April 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
A federal appeals court has upheld Wisconsin's “Act 10,” which restricts the right of public unions to to collectively bargain. The attorney for labor unions in the case says the ruling sends a troubling message.
April 18, 2014 - 3:45pm
Federal aid has not been given to help with frozen pipes since the 1990s. Photo: Ben Rogers (CC-BY-NC)
State officials are looking into requesting federal disaster assistance to help local governments pay for a rash of burst water mains during the severe winter.
April 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
Above, the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Milwaukee. Photo: Sulfur (CC-BY-SA)
Clergy abuse victims are in federal bankruptcy court arguing with the Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese over what the church is revealing in an asset disclosure document.
April 17, 2014 - 5:15pm
The latest jobs report from the Department of Workforce Development shows that not only were an estimated 6,400 jobs created in Wisconsin last month, but the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.9 percent – the lowest it's been in five years.
April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
One of the seed packets with the open-source pledge distributed at the rally. Photo: Adam Hirsch/WPR.
A group of 50 people gathered on a chilly spring day in Madison on Thursday to receive new varieties of seeds, after making a pledge that they'll keep the new strains of grains and vegetables within the public domain.
April 16, 2014 - 6:30pm
Above, Eric Plantenberg during a 2012 TED Talk. Image Courtesy of TEDx Talks.
Eric Plantenberg, a motivational speaker who earned more than a million dollars while living in Wisconsin between 2005 and 2008, has pled guilty to tax fraud charges for laundering his earnings through a church based in Utah.
April 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
Above, a shipping barge on the Upper Mississippi River. Photo: David Levinson (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Wednesday marks a historically late start to the Upper Mississippi River shipping season thanks to a severe winter and record-breaking ice.
April 14, 2014 - 10:45am
The announcement that Coldwater Creek is closing all of its women's clothing stores hit the city of Wausau particularly hard. The community's downtown mall also recently lost some of its biggest stores. A plaque outside the Coldwater Creek store in old Washington Square commemorates the Heinemann...
April 11, 2014 - 4:15pm
After the UW System announced a projected $1.25 billion surplus for the end of the fiscal year, Gov. Scott Walker proposed another tuitition freeze.
April 11, 2014 - 12:15am
Wisconsin manufacturers, faced with a workforce that's aging and retiring at a rapid pace, are urgently trying to figure out how to get young people to take an interest in the industry.