Activist Grace Lee Boggs dies at 100, leaves lasting legacy

Written by Roger Bybee,
Contributing writer
Friday, 20 November 2015 12:44

Activist Grace Lee Boggs, 100, died on Oct. 5 in Detroit, leaving behind a long history of humane, revolutionary activism aimed at transforming U.S. society. Her vision of social justice and universal human rights inspired admiration and emulation.

Supreme Court will hear first abortion case since 2007

Written by The Associated Press Saturday, 14 November 2015 11:04

Next spring, the Supreme Court will hear an abortion rights case from Texas.
—PHOTO: Wikipedia

The Supreme Court is giving an election-year hearing to a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics in the court's first abortion case in eight years.

Poll: Veterans reject Koch brother's push to privatize VA health care

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 10 November 2015 13:59

A poll released just before Veterans Day shows veterans don't support the push by Concerned Veterans for America, a Koch brothers front group, to private the VA health care.

Youth demonstrate in D.C. for racial, immigration, climate justice

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Monday, 09 November 2015 14:43

Nearly a thousand youth from across the country took to the streets of Washington, D.C. to demand that candidates and elected officials adopt an agenda that delivers racial, immigration and climate justice.

College students and young people from across the country assembled early on Nov. 9 in Franklin Square, where they held a rally with speakers from immigration rights, social justice, and climate movements.

When refugees arrive in U.S., here's what they can expect

Written by The Associated Press Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:52

The Obama administration has announced plans to steadily increase the number of refugees accepted in the United States for the next two years.

Those fleeing Syria and other war ravaged countries whose claims have been investigated and who have been invited to live in the United States are considered refugees.

Education groups opposing campus conceal-and-carry legislation

Written by The AP Friday, 13 November 2015 07:03

Four national groups representing college educators and trustees said on Nov. 12 they would fight a growing push in state legislatures to allow people to carry concealed guns on campuses.

Most Americans believe in heaven and hell

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 10 November 2015 07:35

About 72 percent of Americans say they believe in heaven, as defined as a place "where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded."

Illinois medical marijuana sales start Monday

AP Medical Writer
Sunday, 08 November 2015 17:23

More than 3,000 patients with Illinois-issued ID cards will be able to buy medical marijuana legally for the first time on Nov. 9, according to the state official overseeing the pilot program.

Charlie Sheen says he is HIV positive, was blackmailed over status

Written by Jill Serjeant,
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 08:46

Charlie Sheen, former star of the hit television comedy "Two and A Half Men," said on Nov. 17 he was diagnosed HIV positive some four years ago and had been extorted for more than $10 million to keep the information quiet.

Horrific animal abuse documented at slaughterhouse that supplies Hormel

Written by Steve Karnowski,
AP writer
Thursday, 12 November 2015 18:37

Pork shoulder

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it saw “completely unacceptable” actions depicted on an animal welfare group’s undercover video from a Minnesota slaughterhouse that supplies Hormel Foods.

News guide: A look at the protests at the University of Missouri

Written by The AP Tuesday, 10 November 2015 07:24

University of Missouri system President Tim Wolfe. — PHOTO: Courtesy

Racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri led to numerous protests, a hunger strike by a graduate student and at least 30 black football players announcing they were on strike. Many students called for the president of the four-campus system to be removed, and he stepped down Monday. Here's a look at the situation:

Activists urge NBC to cancel Trump's appearance on 'Saturday Night Live'

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 06 November 2015 16:27

More than 30,000 ColorOfChange members joined the protest campaign demanding that NBC cancel Donald Trump’s appearance on "Saturday Night Live" on Nov. 7.