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Turnout tops 8 percent in Wisconsin superintendent race Submitted: 02/22/2017

MADISON - Turnout in the primary for Wisconsin state superintendent exceeded the average of recent similar elections.

Turnout in Tuesday's primary hit 8.2 percent, based on unofficial results. The average turnout in the prior three primaries for state superintendent was 5.9 percent.

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House speaker getting firsthand look at US-Mexico border Submitted: 02/22/2017

MCALLEN, TX - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is visiting the Rio Grande valley for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement and prepares to ask Congress to pay for a border wall.

It's the first time the Wisconsin Republican has visited the border, and protests have been announced to meet his arrival in McAllen, Texas, on Wednesday.

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ACLU to sue Milwaukee police over stop-and-frisk policy Submitted: 02/22/2017

MILWAUKEE - The American Civil Liberties Union claims Milwaukee police target black and Latino residents with a stop-and -frisk program.

A lawsuit is being filed in federal court on behalf of six black and Latino plaintiffs.

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Evers, Holtz advance in Wisconsin state superintendent race Submitted: 02/21/2017

MADISON - Two-term incumbent state Superintendent Tony Evers will face former Beloit superintendent Lowell Holtz in the April 4 election to be the state's top education official, after the two longtime educators advanced in Tuesday's primary.

Former Dodgeville administrator John Humphries, who tried to cast himself as more conservative than Evers but more bipartisan than Holtz, finished a distant third and was eliminated.

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State DOC Secretary tells lawmakers Lincoln Hills is safe Submitted: 02/21/2017

MADISON - The head of the state prison system is assuring lawmakers that Wisconsin's troubled youth prison is safe.

Department of Corrections Secretary Jon Litscher told the Assembly Corrections Committee during an informational hearing on Tuesday that the prison outside Irma is safe and secure and is focused on educating inmates.

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11 injured in semi, school bus crash Submitted: 02/21/2017

NEW LONDON, WI - Eleven people, including at least three children, are being treated for injuries following a crash involving a school bus and semi near the Waupaca County and Outagamie County line.

The sheriff's department says the semi driver was airlifted to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah Tuesday morning.

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Green Bay's mayor survives removal petition Submitted: 02/21/2017

GREEN BAY - Green Bay's mayor has survived an effort to remove him from office.

Mayor Jim Schmitt's future was at stake Monday night during a meeting of the City Council. A citizen filed a petition seeking Schmitt's removal after the mayor was convicted of violating state campaign finance laws. A judge earlier Monday refused to block the petition hearing.

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Walker recommends $803 million in state building projects Submitted: 02/21/2017

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker is recommending spending $803 million on state building projects over the next two years, with nearly $450 million of the funding coming from new borrowing.

Walker says the capital budget he released Tuesday prioritizes investment in current facilities and limits new construction.

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Warm weather forces American Birkebeiner route changes Submitted: 02/20/2017

HAYWARD - Warm weather is forcing organizers to change the route of Saturday's American Birkebeiner ski race in northwestern Wisconsin.

As a result, the race will not finish in downtown Hayward this year.

The Birkie race course normally crosses Lake Hayward to get to downtown Hayward. But the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation said Monday the lake is no longer an option.

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Judge allows 2nd girl's statements in Slender Man case Submitted: 02/20/2017

WAUKESHA - A judge has ruled a second Wisconsin girl's statements to police will be admissible at her trial on charges she tried to kill a classmate to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man.

Judge Michael Bohren on Monday also rejected a defense request to move the trial of 15-year-old Anissa Weier out of Waukesha County. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Weier's trial is set for Sept. 11.

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