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Lakeshore communities could be marine sanctuaries

Posted: 09/01/2014 - MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- Lakeshore communities from Two Rivers to Port Washington will able to apply for marine-sanctuary status, which could lead to protections for natural resources and improved research on shipwrecks.

President Obama in Milwaukee today

Posted: 09/01/2014 - President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections.

Obama's visit comes amid tight governor's race

Posted: 08/30/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The last time President Barack Obama came to Wisconsin to celebrate workers' rights on Labor Day, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that was to come.

Walker says budget will improve

Posted: 08/29/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he will deal with a drop in tax collections by controlling expenses and by doing things to help the overall economy improve.

Decision 2014: Which voters are more motivated?

Posted: 08/29/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says complacency and fatigue among Republican voters is one of his biggest concerns as he faces re-election in less than 10 weeks.

State's tax revenue $281 million less than expected

Posted: 08/28/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin tax collections are more than $281 million short of estimates, a drop that could require the Legislature to take action to keep the budget in balance.

Virus is killing thousands of fish

Posted: 08/28/2014 - NEWVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin biologists say the koi herpes virus that's killing thousands of common carp has spread and will continue to do so.

With new casino in the works, Potawatomi withholds money from state

Updated: 08/27/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Forest County Potawatomi say they have not made their annual revenue sharing payment to the state of Wisconsin for their casino in Milwaukee because they anticipate the state will owe them money if Gov. Scott Walker approves a casino in Kenosha.
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