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River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
A historic moment: Prescott High School opens new building
Hager City man airlifted after rollover crash
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
New staff gear up for new year
crime and courts
Football: Ellsworth wins big in Colfax
Football: Spring Valley defeats E-PC on strong second half
Sports scoreboard from Thursday, Aug. 25
Volleyball: Elmwood sweeps home quadrangular
Volleyball: Panthers return large group of starters
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
Seniors saluted for hard work and dedication
Andersons serve as this year’s El Paso Days grand marshals
Record gate sales at 2016 Pierce County Fair
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/29/16 Special Meeting - Award Bids
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 9/7/16 at Advance Self Storage Center, Hager City
PROBATE ORDER: Jack Earl Brown Estate; Case No. 16PR61
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/26/16 Board Meeting Minutes
Karen S. Franson, 45
Lenore Gunderson, 93
Karen Sue Franson, 45
Francis Lugar, 67
Lelah Johnson, 99
Diane Odeen column: Women's Equality Day
Kathleen Vinehout column: Finding help for flooded families and farms
Ron Kind column: Share your best memories from our national parks
Kathleen Vinehout column: Where did all that money go? Business tax credits pile up
Kathleen Vinehout column: Support more state aid for schools to offset rising property taxes
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October 12, 2009
State lacks money to retrain workers who've lost their jobs, even after federal stimulus infusion
Wisconsin does not have enough money to retrain all the workers who've lost their jobs even after getting federal stimulus money for that purpose. Some local workforce development agencies have stopped admitting new people into training programs, for fear the money will run out...
October 12, 2009 - 9:15am
June 19, 2009
Minnesotans watch federal health care plans
ST. PAUL - Health-care reform due to come out of Washington this year looks a lot like what is happening in Minnesota, the state House health leader says. But Rep. Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth, Thursday said he will watch Congress carefully as it tries to craft a health-care measure that...
June 19, 2009 - 8:26am
April 20, 2009
Lawmakers dole out big bonuses to staff with taxpayer money
Some of Wisconsin's federal lawmakers gave their staffs big bonuses, with money from taxpayers who've had their own pay frozen or cut. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice said four House members each raised their staff payrolls by at least 20 percent in the final three...
April 20, 2009 - 9:51am
April 10, 2009
Wisconsin will get $34 million for child vaccinations and child care for needy families
Wisconsin will get $34 million in federal stimulus funds to provide more child care to needy families and protect more kids from diseases. The White House said yesterday that Wisconsin would get $3.9 million to expand child vaccinations. Almost 84 percent of Wisconsin kids have...
April 10, 2009 - 9:07am
State asks for federal loan to keep unemployment fund solvent
The fund that pays for Wisconsin's unemployment benefits could be $1.2 billion in the red by the end of 2010. That's according to a new projection from the state's workforce development agency. Wisconsin's jobless rate is lower than the national average. But the December rate...
February 10, 2009 - 12:00am
February 3, 2009
Upper Midwest states split on federal aid
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle appeared before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, asking that his state get its share of money...
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am
February 2, 2009
After making wish lists communities have little hope of seeing federal funds
Places big and small throughout Wisconsin have made their wish lists for federal economic stimulus money. But Gov. Jim Doyle says there's no way his state government will get all it wants, much less local communities. The U.S. Senate is expected on Thursday to approve its own version...
February 2, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Wisconsin House delegation expected to vote along party lines on $825 billion stimulus
The U.S. House is expected to approve the $825 billion federal economic stimulus package today. Wisconsin Democrats generally support the plan, which is said to create up to 4 million jobs as soon as possible. House Appropriations Chairman U.S. Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., of Wausau...
January 28, 2009 - 9:00am
January 21, 2009
Federal stimulus package could take out half of state's debt
The federal economic stimulus package that's brewing in Congress could help Wisconsin wipe out more than half its budget deficit. State budget director David Schmiedicke says around $2.5 billion in stimulus money could help pay for health care and education in the Badger State. Another...
January 21, 2009 - 9:00am
December 16, 2008
Doyle says streamlining needed to get Fed stimulus money
Gov. Jim Doyle says Wisconsin will have to streamline its designing and bidding procedures for major projects, if a federal economic stimulus plan is approved. President-elect Barack Obama is considering an aid package to the states, aimed at putting people to work on a host of construction...
December 16, 2008 - 9:00am
December 11, 2008
Doyle says state could start $3.7 billion in building projects with Fed cash
Gov. Jim Doyle says Wisconsin can start up to $3.7 billion in building and environmental projects by next spring if Congress can approve a stimulus package by then. Doyle responded Wednesday to President-elect Barack Obama's request for projects the various states can do right away...
December 11, 2008 - 9:00am
December 10, 2008
Doyle to ask for federal help Thursday
Gov. Jim Doyle will testify Thursday before the House Appropriations Committee in Washington. And among other things, he'll tell lawmakers that the troubled auto industry is just one reason Wisconsin needs federal help. President-elect Barack Obama has promised to ease the budget...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
DOT readies $300 million wish list for Fed stimulus plan
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says it has more than $300 million in road projects ready to go if money becomes available through a new federal economic stimulus plan. The DOT drew up its estimate as part of a survey for the American Association of State Highway and...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
November 21, 2008
Wisconsin auto dealers say state will suffer if auto industry fails
Congress got turned off this week when executives from the Big Three auto makers rode their private jets to Washington to beg for federal money. But Kenosha car dealer Andy Palmen says lots of everyday people outside the auto plants would suffer if the domestic industry collapses. He...
November 21, 2008 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
Letter: Let's fire the fed, he says
TO THE EDITOR: How many people know the Federal Reserve System is not a government agency? It is a private concern with virtually no government control. The President appoints the members of the fed, but without exception since its founding in 1913, these members have been members...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am