Burke Says She'd Provide $25M In Budget For Confluence Project
Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 7:45pm
Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke says she’ll provide up to $25 million in funding for a proposed arts and events facility in downtown Eau Claire if elected, meaning that no matter who’s elected in November, the project will have support in the executive office.
Confluence Project Update on The West Side
Monday, August 25, 2014, 10:00am
The West Side took a break from a series of election forums to give an update on the Confluence project. Host Rich Kremer was joined by Eau Claire Leader Telegram Reporter Andrew Dowd, who gave a quick synopsis of the way the project has evolved over the past few years. Then Kremer was joined by UW...
Board Of Regents Considers Working With State To Fund Confluence Project
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 6:45pm
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has decided not to include funding for Eau Claire's proposed performing arts center in its budget, but it may vote on a resolution on Thursday to let the Department of Administration work with the UW to fund the project.
Milwaukee Hopes That Bike Patrol Officers Can Help Curb Gun Violence
Thursday, July 3, 2014, 6:00pm
More police departments are putting officers on bicycles as a way to try to fight or prevent crime. The Milwaukee Police Department is following suit — both to prevent crime, and also in the hope that bike patrol officers can help combat some of the gun violence in the city.
Walker's 250K Jobs Promise Won't Likely Be Met By End Of First Term
Friday, June 20, 2014, 9:00am
In 2010, Gov. Scott Walker told voters that if elected, he'd help Wisconsin add 250,000 private sector jobs in his first term. Based on the numbers released so far, it's a promise the governor won't be able to keep. Part of what made Walker's 250,000 jobs pledge memorable is the ambitious size of...
Has Government Gotten Smaller Under Scott Walker?
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 8:00am
When Scott Walker ran for governor in 2010, he had a message for voters about the size of the government he wanted to run: smaller, he said, was better. The question four years later is, did government actually get smaller?
Walker Veers From Promise Not To 'Spend More Than You Have’
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 8:00am
In his 2010 campaign for governor, Scott Walker made a “Brown Bag Promise” to voters to run state government more like the way they run their own lives. It was a vague promise, but Walker included enough specifics so that four years later, it's possible to measure how he did.
3 More Deaths Raise Gun Homicide Tally For 2014 To 44
Friday, June 6, 2014, 6:00pm
Editor's Note: This article is part of a Wisconsin Public Radio year-long series tracking all gun-related homicides in Wisconsin. Three shooting deaths over the last seven days have pushed this year's statewide toll of gun homicides to 44. The three people shot to death include: Joseph...
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 10:00am
The state of Wisconsin needs to do a better job planning for the future of caregiving for the elderly. That’s according to the director of La Crosse County’s Aging Unit. “I’m embarrassed to say, I don’t think we’ve (Wisconsin) done a good job planning and I would...