May 6, 2014 - 10:30am
The director of a Madison-based atheist organization says Monday's Supreme Court ruling upholding the right of local governments to open their meetings with a prayer marks a step towards theocratic government.
May 1, 2014 - 5:45pm
DATCP Secretary Ben Brancel (L) with Gov. Scott Walker (R) at Lane Creek Dairy in Barre Mills, shortly before Walker commented on this week's voter ID decision. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says there will be no special legislative session to craft a new voter ID law. He made the comments Thursday at a stop in La Crosse, days after U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman struck down the law.
May 1, 2014 - 10:30am
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen called the district court's ruling on the state's Voter ID law "very broad," and says he'll appeal the decision to the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, in Chicago. Photo: Ken Lund (CC-BY-SA)
Lawyers on both sides of the federal lawsuit over voter ID are preparing for an appeal after a judge overturned the law in a first-of-its-kind decision this week.
April 30, 2014 - 4:30pm
Madison may soon join the "ban the box" movement. Photo: MuZemike (CC-BY-SA).
Madison's city council will soon vote on whether or not it will join the “ban the box” movement by requiring the city to postpone any criminal background checks on job applicants until after they've been interviewed.
April 30, 2014 - 11:45am
Nerf makes a variety of brightly colored toy guns. The arrests happened after dark, however, making the colors difficult to discern. Photo: Mike Mozart (CC-BY)
An off-campus game by Wausau high school students led to a guns drawn response by multiple police officers. The incident prompted a backlash in the community. The 911 call came from a Wausau homeowner a week ago Tuesday night, who described a scene involving "three guys right now surrounding a...
April 30, 2014 - 10:30am
Republican leaders are hedging on their promise to call a special session on voter ID after it was overturned by a federal judge Tuesday.
April 29, 2014 - 5:45pm
Above, students on the UW-Madison campus. 285 students reported being sexually assaulted on UW campuses in 2012. Photo: Richard Hurd (CC-BY).
The White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault has released recommendations to schools in the fight against sexual violence. There were 285 students on UW campuses who reported being sexually assaulted in 2012.
April 25, 2014 - 6:00pm
Sister Helen Prejean, a catholic nun famous for working with death row inmates, is in Madison this weekend for the performance of an opera based on her book, “Dead Man Walking.”
April 25, 2014 - 2:30pm
A still from the viral video of a Green Bay police officer pushing a man to the ground before arresting him.
After a video of a Green Bay police officer shoving a man to the ground went viral last week, gun rights activists say they will openly carry guns around downtown on Saturday night.
April 23, 2014 - 4:15pm
The Milwaukee Police Department has usually conducted its own investigations into deaths involving any of its officers. Photo: Vincent Desjardins (CC-BY).
The state's new law on how deaths in police custody are investigated won't change the way departments in smaller towns operate -- they already call in outside investigators in such cases. The same won't be true for cities like Madison and Milwaukee.