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State News

New Proposal Would Require All Middle, High School Students To Learn About Holocaust

The author of The Holocaust Education Act is looking for co-sponsors at the Wisconsin Legislature.  That new bill would require all middle and high schools in the state to teach students about the Holocaust.  Milwaukee’s Holocaust Education Resource Center is the measure’s biggest supporter.  An audit report from the Jewish Community Relations Council finds anti-Semitic More >

Restaurant Franchise Owner Fined For Violating Child Labor Laws

A Kentucky-based restaurant franchise owner has been fined 157-thousand dollars for violating child labor laws.  Manna Incorporated operates Wendy’s and Fazoli’s restaurants in nine states, including Wisconsin.  Federal inspectors found about 40 minors working at seven Wendy’s restaurants and one Fazoli’s.  The company is accused of allowing 14-and-15-year-old employees to work outside of legally-approved hours More >

Ag Census:  Wisconsin #2 In Nation For Organic Farms

The every-five-years federal agriculture census finds only California has more organic farms than Wisconsin.  A spokesperson for the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service says the Badger State offers unique opportunities for growers who want to go organic.  There are one-thousand-276 organic operations in Wisconsin.  The census also shows this state is number-one in cheese More >

Legislature To Create Savings Accounts For Disabled Residents

Plans for a state-based ABLE program have been introduced at the Wisconsin Capitol.  ABLE programs are savings accounts that come with tax advantages to help the families of people with disabilities save for future expenses.  The money could be used for education, housing or transportation.  Wisconsin already had state-based tax advantages for those who enroll More >

7th Grader at De Soto Schools Being Charged With Terroristic Threats

On January 14th, 2020 at 9:45 am the Superintendent for Desoto Area Schools reported they had a 7th grade student that damaged school property and has been causing problems at the school recently.  A deputy from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the school and met with administration and the 12-year-old student.  As the More >

Congressman Sensenbrenner:  Senate Won’t Remove President Trump From Office

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner says two-thirds of U-S Senate members won’t vote to remove President Donald Trump from office.  The Wisconsin Republican says a lot of time and money has been wasted.  During a visit to the district Sunday afternoon, the veteran congressman said impeachment shouldn’t be used just because people don’t like the results of More >

Governor Wants State Lawmakers To Package Bills To Curtail Youth Vaping

Governor Tony Evers wants lawmakers to pass a pair of bills which would curtail youth vaping.  The governor’s office says the products offer serious health risks to users by injuring parts of the brain which control attention and learning.  Evers wants legislation to ban vaping and vapor products on all K-through-12 campuses and expand the More >

Wisconsin Home To A Lot Of Bad Drivers Says Report

Only four states have more drunk driver arrests than Wisconsin.  That is why the Badger State is ranked 22nd in the nation for bad driving.  Researchers for CarInsuranceComparison-dot-com compiled data on fatality rates, careless driving cases, arrests for drunk driving and speeding citations to come up with their ratings.  Wisconsin is apparently surrounded by good More >

State Superintendent Decides Not To Run In 2021 Election

The Wisconsin state superintendent won’t be running for the position in the 2021 election.  Carolyn Stanford was appointed by Governor Tony Evers who previously held the position with the Department of Public Instruction.  Taylor announced her decision in a Monday news release.  She says she’s making it official now so others interested in the office More >

President Trump Rallies Milwaukee Crowd Reminding Them He’s A Problem-Solver

President Donald Trump rallied a big crowd right in the middle of a Democratic stronghold, telling supporters he’s a problem-solver.  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena was filled Tuesday night – about a half-mile from the location for this summer’s Democratic National Convention.  In his 90-minute speech, Trump said he is the president to keep people More >