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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin has recorded its first human cases of West Nile virus this year. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says the case was confirmed in a Dane County resident. Health officials are advising Wisconsin residents to continue protecting themselves against mosquito bites.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Immunization groups and the mother of a student who died from bacterial meningitis are urging the University of Wisconsin-Madison to require the meningitis B vaccine. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that a coalition sent letters this month to universities, asking campuses to join Indiana University and Purdue University in the vaccination requirement. UW-Madison's University Health Services says the university won't be requiring the shot but urges students to consult their doctors.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A recent report by the Wisconsin Department of Justice on criminal sex offenses says most victims of sex crimes in the state are teenagers. The Wausau Daily Herald reports that the data figures broken down by county also show that most offenders are also teenagers under the age of 18. The report says that the most common relationship to victims statewide and in central Wisconsin counties is someone that knows the victim, but isn't related.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism analysis found that the length of time bills were deliberated dropped significantly soon after Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators took control in 2011, diminishing the public's opportunities to influence lawmaking. The analysis of all bills enacted into state law over the past two decades shows an overall decline in deliberation time _ with the most dramatic drop happening just after Walker took office.

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