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Wisconsin students find recording devices in Minnesota hotel

Dec. 13, 2019 2:36 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Wisconsin school district has put a staff member on leave after some high school students from found recording devices in their hotel rooms during a field trip to Minneapolis. The response was a cautionary measure that is standard during a police investigation, Madison School District...

Bloomberg spending $15M-$20M to register half million voters

Nov. 20, 2019 6:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states....

Correction: Census-Prison Gerrymandering story

Nov. 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about how the U.S. Census Bureau counts prisoners, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a Villanova University professor. The correct spelling is Brianna Remster. A corrected version of the story is below: Census counting of prisoners becomes partisan...

County resolution threatens journalists with prosecution

Nov. 8, 2019 5:02 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — At least one Wisconsin county official wants to warn any journalists who cover the upcoming release of a regional water quality study: Publish the county's news release summarizing the findings in its entirety without any alterations or risk criminal prosecution. The Lafayette County...

First Wisconsin veto override attempts in 9 years fail

Nov. 7, 2019 10:38 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's first veto override attempt s in nearly a decade failed Thursday, with no Democrats jumping ranks to provide Republicans with the votes they needed to succeed. Despite not having the votes, Assembly Republicans forced votes on three budget items that...

The Latest: All 3 veto override attempts fail in Assembly

Nov. 7, 2019 5:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on veto override attempts (all times local): 4:20 p.m. All three veto override attempts in the Wisconsin Assembly have failed after Democrats refused to go along with Republicans to rebuff Gov. Tony Evers. Thursday's votes marked the first override attempts in the Wisconsin...

Wisconsin school settles windsurfer death lawsuit for $850K

Nov. 7, 2019 7:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison has settled a lawsuit by the family of a windsurfer killed in a collision with a university boat. The school has agreed to pay Yu Chen's family $850,000. Chen was windsurfing on Lake Mendota in May 2017 when he was struck by a UW Lake Safety boat....

Wisconsin Assembly to attempt first overrides in 9 years

Nov. 6, 2019 4:00 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly was preparing Wednesday to attempt the first veto overrides in nearly a decade, targeting three partial budget vetoes by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. Democrats vowed to block the override attempts scheduled for Thursday. The vetoes at issue...

Wisconsin police fatally shoot gun-wielding man in Madison

Oct. 28, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin police say a man has died in an officer-involved shooting in Madison. Local media reports indicate police responded to the west side shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday on a report of a man outside firing a gun. Chief Vic Wahl says the 63-year-old man fired at officers when they...

Union official: Fired Wisconsin school guard gets job back

Oct. 21, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is rehiring a black security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a union official said Monday. Doug Keillor, executive director of Madison Teachers Inc., said that the union was contacted by...