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TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
(Pub. Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and 12, 2016)STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT PIERCE COUNTY
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 10/3/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 9/29/16 Special Highway Committee Meeting
TOWN OF ELLSWORTH: 10/3/16 Town Board Meeting
Irma J. Helmueller, 89
Shirley M. Bemis, 91
Dr. Gary A. Palmquist, 62
LeRoy Edson Burgess, 96
Kay L. Beder, 49
Kathleen Vinehout column: Audit to investigate King Veterans Home
Kathleen Vinehout column: How to fund roads is a balancing act
Kathleen Vinehout column: Legislative Audit Bureau celebrates 50 years of service
Kathleen Vinehout column: Looking for answers
Kathleen Vinehout column: Who will be my teacher?
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January 8, 2016
Fourth OWI would bring felony charge under change OK'd by Assembly panel; DOT adds Saturday license renewal services; 10 more stories from around Wisconsin
MADISON -- A bill to give longer prison sentences to repeat drunk drivers has been unanimously endorsed by the state Assembly's judiciary committee. It makes four-time operating while intoxicated arrest a felony instead of a misdemeanor, and it raises maximum sentences for up to...
January 8, 2016 - 10:22am
January 6, 2016
Ballot cemented for April 5 primaries; Walker won't pardon Avery; Sheboygan insurer wins OK to use drones for inspections; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- All three candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court have filed their required nomination papers by Tuesday's deadline. A state report shows that Justice Rebecca Bradley, Appeals Judge Joanne Kloppenburg, and Milwaukee Judge Joe Donald all have well more than the 2,000...
January 6, 2016 - 9:21am
January 5, 2016
UPDATED: Officials can't link 70 mph limit to rise in traffic deaths; Ryan slams Obama on gun control measures; 10 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin traffic deaths rose 13 percent last year, but the Wisconsin Department of Transportation says it's still too early to tell if the increase in freeway speeds is a factor. The agency said 556 people died in state crashes in 2015, up from 494 the previous year --...
January 5, 2016 - 9:13am
January 4, 2016
Lawmaker wants OWI penalties broadened; 4 drowned in late-night canoe excursion; 15 more brief news stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- A state lawmaker wants all types of operating while intoxicated offenses to be used against a person when setting penalties. Assembly Republican Andre Jacque of De Pere is preparing a bill to let drunk driving arrests for motor vehicles, boats, and snowmobiles be considered...
January 4, 2016 - 9:26am
December 31, 2015
Taxpayers foot bill for Governor's security team; Records Board will revisit 'transitory' ruling next month; 12 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Taxpayers had to pay out hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime pay for the Wisconsin governor's security staff and others. More than $577,000 went out to cover overtime pay that had been wrongly withheld for the security team that protects Gov. Scott Walker, Lieutenant...
December 31, 2015 - 9:21am
December 25, 2015
Wild Side: Where did I store all that food?
Do you ever wonder where you stored the jar of olives in the pantry, the frozen pheasant in the freezer or the can of sardines in the cupboard?...
December 25, 2015 - 11:04am
December 17, 2015
UPDATED: Bid to bring back wolf management back to states axed from budget bill; clash between guard, juvenile fueled Lincoln Hills investigation; 9 more Wisconsin news stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Those who want Wisconsin to manage its own grey wolves will figure out what to do next, after the proposal was left out of the congressional year-end spending-and-tax bill. Sherwood Republican Reid Ribble co-sponsored an amendment to the budget package, but it did...
December 17, 2015 - 11:39am
December 11, 2015
FBI joins state probe into Lincoln Hills juvenile facility; Kiel wrestling coach ousted for alleged 'sexting'; 12 more Wisconsin news stories
MILWAUKEE -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined state officials in investigating alleged abuses by staffers at the Lincoln Hills School for juvenile offenders in northern Wisconsin. Spokesman Leonard Peace of the FBI's Milwaukee office would not say how his agency is...
December 11, 2015 - 9:18am
December 10, 2015
Committee OKs end to Wisconsin nuclear plant moratorium; kerfuffle over 'Kermit' story rejected by school committee; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- A Wisconsin Assembly committee has given its unanimous endorsement to ending the state's 32-year-old moratorium on new nuclear power plants. The Energy and Utilities Committee voted 13-0 on Wednesday to recommend the proposal to the full house. The bill would end requirements...
December 10, 2015 - 8:41am
December 9, 2015
Wisconsin Republicans denounce Trump ban on new Muslims; lawmakers mull whether to do-away with hunting backtags; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
Wisconsin Republican leaders have distanced themselves from Donald Trump's idea of banning Muslims from entering the United States. In Washington, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville said it's not what the party or the country stand for. House Republican Reid Ribble of Sherwood...
December 9, 2015 - 9:38am
December 8, 2015
Wild Side: Protect your ash; don’t move firewood
Now that we have more normal November temperatures, it’s time to throw another log on the fire. Many of us in rural areas heat with wood and...
December 8, 2015 - 11:51am
December 7, 2015
Sen. Johnson critical of Obama's absence of 'winning strategy' against ISIS; CWD-infected buck found in Oneida Co.; 9 more Wisconsin news stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- President Obama said the United States will overcome terrorist threats that seek to "poison the minds" of Americans and others. But a pair of Wisconsin GOP leaders criticize the Democratic president for not laying out a strategy. In only his third prime-time address...
December 7, 2015 - 9:04am
December 4, 2015
WDNR releases preliminary gun-deer totals; some duplication found with new e-registration
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials have released county-by-county harvest totals from the recent nine-day gun deer season. In Pierce County, hunters registered 1,204 bucks (compared with 1,226 in 2014) and 2,130 does (2,107 last year). St. Croix recorded 966 bucks...
December 4, 2015 - 9:28am
Congress passes transportation funding, Obama expected to sign; cheesemakers widen state's production lead; 10 more Wisconsin news stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin House Republicans Sean Duffy and Glenn Grothman were among a small minority who voted against a five-year federal transportation package. The House passed the $305 billion compromise 359- to 65 on Thursday, and the Senate later voted 83- to 16 to send...
December 4, 2015 - 9:25am
December 2, 2015
Osceola lab settles large Medicare fraud case; deer kill tally up 2.6 percent over 2014; 13 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- A laboratory in Polk County that supports health care and research facilities has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a Medicare fraud case. Pharmasan Labs of Osceola, its billing company NeuroScience, and founders Gottfried and Mieke Kellermann were accused of falsely...
December 2, 2015 - 8:21am