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21 Construction Companies in State Violated Prevailing Wage Laws

21 Construction Companies in State Violated Prevailing Wage Laws

Federal Department of Labor requires them to repay $1.2 million to 142 workers.

Strauss Brands Cutting 130 Jobs

Strauss Brands Cutting 130 Jobs

Meatpacking company in Franklin cutting two product lines, causing job cuts.

Prosser Won’t Name Others Advising On Protasiewicz Impeachment

Prosser Won’t Name Others Advising On Protasiewicz Impeachment

American Oversight has sued, demanding Vos name other members of panel.

Gov. Evers Calls for Legal Consequences for False Electors

Gov. Evers Calls for Legal Consequences for False Electors

Attorney General Kaul won't say whether there's an ongoing investigation.

State’s 988 Crisis Line a Success

State’s 988 Crisis Line a Success

In first year after its launch, 91,000 calls to mental health crisis line, up by 74%.

Six Teenagers Injured in Shooting After Juneteenth Celebration

Six Teenagers Injured in Shooting After Juneteenth Celebration

Police chief calls on adults to keeps guns out of hands of teenagers.

Knodl Beats Trump-Backed Candidate in 8th Senate District GOP Primary

Knodl Beats Trump-Backed Candidate in 8th Senate District GOP Primary

Brandtjen loses. Republican Dan Knodl will face Democrat Jodi Habush Sinykin in April.

DNR Seeking Feedback On New Wolf Management Plan

DNR Seeking Feedback On New Wolf Management Plan

Draft proposal would change focus from statewide population focus to six hunting zones.

Marcus Corp. Rebounding Since Pandemic

Marcus Corp. Rebounding Since Pandemic

80 movie theaters, hotels, restaurants 'two-thirds of the way back to 2019.'

Darrell Brooks Jr. Sentenced to Multiple Lifetimes in Prison

Darrell Brooks Jr. Sentenced to Multiple Lifetimes in Prison

Brooks sentenced to life in prison for each of the six people he killed in the Waukesha parade attack.

Generac Founder Robert Kern Dies

Generac Founder Robert Kern Dies

Shared company's wealth with employees and created foundation supporting many Milwaukee organizations.

Waukesha Parade Killings Trial May Soon Go To Jury

Waukesha Parade Killings Trial May Soon Go To Jury

Evidentiary portion of trial over. Judge expects closing arguments to begin Tuesday.

WILL Appeals Judge’s Dismissal of Biden Student Debt Plan Lawsuit

WILL Appeals Judge’s Dismissal of Biden Student Debt Plan Lawsuit

WILL president pledges to fight case the whole way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Vice President Backs Abortion Fight

Vice President Backs Abortion Fight

Kamala Harris visits Milwaukee, speaks to Democratic Attorneys General group, endorses Josh Kaul's lawsuit against abortion ban.

Evers Awards More Federal Pandemic Funds to Schools

Evers Awards More Federal Pandemic Funds to Schools

Addition of $90 million to state schools will be used for staffing, mental health services.

Pence Endorses Kleefisch for Governor

Pence Endorses Kleefisch for Governor

Former Vice President splits from president Trump with endorsement.

Trump To Campaign for Michels In Waukesha

Trump To Campaign for Michels In Waukesha

Announcement comes as Sen. Ted Cruz says he will back Kleefisch.

Sen. Johnson Will Support Same Sex Marriage

Sen. Johnson Will Support Same Sex Marriage

Says Respect for Marriage Act 'unnecessary’ but won’t oppose bill.

State Superintendent Pushes Gun Control

State Superintendent Pushes Gun Control

Restricting access to guns is key to protecting children’s lives, Jill Underly says.

Who Can Drop Absentee Ballot in Mailbox?

Who Can Drop Absentee Ballot in Mailbox?

Officials in state disagree. Advocates for disabled voters say help with mailing is legal.

State Supreme Court Allows Sex Trafficking Defense in Kizer Case

State Supreme Court Allows Sex Trafficking Defense in Kizer Case

Chrystul Kizer's defense can argue that being trafficked led to her killing her trafficker.

Local Leaders Call For Help With Investigation of Transgender Woman’s Murder

Local Leaders Call For Help With Investigation of Transgender Woman’s Murder

Elected officials ask public to speak up if they know anything about the killing.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Suspends Abortion Appointments

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Suspends Abortion Appointments

None scheduled after June 25, as Supreme Court expected to overturn Roe V. Wade.

Wisconsin’s Job Market Still Booming

Wisconsin’s Job Market Still Booming

Record number employed, unemployment near historic lows despite rising interest rates.

Gov. Evers Visits Garden Homes Neighborhood

Gov. Evers Visits Garden Homes Neighborhood

Governor takes walking tour of north side neighborhood, discusses violence prevention.

AG Kaul Calls Juneau County Killing a ‘Targeted’ Attack

AG Kaul Calls Juneau County Killing a ‘Targeted’ Attack

AG says the suspect is believe to have targeted others.

Dropbox Ruling Could Disenfranchise Disabled Voters

Dropbox Ruling Could Disenfranchise Disabled Voters

State Supreme Court hearing suit after a circuit court ruling state law requires voters to physically return absentee ballots.

Plover Man Charged in U.S. Capital Attack

Plover Man Charged in U.S. Capital Attack

21-year-old Wisconsinite among more than 800 charged in Jan. 6 insurrection.

State Expects $3.8 Billion Surplus

State Expects $3.8 Billion Surplus

Moving toward strongest financial position in 50 years.

European Goldfinches Now Found in Southeast Wisconsin

European Goldfinches Now Found in Southeast Wisconsin

Thousands of the small song birds may populate the region.

Defense Seeks To Move Trial For Waukesha Parade Suspect

Defense Seeks To Move Trial For Waukesha Parade Suspect

Darrell Brooks' attorney argues it will be impossible to find unbiased jury.

High Court Considers Killing By Sex Trafficking Victim

High Court Considers Killing By Sex Trafficking Victim

Can Chrystul Kizer, 17, use her assault to defend the killing? Case has gotten international attention.

City Asks for Help With Investigation into Mass Killing

City Asks for Help With Investigation into Mass Killing

Mayor, Police Chief ask for anyone with information on the murder of six people to come forward.