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...
June 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
The ruling will put an end temporarily to marriage licenses being issued to same-sex couples in Wisconsin. Photo: Guillaume Paumier (CC-BY).
While U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued a final order on Friday afternoon that strikes down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, she also put a stay on that order pending appeal.
June 13, 2014 - 5:00pm
Above, two women getting married outside the Milwaukee County Courthouse. Photo: Light Brigading (CC-BY-NC).
Update: U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb has issued a final order that strikes down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, but she has also put a stay on that order.
June 13, 2014 - 4:00pm
Above, the Robert W. Kastenmeier U.S. Courthouse in Madison. Photo: Janet and Phil (CC-BY-NC-ND).
UPDATE: U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb has issued a final order that strikes down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, but she has also put a stay on that order.
June 13, 2014 - 3:00pm
Appleton's black population is small, but the area is rich in black history. Photo: Shutter Runner (CC-BY-NC-SA).
The city of Appleton is celebrating Juneteenth with, "Stone of Hope," a pop up museum exhibit that tells the history of the area's black community through pictures and written history.
June 12, 2014 - 6:00pm
Gov. Scott Walker. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
Gov. Scott Walker says he continues to support Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's fight against the court ruling that declared unconstitutional Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban.
June 12, 2014 - 5:00pm
A couple married outside the Milwaukee County Courthouse. Photo: Light Brigading (CC-BY-NC).
At a hearing in Madison on Friday, attorneys for the state and the American Civil Liberties Union will present arguments on how to proceed now that Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban has been found unconstitutional.
June 11, 2014 - 4:30pm
A couple gets married outside the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Saturday. Photo: Light Brigading (CC-BY-SA).
There are now 52 counties issuing same-sex marriage licenses in Wisconsin, with some county clerks still waiting until the legal landscape is clearer to issue licenses.
June 10, 2014 - 4:45pm
Above, a couple signs off on their marriage outside the Dane County clerk's office. Photo: Blue Cheddar (CC-BY-NC-ND).
An Associated Press count of Wisconsin’s 72 county clerks has found that 49 of them are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Those who aren't issuing licenses aren't necessarily swayed by political motivations.