August 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
LGBT rights activists rallied outside of the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago on Monday. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
Judges from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals scrutinized arguments presented by the the American Civil Liberties Union and the state Department of Justice on Tuesday morning regarding the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban.
August 25, 2014 - 12:30pm
Protesters outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Milwaukee earlier this year. Photo: Light Brigading (CC-BY-SA).
This week, President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order that will expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals memorandum so that it would apply to adults as well, a move that could affect 40,000 immigrants living in Wisconsin.
August 21, 2014 - 2:30pm
U.S. Rep. John Lewis. Photo: ALA (CC-BY-NC-SA).
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, was in Milwaukee on Wednesday night to receive an honorary doctorate from Marquette University.
August 20, 2014 - 12:30am
Patti Seger announcing the project at a press conference on Tuesday. Photo: Gilman Halsted/WPR News.
A nonprofit that helps victims of domestic violence is launching a new program to prevent teenage dating violence.
August 17, 2014 - 11:30pm
Milwaukee County Transit buses make their way through downtown neighborhoods. Photo: d76 (CC-BY-NC).
Two new bus routes have launched in Milwaukee connecting the inner city to the suburbs of Menomonee Falls, New Berlin and Germantown.
August 15, 2014 - 8:00pm
There have now been 73 gun deaths in Wisconsin this year. Photo: James Case (CC-BY).
Two deadly shootings in Milwaukee this past week have pushed the statewide gun homicide tally to 73 for this year.
August 12, 2014 - 12:30pm
Sen. Ron Johnson during a recent town hall meeting. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., concluded a series of what he described as "State of the Nation" presentations on Monday, where he warned of dire consequences because of the national debt and Social Security funding. At an appearance in Antigo, Johnson said the country's national debt will reach $...
August 8, 2014 - 7:45pm
Milwaukee Police Lieutenant Chris Moews, left, and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, right. Photos from Chris Moews's Facebook/Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA).
Voters next Tuesday in Milwaukee County will face a choice on whether to keep the incumbent sheriff, a well-known gun advocate, in office.
August 8, 2014 - 5:15pm
Many of the children who had been detained crossing the border have found housing in the South. Photo: DN (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Plans for two Wisconsin cities to house immigrant children from Central America stuck on the southern U.S. border are indefinitely on hold, now that the number of children crossing the border has dropped.
August 7, 2014 - 5:45pm
Three advocacy groups that are pushing for the legalization of gay marriage in Wisconsin have formed a new coalition.