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Wisconsin News

New UW-Madison leader deflects questions about GOP critics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin on Tuesday deflected questions during her first news conference about GOP critics who have painted her as an unabashed liberal and threatened to restrict funding if regents stand by the decision to hire ...

Deer District shootings leave Milwaukee leaders at the brink

Milwaukee's mayor and police chief on Tuesday pleaded with citizens and lawmakers to help address ongoing gun violence punctuated by shootings outside an NBA playoff game that left 21 injured. Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said police have arrested 11 people varying in ages from 19 to 30 for the ...

Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former state lawmaker who also once served as Wisconsin's tourism secretary has pleaded guilty to failing to pay nearly $200,000 in employment taxes. Sixty-year-old Kevin Shibilski, of Merrill, entered the plea in federal court Monday involving taxes owed on behalf of ...

Cases of avian influenza found in Marinette and Dunn counties

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has identified cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in backyard flocks in Marinette and Dunn counties. Birds at both sites will be euthanized to prevent spread of the disease. Domestic flocks in ...

Wisconsin Republicans look to unite amid internal feuds

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans gathering for their annual convention this week are trying to unite to defeat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and reelect U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, in two of the most hotly contested races nationwide this year. But instead of spending the past year looking ...

Gov. Evers visits Marinette shipyard, announces $12 million in tax credits

MARINETTE, Wis. — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will support an expansion of Fincantieri Marinette Marine with $12 million in state tax incentives, creating up to 400 new jobs, Gov. Tony Evers said. The governor attended an event Thursday in Marinette to celebrate the ...