A U.S. District judge on Dec. 19 overturned the Obama administration decision to remove the gray wolf in the western Great Lakes from the endangered species list.
An early review of the order indicated that the decision by U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Howell said removal of the species was arbitrary, capricious and violated the federal Endangered Species Act.
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, wants the U.S. Government Accountability Office to review Wisconsin’s parental choice voucher program.
A GAO review will provide a thorough examination and shed light on the program’s shortcomings, Pocan's office said in a news release. This non-partisan review would help to better inform the national discussion on the importance of supporting public schools.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s decision to “actively explore” a presidential run will not impact his decision on running.
Baraboo School Board in Baraboo, Wisconsin, has voted 4-3 to approve a transgender participation policy, according to the LGBT advocacy group GSAFE.
The policy was based on a model measure introduced by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association in 2013.
An audit critical of the board that oversees ethics and elections in Wisconsin fueled calls from Republicans to dismantle it, while Democrats said no such dramatic changes were needed.
The Government Accountability Board, unlike the widely panned Ethics and Elections boards that preceded it, is made up of nonpartisan former judges. It handles both ethics and elections issues and has drawn the ire of both Democrats and Republicans over the years on a variety of issues.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and other Democrats in the Senate and House are urging an end to the federal lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.
Baldwin, along with U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., and Barbara Lee, D-Calif., led a letter with 75 of their congressional colleagues calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to replace the ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men with a policy based on individual risk factors.
Thousands of Christmas cards are pouring into a small Wisconsin village that shares its name with Santa's most famous reindeer.
The Rudolph Post Office receives more than 10,000 Christmas cards annually from all over the world to be stamped with festive markings during the holiday season. This year, the local effort coincides with the U.S. Postal Service issuing stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of the popular television special, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
This year’s Mendota Freeze Contest, says local nonprofit Clean Lakes Alliance, is anyone’s game.
For the fourth year in a row, the organization is holding a free contest to guess the date when the Wisconsin State Climatology Office will declare Lake Mendota officially frozen.
Already suffering the winter blues? Talk to Leslie Bellais about the big, bad blizzard of 1881.
A recently established group is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who illegally kills a wolf in the Great Lakes region.