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Today in History: December 10, Mandela is mourned

Dec. 10, 2022 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2022. There are 21 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 10, 2013, South Africa held a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, during which U.S. President Barack Obama...

Wisconsin state health secretary leaving post

Dec. 09, 2022 11:30 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's state health secretary who has held the job the past two years, including as the COVID-19 vaccine was first being distributed, is leaving Gov. Tony Evers administration, the governor announced Friday. Karen Timblerlake is the second Cabinet member...

Man given 2 days to go to jail accused of attacking in-laws

Dec. 07, 2022 18:41 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge running for Wisconsin's Supreme Court as a tough-on-crime candidate gave a man convicted of attacking his wife two days to report to jail last month. The man is now charged with attempting to kill his in-laws during that window. Waukesha County circuit...

New high in spending by outside groups in Wisconsin election

Dec. 05, 2022 12:46 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Outside special interest groups spent at least 50% more than the previous record high in the midterm election in Wisconsin this year, pouring more than $93 million into races for governor and other state offices, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reported Monday. ...

Republican kicked out of caucus running for Wis. Senate

Dec. 05, 2022 11:32 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state Rep. Janel Brandtjen, who was kicked out of the Assembly GOP caucus by fellow Republicans who said they lost trust in her after she pushed election conspiracy theories, is running for an open state Senate seat. Brandtjen announced her candidacy...

Wisconsin woman to use sex trafficking as homicide defense

Dec. 02, 2022 12:56 PM EST

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A woman charged in a Wisconsin murder plans to argue that she is not guilty because she was a coerced victim of human trafficking — after the state Supreme Court ruled in July that such a defense could be used in homicide cases. Tanya Stammer is charged...

Evers administration seeks OK to start new PFAS regulations

Dec. 01, 2022 17:17 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' administration plans to ask state environmental officials again for permission to develop limits on a group of chemicals known as PFAS in Wisconsin groundwater. Department of Natural Resources officials are scheduled to ask the...

Wisconsin parade crash case an issue in Supreme Court race

Dec. 01, 2022 16:19 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The judge who oversaw the trial of a man convicted of killing six people when he drove his SUV through a Christmas parade last year says national exposure and encouragement she got for her handling of the case is not why she is running for a pivotal Wisconsin Supreme Court...

Jan. 6 panel interviews Wisconsin GOP Assembly speaker

Nov. 30, 2022 17:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol interviewed Republican Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Wednesday, moving to wrap up depositions ahead of preparing a final report. Vos had filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block a...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Nov. 30, 2022 16:48 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. November 28, 2022. Editorial: Rural EMS concerns must be addressed If you missed it Monday, we had a story about the pressure emergency medical services are under in Wisconsin. It ran on A3 and, if you haven’t taken the time to read it...