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Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
New Richmond man charged in connection with church burglaries
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
Woman charged with threat to officer
Wisconsin roundup: State's cows remain among top producers; Wisconsin nurse says kids need 10 hours of slumber; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
The Bull never backs down: Former Raider fullback in fight of his life
Hudson Siblings to serve abroad in mission program
WATCH: Looking back at the 2016 St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
arts and entertainment
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/10/16 at Somerset Mini Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 19-16
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cynthia F. Lichty Estate; Case No. 16-PR-61
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
Jennell Bond, 30
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Dale L. Vandenberg, 79
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
November 6, 2009
State Supreme Court campaigns would be funded by taxpayers under new bill
Wisconsin Supreme Court campaigns would be funded by taxpayers instead of special interests under a bill passed by the Legislature Thursday. The Assembly passed the so-called impartial justice bill on a 51-42 vote, and the Senate OK'd it 19-13. Gov. Jim Doyle has said he would...
November 6, 2009 - 9:31am
October 13, 2009
Milwaukee might get one-fifth the money it received in 2000 to urge people to fill out Census forms
Wisconsin's largest city might only get one-fifth the money it received 10 years ago to urge people to fill out their Census forms next spring. Milwaukee spent a $0.5 million in state and city funds in 2000 to make sure as many as people as possible were counted. But administration...
October 13, 2009 - 9:43am
September 18, 2009
St. Croix librarians lobby for more rural funding
Arguing for fairness and that more money would mean more resources for people looking for jobs or inexpensive entertainment, librarians are asking St. Croix County to raise its library tax. The county's Finance Committee listened to discussion last week but took no action and will...
September 18, 2009 - 1:35am
September 5, 2009
BadgerCare gets $50 million boost
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle says a $50 million grant from Washington will help more uninsured residents get the health care they need. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending the money to be used to improve the BadgerCare program over the next five years. States...
September 5, 2009 - 12:12pm
August 19, 2009
Stillwater bridge funding hinges on federal commitment
Wisconsin's 2009-11 budget included funding provisions for a new Stillwater bridge, but they are contingent upon receiving federal money for the project, according to a bi-monthly publication of the St. Croix Economic Development Corp. The July/August edition of the St. Croix Chronicle...
August 19, 2009 - 11:32am
May 1, 2009
Letter: Questions priorities
Dear Editor, At last week's special School Board meeting, options were discussed to deal with the upcoming expected $1.5-$1.8 million loss of state-shared revenue funding for operation of our public schools. The board sounded genuinely concerned about the impact this loss of dollars...
May 1, 2009 - 1:21am
April 29, 2009
Obey seeks federal funding for swine flu battle
House Appropriations Chairman David Obey of Wausau says he'll push for more federal funding to fight the possible spread of swine flu. Obey says if the current outbreak doesn't cause a pandemic, some other virus will and the government needs to be prepared as soon as possible. He's...
April 29, 2009 - 9:00am
March 9, 2009
Doyle cuts funding for clean sweep programs
The governor's budget would cut state funds for the program that keeps hazardous chemicals out of our landfills. Spokesman Lee Sensenbrenner said it was really hard for Gov. Jim Doyle to cut $1 million in state grants for Wisconsin's Clean Sweep programs. But with the rough economy,...
March 9, 2009 - 9:00am
February 26, 2009
Some schools want a laptop in every backpack
Herbert Hoover once promised a chicken in every pot. Now, some Wisconsin schools want a laptop in every backpack. A pilot program in West Bend has 150 kids carrying out laptops. They're either involved in virtual high school classes, or special programs for advanced students. The...
February 26, 2009 - 9:11am
Rep questions money for Indian languages; cut in sex-offender monitoring
Gov. Jim Doyle says Wisconsin is in danger of losing a part of its heritage. And that's why he put a $0.25 million in his proposed state budget to revive a program which helps Indian tribes preserve their native languages. Not even 1 percent of Wisconsin's tribal members can speak...
February 26, 2009 - 9:04am
January 19, 2009
Rhoades doesn't see decrease in school funding
Wisconsin school districts are waiting to see how state government leaders solve the budget deficit. A shortfall of more than $5 billion over the two-year period is being projected. One western Wisconsin school district, River Falls, is projecting a 2 percent increase in state...
January 19, 2009 - 9:00am
January 14, 2009
New Assembly Speaker says change in school funding will have to wait
The Wisconsin Assembly's new majority leader says a big change in the way we pay for public schools won't happen any time soon. School officials and teachers have had their hopes up since Democrats took full control of the state Legislature. But Tom Nelson, D-Kaukauna, says the...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
December 10, 2008
Despite budget hole, DHS wants big increase in state funding
Wisconsin's health care agency is asking for a billion dollar increase in state funding as the governor and lawmakers prepare to grapple with a massive budget shortfall. Next year alone, the Department of Health Services is asking for a 19-percent increase in state funding and it...
December 10, 2008 - 9:00am
November 20, 2008
Dems look at changing school funding
Almost every Democrat in the Wisconsin Legislature signed a resolution last year calling for changes in the way we pay for public schools. And now that the party controls all of state government, those Democrats must now decide how far they want to go. Rep. Corey Mason, D-Racine,...
November 20, 2008 - 9:00am
October 31, 2008
Report: Special Interests generously bankrolling negative ads
A new report documents more than $3-million has been spent on attack ads by special interest groups in Wisconsin's election campaigns. Wisconsin Democracy Campaign director Mike McCabe calls these 527 groups "shadowy players". His report documents contributions from five big...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am