MADISON - A proposal that would raise the speed limit on Wisconsin's interstates to 70 mph continues to race through the Legislature.
The Assembly passed the bill earlier this month. A Senate committee plans to hold a public hearing on the measure Thursday and the full Senate could vote on it in November.
The bill would give the state Department of Transportation six months to change interstate speed limits from 65 mph to 70 mph. The agency would have to submit a study to the Legislature within a year on the feasibility of raising the limit to 70 mph on other four-lane highways.
Democratic opponents have raised safety concerns with increasing the speed limit, but backers say most people already drive that fast now anyhow.
RHINELANDER - Eighth-grader Alexx Huff doesn't practice half-court shots much.
At the end of basketball practice, he's usually too tired to try and make 40-footers. But Huff had plenty of energy two weeks ago, when he stepped onto the court during halftime of a varsity basketball game in Rhinelander.
"I'm really nervous, I'm really shaky," Huff said, remembering the night. "There's a lot of people watching."
Huff was randomly selected to take part a shooting contest held during every game. The contest ends with a half-court shot.
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