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'It is detrimental to what we're trying to do': Freedom Caucus protest paralyzes House GOP agenda

2 hours 22 min ago

Republican bills including one from Rep. Scott Fitzgerald of Wisconsin are bottled up during a feud over Speaker Kevin McCarthy''s debit limit deal..


Wisconsin schools don't have to teach sex ed, but if they do, here's what the state suggests

4 hours 10 min ago

School districts have a lot of control over what they teach regarding human growth and development.


Goats, lighthouses, fire balls, beer, wine and LGBTQ+ pride: June festivals in Door County

4 hours 14 min ago

Beer and wine tastings, lighthouses, marching goats, the burning away of winter, and pride and inclusion are featured in these unique events.


Festival Foods in Fond du Lac sells second winning $1 million lottery ticket in 3 years

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 4:53pm

After investing $2 in a Powerball ticket, the odds of winning the $1 million prize are one in 11,688,054.


What you should know about the new driver's licenses and ID cards in Wisconsin

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 2:44pm

The new driver's licenses and identification cards in Wisconsin are meant to be more resistant to fraud.


Speaker Robin Vos threatens to strip Milwaukee provisions from local government funding bill if deal isn't reached this week

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 2:27pm

Vos said Milwaukee could be dropped from the legislation if a deal isn't reached this week between Republicans and Gov. Tony Evers.


Fact check: COVID vaccine has not been proven to have negative efficacy

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 1:51pm

Sen. Ron Johnson says the COVID vaccine "has been proven to have negative efficacy."


Wisconsin's air quality is threatened by wildfires this summer. Here's where they're happening.

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 1:47pm

Stay up to date on the air quality levels in your area with these maps and know whether wildfires are threatening your community.


Penalties in overdose deaths and the professional licenses backlog. Here are key issues before the state Assembly today

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 12:02pm

With fentanyl fatalities rising, a proposal to increase penalties for drug dealers in overdose deaths is likely to advance to Gov. Tony Evers desk.


Tighter unemployment benefits and rules on gas-powered engines. Here is the agenda for the Senate today

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 11:05am

Senators on Wednesday will take up changes to unemployment benefits would cut weeks of eligibility tied to the state's jobless rate.


Republican lawmakers poised to block meningitis vaccine requirement for students

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 9:55am

The action would bar Gov. Tony Evers from implementing a new rule that would have required seventh graders to get vaccinated against meningitis.


Should I water my lawn as Wisconsin's dry spell continues?

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 8:32am

The lawns are getting awfully brown these days across Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Should I be watering my yard?


A bipartisan bill would allow Wisconsin pharmacists to prescribe some forms of birth control

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 6:03am

The measure is getting its first hearing since the state's near total ban on abortion took effect.


New legislation could remove licensing requirements for school district administrators

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 6:03am

Rep. Robert Wittke and Sen.Duey Stroebel have co-sponsored a bill that could lift licensing requirements to become a school superintendent in Wisconsin.


Dylan Bizhikiins Jennings is first Native American appointed to Wisconsin's DNR board

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 6:00am

Gov. Tony Evers tapped Jennings, a citizen of the Bad River Ojibwe Nation, to serve on the board to work to conserve natural resources in the state.


This former Manitowoc photographer traveled the country collecting stories for a project featured on 'Good Morning America'

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 5:07am

John Noltner worked in Manitowoc in the early 1990s as a newspaper photographer. Now, he travels the world to find answers to complex problems.


Rising cost of living in northeast Wisconsin has many working families treading water

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 5:07am

Official unemployment is at record lows with federal agencies reporting Wisconsin at a record 2.4% in April. Northeast Wisconsin was hovering at 2%.


Lawmakers hear 4 bipartisan bills to prevent poll closures, help with elections costs

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 2:31pm

An Assembly committee could take votes on bipartisan changes to election laws in as early as two weeks.


Former opponents Josh Kaul, Eric Toney make joint plea for state crime labs funding. Here is their case to lawmakers.

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 2:13pm

The Democratic attorney general and his former Republican opponent agree state crime labs need more staff to keep up with complex tests.


Wisconsin state government is struggling to retain employees. Here's how that affects veterans, the mentally ill and others

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 12:39pm

State workers have been leaving their jobs at higher rates and those jobs are remaining unfilled for longer than they typically do, a new report says.