September 15, 2014 - 7:10pm
Some railway companies are in the process of replacing old tankers. Photo: Woodley Wonder Works (CC-BY).
The Sierra Club is suing the federal government, demanding that old, more vulnerable tankers carrying Bakken crude oil be pulled off the tracks.
September 15, 2014 - 5:07pm
Gov. Scott Walker at a campaign stop in La Crosse last week. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
Gov. Scott Walker has released an agenda for his second term that includes required drug testing for people receiving food assistance or unemployment benefits.
September 15, 2014 - 4:31pm
Sen. Ron Johnson serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photo: Public Domain.
President Barack Obama surprised many observers on Friday by nominating U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to serve as a representative in the United Nations General Assembly, despite Johnson's record as an outspoken critic of both Obama and the UN.
September 15, 2014 - 3:54pm
Harsh winters have left many Wisconsin roads severely damaged. Photo: Scott Tanis (CC-BY-NC-ND).
A growing number of local governments are looking at fees known as “wheel taxes” to raise badly needed money for road and highway maintenance.
September 15, 2014 - 2:08pm
Waupun Correctional Institution, the state's oldest prison. Photo: Laura Fuhrmann.
Six Democratic state legislators say they want to meet with Department of Corrections Secretary Ed Wall about allegations that guards are abusing inmates in the segregation cells at a Waupun prison.
September 15, 2014 - 1:20pm
Goodhue Hall, headquarters for campus police services on the UW-Whitewater campus. Photo: Sean Kirkby/WCIJ.
Students who are caught selling drugs on UW campuses often face a choice: Either face full criminal charges and a possible conviction, or become a confidential informant to help bust other dealers.
September 12, 2014 - 9:17pm
Police in La Crosse County unveiling the new drug droposs boxes last July. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
As a way to cut back on the prescription drug abuse — an issue that is often cited as a gateway to heroin and other drug addictions — the Drug Enforcement Administration introduced new rules on how to dispose prescription drugs this week.
September 12, 2014 - 8:58pm
Two bikers riding a Harley in front of the Harley Soma Avenue Plant in Tomahawk. Photo: Glen Moberg/WPR News.
The roar of thousands of Harley Davidson motorcycles signaled both that the annual Fall Ride from the city of Tomahawk had begun once more, and also that a major economic boost was in store for northern Wisconsin over the weekend.
September 12, 2014 - 5:17pm
State election officials are warning voters to be skeptical of mailings from political action organizations that include instructions about where and when to vote, since that information isn’t always accurate.
September 12, 2014 - 4:53pm
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is the latest campus in Wisconsin to open a food shelf for students.