August 29, 2014 - 6:15pm
There have now been 81 gun deaths in Wisconsin this year. Photo: Paul Weaver (CC-BY-NC-ND).
The shooting deaths of two Milwaukee men this week have pushed the statewide gun homicide total to 81 for the year.
August 28, 2014 - 1:30pm
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin. Photo: Shutterjet (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin unveiled an initiative this week to increase the amount of affordable housing in the city by using a strategy recently embraced by other cities around the state.
August 27, 2014 - 9:45pm
The website for the new plan from the Governor's Council on Domestic Abuse.
The Governor's Council on Domestic Abuse released a long-range plan on Wednesday that calls on the state and communities to maintain, and in some cases expand, shelters for victims of violence. The council asserts through the six year plan that domestic violence takes a heavy toll on the state...
August 27, 2014 - 6:15pm
Karina Willes, left, and Kami Young address reporters after oral arguments in Chicago while Willes holds 5-month-old Olivia Young. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
Some of the plaintiffs in Virginia Wolf v. Scott Walker, the lawsuit that challenges Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage, traveled to Chicago by bus to attend Tuesday’s hearing before the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and see their lawsuit through.
August 27, 2014 - 5:30pm
A protester for marriage equality marching outside the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
The three judges weighing the appeal of a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage made comments during Tuesday’s hearing that left the plaintiffs feeling optimistic.
August 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
The 7 Rivers LGBT Resource Center in La Crosse released a directory featuring LGBT-friendly and welcoming businesses in southwest Wisconsin on Tuesday.
August 26, 2014 - 6:15pm
Brad Shimel, left, and Susan Happ, Right. Photos courtesy of candidates' Facebook pages.
The candidates in the race for state attorney general take opposing stances regarding the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
August 26, 2014 - 5:30pm
Maria Hamilton, Dontre Hamilton's mother, at a recent rally in solidarity with the protests in Ferguson, Mo. Photo: Light Brigading (CC-BY-NC).
The lawyer for the family of Dontre Hamilton, the 31-year-old Milwaukee man shot to death by police in April, said the family met with Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn on Tuesday and also filed a Notice of Injury with the city.
August 26, 2014 - 4:15pm
Rep. Joel Kleefisch, chairman of the committee. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin State Legislature.
A committee of state lawmakers and stakeholders met Tuesday in a continuing effort to improve child adoption programs in Wisconsin.
August 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
LGBT rights activists rallied outside of the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago on Monday. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
Three judges — one Reagan appointee in particular — from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heavily scrutinized arguments presented by the Wisconsin Department of Justice on Tuesday morning as its defended the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.