, as Republican lawmakers voiced their support for the drug on Thursday after Governor Tony Evers gave his approval earlier this week.

Voters Over 50 Send Strong Messages to WI Lawmakers

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MADISON, Wis. - As Wisconsin's new governor steps into office and the State Legislature begins a new term, policy groups say it's important for lawmakers to remember the voters who elected them.

At 61 percent, Wisconsin had the second highest voter turnout in the nation for the November 2018 midterms, far exceeding turnout in similar elections.

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With the freezing temperatures outside, state consumer officials say another kind of freeze could be helpful to you and keep you from being left out in the cold.

Consumer Protection Director Michelle Reinen says now is a good time to put down a credit freeze or fraud alert to protect themselves from identity theft. She details how a freeze works..

Eagle River, WPS End Agreement On Back Up Service

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The Eagle River Light and Water department was notified by Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) the ten year agreement to provide back-up service to each others transformers will be terminated effective April 21, 2020 according to utility manager Mike Sanborn in a report to the Eagle River city council this week (Jan.15).

Republicans Unveil Tax Break Plan

Jan 17, 2019
Wisconsin legislature

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- Four GOP lawmakers from central Wisconsin met at 25-10 Restaurant in Wausau to announce their plan for a middle-class income tax cut, one of the promises of Democratic Governor Tony Evers during his campaign.

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MADISON, WI (WSAU) -- Laws passed during the Wisconsin lame duck session in December concerning early voting restrictions have been voided by a federal judge.

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, U.S. District Judge James Patterson struck down the set of laws as it violates injunctions issued in a similar 2016 case. Patterson says the lame duck limits are inconsistent with early rulings on injunctions.

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Rhinelander Police have been selected as the first police agency in the region to receive a K-9 unit dog from a facility in Kronenwetter, and it will be a memory of an Everest Metro police detective killed in the line of duty.

Rhinelander Police Chief Lloyd Gauthier says Crossroads K-9 Rescue informed him last week they were the first agency to get a dog from their program.

Gauthier says Crossroads K-9 Rescue's Sean Dumais was impressed with Rhinelander's K-9 program...

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The Oneida County Board this week asked the state to increase the Children and Family Aids Allocation to counties to help them pay for the costly out-of-home placement costs for juveniles.

The counties report  the state has greatly underfunded the program. The request was for an additional $30 million statewide.

Oneida County Social Services Director Mary Rideout says protective services has seen a sharp increase in the number of children of opioid and methamphetamine users...

  •   Shopko is closing 16 stores in Wisconsin as part of restructuring,
  •   Gov. Evers suggests he favors legalizing medical marijuana,
  •   A speaker stops in Minocqua to stump for a Constitutional amendment on campaign money,
  •   Minocqua snowmobile club members mark off a trail on Lake Minocqua.

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