Pompeo warns legislators that the Chinese Communist Party sees them as “the weak link”

BY: - September 24, 2020

For anyone questioning why President Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was giving a “foreign policy address” at the Wisconsin Capitol while the building is closed to the public and has never before hosted such an event — you are not alone. A lot of people have been asking him that, Pompeo admitted. Rest […]

A resident waits in line to vote at a polling place in Milwaukee for the April 7, 2020, primary election. Residents waited sometimes more than two hours to vote at this site, one of the few polling places open in the city after most were consolidated due to a shortage of poll workers fearful of contracting COVID-19. Photo by Scott Olson | Getty Images

Tammy Baldwin, advocates say voters are energized to defend Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat

BY: - September 24, 2020

As absentee voting began this week in Wisconsin, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and advocates with the Save the Vote Campaign held a press conference to outline the high stakes in the November election.   Tiffany Muller, president of End Citizens United and Let America Vote described the fight to defend the legacy of the late Justice […]

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DNR: Platteville fish dealer charged for invasive carp sales

BY: - September 24, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that a wholesale fish dealer in Platteville is facing state charges for illegally selling species of highly invasive, destructive Asian carp. According to a DNR press release these particular types of carp are distinct from the German carp which have existed in the Badger State since the […]

Protesters gather in Kenosha the second night of protests on August 24th, 2020. This was before the clashes with police later that night. (Photo | Isiah Holmes)

DOJ makes moves in Blake case as lawsuit filed against pro-Trump militas

BY: - September 23, 2020

The fallout from the Jacob Blake shooting continues to affect the city of Kenosha. On Sept. 22, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced that former Madison Police Chief Nobel Wray will conduct a review of the investigative files, which will then go to Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Gravely. From there, Gravely will render a […]

A film tells ‘what it feels like to be disenfranchised’ in Wisconsin

BY: - September 23, 2020

Less than two months from Election Day 2020, a new documentary looks back at Wisconsin’s 2018 election — when Democrats swept statewide offices but remained locked out of the majority in the Legislature. “Can You Hear Us Now?” follows the story of two unsuccessful candidates in that election, along with a handful of other activists […]

Sen. Scott Fitzgerald and Speaker Robin Vos hold a virtual press conference (six feet apart) on March 25, 2020

Vos, Fitzgerald appeal court ruling that extended election deadlines

BY: - September 23, 2020

The Wisconsin State Legislature filed an appeal on Wednesday to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in an attempt to stop the ruling of a district court judge that extended several deadlines important for November’s election. The original case was brought by the Democratic National Committee and others.  The Legislature, represented by Assembly Speaker […]

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House passes deal on stopgap funding, avoids government shutdown

BY: - September 23, 2020

House and Senate leaders reached a bipartisan agreement Tuesday night to pass a three-month funding stopgap, averting a government shutdown in the midst of a pandemic and a short time before the November elections. In a 359-57 vote, the House passed H.R. 8337, which extends federal government funding until Dec. 11, when lawmakers would have […]

A poster depicting Christopher Davis. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Mother of Christopher Davis continues seeking justice for son killed in botched drug bust

BY: - September 23, 2020

“My kids call me every day,” Doretha Lock told Wisconsin Examiner, recalling the day that her son, 21-year-old Christopher Davis, was killed by police in Walworth County. Although he’d called to check in, Lock could tell something wasn’t right. As she listened for any clues which may be hidden in the background noise, Davis told […]

Bon Iver and Eaux Claires Music Festival's Justin Vernon and his old van. Credit Graham Talbot via Grandstand Media

Road tour to get Wisconsinites voting

BY: - September 22, 2020

Hey Wisconsinites, do you:  … miss live music festivals like Eaux Claires Festival? … admire musician Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Volcano Choir, Big Red Machine and founder of Eaux Claires? … know someone who is on the fence about whether or not to vote? … wonder if voting is worthwhile and have a friend […]

Gov. Tony Evers

GOP fights Evers new emergency mask order despite COVID rise in Wisconsin

BY: - September 22, 2020

With one week to go before the state’s current statewide mask order expires, Gov. Tony Evers issued a new order Tuesday, along with a new public health emergency order as COVID-19 outbreaks persist on college campuses. “We continue to learn more about this virus, but what we do know is that we are facing a […]

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Shawano County courthouse closed due to COVID-19 outbreak but DA won’t go virtual

BY: - September 22, 2020

After a case of COVID-19 was confirmed among the county employees who work in the Shawano County Courthouse, the building was shut down until Oct. 5. But the Shawano County District Attorney Greg Parker continues to make his entire staff come into the office, an email obtained by the Wisconsin Examiner shows.  In the email, […]

Demonstrators protest Arizona's new immigration law outside the Arizona Capitol building on April 23, 2010. Protesters said the law will lead to racial profiling and civil rights abuses against the Hispanic community. Photo by John Moore | Getty Images

Congress launches inquiry into claims about gynecological procedures at Georgia immigrant facility

BY: - September 22, 2020

Top U.S. House Democrats are investigating a whistleblower’s allegations that immigrant women in a Georgia detention center endured gynecological procedures without their consent or full understanding of the treatment that was being performed. Dawn Wooten, a nurse who worked at the Irwin County Detention Center, said women at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility “were […]