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Trump advisers rally Wisconsin Republicans

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pair of President Donald Trump's top advisers touted him to Wisconsin Republicans on Saturday as a defender of law and order who will win over key Black voters, while casting presumed Democratic rival Joe Biden as out of touch and Biden's party as a “mob” bent on ...

Wisconsin court gives mixed ruling on partial budget vetoes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday overturned three of four partial budget vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, bucking 85 years of court precedent that upheld the governor’s broad veto powers. However, the justices also upheld one of ...

Wisconsin lame-duck laws upheld

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Republican-authored lame-duck laws that stripped power from the incoming Democratic attorney general just before he took office in 2019. The justices rejected arguments that the laws were ...

Evers restarting plans to expand I-94 around Milwaukee

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he plans to seek federal approval to restart a long-stalled project to expand a 3.5-mile stretch of Interstate 94 around Milwaukee. Then-Gov. Scott Walker abandoned the project in 2017, when it came with a price tag close ...

UW faculty worried about fall semester as virus surges

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison instructors are growing more worried that the campus can’t reopen safely this fall as the coronavirus continues to surge among young people. The university plans to reopen as scheduled but classes with more than 100 students will be ...

Houdini-inspired sculpture reappears in Appleton

By DUKE BEHNKE Post Crescent APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The “Metamorphosis” sculpture that disappeared from Houdini Plaza a decade ago has reappeared at a plaza along the Fox River at the south end of the Lawe Street bridge. “I’m really pleased with the way this has turned out,” ...

No professional baseball in Fox Cities this summer

GRAND CHUTE, Wis — The coronavirus pandemic has canceled the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2020 season. The announcement made on Tuesday by Minor League Baseball affects all levels of MiLB. “Although we are disappointed with today’s news that the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers season, along ...

Appeals court upholds Wisconsin voting restrictions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel upheld a host of Republican-authored voting restrictions in Wisconsin on Monday, handing conservatives a significant win in a pair of lawsuits just months before residents in the battleground state cast their ballots for president. The ...

Johnson says all Wisconsin schools should open in fall

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Friday that all schools in Wisconsin should open for in-person instruction in the fall, even as the coronavirus pandemic shows signs of resurgence across the state. “It would be crazy to not completely reopen our school systems,” ...

Wisconsin COVID-19 cases rise

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Wisconsin. There were 520 newly reported cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Friday, representing 5.6% of all tests, the state Department of Health Services reported. The death total was unchanged at 766. In ...

Man who triggered protest charged

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a Black man whose arrest triggered a violent protest in Wisconsin’s capital city with extorting local businesses. Police arrested 28-year-old Devonere Johnson in Madison on Tuesday after he walked into Cooper’s Tavern near the ...

President to tour shipyard

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The last time President Donald Trump visited Wisconsin he staged a massive, raucous rally at an arena in downtown Milwaukee. When he returns Thursday to the battleground state, he'll be reminded how much has changed since January. The Republican president planned ...

Guard activated after violence

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's governor activated the National Guard on Wednesday to protect state properties after a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the state Capitol, one of which commemorated an abolitionist Civil War hero. Protesters also attacked a ...

Crowds tear down two statues in Madison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Crowds outside the Wisconsin State Capitol tore down two statues, attacked a state senator, threw a Molotov cocktail into a government building and unsuccessfully tried to break into the Capitol building amid protests following the arrest of a Black man who shouted at ...

Wisconsin governor activates National Guard after violence

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's governor activated the National Guard on Wednesday to protect state properties after a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the state Capitol, one of which commemorated an abolitionist Civil War hero. Protesters also attacked a ...

Pence to court evangelicals in conservative Milwaukee suburb

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence planned to launch a faith-centered tour in a conservative Milwaukee suburb on Tuesday, after touting Wisconsin’s school choice program for the second time this year. Pence’s events come two days before President Donald Trump was to ...

Smaller class sizes, flexibility urged for Wisconsin schools

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Reopening guidelines for Wisconsin schools released Monday make clear that big changes are in store if and when in-person classes resume. That includes teachers, staff and students wearing masks, classes with no more than 10 students at a time and schedules where ...

Whitmer, Enbridge swap letters on Line 5

LANSING — Enbridge officials have responded to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s request over the weekend to shut down the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Whitmer sent two letters to Enbridge CEO Al Monaco after the company Thursday reported damage to the east leg of the dual 4.5-mile ...

Trump to visit Marinette shipyard

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to tour the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard on Thursday, marking his first visit to Wisconsin since January on a trip that comes two days after Vice President Mike Pence will be in the state. The White House announced Trump’s trip on ...

Annual ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign begins Monday

MADISON, Wis. —Law enforcement agencies and transportation safety officials are delivering a simple, but potentially life-saving message to all motorists: buckle up - every seat - every trip. During the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign that begins Monday and runs through ...