Sanders follows GOP debate, critiques in tweets

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 17 September 2015 07:18

As Republican presidential candidates debated on Sept. 16, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders took to Twitter at #DebateWithBernie to take on the White House hopefuls for ignoring critical issues.

Michigan reports first case ever of bubonic plague

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 05:11

Michigan health officials say they have confirmed the first case of the plague by a Michigan resident.

Minneapolis school board calls Utah-made books offensive

Written by The AP Monday, 14 September 2015 08:28

Minneapolis school board members are demanding an apology and a refund from a Utah-based publisher of educational books after a community backlash against what some called racial and cultural stereotypes in the material.

The books from Reading Horizons include a story about a black girl called “Lazy Lucy” and a stereotyped illustration of an American Indian girl in a book called “Nieko the Hunting Girl,” The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports

Cecil the lion's killer to return to dentistry on Sept. 8

Written by The AP Tuesday, 08 September 2015 06:13

The Minnesota dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion fueled a global backlash emerged on Sept. 6 for an interview in which he disputed some accounts of the hunt, expressed agitation at the animosity directed at those close to him and said he would be back at work within days.

Walter Palmer, who has spent more than a month out of sight after becoming the target of protests and threats, intends to return to his suburban Minneapolis dental practice on Sept. 8. In an evening interview conducted jointly by The Associated Press and the Minneapolis Star Tribune that advisers said would be the only one granted, Palmer said again that he believes he acted legally and that he was stunned to find out his hunting party had killed one of Zimbabwe's treasured animals.

Round 2: Trump underwhelms, Fiorina shines, Walker disappears

Written by From AP reports Thursday, 17 September 2015 07:04

CNN live streams the second 2016 GOP presidential debate Sept. 16.

Republican voters fed up with Washington and anyone with a background in politics have cheered billionaire businessman Donald Trump as the ultimate 2016 outsider, making him the front-runner for the GOP nomination.

Swift and fierce response to Walker's call to ban federal labor unions

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 14 September 2015 12:25

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is hoping to pull his campaign off the mat by taking on unions —a familiar foe for the Wisconsin governor — in a sweeping plan to upend pillars of organized labor nationwide.

Walker's plan calls for eliminating unions for employees of the federal government, making all workplaces right-to-work unless individual states vote otherwise, and scrapping the federal agency that oversees unfair labor practices.

Kentucky clerk returns to work, will not block licenses to gay couples

Written by The AP Monday, 14 September 2015 08:03

Kim Davis will not interfere with the issuance of marriage licenses.

Clerk Kim Davis returned to work on Sept. 14 for the first time since being jailed for disobeying a federal judge and said she was faced with a "seemingly impossible choice" between following her conscience and losing her freedom over denying marriage licenses to gay couples.

Obama observes Labor Day, denounces GOP for 'constant attack on working Americans'

Written by From AP reports Monday, 07 September 2015 10:47

President Barack Obama, at a Labor Day observance, denounced Republicans for a "constant attack on working Americans."

The president said he was using his executive power to force federal contractors to give paid sick leave to their employees.

Pot sales generate more tax revenue than alcohol sales in Colorado

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 16 September 2015 07:55

For the first time in history, a state has generated more annual revenue from taxes imposed on marijuana than from taxes imposed on alcohol.

ACLU demands Catholic hospital provide emergency procedure for pregnant woman with brain tumor

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Monday, 14 September 2015 08:35

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sent a demand letter to a Catholic hospital in Michigan on behalf of a pregnant woman with a life-threatening brain tumor who was denied a request to get her tubes tied at the time of her scheduled C-section next month.

Judge orders release of anti-gay clerk Kim Davis from jail

Written by WiG reports Tuesday, 08 September 2015 12:19

U.S. District Judge David Bunning on Sept. 8 ordered the release of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis from federal custody and ordered her not to “interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples.”

House to hold Planned Parenthood hearing Sept. 9

Written by The AP Friday, 04 September 2015 09:27

The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos for next week. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where Republicans who run Congress stand.