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Doyle: Black Coal Must Be Part of Green-Energy Debate

Posted: 02/24/2008 - Governor Doyle is among the state governors weighing in on a debate about how coal usage fits into the green-energy debate. Wisconsin relies heavily on coal for power although the state isn't a coal producer. Doyle says the state's reliance on coal for electricity will decline but definitely not disappear.

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More Wisconsin Residents E-filing State Tax Returns

Posted: 02/24/2008 - Wisconsin Department of Revenue officials say 78 percent of the nearly 780-thousand returns filed as of February 16 had been e-filed. Last year, the overall rate was 68 percent.

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Wildlife Toughing the Winter

Posted: 02/24/2008 - The state Department of Natural Resources says this winter season is beginning to take its toll on wildlife in Northcentral Wisconsin.

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Fire Fighters Train in Burning House

Updated: 02/23/2008 - Some area fire fighters are more prepared to enter a burning building after the training they received this morning...

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Report Says Human Trafficking Happening in Wisconsin

Posted: 02/23/2008 - A newly released report says human trafficking is happening in Wisconsin, but most law enforcement agencies haven't received any training to recognize the crime so they don't consider it a problem.

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Tainted Lettuce Linked to California Ranch

Posted: 02/23/2008 - State and federal regulators say a California farm produced bacteria-laden lettuce that sickened 81 people in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin in 2006.

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Portage County Plans Easier Access To Open Court Records

Posted: 02/22/2008 - For most of the state of Wisconsin, finding open records on anything from traffic tickets to criminal records is as easy as a search online. But one thing you won't find on CCAP is anything from Portage County.

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Judge Denies Request to Move Trial in Case of Deadly Plainfield Bus Crash

Updated: 02/22/2008 - The trial for the semi-driver charged in connection to a deadly school bus crash near Plainfield will remain in Adams County. A judge denied Barry Jacobson's request Friday morning at a motions hearing. However, the judge is considering the possibility of bringing a jury from another county.

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One Person Dead in Train Accident in Marinette

Updated: 02/22/2008 - A Canadian National train hit a pedestrian Friday morning on Highway 41. Marinette police say the 32-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be done later Friday.

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Wis. Attorney General: Counties Can Enact Invasive Species Rules

Posted: 02/22/2008 - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says Wisconsin counties can enact their own ordinances to stop invasive species. Van Hollen says in an informal opinion the Legislature has granted counties broad authority over their own boundaries.

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Doyle Urges Wis. Legislature to Approve Great Lakes Water Compact

Posted: 02/22/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle is urging the Wisconsin Legislature to approve the Great Lakes Compact designed to prevent thirsty regions from tapping the area's valuable water supply. Great Lakes governors signed the pact in 2005, but it needs approval from all eight of the region's legislatures and Congress to take effect.

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ID Theft Reports Down in Wisconsin

Posted: 02/22/2008 - While the crime continues to increase across the country, the number of ID theft reports has dropped for another year in Wisconsin. The state had 2,450 cases reported to the Federal Trade Commission last year, a 3.4 percent decline from 2006. Nationally, complaints of identity theft rose 5 percent to 258,427 in 2007.

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