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The Trump administration has officially begun the process to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Roughly 200 countries have signed onto the agreement to help curb greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels.

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A grassroots anti-gerrymandering group hopes its summit event in central Wisconsin this weekend will give fuel to activists from across the state and across the political spectrum.

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Before Gov. Scott Walker canceled the high-speed rail line that would have connected Madison to Milwaukee in 2010, Wisconsin bought two trains from a Spanish company named Talgo. The story of these trains is messy. And in a way, they're the physical reminder of the debate Wisconsin had almost a decade ago.

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The EPA is proposing to relax rules on power plants related to coal ash storage and wastewater discharge. The waste from burning coal contains heavy metals that could impact public health and the environment.

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Wisconsin agriculture groups are continuing to support Brad Pfaff ahead of the state Senate’s vote on his appointment as agriculture secretary.

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The state Senate has voted to fire Gov. Tony Evers’ pick to lead the state Department of Agriculture, a move that hasn't happened in more than 30 years at the Capitol.

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The state Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday to fire Gov. Tony Evers’ pick to lead the state Department of Agriculture.

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The leader of the state Senate has asked Gov. Tony Evers to withdraw his pick to lead the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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The Palmyra-Eagle Area School Board voted in July to dissolve the district, after voters in the spring said 'no' to an $11.5 million operational referendum. Now voters will weigh in on whether they agree that the district should go away.

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A Milwaukee County supervisor and domestic violence survivor has added $100,000 to the 2020 county budget to provide temporary housing for people exiting abusive environments.

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has raised concerns with the U.S. Air National Guard's draft environmental impact statement for bringing F-35 jets to Madison’s Truax Field, including the military’s plans to address chemical contamination at the site and possible noise-related disturbances to wildlife.

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The Legislature’s state budget committee debated moving forward with a pay increase for Wisconsin public defenders on Thursday.

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The state industrial hemp program has a year to comply with new federal guidance and get approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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A newly formed task force in Monroe County will focus immediately on warning people who live in watersheds that have faced repeated flooding in the last 12 years . But the group will also take a long-range approach to dealing with climate change.

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is one step closer to setting site-specific criteria to reduce phosphorus pollution in several lakes within the Wisconsin River basin. The Natural Resources Board signed off on specific standards for Lakes Castle Rock Lake, Petenwell Lake and Lake Wisconsin last week.

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Gov. Tony Evers has declared an energy emergency in Wisconsin as propane retailers scramble to keep up with demand from farms and rural residents.

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Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he doesn't know if climate change is real, but it "probably" is.

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Possessing certain amounts of marijuana would no longer be a crime in Wisconsin under a proposal introduced Wednesday by Democratic state lawmakers.

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Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is damaging to the country's ability conduct foreign policy.

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Longtime conservative talk radio host Charlie Sykes, now a self-proclaimed never-Trump conservative, was a key player in the fight against Wisconsin's high-speed rail project. Even today, he defends his position calling the project a "bad idea" and a "boondoggle."

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