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America is full of ‘democracy deserts’. Wisconsin rivals Congo on some metrics

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The United States is becoming a land filled with “democracy deserts”, where gerrymandering and voting restrictions are making voters powerless to make change. And this round of redistricting could make things even wor...

Mandela Barnes announces Wisconsin Senate run to replace Ron Johnson

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The lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes, will attempt to become the first African American from the state to serve in the US Senate. Barnes said on Tuesday he would join a crowded Democratic field for th...

Wisconsin workers fight factory move to Mexico: ‘Anxiety is through the roof’

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For most of her 36 years at the Hufcor factory in Janesville, Wisconsin, Kathy Pawluk loved working there, at least until a private-equity firm took over four years ago. There were Christmas parties and summer picnics...

Big Jake, the world’s tallest horse, dies in Wisconsin

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The world’s tallest horse has died in Wisconsin. Big Jake, a 20-year-old Belgian, lived on Smokey Hollow Farm in Poynette. Valicia Gilbert, wife of the farm’s owner, Jerry Gilbert, said Big Jake had died two weeks ago...

Wisconsin: ground zero of America’s battle against vaccine hesitancy

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The fight against the coronavirus hit a milestone in the US last week with the Biden administration announcing more than half of adult Americans are now fully vaccinated. But big issues remain and perhaps few states i...

Wisconsin shooting: two dead after incident at Oneida casino near Green Bay

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Two people have been shot dead at a casino in Wisconsin, polisie gesê, in the latest shooting incident to hit the United States. The suspected gunman was also shot dead by police after he opened fire on Saturday evenin...

Wisconsin officer cleared over Jacob Blake shooting returns to duty

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A white police officer from Wisconsin who was investigated and cleared for shooting and injuring a black man during a domestic dispute has returned from administrative leave, officials said on Tuesday. Officer Rusten ...

Wisconsin poised for devastating wildfire season as hundreds of blazes rage

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Wisconsin is on track to see its worst fire season in more than five years, officials say, after hundreds of unseasonal blazes prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency. In just the first four months of th...

Wisconsin Republicans want prisoners to use stimulus checks to pay restitution

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Two Republican Wisconsin lawmakers want to require prisoners to use Covid-19 stimulus payments to fund restitution for their crimes, rather than be given outright access to such funds. The legislators have presented a...

Foxconn says it might revive Wisconsin plant to make electric cars

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Residents forced to move in 2017 when site was earmarked for LCD screen productionThe head of Taiwanese manufacturing company Foxconn has said it could start making electric vehicles at a previously abandoned Wisconsi...

Wisconsin hunters kill 216 wolves in less than 60 ure, sparking uproar

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Hunters and trappers in Wisconsin killed 216 gray wolves last week during the state’s 2021 wolf hunting season – more than 82% above the authorities’ stated quota, sparking uproar among animal-lovers and conservationi...