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Wisconsin regulators say a proposed $700 million natural gas power plant in Superior would have significant negative effects on groundwater quantity at its preferred site on the Nemadji River.

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Landing the Democratic National Convention for next summer was a major coup for Milwaukee. But according to other host cities, Milwaukee will have to play the "long game" to achieve true economic success.

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The previously announced dates for the special 7th congressional election in the Northwest Wisconsin district must be changed because of a federal law. The seat held by U.S. Representative Sean Duffy until he resigned in September, is now up for grabs. Three Republican candidates are now in the race: Jason Church, Tom Tiffany, Michael Opela Sr.

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While Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales is waiting to find out if he will be reappointed to his position when his contract expires at the end of the year, he's touting a decline in homicides and non-fatal shootings.

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Enrollment at Wisconsin's technical colleges has declined by 20 percent since the Great Recession but the head of the state’s 16 two-year campuses isn’t surprised and says it’s a reflection of the state’s economic recovery.

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A planned special election in northern Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District will be pushed back by several months, which means more uncertainty as both parties jockey for advantages in a closely watched race.

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Gov. Tony Evers' administration is forging ahead with plans to increase health coverage even as Republican lawmakers continue to oppose expansion under the Affordable Care Act — a law that is in limbo and could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court because of a pending legal challenge by a group of red states.

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Gov. Tony Evers plans to change the date of the special election for an open congressional state after being alerted by the U.S. Department of Justice that the dates he set last week violated federal law.

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Wisconsin Democrats trying to undo laws that Republicans passed just before Gov. Scott Walker left office suffered another setback in court when a judge threw out their federal lawsuit.

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The 25-year-old son of former Gov. Scott Walker has decided against a run for Congress.

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School boards across Wisconsin have come out in favor of urging an end to Native American mascots statewide. The resolution originated in Wausau and picked up support from more than a dozen boards in a month.

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A bipartisan bill is working its way through the state Legislature that would eliminate the six-month waiting period after a divorce is finalized before a person can remarry.

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U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said he feels sorry for President Donald Trump amid the ongoing impeachment inquiry and that he believes the president's call to the Ukrainian president was legitimate.

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Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has asked Gov. Tony Evers to reschedule a congressional special election because the primary would fall on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

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Starting in January, Japan will no longer charge an import tax on some of Wisconsin's important agricultural products, like cranberries. Some farm groups say this could release some of the pressure the U.S.-China trade war is putting on farmers.

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Milwaukee County is ending its 25-year contract with Southwest Key — a national nonprofit organization — because of the group’s operations at the southern border of the United States

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Climate change, algal blooms and pollution from a variety of sources were highlighted as chief concerns among roughly 200 community members who shared their views on issues impacting water quality on the Great Lakes at a public meeting held by the International Joint Commission.

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Suicide is one of Wisconsin's leading causes of death. Legislators are looking to tackle the issue from several fronts, from farms to gun shops.

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The League of Wisconsin Municipalities, an advocacy organization for Wisconsin’s cities and villages, is urging the state Legislature to take action to prevent incidents of mass violence in communities.

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