With big health care changes looming on the state and federal levels, Milwaukee's free clinics are bracing for confusion and to be needed, like never before, even though supporters of each change say it's designed to serve the most vulnerable.
A mining company says it has temporarily withdrawn its armed guards from an exploratory drilling site in northwestern Wisconsin.
Gogebic Taconite spokesman Bob Seitz tells the Wisconsin State Journal the guards from Bulletproof Securities were pulled out Wednesday because the contractor failed to obtain proper licensing from the state.
He says the company has two or three other options and will rely on them until state approval is received.
A Wisconsin lawmaker wants to make it a felony for family members of criminal suspects to help their relatives.
Republican state Sen. Luther Olsen of Ripon is circulating a bill for signatures. He wants to make it a felony for anyone, including family, to help or hide a fugitive or destroy evidence in cases of the most serious crimes.
A hearing is possible later this summer. Different versions of the bill have repeatedly failed in past sessions.
A dozen other states make exceptions for family harboring relatives. However, Wisconsin law exempts more relatives.
Peter McAvoy is a member of the Compact Implementation Coalition. He says its mission is to make sure the Great Lakes Compact is upheld and Waukesha's application to tap into Lake Michigan will test the Compact's resiliency.
Wisconsin has asked for permission from the federal government to change its health care program for the poor – BadgerCare Plus. Wednesday, leaders will hold the first of three town hall meetings to explain the changes.