The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee has agreed to pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy sex abuse — an amount decried as “paltry” by a leading advocate for the men and women who were molested by priests when they were children.
For generations, Sonnen Ranch has been a place for raising livestock — where animals, though treated humanely, were destined to be used for meat or dairy products. Now, after several rounds of fundraising, the ranch has been transformed into Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, a safe haven for farm animals, allowing the creatures to live out their lives without distress.
When Cecil the lion’s carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week.
Two Republican legislators introduced a bill Friday that would remove all lawmakers from the board that oversees Gov. Scott Walker’s job creation agency, saying members from the private sector can do a better job on economic development.
Gov. Scott Walker was punked today at a pizza shot while he was campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination in New Hampshire.
Investigators in the closed John Doe probe argued in a federal court brief filed on Friday that Scott Walker’s county executive staff “obstructed” its efforts to investigate missing donations to a veterans fund. The court brief includes recently unsealed investigative records.
Weird things are happening off the Pacific Coast.
Lions and tigers and bears — maybe in Oz, but not in Wisconsin if one Republican legislator gets his way.
Ike Kumrow said there are three things anyone trying to successfully attract and maintain a purple martin population must keep in mind: “location, location and finally, location.” Kumrow and his wife, Jan, have lived on their five-acre “little slice of heaven,” about nine miles north of West Bend for nearly 55 years. But Ike has had an enthusiasm for purple martins for even longer. Growing up on a farm, he saw many of the birds and became passionate about them.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser said Thursday he didn’t have to recuse himself from a ruling that ended a secret investigation into coordination between Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign and outside groups. Prosser acknowledged spending by some of those same groups helped him win re-election in 2011 but argued that was too many years ago to influence him now.