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Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 14, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. April 7, 2021. Editorial: Nonpartisan redistricting’s time has come Late last October we presented an editorial arguing in favor of Wisconsin adopting some form of explicitly nonpartisan redistricting process. New...

Wisconsin justices weigh sweeping environmental cases

Apr. 12, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard a pair of far-reaching environmental lawsuits on Monday that could define the limits of factory farming and high-capacity well regulations and determine how far state agencies can go when interpreting state law. ...

Former offender donates estate to foster rehab from prison

Apr. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Roger Bruesewitz, who died in 2019 at 82, spent much of his early life in and out of jail after robbing businesses, running “a dirty bookstore” and dealing with a heroin addiction. But he’s leaving behind a very different legacy. ...

Woman charged with homicide in man's heroin overdose

Apr. 10, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Madison woman with homicide after she allegedly supplied heroin to a man at hotel and then tried to move his body out of the building on a luggage cart after he overdosed. The Wisconsin State Journal...

Driver, attendant lose jobs after leaving child on bus

Apr. 10, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A school bus driver and an onboard attendant have lost their jobs after leaving a 5-year-old Madison student on the bus alone at the end of their day. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that Badger Bus contracts with the...

UW-Madison program to study psychoactive drugs in treatment

Apr. 10, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new master’s degree program starting this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will prepare students for careers studying the therapeutic effects of psychoactive drugs to treat mental illnesses such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. ...

COVID-19 pandemic cuts into car dealer's showroom inventory

Apr. 10, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

MADISON, S.D. (AP) — Prostrollo’s All-American Auto Mall in Madison has one car on the showroom floor. In the sales lot, vehicles are parallel parked along the perimeter. Nick Prostrollo, whose family has been selling cars for three generations, just laughs at the way...

Evers orders removal of slabs from UW System headquarters

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers took the unusual step Friday of ordering workers to remove all concrete slabs hanging over the entrances and exists of the University of Wisconsin System headquarters building, days after two slabs fell off the facade and crashed to the sidewalk outside...

Man arrested at Madison airport with gun in bag

Apr. 09, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Missouri man Friday after he tried to board a plane at the Dane County Regional Airport with a loaded handgun in his bag. The Dane County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that the 42-year-old man is from...

UW regents erase excess credit surcharge

Apr. 09, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders eliminated a surcharge Friday for most students who accumulate too many credits. The regents established a policy in 2002 that imposes a surcharge on students who accumulate 165 credits or 30 credits more than...