Chris Taylor at a rally for common-sense gun laws at the Capitol

‘Our kids are at risk every single day’

At a rally for common-sense gun laws on the steps of the Capitol,by the Wisconsin Coalition for Gun Safety, Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) urged a crowd of about 150 people to support universal background...
Marines fighting fires with foam

Bad Chemistry

The Speaker’s Task Force on Water Quality is tasked with this mission: “To protect a healthy and stable supply of water for residents and industry.”   To that end it has gone around the state...
Several types of vaping products associated with lung disease

Vaping illnesses show need for regulated THC markets

“One of the things I’m wondering is why is this all of a sudden happening now?” said Eric Marsch, an organizer with the cannabis advocacy organization NORML, pondering the rash of hospitalizations connected with vaping....

DNR plans Marinette chemical contamination listening sessions

As worries persist about contamination from chemicals known as PFAS in and around  Marinette and Peshtigo in northeastern Wisconsin, the state Department of Natural Resources will hold the first of six monthly listening sessions...
Wisconsin Legislature in session

Marquette poll deep dive: polling for political nerds

In the three Marquette Law School polls this year in January, April and August, Wisconsin voters responded to questions about the two Republican legislative leaders--Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos--as...

U.S. Rep. Moore sponsors measure on intersection of misogyny, domestic violence and gun violence for VAWA anniversary

It’s been 25 years since Congress passed the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) but the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate still hasn’t reauthorized it. Marking the 25th anniversary of the landmark VAWA on Sept. 13, U.S....
Wisconsin farmers at the U.S. Capitol

Wisconsin Farmers Union Goes to Washington

Farmers and their advocates from across the state, from Blanchardville to Bayfield, flew to Washington, DC, last week as part of the National Farmers Union Fly-In.  The 24 members of the Wisconsin Farmers Union delegation...
Betsy DeVos at a podium at the US Dept of Education

Betsy DeVos’ Milwaukee voucher school visit draws fire

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is launching a “Back to School” tour on Monday with a visit to a private voucher school in Milwaukee—a city described by The Department of Education in a...
San Francisco Youth Climate Strike - March 15, 2019

Schools respond in disparate ways to climate strike 

On Friday, September 20, students in Wisconsin and around the world will walk out of school to protest the lack of action on solving the climate change crisis. Rallies are planned for Madison, Milwaukee,...

F-35 stirs strong reaction in Madison

The Air National Guard held a public forum on the plan to bring F-35 fighter jets to Madison’s Truax Field on Thursday night at the Exhibition Hall of the Alliant Energy Center. Public comments on...
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