April 9, 2014 - 5:00am
While most respondents to a new survey said that they still support Wisconsin's constitutional amendment that effectively bans same-sex marriage, the poll also found most people think gay couples should be granted certain civil rights.
April 8, 2014 - 3:00pm
Heroin abuse has become one of rural Wisconsin's most pressing problems. Photo: Michael Valerdo (CC-BY)
A suite of seven bills addressing heroin use in Wisconsin was signed into law on Monday by Gov. Scott Walker, and is getting positive reviews from drug treatment and prevention specialists in rural parts of the state.
April 7, 2014 - 6:30pm
Rep. Janet Bewley getting sworn into the Assembly in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin State Legislature.
Rep. Janet Bewley says that it's critical for areas in northern Wisconsin to have better broadband access in order to have a stronger economy.
April 7, 2014 - 4:30am
WAFER executive director Erin Waldhart says today is a rare day, since they have milk on hand to give to clients who need milk. Photo: Maureen McCollum / WPR News
Despite being in the Dairy state, Wisconsin's food banks and pantries aren't getting as many milk donations as they'd like.
April 2, 2014 - 10:15am
The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that African-American children in Wisconsin face larger challenges than in most other states.
Of any state in the union, African-American children are the least likely to succeed educationally and financially in Wisconsin, according to a new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
March 30, 2014 - 12:45pm
Wausau and the nearby communities of Weston and Rothschild are all considering ordinances that would force adult escorts to obtain licenses. Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel says the communities are cracking down because local prostitutes have been openly soliciting business on the Internet. “There...
March 28, 2014 - 3:30pm
Four gun-related homicides that took place in Milwaukee have raised the tally's total to 22. Photo: Richard Roberson (CC-BY-NC-SA)
Wisconsin Public Radio adds to its tally of gun-related homicides in 2014, with four more homicides in Milwaukee raising the total to 22 for the year.
March 27, 2014 - 3:15pm
State Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, is warning that Wisconsin's state employee retirement system is at risk of being privatized. Hansen worries that a move may arise in the Legislature to at least partly privatize the system. He says Gov. Scott Walker's budget floated the idea of letting, or...
March 25, 2014 - 8:00pm
A still from a video taken of the June 2013 "raid" on a GTAC drill site.
Katie Kloth, the only person who has been charged for participating in a "raid" on a Gogebic Taconite drilling site last summer, has asked for a new judge in her case.
March 24, 2014 - 11:00am
A police shooting in Madison was the partial impetus for the bill. Photo: Cliff (CC-BY)
The Senate will likely vote on a bill just passed by the Assembly that would mandate police departments to use external agencies to investigate deaths involving police officers.