September 4, 2014 - 5:45pm
David Obey speaks to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke at the dedication ceremony of the former congressman's new resource center. Photo: Glen Moberg/WPR News.
A bipartisan group of politicians came together to honor a former congressman and his goal of getting young people involved in politics, during the official dedication of the David R. Obey Civic Resource Center in Wausau on Wednesday night.
September 4, 2014 - 4:30pm
Motise Reynolds, one of the fast food workers who participated in the strike in Madison, and his daughter Catalina. Photo: Laurel White/WPR News.
About 20 fast-food workers walked off the job in Madison on Thursday, joining thousands across the country in calling for a raise in the minimum wage.
September 4, 2014 - 3:30pm
A police officer places Rep. Gwen Moore under arrest during a protest in Milwaukee. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Jobs Now.
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, was arrested on Thursday morning in Milwaukee for her role in a protest calling for a minimum wage increase. Twenty-five other people were also arrested at the Milwaukee protest, which was part of a national fast food workers' strike for higher wages. The...
September 4, 2014 - 2:45pm
Karina Willes, left, and Kami Young address reporters after oral arguments in Chicago while Willes holds 5-month-old Olivia Young. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a ruling in the legal challenge to Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban, affirming the opinion from U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb that the ban is unconstitutional.
September 3, 2014 - 8:15pm
Above, Michael Fenchel, co-founder of Vote (Mostly) Online. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
A new website aimed at Millennials boasts that it will help people vote “mostly online” in Wisconsin.
September 3, 2014 - 1:15pm
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville. Photo: Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Speaking on Tuesday to a Press and Rotary Club luncheon in Milwaukee, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., criticized state and local efforts to raise the minimum wage.
September 2, 2014 - 7:45pm
Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke says she’ll provide up to $25 million in funding for a proposed arts and events facility in downtown Eau Claire if elected, meaning that no matter who’s elected in November, the project will have support in the executive office.
September 2, 2014 - 6:45pm
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said he'll debate his Democratic challenger Rob Zerban at least once this fall, in contrast to 2012, when he refused to engage in a congressional debate.
September 2, 2014 - 6:00pm
Gov. Scott Walker will unveil his economic development agenda for his second term soon. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
Gov. Scott Walker said he won't make another job creation promise for his second term, though he said he does not regret telling voters he'd help create 250,000 private-sector jobs in his first term.
September 2, 2014 - 3:30pm
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has sent a letter to federal health officials, asking them to give people who stopped receiving BadgerCare coverage more time to sign up for private insurance sold on the federal exchange.