August 6, 2014 - 5:15pm
Copper Falls State Park would be in close proximity to the proposed mine. Photo: Jennifer Walker (CC-BY-NC-SA).
The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council has voted to boycott a board that would oversee investment money from the proposed Gogebic Taconite open-pit iron ore mine, saying that any representative they send would be a "token Indian."
August 6, 2014 - 2:45pm
Above, an image showing the billboard ad paid for by the Environmental Law and Policy Center in Chicago.
The Chicago-based Environmental Law and Policy Center has paid for a billboard along Interstate 94 west of Oconomowoc that criticizes Gov. Scott Walker for abandoning a high-speed rail line proposed for the corridor.
August 6, 2014 - 12:15pm
U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, right, has served in Congres for 35 years. Photo: Lester Public Library (CC-BY-NC-SA).
U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, who has represented the 6th Congressional District for 35 years, is preparing to step down from his seat, and four Republicans — Duey Stroebel, Joe Leibham, Glenn Grothman, and Tom Denow — are vying to fill the vacancy.
August 5, 2014 - 6:45pm
State Sen. John Lehman (pictured left) and Mary Jo Walters. | Photos: Bernard Pollack (CC-BY) | Shawn Johnson/WPR
State Sen. John Lehman, who has been endorsed by the state Democratic Party and several unions in the race for lieutenant governor, soon faces a primary election against Mary Jo Walters, an activist well-known for setting up an unofficial child care center during the 2011 protests at the state Capitol.
August 5, 2014 - 3:45pm
Gov. Scott Walker says he's in no hurry for the state to decide whether to approve Waukesha's application to pipe in drinking water from Lake Michigan, and that the issue may not be resolved before the November election.
August 5, 2014 - 2:15pm
Van Wanggaard lost his state Senate seat in 2012 during Wisconsin's recall elections. Now, he's making a bid to reclaim it in a dogfight of a primary against fellow Republican Jonathan Steitz, an investment banker with no history of serving in public office.
August 4, 2014 - 6:00pm
Sen. Ron Johnson. Photo: Shawn Johnson
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. has re-filed his lawsuit against President Barack Obama over the Affordable Care Act.
August 4, 2014 - 5:30pm
Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District has been firmly in the hands of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan since or the past 15 years. But this year, he has an insurgent primary opponent with the same last name.
August 4, 2014 - 1:45pm
Above, Mary Burke speaking at the Rock County Fair in Janesville this past July. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
Most Democrats are already looking ahead to the November gubernatorial election, but party favorite Mary Burke must still face a primary election against state Rep. Brett Hulsey.
August 4, 2014 - 12:15pm
Gov. Scott Walker. Photo:Shawn Johnson/WPR.
Gov. Scott Walker says the election between him and Democrat Mary Burke is about inspiration versus anger.