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.
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 - 6:15pm
Three more gun homicides reported during the past week have pushed the statewide toll for the year to 97.
October 21, 2014 - 7:05pm
Holmen resident Kymi Moua and Onalaska resident Salene Po Shoua Vang Yang recently became U.S. citizens with the help of the Hmong Advocacy Task Force of AMOS. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
Hmong residents who have recently become U.S. citizens were honored earlier this month at a celebration in La Crosse.