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Special speakers and activities planned for Willow River State Park on Saturday
Oil executive says frac drilling will solve oil issues
Deputy Widiker ends more than 4 decades in law enforcement
New designation may boost Mississippi barge traffic; unemployment down in most Wisconsin counties; 11 more state stories
Monday evening police chase ends in Roberts
crime and courts
Former Raider Ben Gresmer will play pro ball in Portugal
Pepper Fest races draw a field of 224 runners; high-schoolers shine in 5K
Raiders open season Friday at home against Minnetonka
Test drive to help HHS athletics
Hudson River Rats hope to ride momentum into state playoffs
Pepper Fest spaghetti, hot-pepper eating champs crowned
2015 Pepper Festival royalty crowned in North Hudson
Hudson man competes on ‘American Grilled’ episode
Jordan Loken crowned Pepper Fest queen; Ken Merchak is king
Degenerative brain disease changes everything for area realtor
arts and entertainment
Julie M. Bonngard, 67
Joseph M. Stephens, 53
John E. Mackey, 86
Walter J. "Jim" Rigwald, Jr., 66
Tom Boumeester, 72
TOWN OF TROY: New Ordinance - Chapter 115: Adult Entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Ordinance Amendment - Ch. 170 (Zoning)
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 9/11/14, Case No. 14-CV-371, Gifted Tatum-McRaven
CITY OF HUDSON: 6/16/14 Council Meeting Minutes
CITY OF HUDSON: 6/30/14 Special Council Meeting Minutes
Doug's Diggings: No drones – yet – in the Star-Observer news department
April 30, 2009
Pay discrimination bill advances to governor's desk
The pay gap between men and women is getting wider in Wisconsin. According to the state Women's Council, females get 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. That's according to the latest available data from 2007. And the gap is 1 cent bigger than what the Council reported a year...
April 30, 2009 - 9:00am
February 20, 2009
Letter: Upset with pay raises
Dear Editor, Among the many things we will never learn about from reading the Hudson Star-Observer (or any RiverTown publication) is the obscene 5.3 percent salary increase our Wisconsin legislators have given themselves. At this time of great financial crisis, a time of increasing...
February 20, 2009 - 9:57am
January 9, 2009
Letter: Upset with county pay
Another case of irresponsible and wasteful spending by our county commissioners. I am referring to the $81,000+ lump bonus they authorized for the county administrators and managers who are at the top of their pay scale and are not eligible for raises. Of course, why should we be...
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
December 26, 2008
Lawmaker calls legislative pay raise system 'a mess'
A state lawmakers says an upcoming 5.3 percent pay raise for the Legislature is something he didn't ask for, didn't vote for, and he can't give it back without facing financial penalty. Rep.
December 26, 2008 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
Lawmakers say they can't stop their 5.3 percent pay hike
Many Wisconsinites were probably fuming after hearing that their legislators would get a 5.3 percent pay raise next year. However, Capitol leaders said Tuesday they can't do anything to change it. Incoming Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, says lawmakers have the option...
December 24, 2008 - 9:00am
December 2, 2008
UW-System plans to cut pay raises in half
With Wisconsin facing what state officials called the worst budget disaster ever, the University of Wisconsin-System Board of Regents will take up a proposal to scale back pay raises for faculty and academic staff. The plan was announced on Friday by Kevin P. Reilly, UW System president....
December 2, 2008 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
As lawmakers' salaries near $50K, some question need for full-time Legislature
The current president of the Wisconsin Senate made $200 a month when he was first elected in 1956. In January, Madison Democrat Fred Risser and his colleagues will get just under $50,000 a year. That's 5.3 percent more than the last legislative pay raise almost two years ago.
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 28, 2008
Doyle says looming deficit will impact pay hike for DAs
With a $3 billion state deficit looming, Gov.
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am
June 6, 2008
New UW-Madison chancellor to make more than UW president
For the first time, the chancellor at University of Wisconsin-Madison will make more than the president of all 26 public campuses. The Board of Regents voted Thursday to hire Cornell provost Biddy Martin as Madison's new leader, at a salary of $437,000 a year. System president Kevin...
June 6, 2008 - 12:00am
June 5, 2008
Lawmakers question salaries and hirings of new UW chancellors
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents is being watched closely Thursday and Friday, as it hires three new chancellors and sets salaries for a host of top officials. Assembly Colleges Committee chairman Rep.
June 5, 2008 - 12:00am