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Republican National Committee plans to add 250 additional staffers in battleground states

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican National Committee says it plans to add 250 additional staffers in battleground states, including Wisconsin. The RNC issued a news release Thursday saying it will add staff in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. When the addition is complete it will bring More >

Walker’s Son Matt Joins North Carolina Governor’s Staff

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The son of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has taken a job working for North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. Twenty-one-year-old Matt Walker graduated from Marquette University on Sunday. His biography on Twitter says that he is working as the digital director for the Republican McCrory. He is running for re-election this year. Matt Walker More >

State Democrats To Consider Eliminating “Super Delegates”

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats are slated to debate a nonbinding resolution supporting the elimination of super delegates, the party insiders who can support whoever they want for president. The resolution made public Thursday is among 22 to be debated at the state party convention June 4 in Green Bay. Some supporters of Bernie Sanders More >

Assembly Speaker Produces Evidence of UW Faculty “Jobs For Life”

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he has obtained data that proves university tenure means jobs for life. Vos released an email Thursday that UW System State Relations Director Jeff Schoenfeldt sent to his office this week in response to a request for historical tenure data. Schoenfeldt said that six tenured faculty have More >

Dredging on Fox River brings safety warning

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Memorial Day weekend is expected to attract plenty of boat traffic to the Fox River in Green Bay. And because of a dredging project underway, authorities are encouraging boaters to treat the river like a construction zone. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation warden Darren Kuhn says with recreational boaters, to More >

Hayward Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Deliver THC

A Hayward man was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. According to a release from the Mauston Police Department, on Wednesday, May 25, around 4 pm, officers were working a Department of Transportation funded speed grant when they observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit on I90/94. A traffic stop More >

Unemployment Rates Released for April 2016

Preliminary unemployment April 2016 rates show a decrease all of Wisconsin’s counties except three compared to rates in March 2016. According to the Department of Workforce Development, Juneau County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment April’s rate was 4.8 percent compared to March’s 6 percent. Wisconsin’s not-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2016 was 4.3 percent, which is More >

Johnson Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours

Senator Ron Johnson announced Wednesday that his staff will be available for the mobile office hours. Johnson’s staff will be at the Oxford Public Library Friday, June 2 from 2 to 3pm. Mobile office hours allow constituents to meet with the senator’s staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters.

Bench Warrant Issued for Necedah Man

A bench warrant was issued for a Necedah man Wednesday. Court records show that it was issued after 18-year-old James Cranfield failed to appear for court for a plea hearing. Cranfield is accused of theft, burglary, bail jumping, escaping arrest, resisting/obstructing an officer, violating a restraining order, and disorderly conduct in several different cases.

Tomah VA Hosting Memorial Day Ceremonies Friday

The Tomah VA Medical Center will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony Friday at 10am.  The ceremony will be held in Veterans Hall – Building 455 Auditorium. Veterans and their families are invited. Vietnam veterans attending will be recognized during the ceremony and will receive a lapel pin. There will be two speakers: Ho Chunk More >