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DNR: Opposition emerges to longer Wisconsin deer hunt

Wausau (AP) — Opposition to a 16-day deer hunt has emerged during the first five hearings to find out what hunters think about the idea, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Deer ecologist Keith Warnke said nearly 650 people attended those sessions and bow hunters strongly oppose the change.

The Natural Resources Board authorized hearings on the plan to add seven days to the traditional nine-day hunt, starting in 2010. The final hearings are Monday in Appleton and Eau Claire, Tuesday in Racine, Wednesday in Pewaukee and Spooner and Nov. 3 in Stevens Point.

Assembly committee passes worker anti-discrimination bill

The Assembly Committee on Workforce Development has passed a bill prohibiting employers from discriminating against job seekers based on credit history.

The bill, authored by state Rep. Kim Hixson, D-Whitewater, will make its way to the Assembly floor for debate.

According to a press release attributed to Hixson, the lawmaker wanted the bill to be pro-worker without being anti-business.

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