Registration is underway for ACT 12, the Wisconsin AIDS Ride.
Cyclists will spend four days riding 300 miles to raise money for HIV/AIDS. The ride will take place July 31–Aug. 3.
Wisconsin’s state park system is so well-known, so well-publicized and so widely admired that it might seem impossible that a few individual parks don’t get the credit they deserve.
Federal and state subsidies for fossil fuel production tops $37 billion a year, according to a new report from Oil Change International.
“Cashing in on All of the Above: U.S. Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies under Obama” outlines the subsidies going to the fossil fuel industry. In total, the report catalogs more than $37 billion in U.S. federal and state support for the fossil fuel industry in 2013.
Adams County District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree has ruled against Colorado’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.
In Brinkman v. Long, attorneys sued Colorado on behalf of a same-sex couple who argue that state ban on marriage equality violates the state and U.S. constitutions.
Conservation league tallies wins, losses
The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters recently released its Conservation Scorecard for 2013–14. About 50 percent of the pro-conservation bills supported by group were signed into law.
Ah, summer in Wisconsin. Backyard barbecues and music festivals. Sidewalk dining on streets festooned with colorful flower baskets. Camping, hiking, mountain biking and fishing.
A broad-based coalition of 45 organizations led by the American Civil Liberties Union is calling on the president to "provide a full public accounting" of surveillance against U.S. Muslim leaders.
The United Nations announced this week that it will recognize the same-sex marriages of all its staffers, in a major policy shift that opens the door for the spouses of gay and lesbian employees to enjoy the same benefits as the husbands and wives of their heterosexual colleagues.
Previously, the United Nations only recognized the unions of staffers who came from countries where gay marriage is legal. Now anyone who marries in countries where gay marriage is legal is included.
Wrapped in Pride
Summer is here, and except for heat, humidity, mosquitoes, wood ticks and road construction, this is Wisconsin’s best time of year. What would make it better still are these 10 essential Badger State activities:
Everyone sing along on the chorus, “The Court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield.”
A national class-action lawsuit challenges the federal government for failure to provide thousands of children with legal representation in deportation hearings.
The American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Public Counsel and K&L Gates LLP filed the lawsuit on July 9.