ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) - Michigan's governor has issued disaster declarations for two counties in the state's Upper Peninsula that suffered flooding damage after heavy weekend rains. Gov. Rick Snyder's office says the Monday orders will allow the National Guard to deploy to the area. The heavy rains swelled waterways that washed away large chunks of asphalt, littering roads with debris. Flash flooding caused similar damages in parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota. One death in Wisconsin is being attributed to the floods.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is allowing electoral maps that were challenged as excessively partisan to remain in place for now. It declined to rule on the bigger issue of whether to put limits on redistricting for political gain. The court issued a pair of unanimous rulings Monday in partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland that decided very little, and ensured that any resolution by the nation's high court would not come before the 2018 midterm elections.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir appears in her first televised campaign ad seated at a table with a holstered gun in front of her. Vukmir, who is vying with political newcomer Kevin Nicholson for the nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in November, promises in the ad released Monday to stand with President Donald Trump, just as she did against death threats in Wisconsin. The race has attracted more spending by outside groups than any other in the country.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - About two dozen Wisconsin National Guard troops are heading to Arizona to bolster border security. The Wisconsin National Guard announced Monday that Arizona officials had requested the state's help. The Wisconsin troops are volunteers from different units around the state. Additional Wisconsin troops are expected to head to Arizona in coming weeks.
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