October 14, 2014 - 3:19pm
Tracie Happel, left, and Rep. Steve Doyle. Photos courtesy of Tracie Happel/Wisconsin State Legislature.
A state Assembly race in La Crosse County has pit a long-established Democratic attorney against a Republican school teacher.
October 14, 2014 - 1:34pm
Gov. Scott Walker speaking to reporters about job creation in a Menards warehouse in Eau Claire this summer. Photo: Rich Kremer/WPR News.
Throughout this fall’s gubernatorial race, Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Mary Burke have returned again and again to the issue of job creation, painting contrasting pictures of how Wisconsin's labor force has fared and of how the state's private-public jobs agency has performed.
October 13, 2014 - 10:54pm
Attorney general candidate Brad Schimel speaking with supporters. Photo courtesy of Brad Schimel's Facebook page.
The National Rifle Association has endorsed Republican Brad Schimel in the race for attorney general.
October 13, 2014 - 10:22pm
Skyward President Jim King speaking at a rally last year against a proposed single-vendor software policy for Wisconsin's schools. Photo: Glen Moberg/WPR News.
The central Wisconsin school software company Skyward has broken ground on a new headquarters building with a plan to hire another 600 people over the next 10 years — a big turnaround for a company that almost left the state.
October 13, 2014 - 10:02pm
A voter registration event in Geneva. Photo: Lauren Rauk (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Now that voter ID requirements have been put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court, election officials in Wisconsin cities like Milwaukee are back to focusing on other steps to boost voter turnout.
October 13, 2014 - 6:39pm
Susan Happ posing with her former rivals from the Democratic primary for attorney general. Photo courtesy of Susan Happ Facebook page.
The Office of Lawyer Regulation has rejected a complaint alleging that Susan Happ, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, mishandled a sexual molestation case as Jefferson County district attorney.
October 13, 2014 - 6:35pm
A couple leaving the Milwaukee County Courthouse after getting married this June. Photo: Light Brigading (CC-BY-NC).
Gov. Scott Walker directed state officials on Monday to recognize the partnerships of roughly 500 same-sex couples who were married after a federal district judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, but before a stay was put on that ruling.
October 13, 2014 - 4:49pm
Funding road repairs has increasingly become an issue in the wake of two extreme winters. Photo: Jean-Jacques Halans (CC-BY-NC-SA).
This November, voters will vote on whether or not the state's transportation fund should be used solely for transportation spending, or if it should be available for covering other expenditures and budget deficits too, as Gov. Jim Doyle did in the early to mid-2000s.
October 13, 2014 - 3:58pm
Susan Happ, left, and Brad Schimel. Images courtesy of WPT.
State Attorney General candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel spent some time during their first debate continuing an argument over the defense of state laws.
October 13, 2014 - 1:31pm
UW-Madison will soon create a Center for Predictive Computational Phenotyping using an NIH grant. Photo: okandasan (CC-BY).
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been selected as one of 12 institutions to help the U.S. government use “big data” to solve health care problems and create better treatments for patients.