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Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 17, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. April 15, 2024. Editorial: Stay safe on the streets There are a ton of different awareness weeks over the course of the year. Ironically, most people aren’t aware of them (which suggests a complete failure to achieve the goals, but we...

Wisconsin Supreme Court justices question how much power Legislature should have

Apr. 17, 2024 12:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court justices questioned Wednesday how much power legislative committees should wield, in a case that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers brought against the Republican-controlled Legislature and that could have a major impact on how state government functions. ...

Earth Day: How a senator's idea more than 50 years ago got people fighting for their planet

Apr. 17, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

Millions of people around the world will pause on Monday, at least for a moment, to mark Earth Day. It's an annual event founded by people who hoped to stir activism to clean up and preserve a planet that is now home to some 8 billion humans and assorted trillions of other organisms. ...

Wisconsin man pleads not guilty to neglect in disappearance of boy

Apr. 16, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A man who was caring for a 3-year-old Wisconsin boy when he vanished in late Februar y pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a charge of chronic child neglect. Jesse Vang, 39, entered the plea during his arraignment in a Manitowoc County court. A judge on April 4...

Oregon State RB Damien Martinez among players entering transfer portal as spring window opens

Apr. 16, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

Oregon State running back Damien Martinez, Miami running back Henry Parrish and Pitt defensive end Dayon Hayes entered the transfer portal Tuesday as the 14-day spring window opened for college football players. With NCAA rules limiting multi-time transfers for undergraduate athletes...

People with disabilities sue in Wisconsin over lack of electronic absentee ballots

Apr. 16, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters with disabilities should be able to cast their ballots electronically and failure to provide that option for the upcoming Aug. 13 primary and November presidential election is discriminatory and unconstitutional, a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the battleground...

Nicolet Bankshares: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 16, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Nicolet Bankshares Inc. (NIC) on Tuesday reported net income of $27.8 million in its first quarter. The bank, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, said it had earnings of $1.82 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were...

Wisconsin Republicans ignore governor's call to spend $125M to combat 'forever chemicals'

Apr. 16, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis . (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans on Tuesday ignored the latest call from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to spend $125 million to combat so-called forever chemicals, leading Evers to say he might sue over the issue. The moves are the latest twist in the ongoing stalemate...

Lawsuit asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down governor's 400-year veto

Apr. 15, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys with Wisconsin's largest business lobbying group asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to strike down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' use of a partial veto to lock in a school funding increase for the next 400 years. The Wisconsin...

Former Trump staffer who said to 'fan the flame' after 2020 loss hired to lead Wisconsin GOP

Apr. 15, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The director of Donald Trump's 2020 presidential campaign in Wisconsin, who pushed allegations of widespread fraud that were ultimately debunked, has been hired to run the Republican Party of Wisconsin heading into the November election. Andrew Iverson will...