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Wisconsin roundup: Report alleges conflicting info given to voter-ID seekers; Assembly Dems seek DA probe into Walker John Doe leaks, 9 more state news stories
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crime and courts
Raider soccer still perfect in BRC
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Mustangs hand Raiders first loss
Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue holds annual Doggie 5K
Hudson’s first playground for children of all abilities opens at Weitkamp Park
For better or worse: memory loss, dementia and caregiving
HHS senior opens up about depression
Gregory’s Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Sept. 24
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 21)
PROBATE NOTICE: Marylyn M Apel Estate; Case No. 16PR73
FORECLOSURE: Wilmington v. Shari A. Nord; Case No. 15-CV-593
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 2016 Budget Adjustments (Solar Garden)
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Qualifications - Professional Services
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The ‘new normal’ is routine
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Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
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October 16, 2009
Lawmakers send mixed signals on whether Democrats would support a liquor tax hike
Do they or don't they? Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan and his office sent out mixed signals yesterday about whether he and Majority Democrats would support a higher liquor tax to get more drunken drivers off the road. Sheridan told reporters Thursday morning he would consider the...
October 16, 2009 - 9:07am
June 24, 2009
Democratic leaders met in secret to try to reach a budget agreement
Democratic legislative leaders met secretly Wednesday to try and hammer out an agreement on the new state budget. Gov. Jim Doyle says the budget needs to be signed by next Wednesday or else the state would miss deadlines to qualify for certain federal funds. Tuesday, Doyle ordered...
June 24, 2009 - 9:02am
June 22, 2009
Democrats give major attention to the environment
The environment is getting major attention at the State Capitol, now that Democrats control both houses and the governor's office. Spencer Black, D-Madison, who chairs the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, says conservation efforts are going full steam after "a dozen years...
June 22, 2009 - 9:00am
June 5, 2009
Democrats raise concerns major parts of new state budget
Majority Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly are questioning parts of the new state budget endorsed a week ago by the Joint Finance Committee. Party members held a three-hour open session Thursday before going behind closed doors to discuss strategy. Some raised concerns about...
June 5, 2009 - 9:15am
April 13, 2009
Wisconsin's Herb Kohl joins a coalition of moderate Senate Democrats
Lawmakers have historically lost clout in Washington when they don't march with their party's leadership. But that's not stopping Wisconsin's Herb Kohl and 15 others from forming what they call the Moderate Dems Working Group. Kohl says the group will keep a critical eye on what...
April 13, 2009 - 9:00am
January 15, 2009
Democrats to move quickly on new hospital tax
Wisconsin legislators could vote as early as mid-February on the proposed new hospital tax that's designed to bring in more federal Medicaid dollars. Republicans stripped the tax from the last two state budgets. But this time, Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, says it will be part of...
January 15, 2009 - 9:00am
January 5, 2009
Democrats take control of state Legislature today
Wisconsin legislators will be sworn in today, as Democrats take control of both houses for the first time in 14 years. The same party also has the governor's office. For the first time in 22 years, one party has control of both the legislative and executive branches. That means Democrats...
January 5, 2009 - 9:00am
December 15, 2008
Wisconsin GOP congressional delegation vows no cheap shots
Wisconsin's Republicans in Washington say they won't just take cheap shots at everything the Democratic majority comes up with. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., of Janesville, says he's looking for ways to work with President-elect Barack Obama on the country's most pressing issues....
December 15, 2008 - 12:00am
November 10, 2008
Dems say state budget hole will put a damper on their big ticket items
Wisconsin's new Democratic leaders say the faltering economy will put a damper on their biggest ideas. So for now, state Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, says the focus will be on items with smaller price tags, like giving fringe benefits to domestic partners of University of Wisconsin...
November 10, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Letter: Democrats needed now
Dear Editor, Election Day, Nov. 4, is a most important day for all of us because we can now put an end to our long national nightmare by casting intelligent votes. This nightmare began in 1994 when the Republicans gained control of the U.S. Congress. Remember that they told us they...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Rallying the volunteers
Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, speaks to a group of volunteers at the Obama campaign office, 522 Second St., in Hudson on Sunday. The senator...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 2, 2008
Meet the Democratic candidates
Meet the Senate and Assembly Democratic Candidates at the next meeting of the St. Croix County Democratic Party at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the campaign office, 522 Second St. Candidates Alison Page for Senate, Chris Buckel for 29th District Assembly and Sarah Bruch for 30th District...
October 2, 2008 - 12:00am
August 28, 2008
Democrats prepared to capitalize on convention enthusiasm
St. Croix County Democrats can't remember there ever being a bigger push locally to get their candidates elected to office. In July, the local party, working with the Barack Obama presidential campaign and the Wisconsin Democratic Party, opened a 1,200-square-foot campaign office...
August 28, 2008 - 12:00am
August 15, 2008
Letter: Comments on Edwards' affair
Dear Editor, The recent treatment of John Edwards by his own party, after admitting to having an affair while seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is unbelievable. They have gone as far as practically banning him from the Democratic convention in fear that it might tarnish...
August 15, 2008 - 12:00am
July 16, 2008
Obama campaign opens Hudson office
Shortly after Republican presidential nominee John McCain spoke to 800 women in Hudson Friday morning, supporters of Democratic nominee Barack Obama opened a campaign office in downtown Hudson. "We're very happy to be opening this office in Hudson," said Phillip Walzak, Wisconsin...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am