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  • Moose spotted wandering around northern Wisconsin

    09/21/2018 7:22:09 PM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Fox6 ^ | 9-20-18
    TAYLOR COUNTY, Wis. — Those who live in the northern Wisconsin are used to seeing wildlife, e.g., deer, coyotes, and bears. This week, however, was a little different. On Monday, Sept. 17 residents were surprised to see a moose trotting around! The large animal was spotted in the Village of Lublin — about 50 miles northeast of Eau Claire. A resident snapped a photo of the moose by a fence in a field off Shiner Drive
  • Lt. Gov. candidate compares Trump immigration policies to a 'race to create a superior race'

    09/21/2018 4:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Journal-Sentinel | September 21, 2018 | Molly Beck
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/09/21/mandela-barnes-calls-trump-policies-race-create-superior-race/1382272002/
  • Lawyers for Brett Kavanaugh accuser no longer hosting Tammy Baldwin fundraiser

    09/20/2018 5:07:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sep 20,2018 | Emily Tillett
    CBS News has obtained an invitation to a fundraiser for incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin in Washington, D.C. on Monday, October 1, hosted by Brett Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks, along with liberal political action committee "End Citizens United." Ford's lawyers' remarks and statements on her behalf have largely been in line with those of Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. According to the Baldwin campaign, the event was scheduled before Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh were made public. Her lawyers, the campaign says, are no longer involved in the event. As of Thursday morning,...
  • Police respond to reports of shooter at Middleton office building

    09/19/2018 9:49:15 AM PDT · by Pollard · 6 replies
    Wisc TV ^ | sep 19, 2018
    MIDDLETON, Wis. - Authorities are responding to reports of a shooter at a Middleton commercial building Wednesday morning, a Dane County dispatcher said. The Dane County Communications Center dispatcher said dispatch received multiple reports of an active shooter in the 1800 block of Deming Way beginning at 10:25 a.m. Middleton police sent an alert to residents in the area to lock their doors and shelter in place. The Middleton High School, Kromrey Middle School and Clark Street Community School are on lockdown Wednesday, a school district spokesman told News 3. Multiple other places in the area are on lockdown, including...
  • Active shooter reported at Middleton office building, multiple ambulances sent

    09/19/2018 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 48 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 9-19-2018 | Staff
    Police and multiple ambulances were sent Wednesday morning to a Middleton office building on reports of an active shooter in the building, authorities reported. The 911 Communications Center said at about 10:30 a.m. that the shooter was at 1850 Deming Way, which houses companies that include Esker Inc. and WTS Paradigm. State Journal reporter Dean Mosiman said from the scene said there were at least 40 police squad cars and ambulances from multiple jurisdictions outside the building. Police have set up a perimeter around the building, Mosiman reported. More officers were continuing to arrive wearing bulletproof vests around 11 a.m....
  • Koch machine to pour $1.3 million into Scott Walker's Wisconsin campaign

    09/14/2018 7:53:39 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2018
    The Koch political network is rolling out another seven-figure ad campaign to boost incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker's re-election bid in Wisconsin. Americans for Prosperity on Friday announced plans to spend $1.3 million on TV and digital spots as part of a three-week effort to hit Democratic challenger Tony Evers, the state's superintendent. The push follows a $1.8 million campaign spearheaded by the group's Wisconsin chapter promoting Walker's education policy record. Walker faces a close race to secure a third term
  • Student council members: Ice cream is not 'inclusive' enough

    09/14/2018 11:03:01 AM PDT · by Maceman · 78 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 9/13/18 | Adam Sabes
    Student council members at The University of Wisconsin-Madison are demanding the school change the ingredients in the official university ice cream, claiming that the current ingredients are discriminatory toward some minority students. UW-M’s official ice cream, the Babcock, contains a beef gelatin additive, which according to the legislation, “renders certain communities such as the Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and vegetarian unable to enjoy it without violating their beliefs.” “It renders certain communities such as the Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and vegetarian unable to enjoy it without violating their beliefs.” The legislation, titled “Ice Cream for All,” is already has eight sponsors, including...
  • Rep. Upton: Under GOP President, Congress Will be ‘Ready’ to Repeal, Replace Obamacare

    02/20/2016 10:55:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2016 | 10:34 AM EST | Jose R. Gonzalez
    Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) says that Congress will be prepared to successfully repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, if a Republican president is elected in November. "If a Republican president is sworn into office in only 11 months, we are going to be ready," Upton said. "That is the challenge that Speaker [Paul] Ryan put before us." [...] In laying out the main elements of the Republican replacement proposal, the 15-term congressman also noted that it will remove several key features of the ACA. ...
  • Donald Trump: Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan Do Not Want a Pre-Election Government Shutdown

    09/07/2018 10:37:08 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump said he would not force a government shutdown over wall funding and border security before the midterm elections, suggesting that he made a deal with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “They’d rather not do it before, they’d rather do it right after the election, they don’t want to do anything to upset the apple cart,” Trump said in an interview with Fox and Friends host Pete Hegseth aired on Friday. Trump said that if it were up to him, he would force a shutdown over border security but that “many great people”...
  • Walker wants DOT to look into expanding portion of I-41

    09/06/2018 12:13:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    FOX 11 News ^ | August 22, 2018 | FOX 11 News
    (WLUK) -- One could argue summer is a synonym for construction season. You'll likely find orange barrels in the summer and traffic certain hours of the day. "I see it sometimes coming the other way," said Luke Agnew of Fall River. Once a week, Agnew makes the more than 100 mile drive from Columbia County to Door County."It's usually late evening or mid-morning," he said. He tries his best to avoid the stop and go but not all drivers can say the same. When it comes to the I-41 corridor between De Pere to Appleton, Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday:After...
  • Trump breaks 20-year ‘fouled up’ budget gridlock, scores big wins

    09/05/2018 4:20:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan have teamed up this summer to do something that hasn’t happened in two decades — write and pass department spending bills instead of lumping everything into a massive package. The House and Senate are moving at a brisk pace to pass the appropriations bills, with the Senate leading, approving nine of 12. What’s more, the Trump administration has pushed through key priorities on wall and Pentagon spending, as well as curbing wasteful programs, though still ending up with a more expensive budget than they wanted by over $50...
  • Humana hiring, seeks to fill 40 positions for De Pere call center (Wisconsin)

    09/05/2018 12:15:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Green Bay Press-Gazette | September 5, 2018 | Nathan Phelps
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2018/09/05/humana-seeks-40-employees-call-center-jobs-green-bay-area/1201353002/
  • Possible Mountain Lion Sighting in Suamico

    09/02/2018 9:20:04 PM PDT · by gnarledmaw · 28 replies
    WFRV 26 Green Bay ^ | Sep 02, 2018 08:05 AM CDT | Jacqui Lange
    SUAMICO, Wis. (WFRV) - Village of Suamico Police are asking for the public's help to verify claims of a mountain lion in the area. They shared the story on their Facebook page, saying the calls came in around 9 pm Friday and claim the animal was in the area of Veterans Ave. between CTH B and Norfield Rd. The sightings have not been confirmed by police or the DNR, but if you have information or pictures of the cougar, you're asked to share it with Suamico Police. Police also say mountain lions are rare for this area but not unheard...
  • Possible Mountain Lion Sighting in Suamico

    09/02/2018 9:07:46 PM PDT · by gnarledmaw · 3 replies
    WFRV 26 Green Bay ^ | Sep 02, 2018 08:05 AM CDT | Jacqui Lange
    SUAMICO, Wis. (WFRV) - Village of Suamico Police are asking for the public's help to verify claims of a mountain lion in the area. They shared the story on their Facebook page, saying the calls came in around 9 pm Friday and claim the animal was in the area of Veterans Ave. between CTH B and Norfield Rd. The sightings have not been confirmed by police or the DNR, but if you have information or pictures of the cougar, you're asked to share it with Suamico Police. Police also say mountain lions are rare for this area but not unheard...
  • TWISTED: Democrat Gubernatorial Nominee Compared Abortion to Removing Tonsils

    09/01/2018 6:24:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 8/31/18 | Haley Kennington
    Wisconsin Democratic nominee running against pro-life Governor Scott Walker, Tony Evers, just compared abortions to tonsillectomies while at the same time pushing for taxpayer-financed abortions.Evers is running against incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker.During an interview with the Weekly Standard, Evers said that Medicaid should pay for abortions in the same way it covers other medical procedures.“Do you want to see Medicaid funding of abortion generally?” reporter John McCormack with the Weekly Standard asked.“We need to have the Medicaid money be available for all people and restricting it because of a certain procedure, whether it’s a tonsillectomy or any other procedure, seems...
  • Wisconsin state official highlights state economy in comparison to Illinois

    08/31/2018 5:51:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Illinois News Network ^ | Aug 24, 2018 | Cole Lauterbach
    Wisconsin state official highlights state economy in comparison to Illinois By Cole Lauterbach | Illinois News Network Aug 24, 2018 (…) Wisconsin's top economist is using Illinois as an example to highlight how well Wisconsin's economy is doing. John Koskinen is the chief economist for the Wisconsin Department of Labor. In a speech earlier this month for the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Policy Day, he used Illinois’ economy in a comparison with Wisconsin’s to show how well they’re doing. Using federal labor numbers, he said nearly every county in Wisconsin has seen the number of new businesses operating grow by...
  • Wisconsin boy rescued from sewer after firefighter spots his finger poking out of manhole

    08/30/2018 10:31:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    A Wisconsin boy was rescued from a storm sewer Tuesday after an eagle-eyed firefighter saw the child’s finger poking out of the manhole cover following severe weather in the area. The 11-year-old boy was playing with his friends in a flooded drainage ditch in the Village of Harrison after heavy rain passed through the area around 6 p.m. The boy, who was not identified, got swept under the water and didn’t resurface. Rescuers arrived at the scene and found a bystander attempting to hold on to the boy — but it was no match for the raging water. The boy...
  • Scott Walker's Dem Opponent: Tax Dollars Should Pay for Abortions Just Like They Pay for...

    08/29/2018 11:23:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 29, 2018 | John McCormack
    FULL TITLE: Scott Walker's Dem Opponent: Tax Dollars Should Pay for Abortions Just Like They Pay for Tonsillectomies Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial nominee running against Scott Walker, said in an interview on Tuesday that the Democratic party needs to be a "big tent" that welcomes pro-life voters order to win in November. While pro-life Democrats are dwindling in numbers in Congress and ostracized within other states, Evers told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that "pro-life Democrats are welcome in the party, and I respect their decisions on this issue." Evers then proceeded to compare abortions to tonsillectomies while advocating for...
  • Republicans Can, Must Keep Control in Midterms

    08/29/2018 10:39:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2018 | Star Parker
    Recent polls and surveys are delivering, at best, mixed news for Republicans regarding the upcoming midterm elections. The good news is that prospects have turned positive for Republicans to win Senate seats currently held by Democrats in Florida, New Jersey and Wisconsin. But looking for good news in the House is a bigger challenge. Probability assessments from various sources give Republicans a 25 to 50 percent chance of keeping control of the House. A survey from Pew Research points to greater engagement from Democratic voters -- by measures such as participating in rallies and making political contributions -- than Republicans....
  • Foxconn casting wide net in search for employees (13,000 jobs in Wisconsin)

    08/28/2018 3:58:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | August 28, 2018 | Gretchen Ehlke, The Associated Press
    MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group is casting a wide net to find the 13,000 workers it eventually expects to hire at its new North American manufacturing plant, partnering with universities and technical schools and even tapping into transitioning members of the military. Foxconn’s next generation of liquid crystal display technology that will be produced in southeastern Wisconsin, the first LCD panel glass fabrication plant in the United States, will be used in a wide range of devices and systems, including televisions, monitors, electronic notebooks and self-driving cars. The Taiwanese company plans to invest $10 billion to construct a 20-million-square-foot campus,...