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Hispanic leaders bristling at GOP's tepid response to Trump's racism

Written by Steve Peoples,
AP writer
Sunday, 05 July 2015 15:16

Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.

Growing backlash over Republicans' attempt to make Wisconsin government records secret

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Saturday, 04 July 2015 12:03
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Opposition mounted Friday to a surprise Republican budget measure that would exempt from Wisconsin open records laws nearly everything created by state and local government officials, including drafts of legislation and communications with staff.

Report: Polar bears in grave danger due to global warming

Written by Mark Thiessen,
AP writer
Saturday, 04 July 2015 05:09

Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don’t reverse the trend of global warming, according to a blunt U.S. government report.

Episcopalians OK allowing gay marriage in churches

Written by BRADY McCOMBS
and RACHEL ZOLL
Associated Press writers
Friday, 03 July 2015 08:28

The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.

The new policy won overwhelming approval from the top Episcopal legislative body earlier this week, following decades of debate and conflict. It came 12 years after the denomination blazed a trail by electing the first openly gay bishop.

Pride Alive in Green Bay
The rainbow festivities continue

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Sunday, 05 July 2015 09:49

First Stage Academy offers a dramatic summer camp

Written by Kirstin Roble,
Contributing writer
Saturday, 04 July 2015 09:11

Students at First Stage Academy learn life skills through theater in single- and multi-week sessions held throughout the summer. — PHOTO: First Stage

Summer is here, and the familiar activities of the season are in full swing in Milwaukee. Head to Bradford Beach and you will find volleyball scrimmages all day long. Local beer gardens are filled to the brim, with customers sampling some of the finest beers that Milwaukee has to offer. 

Federal judge rules Maui County ban on GMO crops invalid

Written by By AUDREY McAVOY,
Associated Press writer
Friday, 03 July 2015 18:34

A federal judge this week ruled that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and Hawaii law and invalid.

The county’s ordinance creating the prohibition exceeded the county’s authority, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Susan Oki Mollway said in her order.

Does Milwaukee need the ‘biggest outdoor sports bar’?

Written by Virginia Small,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 02 July 2015 19:03

Artist’s rendering of the proposed arena and entertainment complex. — Photo: Courtesy

Wes Edens’ vision for Brew City goes beyond a tricked-out new downtown sports arena and a winning NBA team. The Milwaukee Bucks co-owner wants to create an entertainment destination on Fourth Street between Highland and Juneau Avenues — a complex with several floors of bars and restaurants that he thinks would really put Milwaukee on the map. 

After blistering criticism, Wisconsin's GOP lawmakers backtrack on effort to gut open records law

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Sunday, 05 July 2015 09:05

Reacting to an avalanche of outrage from conservatives and progressives alike, Gov. Scott Walker and his GOP legislative leaders have had a sudden change of heart and agreed to remove from the proposed state budget a measure that would have all but eliminated the state’s open records laws.

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The sister of alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof turned to the Internet for donations after her brother ruined her “dream” wedding.

Where Scott Walker stands on key issues as of today

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Friday, 03 July 2015 15:37

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has shifted his stances on everything from the federal ethanol mandate to Common Core education standards to immigration reform as he positions himself for a presidential run. Here’s where he stands on some key issues as of today, July 3.

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More than 100 people packed a pot-smoking Indianapolis church for a music-filled service without their illegal sacrament yesterday, days after authorities threatened arrests if the congregation lit up during the rites.