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Republicans say charges against refugees raise concerns

Sep. 23, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans on Thursday reiterated their concerns about the vetting of Afghan refugees being housed at an Army post in the state, after two Afghan men were charged with crimes there. The criticism from U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and others in...

Rick Bragg to receive Fitzgerald Museum Literary Prize

Sep. 19, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Winning awards isn’t a new thing for Rick Bragg, a prolific Alabama author and journalist from Pelham who has even earned a Pulitzer Prize. But this new one’s a little extra special. After all, it’s named in honor of Bragg’s favorite...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 01, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. August 30, 2021. Editorial: Plans needed to aid refugees While the final numbers probably won’t be released for a while, it’s clear that Wisconsin is playing a significant role in helping Afghan evacuees following the...

Wisconsin Legislature allowed to intervene in redistricting

Aug. 31, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A three-judge panel of federal judges has granted the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature's request to intervene in a redistricting lawsuit brought by Democrats. A request by the Legislature to intervene in a second similar redistricting...

Omaha football player dies after medical emergency in heat

Aug. 11, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 16-year-old Nebraska high school football player died after a heat-related medical emergency at a practice. Drake Geiger died Tuesday night after medics were called to South High School, where Geiger had collapsed on a practice field at 4:27 p.m.,...

Penterman wins special election for Wisconsin Assembly seat

Jul. 13, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican William Penterman is the apparent winner of a special election Tuesday to fill Wisconsin’s vacant 37th District Assembly seat. Unofficial results show Penterman received 3,742 votes. Democratic candidate Pete Adams received 3,063 votes...