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Wisconsin roundup: Speaker Ryan denies retirement report; more state news briefs
Video: UWRF student surprised with semester scholarship
Gunshot incident investigated in River Falls
Wisconsin roundup: Group says proposed change would protect bad landlords; more state news stories
Life on the mend: Rescued dogs adapt to new homes
crime and courts
Gymnasts keep soaring
Basketball: Girls pick up first win
Falcon Roundup: 3 named All-Region football
Growth spurt: Cats start 2-0 in BRC
Boys skate past Menomonie
Logue presents new work from Icelandic textile residency
Hospital foundation event raises more than $65K
Rita is gone, but 'Angels' carries on
River Falls Lit Crawl brings enjoyment to all
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
arts and entertainment
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/16/17 Special Meeting Minutes
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 12/18/17 Board of Education Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 12/18/17 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 12/18/17 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
LAIRD YOUTH LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION: 2017 Annual Report Available
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Russell L. Hinshaw
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Arts minded: Building creative care communities
Letters to the editor: Discrimination with a smile; Support for local candidates
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October 19, 2009
Lawmaker suggests raising voluntary check-off for campaign funding
The head of the state Assembly's Elections Committee says Wisconsin might want to raise its voluntary income tax check-off for public campaign financing. Jeff Smith, D-Eau Claire, recently chaired a series of public hearings on how to clean up Wisconsin's elections. And he said...
October 19, 2009 - 9:00am
September 2, 2009
State official says Internet campaign finance report problems will be fixed
A state official says problems with the new Internet system for campaign finance reports will get fixed. Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy says several changes are in the works to make the system easier for people to navigate. That's after watchdogs and campaign...
September 2, 2009 - 9:06am
August 20, 2009
Campaign spending for governor's race expected to soar
The 2010 race for governor could end up being the most expensive in state history. With Gov. Doyle not seeking re-election, the state faces its first gubernatorial race without an incumbent since 1982. Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says that could result in a...
August 20, 2009 - 9:00am
April 28, 2009
Walker stomps in Eau Claire today as he announces campaign for governor
The campaign for Wisconsin governor begins today, more than 18 months before voters make their choice. Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker will make five appearances around the state, as he becomes the first of at least three major candidates. Former Racine area congressman...
April 28, 2009 - 9:00am
March 9, 2009
Like Abrahamson, State Supreme Court challenger took campaign cash from lawyers
State Supreme Court candidate Randy Koschnick has taken campaign money from lawyers who appear before him as a Jefferson County circuit judge. But he says there's a big difference in what he did and what his Supreme Court opponent has done. Koschnick has criticized Chief Justice...
March 9, 2009 - 9:02am
February 25, 2009
Abrahamson says no to returning lawyers campaign cash despite upcoming malpractice trial
Wisconsin's chief justice says she will not return more than $11,000 in campaign donations from lawyers who will argue a medical malpractice...
February 25, 2009 - 9:00am
February 9, 2009
Lawmaker says campaign finance reform bill has no teeth
A longtime supporter of campaign finance reform says a recent rule change in the Assembly does more harm than good. Assembly leadership this week approved a rule that bans campaign fund raising during budget negotiations. The move has been applauded by campaign finance reform...
February 9, 2009 - 12:00am
February 3, 2009
Governor raises another $1.5 million for campaign
Gov. Jim Doyle's campaign raised another $1.5 million last year. His latest finance report was filed Monday. It said he raised $622,000 in the last six months of 2008. That's about one-third less than what he raised in the six months before that. But Doyle was busy campaigning...
February 3, 2009 - 9:00am
Chief Justice has staggering lead in campaign cash over opponent
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson has 56 times more campaign cash than her State Supreme Court challenger. That's according to their finance reports released Monday. Abrahamson, who's been on the court since 1976, had almost $823,000 in her campaign fund at the end of December. Her...
February 3, 2009 - 9:00am
December 30, 2008
Red Kettle effort successful in St. Croix County
The Red Kettle Campaign for the Salvation Army in St. Croix County bucked the national trend this holiday season. According to Duana Bremer, county director, donations are more than $90,000 at the present time.
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Dems want investigation over ads
State Democrats have asked prosecutors in 33 counties to investigate what they call false ads against a congressman and several state legislative candidates. The Government Accountability Board was also asked to investigate under the little-used law which makes it a crime to lie...
October 31, 2008 - 9:00am
October 21, 2008
Burnett County DA to consider criminal charge against Gableman
Burnett County's district attorney says he'll consider a request to criminally charge State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman. Milwaukee County Board member John Weishan said Gableman broke a little-known law from 1911 that prohibits a person from making a "false representation...
October 21, 2008 - 9:00am
October 15, 2008
Area Assembly candidate admits using school computer for campaign; violation of state law
A teacher who's running for the state Assembly's 29th District has apologized for using his tax-funded e-mail account in his campaign. Democrat Chris Buckel of Hammond calls it an isolated incident and he denied repeatedly using his school computer to write about his campaign. The...
October 15, 2008 - 9:00am
October 10, 2008
McCain takes the gloves off in Waukesha
Republican John McCain will wrap up his two-day Wisconsin campaign swing in La Crosse this morning (Friday). Thursday, McCain and running mate Sarah Palin made their biggest attacks yet on Democrat Barack Obama - who regained a double-digit lead in the Wisconsin polls this week. Still,...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Panel to decide if Gableman should be punished for ad
A three-judge panel will be the next to decide whether State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman should be punished for a campaign ad he ran.
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am