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Wisconsin's cap on damages for pain and suffering is being challenged as unconstitutional. The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a medical malpractice case involving a woman who lost both her arms and legs. Supreme Court justices and attorneys used words like "horrific" and ...
Recruiting never stops in Badgers country, and we're here to help put it all in perspective. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday night for a recap of Wisconsin recruiting news, insight on what's happening behind the scenes and a glimpse at what's coming next.

The epicenter of the Republican resurgence of eight years ago, Wisconsin is now the proving ground for the Democratic revival. The work of activists like Miller could play a key role in the fight for control of the House and Senate in midterm elections in November. But the goal is bigger. One door-knock at a ...
Vel Phillips, a civil rights pioneer who helped lead open housing marches in Milwaukee in the 1960s and was the first black person elected to a Wisconsin statewide office, has died. She was 94. Phillips died on April 17 while in hospice care at a Mequon hospital, said her son, Michael Phillips. Vel Phillips ...
The ski hill, which has Wisconsin's largest vertical drop at 700 feet, will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through April 29, even if temperatures rise over the next couple weeks. Special spring deals include $50 for single-day lift tickets and $80 for two-day passes.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin's unemployment rate remains at a record-low 2.9 percent for a second month. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the rate for March remains unchanged from the 2.9 percent in February. That was its lowest level since July 1999.

The weeklong celebration of young professionals and their place in Wisconsin has brought together dozens of passionate young people working across the state to create networks and connect young people with their state and city. The local groups include lawyers in Milwaukee, marketing professionals ...
In the most recent Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 30 percent of students admitted to drinking. Twenty years ago nearly 50 percent of Wisconsin's public school students said they used alcohol. That's when underage drinking in the U.S. went "sky high" according to Julia Sherman, coordinator of the ...
Scenic drives are great, but for a more unique and historic way to see Wisconsin landscapes, there's an old kid on the block: a scenic train ride. It's ironic how popular they've become, considering Americans left passenger railroads in favor of personal automobiles in the 1950s. Outside of commuter and ...
We deserve a Wisconsin where every person has an opportunity to thrive, and where every citizen is treated equally under the law. Our courtrooms should not be beholden to special interest groups. When Justice Gableman refused to recuse himself from a case where the party in front of him spent $2.25 ...
Woman Dies While Climbing Bluff in Wisconsin State Park. Authorities say a woman has died in fall while ... The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says 22-year-old Savannah Buik, of Chicago, died Wednesday in a "rope climbing incident" on the east bluff. DNR Lt. Mike Green said Thursday he ...
When a judge ordered Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to stop messing with democracy and arrange for special elections to be held for a pair of vacant state legislative seats, that should have been the end of the governor's lawless scheme to leave 229,904 people living in those districts unrepresented for ...
Gov. Scott Walker won't ask the Wisconsin Supreme Court to overturn a lower court order that will force Walker to call elections in two vacant state legislative districts. The announcement by the governor's lawyers at the Wisconsin Department of Justice late Wednesday capped a week in which Walker was ...
Together, VOCs and NOx emissions would have ranked fourth-highest in southeastern Wisconsin if the company had been operating in 2016, according to DNR figures. The only higher sources would have been a trio of coal-fired power plants in Oak Creek, Pleasant Prairie and Sheboygan. Measuring ...
Washington University in St. Louis is challenging the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which handles licensing for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, citing “shabby treatment” by its former partner. It's seeking more than $38 million of the royalties the foundation gets from the sale of an AbbVie Inc.
Wisconsin is among the 10 states that want to impose work requirements on some healthy adults who get health insurance through their Medicaid programs. However, unlike Kentucky, Indiana and Arkansas, which have received federal approval for work requirements that they plan to implement ...
About 40 students from across Wisconsin march in the capital, Madison, on their way to Janesville, the home of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, as part of a "50 ... Some Wisconsin students who have taken their demonstration against gun violence on the road are reaching their destination — House Speaker ...

(AP) — Wisconsin Democrats on Wednesday blasted a Republican-backed bill that would ensure that two vacant seats in the Legislature will remain open until next year, calling the proposal a blatant attempt to avoid adding to a string of recent GOP losses and saying it would deny some voters their voice ...
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has sent out 3,000 surveys to landowners in 15 counties to gauge their thoughts on the state's Farmland Preservation Program, something fewer farmers are participating in. Under the program, farmers can receive a range of tax ...
This week Milwaukee Business Journal welcomes our sister publication — Wisconsin Inno — focusing on the state's innovation economy. Wisconsin Inno will report on and support our state's innovation economy through twice-weekly newsletters, accessible and authoritative editorial content, data-driven ...
The liberal Greater Wisconsin Committee shot back with its own ad ripping Screnock for his support of a Supreme Court rule that says justices can sit on cases involving their donors and groups that run ads supporting their campaigns — such as Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and the Greater ...
Walker signs $100 million school safety plan for Wisconsin. Posted: Mon 9:36 AM, Mar 26, 2018 |. Updated: Mon 12:59 PM, Mar 26, 2018. KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WBAY) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a $100 ... --Creates Office of School Safety in the Wisconsin Department of Justice. This will focus on training ...
Wisconsin Students Marching Over 50 Miles To Paul Ryan's Hometown For Gun Reform. The four-day trek is inspired by the MLK-led civil rights march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery in 1965. By Hayley Miller ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - One-fourth of Wisconsin residents binge drink at least once a month, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study defined binge drinking as a woman having four or more drinks and a man having five or more drinks during a short ...
A Wisconsin man who authorities said posted an advertisement on Craigslist in Texas to sell his then-4-year-old daughter for sex has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Andrew James Turley was sentenced Friday after a jury in Harris County, Texas, convicted him of trafficking a child and compelling ...
A effort to remove the Great Lakes gray wolf from the federal endangered species list failed last week when Congress approved an omnibus spending bill. Late last year language to remove protections for the animal in Wisconsin and the rest of the Western Great Lakes region was included in the House ...
MADISON - One-fourth of Wisconsin residents binge drink at least once a month, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study aimed to determine how many people binge drink and how much they drink when they do, study co-author Robert Brewer, ...
Sann is proud of the work the Metro Strong team has accomplished in a short time, including the proposed Sara's Law to help keep Wisconsin attorneys safe, and the expected launch of a phone-alert system that will tell community members when there's danger. But he hopes the work will continue and ...
Jeff Gustin, director and co-founder of Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin, said since the first resident moved into the residence in November "we're ... Veterans Outreach applies for grants to maintain the village but was recently denied a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs.
"I think we have a unique opportunity because the speaker of the House is the most important member of the House, and he's from Wisconsin," said 17-year-old Brendan Fardella, one of the march organizers. "This is a unique way to catch his attention and call him out for his constant burying of possible ...
Authorities say a longtime fugitive from Wisconsin was arrested in northwestern Indiana after a state trooper stopped a vehicle that didn't have a license plate. Indiana State Police said the trooper pulled over the driver in Gary on Thursday night and the driver fumbled while providing his birthdate. After an ...
Angela Hagy, director of Disease Control and Environmental Health for the City of Milwaukee Health Department, reported the preliminary number of new diagnoses of sexually transmitted disease in 2017 for the Wisconsin city: 117 cases of HIV, 53 cases of syphilis, 4,401 cases of gonorrhea and 9,725 ...
A speaker event held by the St. Croix River Association at the Horst Rechelbacher estate Feb. 22 explored some of the history of the tribes of Wisconsin. The presenter was David O'Connor of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, an instructor with the Department of Wisconsin Public Instruction.
MADISON – A study shows Wisconsin has the highest rate for fatal crashes involving elderly drivers in the country. The study conducted by TRIP, a national transportation research group, found 26% of fatal crashes in Wisconsin in 2016 involved someone 65 or older. That's despite the state having a lower ...
Colgate forward Breanne Wilson-Bennett (11) celebrates her winning goal and hat trick against Wisconsin in a semifinal game of the 2018 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis on Friday March 16, 2018. Colgate beat Wisconsin, 4-3 in 2 overtimes. (John Autey ...
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network added cardiologist Michael Salinger to its cardiology division. HOSPITALITY. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino named Matthew Incha hotel director. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. Concurrency Inc., Brookfield, hired Dan Weise as vice president, ...
The kind of nobody-else-is-here quiet you don't usually find at a state park in Wisconsin. As my mom and I hiked the Ice Age Trail through the western Wisconsin park last May, our biggest run-in was with a garter snake that caught me off guard. In about an hour of hiking, we saw only two other people.
"As a nearly 30-year prosecutor and Wisconsin's attorney general I've been on the front lines in the battle against opioid and drug abuse, human trafficking and killing over-reaching regulations that stall job growth," Schimel said in a statement. "During my time as attorney general I've pushed for harsh ...
It also continues a trend of Wisconsin being ranked in the bottom half of states for job growth. Wisconsin hasn't ranked higher than 27th for any 12 month period over the last four-plus years. The data comes from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, generally referred to as the gold standard for ...
Wisconsin's first Ikea store will debut in Oak Creek on May 16, the Swedish company said Thursday. The 9 a.m. grand ... he said in an interview Thursday. "Everybody on the south shore and southeastern Wisconsin is going to benefit from people coming down and doing their shopping and visiting the area.
HOUSTON - A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 60 years in a Texas state prison for trying to sell his 4-year-old daughter for sex. A statement from the Harris County District Attorney's Office says 30-year-old Andrew Turley was convicted Friday of trafficking of a child and compelling prostitution of a ...
MADISON, Wis. - Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorney General under the Obama administration, was in Madison on Friday, encouraging University of Wisconsin-Madison students to vote for Supreme Court candidate Judge Rebecca Dallet. Less than three weeks before the election, the race is getting national ...
Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home, in Madison, said funeral arrangements for La Follette were being finalized Friday. La Follette, who passed away Thursday, was first elected attorney general in 1964 and served two consecutive 2-year terms. He was elected again in 1976 and served three 4-year terms. He ran ...
Wisconsin football and basketball are always the main topics in Bucky's Breakfast, Land of 10's daily Badgers notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Badgers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Wisconsin football, recruiting, basketball ...
Spotless Soyfer: Sophomore Daniel Soyfer remains the only player on the Wisconsin roster to foster a perfect singles record in the dual season. The Plantation, Florida, native, grabbed a convincing 6-4, 6-4 straight-set win over Marquette's Luis Heredia on Thursday night. The sophomore translated his ...
Democrats are lining up to challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in northern Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. There are now five announced candidates who say they will compete in the Aug. 14 Democratic Party primary. Margaret Engebretson, a Polk County lawyer and U.S. Navy ...
MADISON — The only statewide race on Tuesday's primary ballot is for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The two highest vote-getters will advance to face each other in the April 3 general election. The winner will replace Justice Michael Gableman, who decided not to seek a second 10-year term.
Agents from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources were called, and they also confirmed it was a cougar. Police said after conferring with the DNR employees, they agreed the DNR would return Sunday morning and "attempt to deal with it." Neighbors in the immediate area were told about the ...
A dangerous ice storm is heading toward Wisconsin, and people living in areas north of Madison should get ready for the worst. Up to a half-inch of ice could happen through Tuesday in an area from Sauk and Columbia counties to Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties, which could make for snapped ...
DOJ officials said they needed months to identify untested kits spread across Wisconsin and an influx of kit submissions nationwide has reduced private labs' capacities. It took 10 months to secure a contract with the first private lab in December 2016, in part because no lab responded to a request for bids ...


 

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