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Dane County DA to announce decision in shooting by policeman

Written by TODD RICHMOND,
AP writer
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 05:02

A Dane County prosecutor said he will announce on May 12 whether charges will be filed against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man in Madison.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne had promised to give the public advance notice of the announcement in the case of Madison Officer Matt Kenny, who shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson in an apartment on March 6. Ozanne issued a brief statement on the weekend saying he would make his findings public on May 12.

Witness to Michael Brown shooting arrested

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Monday, 11 May 2015 08:59

The man who was with Michael Brown when he was shot by a Ferguson police officer last summer was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest during a new confrontation with police.

Most Chicago DUI checkpoints in minority areas

Written by The Associated Press Sunday, 10 May 2015 16:35

The Chicago Police Department has set up far more roadside sobriety checkpoints in minority communities in recent years than it has in predominantly white communities, a Chicago Tribune investigation has found.

ARCW donates its archives to UWM Libraries

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 08 May 2015 08:56

A picture from an ACT UP demonstration in downtown Milwaukee. — PHOTO: Courtesy

In the early 1980s, as a deadly new disease began devastating gay communities in New York and California, the Midwest braced for what Mike Gifford calls “a tsunami headed here from both coasts.”

Restaurant owner drops discount for white diners

Written by The AP Monday, 11 May 2015 11:30

A barbecue restaurant in northern Colorado has dropped a much-criticized plan to give white customers a 10 percent discount and will offer the savings to all diners.

Edgar Antillon, owner of Rubbin' Buttz BBQ and Country Cafe in Milliken, hung a sign reading "White Appreciation Day! June 11th. Because all Americans should be celebrated!!"

PETA sues U.S. wildlife service, accuses it of ‘pay-to-play’

Written by MATTHEW BARAKAT,
AP writer
Monday, 11 May 2015 08:35

An animal-rights group has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop a policy it says allows trophy hunters, circus acts and others dealing with threatened species to skirt the Endangered Species Act by making token donations to conservation groups.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria by Norfolk-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, alleges that the wildlife service is sanctioning a massive loophole in the Endangered Species Act. The law allows exceptions in the import or export of endangered species when granting a permit aids the species’ survival. PETA says the agency is granting exceptions for applicants making donations as small as $500 to conservation groups.

Seattle mayor, kayaktivists protest oil drilling fleet

Written by The Associated Press Saturday, 09 May 2015 05:00

Royal Dutch Shell wants to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront, but the petroleum giant will have to get around protesters in kayaks and a mayor determined to take on climate change.

The fast-approaching battle with so-called kayaktivists is unfolding in a city well-known for embracing environmental causes, laying bare the high-stakes feud over oil exploration in the icy waters off Alaska.

Walker Watch: The one where he polled 1st in Iowa

Written by WiG
and AP reports
Friday, 08 May 2015 02:14

A late April survey of Iowa voters from Public Policy Polling finds Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker well ahead of the rest of the field of Republican presidential hopefuls.

The fort in St. Augustine. — PHOTO: Wikipedia

America's oldest city is slowly drowning. 

Jeb Bush: Stronger 'Christian voice' needed in the world

Written by The AP Monday, 11 May 2015 08:18

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush over the weekend condemned the Obama administration's use of "coercive federal power" to limit religious freedom as he courted Christian conservatives at a Liberty University commencement ahead of a likely presidential run.

Bush, a Catholic convert, is preparing to enter a Republican primary contest that includes competitors considered far more popular with the party's religious right. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz formally announced his presidential campaign at Liberty University last month. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist pastor, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry have all made their Christian faith a centerpiece of prospective campaigns.

Alberta election could boost fight against Keystone pipeline

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Saturday, 09 May 2015 04:25

Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center provincial government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty this week.

And that vote could be important in the fight against the Keystone Pipeline project proposed to stretch from the tar sands of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico.

Community bulletins
May 7, 2015

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:18

ManpowerGroup has joined the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce as its newest gold founding member. Manpower’s global headquarters is in Milwaukee.