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last updated: Jul 23 2017 3:33 AM

Flooding closes parts of multiple state parks
Amenities within several state parks are shut down, after storms that swept across the state this week downed trees and flooded trails. Crews are still assessing the damage at state parks in west central, southwest and south central Wisconsin. Officials say the horse campground and all horse trails at Wildcat Mountain State Park will be […]

Ryan says tax reform will happen this year
Getting rid of Obamacare may be in limbo, but House Speaker Paul Ryan insists another Republican goal is within reach — tax reform. At the New Balance shoe plant in Lawrence, Massachusetts on Thursday, Ryan cited that he called a “crazy” current corporate tax rate of between 35 and 45 percent. “The rest of the […]

Evers files papers for governor’s campaign
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers is edging closer to a run for governor. Evers has filed a campaign registration statement with the state elections commission — another step towards a challenge to Republican Governor Scott Walker in 2018. Evers released a statement: As I continue talking with voters about the future of our […]

Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn ordered to change pursuit policy
Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn is under orders to change his department’s pursuit policy within a week — or be out of a job. Flynn warned the Police and Fire Commission that changes could result in more injuries, or even deaths. Flynn also said he doesn’t like how the commission issued the order. “I’m concerned […]

Wisconsin unemployment rate unchanged in June
Wisconsin’s new unemployment rate June was unchanged from the previous month. State officials said Thursday that the seasonally adjusted jobless rate for June was 3.1 percent, the same as May and just one percentage point above the record low rate of three percent from May through July of 1999. Those were the lowest levels since […]