July 23, 2014 - 6:04pm
Gov. Walker said he expected a tight race for re-election. Photo: Ray Cross (CC-BY-NC).
Gov. Scott Walker says he's not surprised the latest Marquette poll shows a dead heat in his race with Democratic challenger Mary Burke.
July 23, 2014 - 5:45pm
Trains shipping large amounts of Bakken oil go through Wisconsin about 45 times per week. Photo: Randen Pederson (CC-BY).
The federal government has ordered railroads carrying crude oil from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota to slow down and replace tankers with safer models.
July 23, 2014 - 5:17pm
Gov. Scott Walker at the St. Croix County Republican Party field office in Hudson on Tuesday. Photo: Rich Kremer/WPR News.
Gov. Scott Walker has requested federal disaster aid to help local governments offset costs related to broken water mains last winter.
July 23, 2014 - 4:40pm
Rep. Sean Duffy says he's deeply angered by the wrong waiting times that had been publicized by the VA. Photo: House GOP (CC-BY-NC).
Wisconsin’s Republican congressional delegation say the Department of Veterans Affairs is wrong, perhaps lying, about appointment waiting times for veterans in Wisconsin.
July 23, 2014 - 3:58pm
Gov. Scott Walker and Mary Burke are in a dead heat in the gubernatorial race.
A poll released on Wednesday by Marquette University shows that Gov. Scott Walker and Mary Burke are in a dead heat in the race for governor. Walker leads Burke 46 to 45 percent among registered voters, while Burke leads Walker 47 to 46 percent among likely voters — splits that are both well within the poll's margin of error.
July 23, 2014 - 3:00pm
An image of a helicopter heading towards a training exercise, tweeted by the Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday morning.
Madeline Island was overrun by police, deputies, wardens, the state patrol, the FBI, firefighters and emergency response teams Wednesday in a training exercise.
July 23, 2014 - 2:09pm
A new report finds that overall childhood quality of life has improved in Wisconsin. Photo: Pete Prodoehl (CC-BY-NC-SA).
According to a new report, children in Wisconsin have been getting healthier and better educated over the last few years, but are increasingly affected by poor economic conditions.
July 23, 2014 - 1:09pm
Gov. Scott Walker speaking with reporters in April. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
Gov. Scott Walker said the revelation that he spent $320,000 on criminal defense attorneys during the last six months is old news and won’t change voter’s perception of him.
July 22, 2014 - 7:47pm
Sgt. Anton F. Jacks speaking with Rep. Sean Duffy in Thorp on Tuesday. Photo: Glen Moberg/WPR News.
A central Wisconsin World War II veteran was saluted for his service in the liberation of France on Tuesday in his hometown.
July 22, 2014 - 7:24pm
The E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, D.C., where an appeals court ruled that the U.S. government can't subsidize health plans bought on federally run exchanges. Photo: NCinDC (CC-BY-ND).
Future tax credits for health coverage could be in jeopardy for the majority of states, including Wisconsin, after two federal courts handed down conflicting rulings on whether the U.S. government can subsidize health coverage sold on federally run exchanges.