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Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Tuesday 1/30/18

>>Regents Committee Discusses UW-Whitewater Faculty Dismissal (Madison, WI)  —  A committee of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents is meeting today (Tuesday) to discuss firing a faculty member.  The instructor’s name hasn’t been released, but he or she teachers at U-W-Whitewater.  No details about the alleged offense have been made public.  Spokespersons for More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Tuesday 1/30/18

Strong U.S. Economy Leaving Some Wisconsin Farmers Behind (Madison, WI)  —  Federal court records show the Western District of Wisconsin had the most farm bankruptcies last year in any U-S court district.  Wisconsin farmers are struggling with low commodity prices for corn, soybeans and milk. While the prices remain low, the cost of doing business More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Monday 1/29/18

>>Madison Police Officer Injured While Arresting Drunk Man (Madison, WI)  —  A knee injury suffered by a Madison police officer will escalate the charge against a 19-year-old man to a felony.  Police officers who responded to a call early Saturday morning say the suspect was drunk.  Witnesses say he was screaming that he needed “protective More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Monday 1/29/18

Wisconsin Senator Not So Sure About “Secret Society” In FBI Any More (Washington, DC)  —  U-S Senator Ron Johnson is backing off his comments about a “secret society” inside the F-B-I which he had discussed during a live television interview.  The Wisconsin Republican now acknowledges the story might have been based on a joke which More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Friday 1/26/18

>>Wilderness Resort Dormitory Fire Causes $5 Million In Damages (Wisconsin Dells. WI)  —  Delton Fire Department officials say a fire at an employee dormitory that broke out this (Thursday) morning near the Wilderness Lodge in Wisconsin Dells caused more than five-million dollars in damages. Officials say wilderness security noticed smoke at the construction site of More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Thursday 1/25/18

>A Big Job:  Wisconsin Firm Handles Super Bowl Security (La Crosse, WI)  —  A La Crosse-based security company has been training nearly 300 people to work security for Super Bowl 52.  O’Brien and Associates has been in business in western Wisconsin for more than 25 years.  Many of the trainees are already professionals — law More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Thursday 1/25/18

>>Governor Calls For Bipartisan Support For His Initiatives (Madison, WI)  —  Governor Scott Walker says his priorities for 2018 aren’t Republican or Democratic issues — they are Wisconsin issues.  Walker is seeking bipartisan support for a 100-dollar-a-child tax credit and a guarantee of insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.  Walker delivered his State-of-the-State address More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Wednesday 1/24/18

    >>What Started As Traffic Stop, Ends With Evacuation, Explosives Discovery (Tomah, WI)  —  Authorities say a Tomah police dog reacted to the car pulled over for a traffic violation early Tuesday and a search of that car turned up an improvised explosive device.  Officers say they determined that 35-year-old Anthony Sherwin rents a More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Wednesday 1/24/18

>>Great Lakes Water Levels Predicted To Rise For 5th Straight Year (Detroit, MI)  —  The U-S Army Corps of Engineers is predicting all five Great Lakes’ water levels will continue a steady rise which started in 2013.  The forecast for the next six months predicts the record-high level for Lake Superior, set in the mid-1980s, More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Tuesday 1/23/18

>>Senate Votes On Leaders Of Elections, Ethics Commissions (Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin Senate votes on confirmation for the administrators of the Elections Commission and the Ethics Commission today.  Republicans want Michael Haas and Brian Bell out, accusing them of partisan bias when they worked for the Government Accountability Board.  The G-A-B was disbanded three More >