November 26, 2014 - 8:40pm
Traffic on the Beltline outside of Madison. Photo: Andrew Buttita (CC-BY-NC-SA).
About 6 million Americans plan to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, marking a 4 percent increase from last year. Wisconsinites that hit the road can expect heavy traffic — not only due to a high volume of vehicles, but also thanks to construction projects and major sporting events in Madison and Green Bay.
November 25, 2014 - 6:25pm
The day after a grand jury in St. Louis County decided not to charge Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting a young black man to death this summer, rallies were held across the state by people who expressed anger and frustration with the decision.
November 24, 2014 - 8:55pm
St. Louis County Attorney Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury's decision on live TV.
A grand jury on Monday chose not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed teenager Mike Brown this summer. St. Louis County Attorney Robert McCulloch announced the decision at around 8:30 p.m. on Monday evening. Several news outlets, including CNN , reported last week...
November 21, 2014 - 5:00pm
Lugar de Reunion director Alfonso Sanchez runs the Hispanic resource center in Sparta. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
While Wisconsin Republicans in Congress say President Barack Obama's new immigration plan will hurt the chances for a longer-term immigration bill, imigrants and immigrant advocacy groups say that shouldn't be so. They're applauding Obama's action, though some are skeptical of the new protections.
November 20, 2014 - 11:25am
Rockwell Automation headquarters in Milwaukee. Photo: Jonny Fixed Gear (CC-BY-NC-SA).
The Human Rights Campaign has given six large Wisconsin employers a 100 percent grade for their LGBT-friendliness, based on the companies' willingness to go beyond federal mandates and extend benefits to gay workers or to allow transgender coverage in health plans.
November 14, 2014 - 12:05am
Members of the 555th Parachute Batallion getting briefed before a mission at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Photo: Public Domain.
A pioneering black paratrooper who helped integrate the U.S. Army in the 1940s was in central Wisconsin for Veterans Week, reflecting on America's racist past and speaking out against racism.
November 13, 2014 - 12:50pm
Lake Monona and the Madison skyline. Photo: Tony Heussner (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Madison received high marks from the Human Rights Campaign for creating municipal laws and policies that are inclusive of the LGBT community Wednesday.
November 11, 2014 - 10:05am
Judith Siers-Poisson and Ray Kaquatosh. Photo: Jennifer Carlson of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
Editor's Note: On Nov. 1, "The Larry Meiller Show" producer and WPR fill-in host Judith Siers-Poisson interviewed Ray Kaquatosh at the Wisconsin Veterans’ Museum in Madison. Kaquatosh related stories from his recently released book, “ Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf: A Memoir ,” as well as other...
November 5, 2014 - 2:50pm
On November 5, 1912, Wisconsin voters (all men) went to the polls to consider a referendum on women's suffrage. Suffrage attracted a lot of support but also powerful opposition in Wisconsin, particularly among brewers who feared enfranchised women would bring the prohibition of alcohol. This poster...
October 28, 2014 - 12:50am
The exam room in the new Micah Center. Photo: Patty Murray/WPR News.
The Green Bay Catholic Diocese is opening a new daytime shelter for the city's homeless.