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Budget committee to take up work requirement

Posted: 05/21/2013 - A requirement that able-bodied adults on Wisconsin's food stamps program work or get trained for a job at least 20 hours a week is scheduled to be voted on by the Legislature's budget committee.

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Local lawmakers meet with constituents Monday

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Representative Tom Larson from Colfax and 67th District Senator Terry Moulton held two listening sessions, while representative Dana Wachs met with people at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.

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Poor children in Wisconsin schools increases

Posted: 05/20/2013 - The state Department of Public Instruction reported Monday that 43.2 percent of children in public schools are on the programs, up from 42.5 percent the previous year.

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Jury selected in Wisconsin raw milk trial

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Attorneys for Loganville farmer Vernon Hershberger and the Wisconsin Department of Justice spent Monday morning questioning prospective jurors before agreeing on the 12-member panel.

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Work requirement would reduce food stamp rolls

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Walker wants to require FoodShare recipients to spend at least 20 hours a week searching for work or participating in job training to keep their benefits.

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Historic Superior lighthouse free for the taking

Posted: 05/20/2013 - No longer needed by the U.S. Coast Guard, the lighthouse is being offered to any eligible group that would use it -- and pay for its upkeep -- for education, recreational, cultural or historic preservation purposes.

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Man dies after fall from bus

Updated: 05/20/2013 - The Ellsworth Police Department says Joel Velure, 23, of River Falls died at the scene Saturday night.

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Committee to consider double dipping changes

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to more than double the amount of time a public employee must stay retired before being hired for another job is up for consideration this week by the Legislature's budget committee.

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