No zombie apocalypse for Wisconsin, just casket falling from boat

Written by Brendan O'Brien,
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 17:19

Authorities said on a zombie apocalypse had not occurred in central Wisconsin despite the discovery of an empty casket along a rural highway earlier this month.

Congressional caucus forms Transgender Equality Task Force

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:43

The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced on Nov. 17 the creation of the new Transgender Equality Task Force, to be chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif.

Judge: DNR can’t impose requirements on wells at large farms

Associated Press writer
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 06:32

Wisconsin environmental officials can’t impose groundwater monitoring requirements as a condition for high-capacity well permits, an Appleton judge has ruled in a decision that could have far-reaching effects on well construction across the state.

Feinstein: U.S. must increase efforts in Syria, Iraq

Written by Reuters Medica Express Monday, 16 November 2015 05:03

The United States needs to increase its efforts in Syria and Iraq "directly" and expand its support to other nations where Islamic State militants operate.

Walker threatens to ignore law and refuse Syrian refugees in Wisconsin

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 13:22

Gov. Scott Walker on Nov. 16 called on President Barack Obama not to allow any Syrian refugees into the United States pending a full review of security and acceptance procedures.

Democrats see Rubio, Kasich as 2016 threats; Trump and Carson? Not so much

Written by The Associated Press Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:03

Bring on Donald Trump, and Ben Carson, too.

That's what Democratic insiders are saying about the Republican outsiders who sit solidly atop preference polls in the race for the GOP nomination for president.

Hundreds of union members picket at Kohler

Written by The AP Tuesday, 17 November 2015 06:07

Hundreds of union members and their supporters picketed at the gates of the Kohler Co. on Nov. 16 in the first strike at the Wisconsin manufacturer in more than 30 years.

Workers waved signs, cheered at honking cars and in one location clogged an intersection, which at one point backed up traffic for more than a mile on a two-lane country road into town.

Thousands resign from Mormon church over new anti-gay ban on baptisms

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Monday, 16 November 2015 04:46

Thousands of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints resigned from the church over the weekend in protest of a new policy that includes a ban on the baptism of children of same-sex couples.

9 species climate change is impacting

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 13:01

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We are already seeing its effects with rising seas, catastrophic wildfires and water shortages. These changes are not only having a dramatic impact on diverse ecosystems but also on the wildlife that call these places home. Here are nine species that are already being affected by climate change.

Charlie Sheen says he is HIV positive, was blackmailed over status

Written by Jill Serjeant,
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 08:46

Charlie Sheen, former star of the hit television comedy "Two and A Half Men," said on Nov. 17 he was diagnosed HIV positive some four years ago and had been extorted for more than $10 million to keep the information quiet.

Navajo Nation president: Suicides linked to pollution of sacred waterways

Written by The AP Tuesday, 17 November 2015 05:12

In testimony before Congress, letters to the federal government and press releases, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and his vice president have brought up recent tragedies that have shaken some reservation towns to their cores.

They said eight people killed themselves in communities impacted by the unleashing of toxic waste from a Colorado gold mine into the San Juan River on the Navajo Nation, burdened by the stress of seeing a sacred waterway polluted.

Highway accidents rose after Wisconsin speed limit hike

Written by AP Sunday, 15 November 2015 15:40

The number of accidents on Wisconsin’s interstate system has increased since the speed limit was raised to 70 mph.