Thousands expected at funeral for Freddie Gray

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 27 April 2015 04:47

Thousands were expected April 27 at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. EDT Monday for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died April 19 after an encounter days earlier with police left him with grave spinal injuries. Pastor Jamal Bryant, who was to deliver Gray's eulogy, said he expected Baltimore's New Shiloh Baptist Church to be filled for the service. A cemetery burial was to follow.

On the docket: Marriage equality cases to be heard April 28

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Sunday, 26 April 2015 10:27

Bruce Jenner: 'I am a woman'

Written by The Associated Press Saturday, 25 April 2015 06:49

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Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman” in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gender confusion he first felt as a youngster trying on his mother’s and sister’s dresses.

57 workers in Department of Natural Resources get layoff notices on Earth Day

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 24 April 2015 08:46

On April 22, Earth Day, 57 workers with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, including many scientists, were notified they may lose their jobs under cuts proposed by Gov. Scott Walker.

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A middle-of-the night trip to the emergency room, with her 9-month-old son coughing and laboring to breathe, gave Pam Yorksmith her latest reminder of why she took up the fight for same-sex marriage.

Scott Walker's security costs are triple those of his predecessor

Written by Scott Bauer,
AP writer
Sunday, 26 April 2015 08:31

Security costs last year for Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch totaled more than three times what it cost to protect Walker’s Democratic predecessor in 2010, according to records released to The Associated Press.

Jenner comes out in ABC interview

Written by The AP Saturday, 25 April 2015 06:00

In an extraordinary television interview, Bruce Jenner told the world he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since childhood in the New York suburbs.

Jenner let his hair down, literally loosening a ponytail , in a symbolic moment at the start of a two-hour interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer that was televised on April 24. "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I am a woman," Jenner said.

Clinton’s announcement energizes left, right

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 24 April 2015 04:11

An unsurprising announcement on April 10 from Hillary Rodham Clinton delighted many, regardless of party.

Republicans said good, the chief adversary has arrived.

Gay marriage and the GOP hopefuls: Not ready to say 'I do'

Written by The AP Monday, 27 April 2015 04:25

For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably the presidential hopefuls — face a far more complicated landscape.

Visiting with Minnesota Republicans last week, Gov. Scott Walker blamed Wisconsin’s lagging economy on former Gov. Jim Doyle, the Democrat who held office before Walker took over in 2010. On the other hand, he credited Minnesota’s booming economy to former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who preceded Democrat Mark Dayton. Like Walker, Dayton began his first term in 2010.

The number of legally married same-sex couples in the United States tripled during the past year, according to a Gallop Poll released today.

Community bulletins
April 29, 2015

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 23 April 2015 21:14

Madison joins brief defending immigration actions

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced in mid-April that the city joined 73 cities and counties in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals urging immediate implementation of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.