October 28, 2014 - 5:40pm
Sen. Terry Moulton, left, and Phil Swanhorst. Photos courtesy of candidates' Facebook pages.
In western Wisconsin’s 23rd State Senate District, an incumbent who survived a recall election is now facing off against a relatively unknown city bus driver.
October 28, 2014 - 3:55pm
The Bradley Center, the home of the Bucks since 1988. Photo: Jeramey Jannene (CC-BY).
Marc Lasry, one of the new owners of the Milwaukee Bucks, said an announcement regarding a site for a new arena for the basketball team will be made within 60 days.
October 27, 2014 - 6:15pm
The labor group Wisconsin Jobs Now is suing Gov. Scott Walker’s administration for refusing to investigate complaints from low-wage workers who claim the state's minimum wage is not a living wage.
October 24, 2014 - 11:45pm
Ellen Malcolm, the founder of EMILY's List, a 527 that has contributed money for Democratic campaigns in Wisconsin. Photo: Drew Saunders (CC-BY-NC-SA).
With just over a week left before the Nov. 4 election, voters are being flooded with negative mailings and TV ads in the race for governor, many of which are being paid for by national political groups known as 527 organizations.
October 23, 2014 - 8:30pm
Voters in 12 Wisconsin communities will be asked next month if they support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to rein in money in politics.
October 22, 2014 - 6:45pm
A frame from the latest ad from Gov. Scott Walker's campaign, which claims that the next budget will start with a surplous of $535 million.
Gov. Scott Walker is doubling down on a claim that the next state budget will start out with a surplus, even though the evidence Walker points to does not back him up. Walker first made the claim during last Friday's gubernatorial debate , saying that “the next state budget will begin with a...
October 17, 2014 - 3:20pm
A mine developer with Superior Silica Sands holds a description of the annexed property the company hopes to build a frac sand drying and rail loading facility on. Photo: Rich Kremer/WPR News.
Two towns in Trempealeau County in western Wisconsin decided on Thursday night to wait on a decision to sue the small, nearby city of Independence for the questionable annexation of a frac sand mine, after a mining company proposed a last-minute financial agreement.
October 16, 2014 - 11:45pm
The Apostle Ice Caves attracted record crowds last year. Photo: Plxn8er (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Visitors traveling to Lake Superior’s ice caves this winter could wind up paying more to see the natural wonders if the U.S. National Park Service introduces a new fee to help cover staffing and maintenance costs. The Park Service is proposing a $5 special recreation permit fee for anyone over 12...
October 15, 2014 - 1:55pm
Gov. Scott Walker said on Tuesday that the state minimum wage “serves no purpose,” though he said he won't repeal it as governor.
October 15, 2014 - 10:35am
A train delivering corn to an ethanol plant. Photo: Side tracked (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Lawmakers and industries that ship goods via rail are pressuring the federal government to overhaul transportation rules in order to ease shipping delays.