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UW has residency program for treating rural women

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Dr. Laura McDowell finishes her obstetrics and gynecology training at UW Health this month, she will be the first person in the country to complete such a residency program focused on caring for women in rural areas. With a nationwide shortage of OB-GYNs and many ...

Time running out to claim $1 million lottery ticket

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Time is running out for the winner of an unclaimed $1 million lottery ticket purchased in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin lottery says the Megabucks ticket was purchased at Lisbon Express on Jan. 6. An appointment to cash the ticket with state lottery officials in Madison ...

Wisconsin court strikes down incapacitated driver law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down a state law Friday that allowed for taking blood samples from suspected drunken drivers who are incapacitated, ruling that it is unconstitutional. The court upheld a state appeals court ruling from last year saying that ...

Wisconsin GOP adds $3.3B tax cut to budget

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans wrapped up revisions on the 2021-23 state budget Thursday night by leaning on unprecedented revenue projections to build a roughly $3.3 billion tax cut into the spending plan. Lawmakers learned last week the state is projected to collect $4.4 ...

Wisconsin Assembly passes delay on local redistricting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Redistricting of local political boundary lines in Wisconsin would be delayed a year or more under a bill backed by Republicans and local governments that the state Assembly passed Wednesday. Under the proposal, county board and local aldermanic districts would remain ...

Wisconsin’s Assembly forbids requiring virus vaccination proof

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly on Wednesday passed a Republican-backed bill that would prohibit businesses, colleges and universities, governments and anyone else in the state from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The measure banning so-called vaccine passports must ...