Wisconsin

Wisconsin
6:21 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Rock County Coroner Merges With Dane County Medical Examiner's Office

Credit Dane County, Wis.

The Rock County Coroner’s office in Wisconsin will not close today, but they will undergo a lot of procedural and personnel changes when they merge with the Dane County Medical Examiner’s office. That's after 132 years of stand-alone service in Rock County.

The Rock County community wanted to see the administrator’s office take accountability for examiner services, and that’s what having an appointed medical examiner versus an elected coroner would do. That’s according to Randy Terronez, who is the county administrator’s assistant.

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Wisconsin
6:26 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Wisconsin Grocers Push For Selling Beer On Tap

Credit Flickr user TheDigitel Beaufort / "Bill's Liquor growler station 1" (CC BY 2.0)

The Wisconsin Grocers Association is pushing to allow customers to get fresh beer on tap at grocery stores. 

Most grocery stores in the state have a license allowing them to sell packaged alcohol. The association wants to let customers refill half-gallon glass containers, known as growlers, at stores.

There is no current legislation in Wisconsin. But the grocers association is asking state residents to voice their opinion on their website.

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2014 Wolf Hunt
8:39 am
Thu December 11, 2014

154 Wolves Killed As Hunting Season Ends Early In Wisconsin

Credit Wisconsin DNR

For the third year in a row, Wisconsin hunters killed more wolves than allowed by law.

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Wisconsin
6:51 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Wisconsin Officials Caution Hunters Before Deer Season Begins

Credit Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin's deer season doesn't start for another week and a half, but state wildlife officials remind hunters to play it safe.

The Department of Natural Resources says hunters should treat every firearm like it's loaded and always point the muzzle in a safe direction.

Wisconsin has seen four gun seasons with no deaths since 1972.

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Democratic opponent's future plans
7:30 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Wisconsin Governor Calls Election Results "Incredible Opportunity"

Credit State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tells fellow Republicans they have an ``incredible opportunity to lead'' as he heads into his second term. Republicans increased their majority in the state legislature in last week's election. 

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Wisconsin
8:36 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Candidates Meet For Final Debate Tonight

Credit State of Wisconsin / Burke for Wisconsin

Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are scheduled to meet for their second and final debate.

Tonight's debate in Milwaukee will be broadcast nationwide.

The one-hour debate begins at 7 p.m. It is being broadcast live on about 100 radio and television stations, including statewide on public television and nationally on C-SPAN.

Walker argues he turned around the state's economy. Burke says Walker failed in his first term and isn't advocating for the middle class.

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Wisconsin
5:41 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Wisconsin Will Recognize Hundreds Of June Same-Sex Marriages

Credit State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin will recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed in the state in June.

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The Two-Way
9:02 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Supreme Court Halts Wisconsin Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

Originally published on Fri October 10, 2014 4:14 pm

Updated at 7:03 a.m. ET Friday:

After an appeals court put Wisconsin's voter ID law back into effect, the Supreme Court voted to put the law on hold while the justices decide whether to take the case.

Marge Pitrof of Milwaukee's WUWM reports:

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Wisconsin
5:45 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Wisconsin Voter ID Law Ruled Constitutional

A federal appeals court has found Wisconsin's voter photo ID law to be constitutional.

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Wisconsin
5:40 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Wisconsin Officials Seek $461,000 For Voter ID Media Campaign

Credit http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/

Wisconsin's state elections board asked for nearly $461,000 to pay for a statewide media campaign raising awareness on voter ID requirements.

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