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A court-appointed monitor reports that conditions at Wisconsin's troubled youth prison are improving but bathrooms remain dirty, staffing shortages persist and guards are still using pepper spray too often.

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Wisconsin Department of Corrections Secretary Kevin Carr voiced concerns about the scope of staff drinking and driving at a DOC meeting earlier this year, according to documents obtained by WPR through an open records request.

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Gov. Tony Evers has signed a bill that gives the state Department of Corrections another six months to close Wisconsin's troubled youth prison.

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All parties in a federal lawsuit challenging Republican-drawn legislative boundaries in Wisconsin are ready to dismiss the case in light of a pivotal U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he wants to work on legalizing medical marijuana this fall.

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Republican legislators have sent the state budget to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' desk.

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More than 60 cases of human trafficking in Wisconsin were reported in 2018, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. It’s been decreasing — down from 91 cases in 2017 — but the problem remains an issue across the state.

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Everyone knows you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but there's a chance you could learn something by counting the pages in a state budget.

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Michigan's attorney general is suing to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 that runs under the Straits of Mackinac.

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A Wisconsin drunken driving case which went all the way to the U.S. Supreme court was decided Thursday with justices narrowly upholding the state’s implied consent law. The court ruled 5-4 that the state law is constitutional and doesn’t violate the fourth amendment against unreasonable searches.

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Foxconn Technology Group appears to have delayed the opening of its manufacturing plant in Racine County, according to an email sent out by the company Thursday.

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Republican legislative leaders are urging Gov. Tony Evers to wield his veto pen lightly and approve the state budget they passed earlier this week.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday to reject cases related to partisan gerrymandering, effectively ending a Wisconsin case aimed at legislative maps drawn by GOP lawmakers in 2011.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked President Donald Trump's administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census

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The La Crosse City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance in July that would put restrictions on online alcohol sales.

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Enbridge Energy in a court case over whether the company could be required to get additional insurance for a pipeline project in Dane County.

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A petition calling on Gov. Tony Evers to remove the gay pride flag flying over the state Capitol has garnered 10,000 signatures. Advocacy group Wisconsin Family Council started the effort claiming the flag only represents a small portion of Wisconsinites.

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The new chairman of Wisconsin Republicans plans to focus on grassroots supporters in the 2020 campaign.

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A proposed change would lower insurance rates for worker’s compensation in Wisconsin, continuing a 3-year trend of decreasing premiums.

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The state Senate passed a bill extending the deadline for closing Wisconsin's troubled youth prison.

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