home sales increase 9 percent in April
Housing sales increased 9 percent last month, continuing a
rebound that now includes 22 consecutive months of growth.
core education standards to be discussed
Advocates and opponents of common core standards for teaching
math and English in Wisconsin were gathering for a joint hearing
before the Legislature's education committees.
man claims $1M Powerball prize
A Milwaukee man has claimed a $1 million prize from Saturday's
record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot drawing.
Wis. farmer ignored licensing laws
Prosecutors are trying to show a jury that a Wisconsin raw milk
farmer showed blatant disregard for state licensing laws.
geography experts to compete in national finals
Ten young geography experts will field questions about history,
cultures, landmarks and climates from "Jeopardy!" host
Alex Trebek as they vie for the title of National Geographic Bee
get into Milwaukee Art Museum free all summer
The Milwaukee Art Museum is offering free admission to veterans
and active military members all summer starting on Memorial Day.
candidates got $758K from sand, gas industry
A new report says the sand mining and natural gas industries
have given Wisconsin candidates nearly $758,000 dollars since 2007,
with contributions spiking last year as sand mining took off in the
panel approves ending ballast water fees
The Legislature's budget committee has voted to end ballast
water discharge fees for Great Lakes shipping in two years.
delays vote on ACT test requirement
The Legislature's budget committee has delayed taking a vote on
whether to have every high school junior in Wisconsin take the ACT
college entrance exam.
budget committee approves sand mining plan
Wisconsin's budget-writing committee has approved pulling money
from the state's environmental management fund to cover sand mining
committee approves $50 tobacco use fee
State workers who smoke would have to pay $50 more per month for
health insurance under a Gov. Scott Walker proposal that has won
approval by the Legislature's budget committee.
DNR to waive fishing, trail fees for weekend
The state Department of Natural Resources is planning to waive
fishing, hiking and all-terrain vehicle fees for the first weekend