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Obama Picks Up Another Superdelegate in Wisconsin

Posted: 03/14/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has picked up another superdelegate vote in Wisconsin. Obama's campaign has released a statement saying Melissa Schroeder will back the Illinois senator.

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Highest-Ever Gas Prices Put Focus on Pump Accuracy

Posted: 03/13/2008 - The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States reached $3.26 per gallon Thursday, a new all-time high. That means businesses and consumers are more careful than ever to make sure gas pumps are measuring accurately.

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Wausau, Everest Metro P.D. Merger Still A Ways Off

Posted: 03/12/2008 - Chief Jeff Hardel of the Wausau Police Department, and Chief Dan Vergin of Everest Metro say that if a merger between the two departments is coming, it's still a ways off.

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Wisconsin Senate Passes Fire-Safe Cigarette Bill

Posted: 03/12/2008 - Wisconsin businesses would have to sell fire-safe cigarettes that automatically extinguish when they're not being smoked under a bill that has passed the state Senate. The measure now heads to Gov. Jim Doyle for his consideration.

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Packers Linebacker Nick Barnett Reaches Plea Deal in Bar Disturbance

Posted: 03/12/2008 - Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett has reached a plea bargain related to a disturbance at an Appleton bar last June. Barnett's attorney Avi Berk says Barnett has pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct in a deferred prosecution agreement.

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Wisconsin Democrats Pass Economic Development Plan

Posted: 03/12/2008 - An economic development plan designed to spur job growth and close tax loopholes has passed the Democratic-controlled Senate. The proposal differs from what Gov. Jim Doyle wants and is not expected to pass the Republican-controlled Assembly before it adjourns for the year.

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Wisconsin Legislature Declares Wild Pigs Harmful

Posted: 03/12/2008 - The state Senate has declared wild pigs harmful animals. The Senate passed a bill Wednesday attaching the moniker to the pigs, which have been a problem in southwestern Wisconsin for years.

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Eye on the Sky: Celestial Signs of the Coming Warm Season

Updated: 03/12/2008 - Although it’s brought plenty of opportunities for winter-sports enthusiasts, this cold and snowy winter has probably left even the most enthusiastic of them sincerely looking for any signs of spring.

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Madison to Host World Stem Cell Summit in September

Posted: 03/12/2008 - Hundreds of the world's top players in the field of stem cell research will gather in Madison for a summit in September. Up to 1,000 researchers, philanthropists and business representatives are expected to attend the World Stem Cell Summit at the Alliant Energy Center on Sept. 22 and 23.

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Smoking Ban Appears to be Going Up in Smoke in Wis. Legislature

Updated: 03/12/2008 - Barring a last-minute breakthrough, a statewide smoking ban is about to be snuffed out in the Legislature. The Assembly plans to finish its work for the year on Wednesday and the smoking ban was not scheduled for a vote.

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