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Dwight C. Watson Named New Chancellor of UW-Whitewater

Dr. Dwight C. Watson, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been named the 17th Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved Watson’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a selection committee. Watson will step into the leadership…read more »

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Governor’s Office, Republicans Spar Over Sexism Accusations

A spokesperson for Governor Tony Evers says Republicans in the Legislature aren’t willing to work with women.  That accusation came after leaders of the Assembly and Senate told party members at the annual state convention Evers had no “point person” they could discuss issues with.  Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald calls the sexism claim “asinine,”…read more »

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Woman Arrested After Making Threats At Middle School In Madison

Madison police arrested a 35-year-old woman for making threats of violence in the office of a middle school.  The woman tried to enter the school Monday morning, but she wasn’t allowed on the property due to past disturbances.  Witnesses say she threatened to “shoot up” the school, start it on fire, or drive her car…read more »

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Accusations Fly Between Democratic Governor And Republicans

Republican leaders in the Senate and Assembly say Governor Tony Evers isn’t communicating with them on his state budget plan that they call “wacky” and “crazy.”  Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos made the complaints at the Wisconsin Republican Party state convention over the weekend.  Vos says the governor played to…read more »

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Chicago Man Held For Sexual Assault At Kenosha Metra Station

A Chicago man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the Kenosha Metra Station.  The victim tells investigators a man approached her last week asking to use her phone, then asking her to help him get up the stairs.  She says 32-year-old Alvin Linton tried to strangle her and sexually attacked her.  Police responding…read more »

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