local • 3A, 6A

Milton man will be new judge

Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday his appointment of Karl R. Hanson to replace retiring Rock County Judge James Daley. Hanson, of Milton, is an assistant attorney general for the state Department of Justice. He said he will start the Rock County job handling criminal cases on March 5. Hanson was a municipal judge for the towns of Milton, Harmony and Lima, but he said Friday he no longer will continue in those roles

state • 2A

Judges defend their efforts

Former judges who sat on the Government Accountability Board say they were following well-established law when they investigated Gov. Scott Walker for possible campaign finance violations. The 11 judges said the state Supreme Court adopted a new interpretation of campaign finance law when it shut down what was known as John Doe II in 2015 and found Walker and conservative groups backing him had done nothing illegal.

nation/world • 5B-6B

Inflation fears spook markets

U.S. stocks slumped Friday, and the market suffered its worst week in two years, as fears of inflation and disappointing quarterly results from technology and energy giants spooked investors. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped by more than 650 points. Each of the three major indexes lost about 2 percent of their value in Friday’s trading session.

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