Judge: Boaters can’t go on flooded private property

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JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — The public's right to use flooded rivers, lakes and streams ends where the water normally stops, a Wisconsin judge ruled Monday. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Bennett Brantmeier's decision limits the reach of the public trust doctrine, provisions in the state ...

Republicans in Michigan oppose voting rights bills

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Earlier this month, members of the Michigan Senate Elections and Ethics Committee voted to advance a package of bills intended to bolster the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, addressing concerns of vote dilution, language access, protection for voters with disabilities and protections against ...

Sainthood cause takes steps forward

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MARQUETTE — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted June 14 to support the opening of a cause to declare Adele Brise, a Belgian immigrant whose family settled in northern Wisconsin in 1855, a saint. Brise witnessed the first and only church-approved Marian apparitions in the United ...