Rep. Ron Kind on a Wisconsin dairy farm (Kind via Facebook)

House Dems pass massive infrastructure bill; GOP calls it ‘nonsense’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House cleared a massive $1.5 trillion package Wednesday that backers said would not only shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure but also create jobs at a time of widespread unemployment,...
Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Families and activists mark victory on body cameras for Wauwatosa Police

Activist and community pressure on the Wauwatosa Police Department (WPD) is translating into real policy change for the department. From June 29-30, the Wauwatosa (Tosa) Committee of the Whole held meetings regarding the implementation...
Vaun Mayes leads a gathering on 27 and Center Street in Milwaukee, on the first day. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Activist Vaun Mayes released from Milwaukee jail after arrest

Milwaukee residents, thousands of whom have marched in the city’s 32 straight days of protest against police violence, were reeling after the arrest of local activist and co-founder of the Community Task Force (COMM...
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Shut down Line 5 — it’s too risky

Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline is too risky to keep operating and now the State of Wisconsin can permanently shut it down. (The Line 5 pipeline is currently, temporarily shut down thanks to the...

Sen. Baldwin asks feds for emergency safety orders

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, warned lawmakers the United States is headed in the “wrong direction” with COVID-19 and could soon reach 100,000 new cases per day if...
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Cynical appeals court helps Wisconsin GOP

The outrageous decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to limit early voting in Wisconsin was a gift to Wisconsin Republicans. The three-judge panel — all appointed by Republicans — overturned the...
Road sign reads Save Lives Now Stay Home #COVID19

Republicans fought for local control over virus restrictions, now they’re fighting that local control

In the month of April, Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature tirelessly argued against Gov. Tony Evers’ “Safer-at-Home” order.  Instead, they argued, the state needed a regional plan to control the virus and boost the economy....

Lost income, postponed healthcare, skipped rent

Nearly half of Wisconsin residents in a federal survey say that they’ve put off medical care because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more than one in five are looking ahead to someone in their...
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 21: Pro-choice protesters gather at the Supreme Court on May 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Roberts joins Supreme Court’s four liberal judges in striking down Louisiana abortion law

WASHINGTON — In a victory for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a controversial Louisiana law that critics said would have severely limited access to abortion in Louisiana and opened the door...
Statue of Lady Forward, blindfolded, in the snow during a February 2011 protest of Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill

As progressive icons fall, Madison feels the pain and heaviness of history

It was a shocking, bruising, terrible week. Worst of all was the horrifying attack on Althea Bernstein, a bright, loving young woman who was sitting in her car when four white men yelled the N-word...
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