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Research shows negative effect marijuana has on development of teens

Krista Lisdahl has been analyzing brain scans of 200 teens and young adults trying to determine the impact of smoking marijuana on a regular basis.

Wittwer declares victory in close 17th Senate primary

A Democratic candidate has declared victory in a very close race for state Senate.

Federal court holds off on John Doe release

A federal appeals court has apparently opted to hold off on releasing more documents linked to a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.

Counties report no big changes in primary results

More than half of the counties in Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District have turned in their results from the Republican primary, and no big differences have…

Court sets arguments in voter ID case

A federal appeals court in Chicago has set oral arguments in the fight over Wisconsin's voter identification law for next month.

Activists in Wis., 5 other states plan to spread NC protests


Organizers of regular protests at the North Carolina Legislature are being joined by NAACP leaders in a half-dozen other states to launch a week of…

Man accused of tweeting threat to governor's son

A Milwaukee man is charged with sending threatening and obscene tweets to Gov. Scott Walker's adult son.

In new book, Ryan takes on stubborn GOP orthodoxy

As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national…

Doe targets ask court not to unseal documents

Three targets of a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and conservative interest groups have asked a…

Ex-Milwaukee County official charged with bribery

A former Milwaukee County official has been charged with accepting bribes.

Reality Check: Burke ad focuses on layoffs


Job creation continues to be the focus of ads from Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke.

Group revokes endorsement of GOP candidate

A conservative group has revoked its endorsement of a Republican legislative candidate.

Unknown parties want Doe documents to stay secret

A conservative group has filed a motion asking a federal appeals court not to release nine documents linked to a secret investigation of possible illegal…

House ethics panel continues probe of Wis. lawmaker

Tom Petri

The House Ethics Committee says it will continue investigating a Wisconsin congressman's stock dealings following a media report that raised questions about…

Wis. media, cities compromise on records

Wisconsin media advocates and municipal leaders have brokered a compromise to resolve a fight over redactions in public records.

Medicaid expansion would save state $206M

Wisconsin Democrats are keeping the pressure on Republican Gov. Scott Walker to expand Medicaid eligibility with a new report that shows the move would save…

Mary Burke takes ice bucket challenge

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke is the latest Wisconsin politician to take the "ice bucket challenge."

Reality Check: Walker won't release identities of workers in ad

Walker Reality Check

A new ad from Gov. Scott Walker shows a number of people who thank the governor for their new jobs, but News 3 cannot verify any of their stories.

Reality Check: Burke ad focuses on job numbers


While outsourcing has been the focus of recent ads for governor, Democratic candidate Mary Burke is switching gears. Her latest ad tries to use Gov. Scott…

Reality Check: Walker won't release identities of workers in ad

A new ad from Gov. Scott Walker shows a number of people who thank the governor for their new jobs, but News 3 cannot verify any of their stories. Jessica Arp…

Ex-rivals back Democrat Happ for attorney general

Susan Happ

State Rep. Jon Richards and Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne say they will support former rival Susan Happ in her bid to become Wisconsin's…

Walker takes ALS 'ice bucket challenge'

Gov. Scott Walker is partaking in the latest Internet sensation.

Elections agency rejects lawmakers' request

Wisconsin's top elections official has rejected an open records request filed by two Republicans who wanted information about how much investigators have been…

AG hopefuls bring night-and-day perspectives

Susan Happ and Brad Schimel are both prosecutors with their eyes on the attorney general's office. But they couldn't be further apart in their philosophies.

Federal judge won't put voter ID ruling on hold

Gavel generic

A federal judge has denied a request by Wisconsin's attorney general to put on hold his decision blocking the state's voter identification law from taking…

Congressional race within recount margin


One state senator leads another by only 214 votes in the Republican primary for Wisconsin's lone open congressional seat, a margin that would allow a free…

Resources board approves crossbow season

Many hunters will be able to use a crossbow for the first time in Wisconsin.

Coroner's write-in campaign works

Pen and handwritten letter

A longtime central Wisconsin coroner has won a primary write-in campaign to keep his job.

Vos says state Assembly will be more conservative

Wisconsin state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said the Assembly will be more conservative as a result of Tuesday's primary election.

Turnout in primary around 10 percent

Turnout in Wisconsin's primary election appears to have fallen below projections.

Ballot set: Campaigns focus on general election

Former Trek Bicycles executive Mary Burke has easily defeated state Rep. Brett Hulsey in the Democratic primary for governor. Now attention turns to the…

Walker refusing to identify people in campaign ad

Gov. Scott Walker

Gov. Scott Walker's campaign is refusing to identify five people who appear in his latest television ad talking about how they have obtained jobs.

Ballot set: Campaigns focus on general election

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

Former Trek Bicycles executive Mary Burke has easily defeated state Rep. Brett Hulsey in the Democratic primary for governor.

Walker releases new ad following primary

The 12-week march toward Election Day is beginning with Republican Gov. Scott Walker releasing a positive television ad focusing on his job-creation record.

Jefferson Co. DA Susan Happ to take on Republican in AG election

Jefferson County's current District Attorney, Susan Happ, has won the Democratic primary for attorney general.

Zerban wins primary to challenge US Rep. Paul Ryan

Rob Zerban

Kenosha businessman Rob Zerban has defeated independent filmmaker Amar Kaleka to win the right to run against U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.

Some Wisconsin legislative races too close to call


The state legislative primaries were supposed to crystalize who's on the ballot this November. But they muddied the waters.

Janis Ringhand wins Democratic nomination for 15th District Senate seat

Janis Ringhand, Austin Sciezinski and Mike Sheridan

State Rep. Janis Ringhand has won the Democratic primary for the 15th Senate District.

Clear concedes 78th Assembly primary to Subeck

Madison Alder Lisa Subeck has won the Democratic primary for state Assembly in the 78th District, which is Madison's far west side.

Rep. Ryan defeats similarly named rival in primary

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan has defeated a similarly named rival in his southeastern Wisconsin district's Republican primary.

Voters explain choices in congressional race

Voters casting ballots in the Republican primary for Wisconsin's lone open congressional seat say familiarity played a big role in their choices.

Democratic voters show support for Burke

Democratic voters are showing support for Mary Burke in the governor's race primary where she faces only nominal opposition from state Rep. Brett Hulsey.

Voters struggle to differentiate AG candidates

Democratic voters are having a hard time differentiating the three candidates for attorney general.

Preview of governor's race

Jessica Arp is live with more on the governor's race from Waukesha.

Primary sets stage for Wisconsin Senate battle

Wisconsin's primary election sets the field for a battle in November to determine whether Democrats can take advantage of Republican retirements and other…

Attorney general tops Wisconsin statewide ballot

A three-way race for attorney general topped the ticket for Democrats on Tuesday in Wisconsin's statewide primary, with most of the biggest battles —…

Wisconsin congressional primary may turn on style

US Capitol

The hardest-fought congressional primary in Wisconsin may come down Tuesday to whether Republican voters want a newcomer or experienced conservative and…

Experts predict low turnout for Election Day

Tuesday is Election Day, and experts are predicting a low turnout.

Walker not saying much about new ad

Gov. Scott Walker's campaign isn't saying much about a new campaign ad that ran in some markets across Wisconsin during the broadcast of the Green Bay Packers…

Attorney general, congressional races top primary

Candidates in a four-way Republican primary to help determine who will succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Petri and the three Democrats squaring off in the…

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