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Packers experimenting on O-line with Bakhtiari, Jenkins out

Aug. 09, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The uncertain status of their top two blockers has caused the Green Bay Packers to experiment with different offensive line combinations in training camp. That shuffling could continue right up to the start of the season. David Bakhtiari still...

Jarchow, Toney vie for chance to taken on Wisconsin AG Kaul

Aug. 09, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A testy race between the Republicans seeking to knock off Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul went to voters Tuesday. Adam Jarchow and Eric Toney were the leading candidates in a race that hasn't drawn as much attention as Wisconsin's governor and Senate...

Evers administration picks site for new youth prison

Aug. 09, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Officials in Gov. Tony Evers' administration have moved a step closer toward replacing the state's troubled youth prison, announcing Tuesday that they've picked a site in Milwaukee for a new facility. The existing youth prison, a combination facility for boys...

Wisconsin man dies when motorcycle hits bear in Montana

Aug. 09, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has died after his motorcycle struck a black bear on a western Montana highway, authorities said Tuesday. The 66-year-old man from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, was southbound on Montana Highway 83 just after 9:30 a.m. Sunday when a bear crossed the...

Wisconsin primary may shape elections in key battleground

Aug. 09, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters will choose a Republican nominee for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday who could reshape how elections are conducted in the marquee battleground, where former President Donald Trump is still pressing to overturn his 2020 loss and backing candidates he sees as allies. ...

Ilhan Omar faces centrist rival; open House seat in Vermont

Aug. 09, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the biggest stars of the left, is facing a centrist challenger in her Minnesota congressional primary on Tuesday, while Vermont Democrats will choose a nominee for an open House seat who will likely make history as the first woman representing the state...

Feds reviewing sports wagering pact with Chippewa band, WI

Aug. 09, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Interior is reviewing a new gaming agreement reached between the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the state of Wisconsin. Gov. Tony Evers and tribal Chairman Louis Taylor have signed a compact amendment to allow...

Voters in 4 states to decide secretary of state nominees

Aug. 09, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

Voters in four states on Tuesday will determine their party’s nominees for the statewide office that typically oversees elections. Much of the attention will center on Wisconsin, where the secretary of state does not have any role with elections. Republicans want to change that...

'I didn't really learn anything': COVID grads face college

Aug. 09, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

Angel Hope looked at the math test and felt lost. He had just graduated near the top of his high school class, winning scholarships from prestigious colleges. But on this test — a University of Wisconsin exam that measures what new students learned in high school — all he could do was guess. ...

NFL: Rodgers' use of ayahuasca didn't violate drug policy

Aug. 08, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ use of the hallucinogenic drink ayahuasca during an offseason retreat isn’t considered a violation of the NFL’s drug policy. Rodgers discussed on “The Aubrey Marcus Podcast” last week how he went on an...