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  • Federal appeals court upholds Walker's union law 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:34 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions, dealing another loss to unions trying to overturn the Republican governor's signature legislation that led to massive protests at the Wisconsin Capitol three years ago.

  • Wisconsin court to decide on testing drunk drivers 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:29 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to decide whether police can legally draw the blood of a suspected drunk driver without a warrant or the consent of the driver.

  • Judge throws out ex-bishop's sobriety tests 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:41 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A Dane County judge has thrown out sobriety tests given to a former bishop charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a jogger last year.

  • Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:05 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

  • Appeals court revives Capitol protest lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:28 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A state appeals court has revived a lawsuit brought by a group protesting Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining bill at the Capitol in 2011.

  • Attendance up 2 percent at Midwest Horse Fair 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:04 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Attendance was up this year at the Midwest Horse Fair in Madison.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
  • Wisconsin State Journal, April 16

  • Couple asks Supreme Court to nix marriage ban 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:57 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A same-sex couple has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down the state's gay marriage ban.

  • Document shredding days scheduled across Wisconsin 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:06 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is hosting special events at three locations across the state where people can shred sensitive documents to prevent identity theft.

  • Walker kicks off re-election campaign with rallies 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:07 pm
  • DANE, Wisconsin - Republican Gov. Scott Walker, touting nearly $2 billion in tax cuts over the past three years and the addition of more than 100,000 jobs, officially launched his re-election campaign Tuesday with a series of rallies across Wisconsin.

  • UW flex offerings don't fit a Walker return 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 2:26 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker may want to finish his college course work using a new flexible degree option through the University of Wisconsin System, but there are no immediate plans to offer classes in the fields he's interested in.

  • Injuries sap Wisconsin offense in spring practice 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:24 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - It is down to a two-man race now for the starting quarterback job at Wisconsin, and one of the candidates didn't even take a snap at the Badgers spring game.

  • Madison sergeant promoted to police chief 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 6:29 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A Madison police sergeant has been named the department's next police chief, replacing Chief Noble Wray, who retired in September after 29 years on the force.

  • Walker calls for additional UW tuition freeze 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:32 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker on Friday called for another two-year tuition freeze throughout the University of Wisconsin System, citing concern over a projected year-end surplus topping $1 billion.

  • Wisconsin to pay $562K after suicide at Mendota 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:58 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - The state will pay more than half a million dollars to the estate of a man who committed suicide four years ago at Mendota Mental Health Institute, settling a lawsuit that accused hospital staffers of being negligent in his care.

  • Wisconsin seeks answer to student achievement gap 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:21 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin had the worst achievement gap between black and white students among states last year, and officials shouldered the blame Wednesday while putting the onus on teachers to address the issue.

  • Wisconsin Democrats demand special session 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:02 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Assembly Democrats are demanding Republican Gov. Scott Walker call a special legislative session to resurrect dead bills they say would help the middle class.

  • Court: Legislator must turn over email records 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:20 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A Democratic state senator must release the names and email addresses of people who sent him messages during the bitter debate over Republican Gov. Scott Walker's union restrictions to a conservative think tank, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.

  • Names for elections board slot sent to Walker 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:05 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker will decide between four former Wisconsin circuit court judges to fill an opening spot on the Government Accountability Board.

  • Man held in prison a year too long awarded $7,600 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:42 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A board that reviews financial claims against Wisconsin on Tuesday ordered the state's prison system to award a man $7,600 for the more than a year he spent in prison past his actual release date.

  • Wisconsin ranks 3rd in election administration 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:51 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin was among the best in the nation at administering the 2012 presidential election, according to a nonpartisan public policy group's report.

  • Wisconsin man who ran over son enters plea deal 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:25 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A Wisconsin man who fatally ran over his 2-year-old son and allegedly stabbed the boy's mother entered a plea deal Monday just as his trial was to begin.

  • Driver accused of 7th OWI offense 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:34 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Madison police say a man stopped on suspicion of his seventh drunken driving offense was more than four times over the legal limit for driving.

  • Wisconsin figures to rebound after Final Four run 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 7:11 pm
  • ARLINGTON, Texas - Stung by defeat, Frank Kaminsky made one last proclamation in the locker room before packing up for this memorable season.

  • Assemblyman accepts per diems despite promise 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 7:10 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A Republican Assemblyman who promised during his 2010 campaign to never claim any per diem payments received more than $10,000 in reimbursed living expenses last year.