July 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
The prescription drug drop boxes will be emptied nightly by police officers. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
La Crosse is the latest Wisconsin community to set up permanent prescription drug drop boxes throughout the county. The seven drop boxes will be installed inside police stations and at the sheriff’s department. People can get rid of their old and unused prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs...
July 2, 2014 - 4:30pm
Above, anti-abortion protesters gathered outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C. Photo: American Life League (CC-BY-NC).
Madison's city attorney and police chief have decided they will no longer enforce an ordinance that prohibits abortion protesters from coming any closer than 8 feet to patients entering any health care clinic in the city.
July 1, 2014 - 9:30am
Starting on Tuesday, FoodShare recipients in three Wisconsin counties will have to find work or go to school to continue to receive food stamps.
June 27, 2014 - 5:45pm
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said his recent vote against a bill giving more funding to the U.S. Veterans Administration was a good one -- even though he’s taking heat for it.
June 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
Two women getting married outside the City-County Building in downtown Madison, following the initial federal ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban. Photo: Blue Cheddar (CC-BY-NC-ND).
A national gay rights advocacy group is calling on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to grant federal marriage benefits to more than 500 Wisconsin same-sex couples who got married between June 6 and June 13.
June 23, 2014 - 10:00am
The Obama administration is making a big push to reduce climate-affecting carbon dioxide emissions from coal burning power plants. Toward that same goal, some Milwaukjee homeowners and others are trying a group approach to adding solar energy to their houses.
June 20, 2014 - 5:00pm
Wisconsin health officials are hoping to increase vaccination rates for one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, known as HPV, or human papillomavirus. Doctors said that parents are becoming less resistant to having their children vaccinated, but other barriers also need to be...
June 18, 2014 - 6:15pm
The WRA says that an increased minimum wage would mean restaurants would have to pass on costs to the consumer. Photo: Gorgeoux (CC-BY-SA).
The Wisconsin Restaurant Association has released a study that says more than 16,000 jobs would be lost with a higher minimum wage -- an estimate that supports of a higher wage are calling into question.
June 17, 2014 - 2:15pm
Gov. Scott Walker said he wishes reporters would ask him more questions on Act 10. Photo: Gateway Technical College (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Gov. Scott Walker told the media during a Monday press conference that they should pay less attention to his position on gay marriage, and instead focus on what he sees as the more important issue: the economy.
June 16, 2014 - 6:45pm
Mayor Tom Barrett spoke about against a slew of child shootings in a Monday press conference. Photo: Steve Glynn (CC-BY-NC).
Another outbreak of nonfatal shootings in Milwaukee – including of four children – has upset Mayor Tom Barrett and led to the introduction of a gun hotline. Barrett held a news conference on Monday afternoon, and listed the victims of shootings that had taken place that day alone: two 33 year old...