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AG candidate Richards offers populist tone

Democratic state Rep. Jon Richards pledges to be "the people's attorney general" if elected, and says he won't defend every state law if he thinks it violates the U.S. Constitution or goes against the wishes of the people.

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17 state AGs favor watershed divide

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said he and his counterparts in 16 other states want to demand quicker federal action on preventing invasive species such as Asian carp from migrating between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds. Schuette told The Associated Press that a coalition of state attorneys general reaching ...

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Attorneys general push for Great Lakes, Mississippi split

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Six attorneys general in the Great Lakes region called for a multi-state coalition Wednesday that would push the federal government to protect the lakes from invasive species such as Asian carp by cutting off their artificial link to the Mississippi River basin. In a letter obtained by The Associated ...

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AG’s office to prosecute suspect in ’07 homicide case

NEW LONDON, Wis. (AP) — New London police say they’ve made an arrest in an old homicide case. Seventy-seven-year-old James Park was found stabbed to death in his New London apartment in 2007. Police say a 35-year-old New London man has been arrested after the state’s Division of Criminal Investigation helped work on the case. The Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office ...

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Karl Excavating settles waste violations

A civil environmental enforcement action against Karl Excavating Inc., Manitowoc, arising from solid waste violations has been resolved, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Monday. During a May 2010 inspection, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources found about 10 dump-truck sized loads of demolition material and bottom ash improperly stored at the business, according to a news release from ...

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State seeks reversal of contractor’s conviction

By Marie Rohde Wisconsin’s attorney general is asking an appellate court to overturn a contractor’s conviction on nine felonies of theft, fraud and embezzlement because the prosecutor secretly demanded the victims pay the cost of a key expert witness. “It’s rare for the state to make a full confession of reversible error in a criminal appeal,” said Bill Cosh, a ...

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Van Hollen part of AGs group reviewing foreclosures

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller Wednesday unveiled the details of the multi-state mortgage foreclosure working group created to review the practice of “robo-signing” and other issues that have arisen against banks and mortgage processing firms.

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