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Trump To Campaign In Wisconsin

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump campaigns in Waukesha on Wednesday. His rally at the Waukesha County Expo Center will get underway at 6 p.m. Polls show a tight race in Wisconsin, where neither Trump nor Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is hugely popular. Waukesha County is one of the most conservative in Wisconsin. It’s part More >

Damage Approaches $10 Million In Recent Floods

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin emergency management officials say the damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure from flooding that started last week is approaching $10 million. In an update Tuesday night, the State Emergency Operations Center put the damage to homes and businesses at over $1.6 million, with some counties still not reporting. And it More >

New super PAC launches attack ad against Feingold

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new super PAC opposed to Democrat Russ Feingold is launching a $365,000 television, radio and digital ad campaign calling him a “radical politician” for supporting late-term abortion rights. The Reform Wisconsin Fund was created on Sept. 19. Its spokesman, Chris Martin, says it is only spending money on the Senate race More >

After Canceling Waukesha Visit, Pence Still Visits State

FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is meeting with campaign volunteers in Wisconsin, including Gov. Scott Walker’s son. Pence stopped by a Republican campaign headquarters outside of Madison Tuesday after spending the afternoon with Walker preparing for his debate next week with Democrat Tim Kaine. Walker is standing in for Kaine in debate More >

Body Found On Beach Might Be That Of Missing Sailor

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says the body of a missing sailor may have been found on a beach in Manitowoc County. The body was found Tuesday near private property near the town of Clover, south of Manitowoc. A medical examiner is at the beach, which is blocked off. The Coast Guard tells WBAY-TV More >

UW Credit Union Expands Eligibility To All College Students

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — UW Credit Union has expanded its membership eligibility to include all current and former college students who reside in Wisconsin, a move Gov. Scott Walker is touting as way to help students refinance their loans. The governor and credit union officials announced the expansion at a news conference on Tuesday. Until now the More >

UW-Madison to seek tuition increases for non-residents, professional students

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank says she’ll ask the university’s governing board to raise tuition for out-of-state and professional students. The Wisconsin State Journal reports ( that Blank also told faculty Monday that the flagship school in Madison will distribute $9 million in raises and bonuses to faculty and academic staff. The More >

Judge upholds right-to-work law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has refused a union’s demand to block Wisconsin’s right-to-work law. The law prohibits businesses and unions from reaching agreements that require all workers, not just union members, to pay union dues. Unions have argued the law enables nonunion members to receive free representation. Two chapters of the International Union of More >

Pence postpones Waukesha rally

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence has postponed a Wisconsin rally because it’s the day before Donald Trump will be in the same city. The planned Pence rally Tuesday night was to be in Waukesha, just four miles from where Trump was to be on Wednesday. Pence spokesman Marc Lotter said Monday that More >

Man arrested in poisoning of his dog

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a southern Wisconsin man in the poisoning of his dog. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrested the 28-year-old Poynette man on Friday on suspicion of felony mistreatment of animals. Deputies responded to the man’s home in the Village of Arlington on May 1, 2015, on a complaint of More >