February 12, 2014 - 12:15pm
Officials with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee said that they plan to file its bankruptcy reorganization plan on Wednesday.
February 11, 2014 - 5:30pm
A group of Native American educators has sent letters to 31 Wisconsin school districts offering to help their communities replace their Native American sports mascots and logos. A bill signed in to law in December makes it easier for school districts to retain their Native American mascots by...
February 10, 2014 - 6:00pm
Republican leaders in the Legislature say they may hold votes on expanding the development of gunfire-detection technology in Milwaukee. Photo: Jeramey Jannene (CC-BY)
Although one Republican lawmaker advocates for banning "habitual criminals" from obtaining concealed-carry permits in Milwaukee, GOP leaders in the Legislature are largely ignoring calls for gun control from city officials.
February 10, 2014 - 3:15pm
Although Wisconsin uses a truth-in-sentencing system instead of parole, prisoners sentenced before the year 2000 are still eligible for release. Photo: Magnus Halsnes (CC-BY-SA)
A group of activists are calling for the release of almost 3,000 prisoners who, because they were incarcerated before the state adopted a truth-in-sentencing system, are eligible for parole.
February 7, 2014 - 4:45pm
Wisconsin's propane shortage has posed a major problem for rural low-income residents trying to stay warm during a brutally cold winter. Photo: Drew Domkus (CC-BY-NC-SA)
About 70 people have contacted the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection with formal complaints that propane suppliers are backing out of prepay and price-lock contracts.
February 6, 2014 - 12:30am
Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said she completely supports gay marriage while Gov. Scott Walker said he doesn't think there's significant movement to make it legal in Wisconsin.
February 5, 2014 - 4:30pm
A "911 Good Samaritan" bill that would exempt underage drinkers and drug users from facing legal consequences when they seek medical assistance for a friend who's had too much to drink is being praised by students, but encountering skepticism from some UW officials.
February 4, 2014 - 4:15pm
Pro-Life Wisconsin is joining a national “cookie cott” against Girl Scouts of the USA, declaring that the organization endorses pro-choice role models.
February 4, 2014 - 12:00pm
Dianne Hendrickson and her son Eric, a sex offender confined to Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, inside the visiting area. The state committed Eric as a sexually violent person in 2002. They believe he has been denied discharge from the facility for rule infractions unrelated to the risk he poses to the community as a sex offender. Dianne Hendrickson is eager to see her son come home: “I have never prayed or wished for anything more than that.” Photo: Courtesy of Dianne Hendrickson
A change in the risk criteria for convicted sex offenders means more patients at the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center will be released. But one offender who's been there for more than a decade says he never should have been put there in the first place. (Part 3 of 3)
February 4, 2014 - 11:00am
State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee)
State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa is trying to revive three measures that she says would help Hispanic and Latino residents in Wisconsin and improve community safety.