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Legislator preparing to unveil bill legalizing blaze pink Submitted: 05/22/2015

MADISON - Real men could wear pink in the woods under a bill legislators are preparing to unveil next week that would legalize blaze pink for hunters.

Rep. Nick Milroy, a Democrat from South Range in northwestern Wisconsin, plans to hold a news conference Tuesday to announce the measure.

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Minnesota man accused of trying to join ISIS appears in court Submitted: 05/22/2015

MINNEAPOLIS - Documents are revealing new details about a Minnesota man authorities say tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

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Zoo owners believe stolen baby kangaroo, goats won't survive Submitted: 05/22/2015

GREENVILLE, WI - The owners of a northeastern Wisconsin zoo say they do not believe a 5-month-old kangaroo and four baby goats that were taken will be found alive.

The animals from Special Memories Zoo in Outagamie County were reported stolen May 7.

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Lawmakers nix Walker plan to eliminate higher ed board Submitted: 05/22/2015

MADISON - Lawmakers on the Legislature's budget-writing committee have killed Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate a small state agency that approves and regulates for-profit colleges.

The Joint Finance Committee nixed the idea without debate on Thursday.

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Finance committee makes changes to job creation agency Submitted: 05/21/2015

MADISON - The Legislature's finance committee has approved a host of changes to Gov. Scott Walker's floundering job creation agency, including removing the governor as chairman, dramatically reducing its reserves and eliminating a proposed $55 million in grants to fund regional loans

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Construction zones will slow holiday travel Submitted: 05/21/2015

MADISON - State transportation officials say construction zones will still be a hazard during the Memorial Day weekend, even though work is halted during the busy travel period.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation projects communication manager Mark Kantola says work on state highway project will stop at noon Friday and resume at 2 a.m. Tuesday.

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Finance committee will leave SeniorCare program alone Submitted: 05/21/2015

MADISON - Republicans who control the Legislature's finance committee say they're going to reject Gov. Scott Walker's cuts to Wisconsin's popular SeniorCare program.

Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal calls for cutting $97 million from the senior citizen prescription drug discount program. It also would require participants to first sign up for the federal Medicare Part D drug program and use SeniorCare for any additional coverage.

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Budget panel to vote on raising Medicaid premiums for some Submitted: 05/21/2015

MADISON - Low-income adults without children on Wisconsin's Medicaid program known as BadgerCare Plus may have to pay higher premiums if they engage in undisclosed behaviors that could put their health at risk.

The Legislature's budget-writing Joint Finance Committee planned to vote Thursday on Gov. Scott Walker's proposal that would lead to the change.

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Feds seek to manage Takata air bag recall, speed up repairs Submitted: 05/21/2015

DETRIOT - Exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. are so dangerous that U.S. safety regulators want to manage a massive recall so cars can be fixed faster.

 On Tuesday Takata doubled the size of its recall to 33.8 million air bags, making it the largest recall in U.S. history.

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Lawmakers hope to expedite 20-week abortion ban bill Submitted: 05/20/2015

MADISON - Republican state lawmakers say they hope to pass a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation before the budget is debated in June.

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