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The April 2 spring election will see one of two appeals court judges--Brian Hagedorn or Lisa Neubauer--elevated to the state's highest court. Here & Now's Zac Schultz previews the race, and the issues that define the candidates.

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A bipartisan group of legislators are preparing to introduce a bill that would delay closing Wisconsin's troubled youth prison by six months.

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Wisconsin's congressional delegation is divided along party lines on whether U.S. Attorney General William Barr should release the full report by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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The first ever Somali refugee is running for Barron City Council, marking a milestone for a community that has grown in the area since the late 1990's.

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The Wisconsin education department is being sued because it doesn't allow private schools in the choice program to count classes delivered virtually toward instructional time.

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Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is inviting legislators to tour the state's crime labs as he makes his case for more analysts.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly said on Wednesday he is undecided on whether he will run for a full term next year.

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A state appeals court ruled Wednesday in favor of the Republican-controlled state Legislature in an ongoing legal battle over December's lame-duck session.

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For the first time in 16 years, the city of Green Bay will elect a new mayor next week. The state of the city's roads, specifically the number of potholes, has become a major campaign issue.

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A Marquette University Law School professor who ran for Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2013 said he will try again in 2020 in a contest where majority control could be at stake.

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Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge Lisa Neubauer is emphasizing her judicial experience and endorsements in her run for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, saying her record shows she'll be independent and fair as a justice. But Neubauer has deep ties to the Democratic Party, and liberal groups have been actively supporting her campaign.

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Wisconsin Appeals Court Judge Brian Hagedorn's campaign checks many familiar boxes for Republican voters, but a blog he kept in law school and a religious school he helped found have overshadowed his campaign.

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The state Senate Committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions heard testimony on Tuesday for a bill that would authorize paddlewheel raffles in Wisconsin.

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Hundreds of people from around the state stood on the steps of the Capitol, challenging systemic racism with chants led by Reverend Marilyn Miller: “Old Jim Crow or new Jim Crow, the racist system has got to go!”

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments today over an insurance dispute between a Canadian energy firm, Dane County and a group of landowners. The fight stems from Dane County’s requirement that Enbridge obtain special pollution insurance as part of a permit for a pipeline expansion there.

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A Dane County judge has ruled in favor of plaintiffs and against GOP lawmakers’ lame-duck legislative session for the second time in two weeks.

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The Legislative Fiscal Bureau released an analysis of Evers state budget Tuesday. It shows that Evers wants to spend an additional $2.8 million from the state conservation fund on parks over the biennium.

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Law enforcement and advocates for both marijuana legalization and the state's burgeoning hemp industry agree the Wisconsin Legislature needs to bring some uniformity to state marijuana laws.

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While parts of western Wisconsin prepare for flooding, Gov. Tony Evers said the state needs to take a more holistic approach to flood response and mitigation.

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Across the U.S. and in Wisconsin, it could be cheaper to build new, local wind and solar projects than keep nearly three-quarters of its coal-fired power plants up-and-running, according to a new report.

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