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Deal to Keep Wisconsin Virtual Schools Open is in Doubt

Posted: 02/19/2008 - A plan to allow students to remain enrolled in online charter schools is in doubt after the governor said he wanted last-minute changes. Gov. Jim Doyle told lawmakers that he wanted a study of how students are being served in those schools and a cap on enrollment at the existing level in the meantime.

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Obama Jabs at Clinton's Staff Following Allegations of Plagiarism

Updated: 02/19/2008 - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is jabbing back at rival Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign. He kicked off a speech in front of about 3,000 people at Beloit College by saying he knows people have been going through his "kindergarten papers."

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Huckabee Says a Victory Tuesday Would be 'Unexpected, Huge Thing'

Updated: 02/19/2008 - Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee says an upset victory in Wisconsin's presidential primary on Tuesday would shake up the race for the Republican nomination. Huckabee told reporters in Appleton that he hoped conservative Republicans and voters opposed to abortion rights would propel him to a victory over Sen. John McCain.

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Felons On Parole/Probation Can't Vote in Wisconsin Tuesday

Posted: 02/19/2008 - 40,000 citizens in Wisconsin won't be voting on this primary election day. They are felons who are either on probation or parole. And, unlike some other states, Wisconsin prohibits them from casting their vote.

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Task Force Approves Energy Saving Recommendations

Posted: 02/19/2008 - The Governor's Task Force on Global Warming Tuesday unanimously approved recommendations to cut energy use and erect wind turbines on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. The recommendations will be forwarded to Governor Doyle.

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Wis. Senate Votes to Allow Cell Phones On No-Call List

Posted: 02/19/2008 - The state Senate has approved a measure that would prohibit telemarketers from calling Wisconsin residents' cell phones. It also would require telemarketers to honor any request made over the phone to stop calling.

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NEW INFO: Turnout for Primary Breaks Expectations

Updated: 02/20/2008 - Turnout in Wisconsin's primary broke predictions despite bitterly cold weather. About 37 percent of eligible voters, or about one and a-half million people, voted in the presidential primary. The 37 percent was the highest since nearly 39 percent in the 1988 primary.

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Barack Obama Speaks Exclusively with NewsChannel 7

Updated: 02/17/2008 - Senator Barack Obama spoke exclusively with NewsChannel 7’s Mikel Lauber Sunday about his latest meeting with former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, the importance of Wisconsin voters, and the role of superdelagates in the race for the Democratic nomination.

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Clinton Will Leave Wisconsin Early

Posted: 02/16/2008 - Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will stop her campaigning in Wisconsin a day earlier than expected.

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Barack Obama Tours NTC and Speaks to Students

Updated: 02/16/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama made a campaign stop in Wausau this morning. He toured NorthCentral Technical College, and held a question and answer session with a small group of students, staff, community leaders and media.

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Democrats Consider Hospital, Estate Taxes to Plug Wis. Budget Gap

Posted: 02/15/2008 - State Democratic leaders are considering a tax on hospitals and a plan to continue collecting the estate tax to help erase a projected budget shortfall. Governor Doyle and Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker says the ideas could be part of an emergency package to cope with tax collections that are running $650 million below projections.

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Barack Obama to Speak at Private Event At NTC

Updated: 02/15/2008 - Officials at Northcentral Technical College are confirming Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will speak to a group of students there Saturday morning. However, Obama's campaign tells NewsChannel 7 the event is not open to the public.

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Huckabee and Obama-Backing Governor Talk Thursday

Posted: 02/14/2008 - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle talked on the phone while the former Arkansas governor was campaigning in Wisconsin. Doyle spokeswoman Jessica Erickson says they had a friendly conversation and reminisced about a trip they took together to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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In Rothschild, Huckabee Hits Tax Code, Stresses Pro-Life Position

Updated: 02/14/2008 - Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee won a big cheer at a Rothschild appearance when he said he wanted to abolish the Internal Revenue Service and create a simplified tax code. The Republican presidential hopeful says the current tax system is "choking the daylights out of the hardworking people of this country."

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Heckler Interrupts Former President at Campaign Stop in Milwaukee

Posted: 02/14/2008 - A heckler claiming the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job has been escorted from a speech by former President Bill Clinton. Clinton says he's glad America provides people like the heckler with a right to free speech, but that doesn't mean folks need to agree with them.

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Clinton Promotes Wife's Record During Campaign Stop in Milwaukee

Posted: 02/14/2008 - Former President Bill Clinton told supporters and undecided voters to focus on the records of the presidential candidates, not charisma. He says "it's about whether you should choose the power of speeches over the power of solutions."

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