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JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - The Rock County medical examiner says the death of a 43-year-old Janesville woman is a homicide caused by sharp force injuries. The medical examiner's office identified the victim Monday as Christine Scaccia-Lubeck. Police say two people are in custody in connection with the woman's death. A 21-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were arrested after police searched the home where the woman was found dead Saturday.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A bill circulating in the Legislature would create a new state-certified Wisconsin beer label. To get the special designation, the beer would have to include a certain percentage of hops grown in Wisconsin. The measure comes from Republican Rep. Scott Krug, of Nekoosa. He says in a memo seeking co-sponsors that the bill is in recognition of the state's growing hops industry. Initially, to get the special label at least 20 percent of the hops would have to be from Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker has appointed a new state Medicaid director. Heather Smith will take over for Michael Heifetz, who is leaving Walker's administration to work in the private sector. Smith has been working for Walker as the deputy chief of staff for budget, legislative and intergovernmental affairs. Walker has also made a number of other staff moves.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Gov. Scott Walker is set to sign a bill lifting Wisconsin's moratorium on gold and silver mining. Walker is due to sign the measure later Monday at the Oneida County Airport in Rhinelander. As a state legislator in 1998, Walker voted in favor of the ban. His spokesman has said Walker now believes such mining can be done without harming the environment, but he hasn't offered more to explain Walker's change of heart.

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