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Judge: DNR can continue PFAS sampling, but can't enforce

JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — A Jefferson County judge has ruled the Department of Natural Resources can continue to test wastewater for PFAS, sometimes called “forever chemicals,” but until the state Legislature sets water quality standards for the compounds, the agency…

GOP lawmakers try again to legalize medical marijuana

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are trying again to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin. Sen. Mary Felzkowski and Rep. Patrick Snyder introduced a bill Wednesday that would create a new state commission to regulate medical marijuana. Physicians who earn…

FACT CHECK: Wisconsin legislature did not vote to recall its electoral votes for Joe Biden

WISC-TV/Channel3000MADISON — A resolution introduced in the Assembly Tuesday by a Republican representative to pull back Wisconsin’s ten electoral votes for Joe Biden is illegal and will die in committee, leading Republicans say. “Not only is it illegal, it’s just plain unconstitutional,” Assembly majority leader Jim Steineke tweeted of the resolution introduced by Rep. Timothy Ramthun. Steineke, who is not…

Frozen pipes: how to prevent bursts

MADISON – You’ve cranked the heat, put on your favorite sweats, and are staying out of the elements. But just because you’re safe from freezing this Alert Day, doesn’t mean your home’s pipes are. Burst pipes are one of the most common causes of property damage during the winter and can bring a bill of $5,000 or higher. So, it’s…

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputy shot overnight, suspect still at large

WISC-TV/Channel3000MILWAUKEE – A Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot multiple times after a traffic stop turned into a foot chase on the city’s west side near 64th and Adler streets Wednesday morning. According to a tweet from the sheriff’s office, the deputy was conscious and being treated for his injuries around 3:30 a.m. WDJT in Milwaukee reported Wednesday morning…

Test your home for radon, it could safe your life UW experts say

MADISON, Wis. — Experts at the UW Carbone Cancer Center say you should test for radon inside your house. Radon exposure is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Smoking is the leading cause. “When we find ways to prevent cancer, we jump at those chances,” oncologist Dr. Toby Campbell said….