Wisconsin Gaze

Wisconsin ranks No. 8 in number of farmers markets

Written by The Associated Press Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:16

Wisconsin. Among the top states for farmers markets.

There are few better places to buy summer vegetables, fresh cheese curds and homemade baked goods than Wisconsin, which has the eighth-most farmers markets of any state in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Wisconsin’s congressional primaries at a glance

Written by The AP Monday, 11 August 2014 13:47

Wisconsin voters will choose candidates for the U.S. House on Aug. 12 in eight primaries in five congressional districts. Here’s a look at the races:

DISTRICT 1-DEMOCRATIC — Kenosha businessman Rob Zerban, 46, faces independent filmmaker Amar Kaleka, 36, of Franklin.

Marriage equality advocates to launch petition drive in Wisconsin

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 05 August 2014 12:40

Marriage equality advocates in Wisconsin are preparing to launch a petition drive aimed at persuading Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to stop defending the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

A series of news conferences will take place on Aug. 7 and involve the ACLU, Fair Wisconsin and Freedom to Marry.

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds domestic partner registry

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 31 July 2014 06:46

The Wisconsin Supreme Court early on July 31 issued its ruling in a dispute over whether the state domestic partnership registry violates the state constitutional amendment barring the recognition of same-sex marriage. The state's highest court upheld the law creating the partnership program, which provides limited benefits and securities to gay couples.

There was no dissent in the court's finding, which affirmed a lower court ruling.

Wal-Mart drops plan for downtown Green Bay

Written by The AP Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:02

Wal-Mart has dropped plans for a store in downtown Green Bay.

Wal-Mart says it’s ending its effort to locate a big box superstore in downtown Green Bay.

Sikh victim’s lessons sustain family

Written by DINESH RAMDE,
Associated Press writer
Monday, 04 August 2014 08:46

OAK CREEK, Wis. — Punjab Singh spent a lifetime preaching the Sikh principles of optimism and hope — the very principles that his family now rely upon to sustain them during his slow recovery from being shot in the head two years by a white supremacist.

Singh, 66, can neither move nor speak. Doctors say his injuries were so severe that he may never recover further. But his family refuses to give up hope, saying that with prayers and God’s grace, anything is possible.

On the record: Reaction to the Wisconsin Supreme Court rulings…

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 31 July 2014 08:52

UPDATED: The Wisconsin Supreme Court on July 31 issued rulings upholding Act 10 and the voter ID law, both signed in 2011, and the state domestic partnership registry, signed into law in 2009.

The following are reactions to the high court's rulings:

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds anti-union law

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 31 July 2014 06:36

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on July 31 upheld  Gov. Scott Walker's law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers.

The passage of the measure in 2011 sparked massive protests at the Capitol and led to a recall election, which Walker survived. The law prohibits public employee unions from collectively bargaining for anything beyond base wage increases based on inflation.

Oral arguments set in John Doe appeal

Written by SCOTT BAUER,
Associated Press writer
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 03:57

Oral arguments in the appeal of a federal judge's ruling halting an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign and other conservative groups have been set for Sept. 9, exactly two months before the Republican stands for re-election.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set the date.

Manitowoc residents combat monarch decline

HTR Media writer
Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:21

Most monarchs only live for a couple of weeks. - PHOTO: Courtesy

Some people raise dogs or cats for their cuddly companionship. Others opt for fuss-free fish. Carol Stokes and Lori Beilke choose to mother monarchs.

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds voter ID law

Written by From WiG
and AP reports
Thursday, 31 July 2014 07:07

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the voter ID law signed in 2011 by Gov. Scott Walker.

The court was divided in the rulings, which involved cases filed by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP.

Wisconsin drive-in theater rates No. 1 with moviegoers in U.S.

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 30 July 2014 07:39

The Skyway Drive-In Theatre in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, rates No. 1 with moviegoers on TripAdvisor.

The world's largest travel site took on July 30 announced the 10 top drive-in movie theaters in the United States based on its "popularity index." That index uses reviews — the quality, quantity and recency — from TripAdvisor users for the rankings.