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February 11, 2020

Assembly To Vote On Divisive Sexual Assault Kit Bill

Wisconsin State Capitol
Assembly lawmakers are set to vote on a plan that loops language about immigration and private school vouchers into a bill about processing sexual assault kits in Wisconsin. Read more »

Technology Is Changing The Way Wisconsin's Public Libraries Work

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Wifi usage in some Wisconsin libraries went up 103 percent from 2013 to 2017, and while check-outs of traditional materials dropped, the use of electronic content jumped, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum. Read more »

Poll: Wisconsin Divided On Health Care Changes

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Health care was a big issue in the 2018 midterm elections. And there are indications it could be again. Read more »

Coal Shipping In Twin Ports Drops To Lowest Level In Decades While Wind Cargo Surges


A record amount of cargo containing components used for generating wind power moved through the Twin Ports during the 2019 shipping season, while Duluth-Superior handled the lowest amount of coal in more than three decades. Read more »

Hmong Leaders Say Reported Trump Deportation Plans Would Put People At Risk

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Members of Wisconsin’s Hmong community are speaking out after reports that the Trump administration is seeking the ability to deport up to 5,000 Hmong residents to Laos from across the country.  Read more »

Conservative Law Firm Threatens UW-River Falls With Lawsuit Over Free Speech Policies

students on campus
A conservative, Christian law firm claims UW-River Falls' policies regulating where and how students can assemble or speak are unconstitutional. A letter sent to the chancellor Monday gives the university until Monday, Feb. 24 to change the policies to avoid potential litigation.  Read more »
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