MADISON - Democratic Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin has voted against confirming President Donald Trump's pick to lead the CIA, despite a Republican opponent accusing Baldwin of being part of "Team Terrorists" for not backing the nominee.
Baldwin says the fact that Gina Haspel wouldn't say torture is immoral disqualifies her for the position.
Baldwin had not stated her position on Haspel until Thursday, just before the Senate vote. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson voted to confirm Haspel.
State Sen. Leah Vukmir says Baldwin is part of "Team Terrorists" for not backing Haspel.
Vukmir calls Baldwin an "extreme liberal who would rather keep the CIA's top job open - to the delight of terrorists and our enemies - rather than do the right thing." Vukmir faces a primary challenge from Republican Kevin Nicholson, who also supports Haspel.
RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander group working to maintain recreational trails in the area got some help in their mission. The Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association received grants to help fund its various projects.
The group got two DNR Recreational Trail Act Grants totaled at a little more than $13,000. The WPS Foundation also gave a total of $1,800 in grants. The grant money will be used to help with multiple projects.
One project is to construct a boardwalk over the wetlands of the Cassian Cross County Ski Trail. RASTA is also going to construct a new ski trail at Washburn.
For more information on all of RASTA's projects, visit their Facebook page lined below.
FLORENCE COUNTY - Two high school students died in a car crash early Friday morning in Florence County. The wreck happened at around 6:20 a.m. according to the Florence County Sheriff's Office.
The vehicle was traveling north on County Highway N in the Commonwealth Township, when the driver lost control while making a turn. The vehicle crossed the center line, left the roadway, and hit a tree, bursting into flames upon impact.
The names and ages of the Florence High School students will be released after notifications are made.
MINOCQUA - Owners of wooden boats describe them as labors of love.
"If you're going to own a boat like this, you have to have a commitment," said boat owner Marc Toigo. "It's not optional."
It's the kind of commitment Gordon Moore had when he helped start the Minocqua Antique Wooden & Classic Boat Show 26 years ago. Moore passed away in August, making this weekend's show the first without him.
"We're going to laugh a lot, because he'd want us to," said show organizer Al Hanley. "(Moore) had a great sense of humor, he was a truly unique individual."
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