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7-7-17 uw budget

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents have approved the system’s $6.2 billion budget for 2017-18.  The regents approved the spending plan on a 16-1 vote Thursday afternoon. The budget keeps undergraduate resident tuition

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7-7-17 uw free speech

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents plan to vote on a resolution affirming their commitment to free speech as legislators consider a bill that would punish UW students who disrupt campus speakers.  The

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7-7-17 girl’s stabbing plot

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys for one of two teens accused of stabbing a girl 19 times to impress a fictional online character called “Slender Man” want jurors sequestered during trial.  The lawyers for 14-year-old Morgan Geyser

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7-7-17 driving law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Supreme Court says a law that declares killing someone while knowingly driving after license revocation is either a misdemeanor or a felony is constitutional.  Statutes say the crime can be charged

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7-7-17 attorney general-sanctuary cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is questioning whether some so-called sanctuary cities are responding honestly when asked whether they follow the law on sharing the immigration status of residents.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the department

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7-7-17 prairie dog vaccine

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A vaccine developed in Wisconsin has been shown to protect prairie dogs from plague, a bacterial disease that has sickened three people in New Mexico this year.  Researchers reported that prairie dogs that

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7-6-17 medicaid budget

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials say the state’s Medicaid budget will finish the 2015-17 biennium $325 million in the black.  The Department of Health Services sent a letter June 30 to the leaders of the

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