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Doyle Wants Smoking Ban, Cigarette Tax Increase

Posted: 01/24/2007 - Governor Doyle says he's launching a broad attack on tobacco to make Wisconsin the nation's health care leader. He said today he wants to ban smoking in all public places, including restaurants, bars and workplaces.

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BIA Gives First Go-Ahead for New Casino

Posted: 01/24/2007 - The federal government has given a preliminary go-ahead for a new American Indian casino in Kenosha. Terrance Virden is the regional director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Fort Snelling, Minnesota.

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Feingold Calls Resolution on Bush Iraq Plan Too Weak

Posted: 01/24/2007 - As a Senate committee begins considering a nonbinding resolution disapproving of President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, Senator Russ Feingold calls the proposal too weak.

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Authorities Say Lake Mendota Dangerous After Search

Updated: 01/24/2007 - A man thought he saw someone fall through the ice on Lake Mendota today, but a search turned up nothing. Just before 4:30 this afternoon a construction worker thought he saw someone pulling a sled fall break through the ice near Governor's Island.

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Breast Tissue Plays Role in Your Risk of Cancer

Posted: 01/23/2007 - A recent study reported many fewer deaths from cancer - including breast cancer. But one local expert still hopes women will pay close attention after a second study on how tissue plays a role in your risk.

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Sun Prairie School Officials Express Concern Over Picture

Updated: 01/24/2007 - Sun Prairie School officials say they're concerned about an illustration in a local paper. In a Wisconsin State Journal article published today about a new discipline policy, an illustration shows a student with a backpack on in handcuffs.

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WI Student Remembered as Accused Killer Appears in Court

Posted: 01/23/2007 - Friends and family of a 23-year-old Wisconsin college student killed over the weekend gathered to mourn in Stevens Point this afternoon ... around the same time an Onalaska man was in court in La Crosse on a murder charge.

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Supreme Court Agrees to Take Up Green Case

Posted: 01/23/2007 - More than 2 months after the November election, the state Supreme Court today says it will take up a case filed by losing gubernatorial candidate Mark Green.

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Top 10 Consumer Complaints in Wisconsin

Posted: 01/23/2007 - The list is out; the top 10 consumer complaints in Wisconsin. Number one on the list: telemarketing calls - specifically the No Call List. Consumer Protection received nearly 3,000 complaints. That's about 15% of all of the complaints filed.

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Future of Seized Pit Bulls in Question

Posted: 01/23/2007 - The future of nearly 50 pit bulls is in question. Right now, the dogs are being cared for by the Dane County Humane Society. But, the original owner, who's facing criminal charges, wants them back.

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AirTran Holdings Pushes for Midwest Air Group Shareholder List

Posted: 01/23/2007 - Discount carrier AirTran Holdings Incorporated is seeking a court order to force Midwest Air Group Inc- to release its shareholder list. The move marks AirTran's latest effort in its hostile bid for the regional carrier based in Milwaukee.

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Appeals Court Revives Felony Theft Charges Against Dairymen

Posted: 01/23/2007 - A state appeals court says a Marathon County judge erred when he dismissed felony charges against two dairy farmers, accusing them of theft by fraud by misrepresenting the quality of milk they sold to a cheese plant.

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Company Anti-War E-Mail Angers Military Supporters

Posted: 01/23/2007 - The employee of a Milwaukee-area company who sent a curt e-mail reply to a U.S. soldier has reportedly been fired. At issue was an e-mail exchange from earlier this month. Sergeant Jason Hess -- who's stationed in Taji, Iraq -- e-mailed the company inquiring about floor mats.

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Senate, Assembly Split on Key Part of Ethics Reform Package

Posted: 01/23/2007 - The Senate and Assembly are headed for a showdown. The Senate Committee on Campaign Finance and Ethics voted 5-0 today to get rid of a requirement that says if any one part of the bill is ruled unconstitutional, the entire package is void.

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Doyle Says He Wants Wisconsin to Produce Own Energy

Posted: 01/23/2007 - Governor Doyle says he wants Wisconsin to be at the forefront of becoming self-sufficient in producing its own energy. Doyle says President Bush is expected to acknowledge the effects of global warming in his address to the nation tonight.

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You Can Drive 55 (and No Faster)

Updated: 01/22/2007 - Now that the snow is here, a new law on Dane county's snowmobile trails is taking aim at making this a safer winter for riders.

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Second Man Apologizes as He's Sentenced in Racial Incident

Posted: 01/22/2007 - A second white firefighter accused of a hate crime in their confrontation with a black fisherman received 30 days in jail as part of a probationary sentence after the victim took his side in court in Waukesha today.

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Man Pleads Guilty in Sexual Assault of 11-Year-Old

Updated: 01/23/2007 - A Milwaukee man pleaded guilty today for his role in the group sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl over Labor Day. 18-year-old Darnell Chaney was charged with a felony count of first-degree sexual assault of a child.

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Northern Wisconsin Marine Killed in Iraq

Posted: 01/22/2007 - Family members say a Marine from northern Wisconsin has been killed in Iraq. 19-year-old Lance Corporal Andrew Matus graduated in 2005 from Weyerhaeuser High School.

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Two Teens Killed in Lafayette County Crash

Posted: 01/22/2007 - Two high school students from Lafayette County are dead after a crash that happened yesterday morning near County Highway N in Argyle Township.

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