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Georgia-Pacific Invests $50 Million in Recycling System

Posted: 02/13/2008 - Georgia-Pacific says its $50 million investment in its Green Bay plant will not only help the paper company's bottom line, but also the environment. Georgia-Pacific's new paper recycling system will cut water use by eight percent and process steam by 37 percent.

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Obama Blames Bush for Economic Downturn in Speech to Autoworkers

Updated: 02/14/2008 - Barack Obama blames President Bush Wednesday for the economic downturn in a speech to General Motors workers in Janesville. Obama says it's failed leadership and imagination in Washington that caused economic struggles, including the housing crisis.

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Cold Weather Means Warm-Weather Trips More Popular

Posted: 02/12/2008 - As the winter drags on, many of us are spending more time indoors or bundling up when we do have to go outside. But more and more people are escaping the cold all together by traveling to warm-weather destinations.

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Hillary to Visit Wisconsin for Four Days

Updated: 02/12/2008 - Hillary Clinton plans to campaign in Wisconsin Saturday through election day. Her campaign announced the New York senator will be in the state beginning Saturday evening, when she attends a Democratic dinner, and she'll stay through the morning on Tuesday, the day of the state's primary.

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Report Says Immigrant, Senior Population in Wisconsin Will Rise

Updated: 02/12/2008 - A new report says Wisconsin will have more immigrants and older people in the next 40 years. Projections by the Pew Hispanic Center says the nation will follow the same trend, as nearly one in five Americans will be an immigrant by 2050, compared to one in eight in 2005.

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Huebsch Says Size of Shortfall Expected to be Known This Week

Posted: 02/12/2008 - Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch says the state should find out this week how much lawmakers will have to cut in the current two-year budget to make up for an unforeseen shortfall. The West Salem Republican says the consensus among his fellow lawmakers is that the shortfall will be in the neighborhood of $450 million.

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Wis. Public Service Corp. Wants to Raise Electric Rates

Posted: 02/12/2008 - Wisconsin Public Service Corp. says it is looking to increase electric rates about 90 cents a month for the average resident because of higher-than-expected fuel costs. The Green Bay-based company requested the higher rate Tuesday in a filing with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.

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Use of Neighborhood Electric Cars Approved in Janesville

Posted: 02/12/2008 - The Janesville City Council approved an ordinance that allows so-called "neighborhood electric vehicles" on most city streets. The measure approved 6-to-0 Monday restricts the vehicles to streets where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour or slower.

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Report: Toxins Could be Sickening Some Wis. Residents

Posted: 02/12/2008 - Environmental toxins, including mercury, lead and PCBs could be increasing the incidence of health problems like low birth weights, stroke and coronary heart disease in Milwaukee County.

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NEW INFO: Madison Breaks its Record for Winter Snowfall

Updated: 02/13/2008 - Madison's record for winter snowfall is broken. The National Weather Service says it accumulated 1.8 inches of snowfall overnight, putting the total at 77.3 inches. That breaks the old mark of 76.1 inches set during the winter of 1978 and 1979.

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Half a Foot of Snow Expected for Some Regions of Wisconsin Tuesday

Updated: 02/12/2008 - It's another snowstorm for Wisconsin in a winter season that never seems to let up. The National Weather Services says the snow in southern Wisconsin will accumulate to three to five inches as an upper level disturbance moves across the state Tuesday morning.

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Merrill School Referendum Ruffles Feathers

Updated: 02/11/2008 - Voters in the Merrill School District will have all their questions answered regarding the Referendum tomorrow night at 6:00pm in the Merrill High School Auditorium.

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