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Senator Sounds The Alarm After Single Asian Carp Is Found Near Lake Michigan

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:58:01 GMT

Federal officials found a single Asian carp nine miles from Lake Michigan Thursday, and some politicians are concerned the fish will be a scourge to the local fisheries and ecosystem. Democratic Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin called the discovery of the fish troubling, and called for action against the invasive fish species.




Fifth Person Dies from Mill Explosion

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:42:43 GMT

"It is with sadness and sympathy we report the peaceful passing of Carlos "Charly" Nunez due to injuries sustained in the May 31 incident at our milling operation in Cambria. He will be missed more than words can express.




Eastern District of Wisconsin Grants Summary Judgment on Hip...

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:29:46 GMT

Last week, like most weeks during the past year, we spent a lot of our time on airplanes. One of those trips fell on a day with "lots of weather."




Supreme Court rules against Wisconsin family's property rights claim

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:17:03 GMT

The family had argued that St. Croix County, Wis., had taken their land and should pay them just compensation for that loss under the Fifth Amendment. Supreme Court rules against Wisconsin family's property rights claim The family had argued that St. Croix County, Wis., had taken their land and should pay them just compensation for that loss under the Fifth Amendment.




Walker to promote Wisconsin cheese in statewide tour

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:43:48 GMT

Walker announced Friday that economic development officials, members of his cabinet, lawmakers and University of Wisconsin officials will be spreading out across the state to celebrate growing cheese companies. Others will be making appearances at Masters Gallery Goods in Plymouth, Great Lakes Cheese in La Crosse, Westby Cooperative Creamery in Westby, Biery Cheese in Plover and Renard's Cheese in Algoma.




ACLU pushes to stop pepper spray at Wisconsin youth prisons

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:20:27 GMT

An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order that the Wisconsin Department of Corrections immediately end the use of pepper spray and solitary confinement at juvenile prisons. Department of Corrections attorney Sam Hall says use of the disciplinary tactics in question is declining, but immediately ending them would be counterproductive and could jeopardize the safety of inmates and prison staff.




Judge orders changes at Wisconsin juvenile prisons

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:20:26 GMT

A federal judge says Wisconsin's use of solitary confinement in its juvenile prisons poses "acute, immediate and enduring" harm to young inmates and is ordering that it be dramatically scaled back. U.S. District Judge James Peterson on Friday also ordered that shackling juvenile inmates and the use of pepper spray be used much more sparingly than now.




Why Wisconsin Is Not a Democracy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:20:25 GMT

Whitford, a retired professor of law from the University of Wisconsin, is the named plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case Gill v. Whitford .




Third candidate seeks Wisconsin court seat

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:56:11 GMT

Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock, who defended Republicans targeted for recall in 2011 and backed Gov. Scott Walker's Act 10 law curtailing public workers' collective bargaining rights, announced Friday he is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Screnock is the first conservative candidate in the officially nonpartisan race to be decided in April.




Alzheimer's disease study links brain health, physical activity

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:41:16 GMT

People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to a new study. People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to a new UW-Madison study.




Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:36:30 GMT

Prosecutors say they'll seek to reverse an appeals court decision that the confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series 'Making a Murderer' was improperly obtained. Prosecutors say they'll seek to reverse an appeals court decision that the confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series 'Making a Murderer' was improperly obtained.




Wisconsin football recruiting: WR Taj Mustapha commits to Badgers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:36:50 GMT

West Bloomfield, Mich., wide receiver Taj Mustapha publicly committed to Wisconsin on Tuesday night. Measuring about 6'1, 185 pounds according to Rivals and Scout , he announced his decision via Twitter .




Wisconsinites can now (legally) get 20 pounds of cheese and beer delivered by robot

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:06:46 GMT

Wisconsin has joined the land of autonomous delivery. If you live in the Badger State, you can now legally have your award-winning cheeses delivered to you 20 pounds at a time inside Starship Technologies' delivery bots.




Supreme Court sides with fired golf pros

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:35:33 GMT

The decision released Thursday reverses a state appeals ruling. The golf pros at Odana Hills, Monona, Yahara Hill and Glenway golf courses sued the city last October after they were fired and replaced with one golf pro, some assistants and unionized concession workers.




Wisconsin Assembly passes campus free speech bill with complete opposition from Democrats

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:26:06 GMT

After nearly five hours of debate, the Campus Free Speech Act passed through the Wisconsin State Assembly in a vote of 61 to 36 Wednesday evening. The bill passed with nearly unanimous support from Republicans.




Judge to weigh solitary confinement, pepper spray at prison

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:57:16 GMT

A federal judge is set to hear evidence in a case seeking to halt the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and the shackling of inmates at Wisconsin's troubled youth prisons. The hearing Thursday before U.S. District Judge James Peterson comes in a lawsuit filed against the state Department of Corrections by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Juvenile Law Center.




Assembly passes campus free speech bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:47:26 GMT

The Wisconsin Assembly voted to pass a bill that could suspend or expel UW students who repeatedly disrupt someone else's freedom of expression. The Assembly voted 61-36 to pass the bill late Wednesday night.