Madison comes in at No. 1 on a list of “Top 100 Best Places to Live” in the United States.
The second-annual list from livability.com is based on eight factors: health care, education, social and civic capital, demographics, amenities, housing, economics and infrastructure.
Wisconsin election officials were scrambling Monday to deal with a federal appeals court's ruling reinstating the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots.
The law had been on hold, after being in effect only for the low-turnout February 2012 primary, following a series of court orders blocking it. But a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, just hours after hearing oral arguments, said late Friday that the state could proceed with implementing the law while it weighs the merits of the case.
Bernie Brewer may be the official mascot of Milwaukee’s team, but this year Brewers fans have given their hearts to a littler mascot: Hank, the stray dog that wandered into spring training and has become a social media success story for the team.
And Milwaukee’s Hank-madness now has a new outlet.
Lambda Legal, an LGBT legal defense group, is asking a U.S. District judge for summary judgment to end Puerto Rico's ban on same-sex marriage.
The motion by Lambda was filed earlier this week on behalf of five gay and lesbian couples and a nonprofit LGBT civil rights group on the island.
Cartoonist Alison Bechdel is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, the foundation — committed "to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world" — announced on Sept. 16.
She is among three members of the LGBT community to receive the prestigious award that is commonly referred to as the "genius grant." Bechdel, 54, lives in Bolton, Vermont, and is the author of the long-running "Dykes to Watch Out For" comic strip, as well as graphic memoirs, including "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" and "Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama."
Precincts with more minorities experienced longer waits on Election Day, according to a new study released this week by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
The study found a lack of poll workers and low numbers of voting machines are key contributors to long voting lines.
Wide margins of Wisconsin voters say they want their state to do more to get energy from clean, renewable sources — wind, solar and bioenergy — and to improve energy efficiency.
Clean Wisconsin released the results of the survey earlier this month:
The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin sued on Sept. 17 on behalf of gays and lesbians who have married in the state but whose marriages are being denied recognition.
In early June, after a federal judge ruled against Wisconsin's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, more than 500 couples married, with a majority of Wisconsin counties issuing licenses.
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore is calling on the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board to wait until after the general election to implement the state voter ID law.
The Democratic representative from Milwaukee made the request in a letter to Kevin J. Kennedy, director and general counsel for GAB. She wrote as the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin asked for a full federal appeals court review of the ruling that removed the injunction against the voter ID law, Act 23.
The 350Madison Climate Action Team chartered three buses for 150 Madison area citizens who will join the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21.
UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-moon has called a meeting of heads of state that week at UN Headquarters to discuss addressing climate change.