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.

Pope Francis survives one hell of a month of Vatican intrigues and scandals

Written by Nicole Winfield,
AP writer
Saturday, 14 November 2015 16:51

The Vatican is no stranger to drama, intrigue or scandal. But even by Vatican standards, this has been one hell of a month.

Christmas bonus: Farm animals in demand for Nativity scenes

Written by Melissa Kossler Dutton,
AP writer
Friday, 13 November 2015 18:05

Farm animals, reindeer and camels are in high demand between Thanksgiving and Christmas, said Megan Powell, event coordinator at Honey Hill Farm, a mobile petting zoo with locations in Berry, Kentucky, and Utica, Ohio.

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.

Prep for tonight's Democratic debate?
A background guide

Written by The AP Saturday, 14 November 2015 11:13

The Democrats' debate lineup is down to a tidy trio, now that two of their presidential candidates have quit the race.

That should make it easier to keep the debaters straight: the woman, the socialist and ... who's that other guy? Oh yeah, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. 

Education groups opposing campus conceal-and-carry legislation

Written by The AP Friday, 13 November 2015 07:03

Four national groups representing college educators and trustees said on Nov. 12 they would fight a growing push in state legislatures to allow people to carry concealed guns on campuses.

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.

Go beyond paper and plastic to celebrate Wisconsin’s recycling tradition

Written by Clean Wisconsin Sunday, 15 November 2015 12:26

The next six weeks will be filled with traditions: Pumpkin pie and turkey. Caroling. Making cookies. Spending time with family and friends.

Supreme Court will hear first abortion case since 2007

Written by The Associated Press Saturday, 14 November 2015 11:04

Next spring, the Supreme Court will hear an abortion rights case from Texas.
—PHOTO: Wikipedia

The Supreme Court is giving an election-year hearing to a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics in the court's first abortion case in eight years.

Oregon removes wolves from endangered species list

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Friday, 13 November 2015 06:43

Oregon wildlife officials have voted to remove the gray wolf from the state's Endangered Species Act list.

The state's Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-2 to delist the wolves during meeting this week in Salem.