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Federal judge orders changes at Wisconsin youth prisons Video included

A federal judge issued a stinging rebuke Friday of disciplinary practices at Wisconsin's youth prisons, saying state officials have demonstrated a "callous indifference" to the harm caused to juvenile inmates by the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and shackles.


Bill in the works requiring children to wear life vests on lakes, rivers Video included

Area lawmakers and boating experts are working on a bill that would make it mandatory for children to wear life vests out on the water.


AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

Senate Republican leaders are ready to release their plan for rolling back much of President Barack Obama's health care law. Congressional aides and lobbyists say it would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase tax increases Obama imposed to help expand coverage.


Both Wis. U.S. Senators may vote down GOP health plan, citing different reasons Video included

Senate Republicans say they will release a draft of their health care plan Thursday.  However, both of Wisconsin's U.S. Senators may vote against it  -- but for different reasons.   


UPDATE: Assembly passes campus free speech bill Video included

The Wisconsin Assembly voted to pass a bill that could suspend or expel UW students who repeatedly disrupt someone else's freedom of expression.


Walker signs bill allowing robot deliveries in Wisconsin

Wisconsin residents could soon see robot delivery vehicles roaming the state's sidewalks.


Wisconsin Assembly passes bill targeting deadly fentanyl

The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill designed to crack down on those who are manufacturing deadly opioids known as fentanyl analogs.


Assembly passes bill that cracks down on credit card skimmers Video included

Courtesy: DeForest Police Dept. Courtesy: DeForest Police Dept.

State lawmakers are taking aim at crooks who use credit card scanners to steal numbers.   


Anthem's decision to leave Wisconsin health insurance exchange leads to blame game Video included

14,000 people in Wisconsin found out Wednesday they will be without their current health insurance plan next year. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (ABCBS) will not offer individual plans for Wisconsin residents on the federal health insurance exchange in 2018.


Over objection of groundhog lover, bill passes allowing hunt

A state representative from the home city of Jimmy the Groundhog is calling it a "sad day" with passage of a bill allowing open season on groundhogs.


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