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Wisconsin Supreme Court Says Don’t Purge Voters From Rolls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court sided with Democrats on Friday and ruled that the state elections commission should not remove from the rolls voters flagged as possibly having moved, something conservatives have wanted to be done for…

Biden to Unveil Actions on Guns, Including New ATF Boss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the plans, delivering his first major action on gun control since taking office. He’s…

Turnout Barely Tops 20% For Wisconsin Spring Election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Turnout for Wisconsin’s spring election, which had only one statewide race on the ballot with a handful of locally hot contests, barely topped 20%, based on unofficial results. That’s on par with other elections where the…

Graskey Wins Superior City Council Dist. 10 Seat

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Lindsey Graskey became the clear winner Tuesday night in the race for Superior City Council Dist. 10 – the North End of the city. Graskey won the election with 174 of the votes to Kevin Keener, Jr.’s…

Democratic-Backed Underly Elected Wisconsin Schools Chief

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Jill Underly rode support from the state teachers’ union and an overwhelming financial advantage to win election as Wisconsin superintendent of schools. Underly defeated Republican-backed Deb Kerr in Tuesday’s election. Underly is superintendent of the rural…

Mayor Larson Presses Army Corps On Beach Erosion

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Duluth Mayor Emily Larson is pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate whether the agency is responsible for erosion along a six-mile stretch of Lake Superior beach. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Larson…

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Statewide Mask Mandate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has struck down Gov. Tony Evers' statewide mask mandate, ruling that the Democratic governor exceeded his authority by issuing the order. The 4-3 ruling Wednesday by the conservative-controlled court is the latest…

Walz Says ‘Normalcy Is On The Horizon’ In State Address

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz delivered his third State of the State address Sunday from his former high school classroom and said brighter days have arrived and “normalcy is on the horizon” as a substantial portion of the…

Congress to Press Big Tech CEOs Over Speech, Misinformation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CEOs of social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google are giving an accounting to Congress of actions against the use of their platforms to spread falsehoods and incite violence. The stakes have ratcheted ever higher: The…