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In an interview this morning on NBC’s Meet the Press, Gov. Scott Walker suggested that building a wall along the country's northern border with Canada is a legitimate issue that merits further review. The U.S.-Canada boundary is the longest international border in the world at 5,525 miles long.

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

ABC’s This Week: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

With highest concentration of Little Free Libraries, Madison named a heritage site

Written by Kate Stein,
Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday, 29 August 2015 04:38

A Little Free Library in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Thirty thousand and counting.

Consumers eager to pay 30 percent more for 'fair trade' products

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 28 August 2015 10:04

Products labeled with a Fair Trade logo cause prospective buyers to dig deeper into their pockets.

In an experiment conducted at the University of Bonn, participants were willing to pay on average 30 percent more for ethically produced goods, compared to their conventionally produced counterparts.

Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis says she will suffer irrevocable spiritual harm is her office is forced to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Although married four times herself, Davis has become the face of the sanctity of marriage among fundamentalist Christians, who say she's been treated by the government like the Jews were in Nazi Germany, only without the concentration camps or the genocide. -PHOTO: Pinterest

A transgender man and his pansexual wife say that embattled anti-gay Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis signed off on their marriage in March after failing to notice that the groom’s birth certificate identified his birth gender as female.

Former U.S. Olympian and University of Wisconsin track star Suzy Favor Hamilton said she's releasing a memoir next month that will touch on the mental health issues that compelled her to lead a double life as a Las Vegas call girl.

UPDATED: Racial justice advocates, environmentalists oppose water diversion to Waukesha

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 28 August 2015 10:48

UPDATED: A coalition of progressive, racial justice groups in Wisconsin is opposing Waukesha's quest to divert water from Lake Michigan.

The announcement was released on Aug. 28, meeting a deadline for public comment to the state on the issue.

Illegal logging in Mexico further imperils monarch butterfly

Written by Mark Stevenson,
AP writer
Friday, 28 August 2015 05:40

Illegal logging more than tripled in the monarch butterfly’s wintering grounds In central Mexico, reversing several years of steady improvements, investigators announced.

Killer of Cecil the lion and Caitlyn Jenner are most offensive 2015 Halloween costumes

Written by Leanne Italie,
AP writer
Sunday, 30 August 2015 06:50

The Halloween wars focused on pop culture costum ses have heated up early this year. Petitions and social media outrage are already flying over a blood-spattered dentist’s smock paired with a Cecil-like lion head, along with a replica of Caitlyn Jenner’s cream-colored corset set she wore for her joyful coming out on the cover of Vanity Fair.

-PHOTO: ACLU of Kentucky

Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Where do New Hampshire voters stand on issues? Poll suggests not with Scott Walker

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 28 August 2015 10:31

A survey from Public Policy Polling in August found that a majority of New Hampshire voters, including many GOP voters, hold positions on key issues contrary to those held by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Same-sex couples sue for equal parenting rights

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 27 August 2015 18:04

The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer cleared the way for marriage equality across the United States, but a lot of anti-gay rubbish still litters legislative statutes and bureaucratic regulations.

Same-sex couples in some locales continue to fight for marriage licenses, despite the high court’s ruling. And in some states, married gay couples continue quests for equal treatment as parents, as well as equal treatment in the workplace, health care, education and accommodations.