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Shawano County Courthouse

Shawano County: ‘The Land the Constitution Forgot’

There’s a saying in Shawano County, usually attributed to the county’s former district attorney, that if you come on vacation, you’ll leave on probation.  Decades of law and order prosecutors and a historically punitive culture...
Books written by Rev. Barber and others were available at the Summit On Poverty (Photo by: Isiah Holmes)

New report examines the power of poor and low-income voters

America’s poor, over 140 million strong, have the power to shift the direction of this country. That’s according to a report compiled by the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC), examining how trends in American poverty...
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to examine issues involving race and policing practices in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd and the civil unrest that followed. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images)

The Kamala Harris choice

Joe Biden’s choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate is not exactly shocking, but it did accomplish what the vice presidential pick is supposed to do: It gave a shot in the arm...
Shawano County Courthouse

Shawano County DA’s office threatens election challenger with felony charge

The Shawano-Menominee County District Attorney’s office threatened a political opponent with felony charges in open court Tuesday morning, according to court records.  Aaron Damrau, a 31-year-old criminal defense attorney, is running as an independent to...
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis alongside Rev. Dr. William Barber at a rally. (Photo by Steve Pavey)

Reverend William Barber discusses what’s at stake in the 2020 election

Reverend Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, says more is at stake in the 2020 election than people realize. The question, he says, is “whether or not we’re going to address...

Little traction for Trump memos on unemployment, housing

Directives that President Donald Trump signed over the weekend to extend supplemental unemployment benefits and halt evictions are falling flat in Wisconsin — causing “uncertainty and confusion,” according to Gov. Tony Evers, and falling...
Unemployment benefits application (photo by Getty Images)

Trump’s $400 a week jobless aid could be just $300. It depends on where you live.

Governors, lawmakers and state unemployment agencies on Monday wrestled with confusion created by President Donald Trump’s executive action extending unemployment benefits, and it appeared some states could settle for $300 a week in benefits...
Black Lives Matter protesters gather and march to the Milwaukee City Hall. Many called for the removal of Milwaukee police Chief Alfonso Morales. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Milwaukee continues to reel from the demotion of Police Chief Morales

The demotion of Alfonso Morales from chief of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) to captain has triggered a shake-up in leadership both in MPD and within the Fire and Police Commission (FPC), which called...
Children on pavers playing and drawing with chalk toddler kids school

Will teachers go back?

“F” is the grade given to the Oak Creek – Franklin school district for their plans to reopen school this fall. This district received the worst grade given by Region 7 of the Wisconsin...
Madison voting

What’s happening in Tuesday’s partisan primary?

Four months after Wisconsin’s heavily watched pandemic election in April, the state’s voters will head to the polls again for Tuesday’s fall partisan primary.  The April election involved executive orders and last-minute Supreme Court decisions...
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