Daily Updates

Terry Weld named to Eau Claire City Council

Terry Weld was named Tuesday as the newest Eau Claire City Council member in part because of his experience with and passion for the city. Minutes after his appointment, he

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Police looking for missing man

Eau Claire police are asking the public for help in locating an 86-year-old man.

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Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ Republican-controlled Legislature approved an expansion Tuesday of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former

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Leader of tribe locked in gambling fight to deliver speech

MADISON (AP) — The leader of a Wisconsin tribe threatening to withhold its state gambling payment is set to deliver the annual State of the Tribes address to the

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President Trump asserts immunity against defamation claims

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump’s lawyers say he’s immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his

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Wisconsin bill would allow hidden weapons without license

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hidden handguns could be legally carried without a license in Wisconsin under a far-reaching, Republican-backed proposal unveiled Tuesday that

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Constitutional convention proposals draw strong reactions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker who wants Wisconsin to join other states in pushing for a constitutional convention acknowledged altering the constitution is

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UW-Stout names new police chief

MENOMONIE — In eighth grade in Minnesota, Jason Spetz wrote an essay about why he wanted to be a police officer when he grew up. Lots of children want to be police

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Tribes' battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water

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Trump signs order rolling back environmental efforts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back many of former President Barack Obama’s efforts to curb global warming.

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Walker aide defends budget under bipartisan questioning

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s top aide defended his $76 billion budget amid a bipartisan barrage of questions Tuesday from lawmakers who doubted some

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Senate committee OK's controversial well bill using paper ballots

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Environmentalists blasted a Republican state senator’s decision to have his committee approve a bill relaxing high-capacity well

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Lawmakers may order audit of UW System foundations

MADISON — State lawmakers may order an audit this week of the relationships between University of Wisconsin System institutions and the private, nonprofit

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After GOP health failure, next battle could shut down government

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders are eager to avoid a government shutdown but the demise of their Obamacare repeal could leave some conservatives spoiling for a fight

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What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Oil has begun flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline after months of delays caused by protests and Native American tribes’ efforts to

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