Climate group 350-Madison has petitioned the Dane County Zoning and Land Regulation Committee to rescind its April 21 conditional use permit for a tar sands oil pipeline pumping station near Marshall.
A 19-year-old Wisconsin man who authorities say took part in the “thrill killing” of 15 deer last year has been sentenced to six months in jail.
Two Republican legislators introduced a bill Friday that would remove all lawmakers from the board that oversees Gov. Scott Walker’s job creation agency, saying members from the private sector can do a better job on economic development.
The Wisconsin state Assembly voted on July 28 to spend $250 million in public funds on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.
No one spoke against the measure, which passed on a bipartisan 52-34 vote as Bucks coach Jason Kidd and team president Peter Feigin watched from the gallery. They made the rounds before and after the roughly hourlong debate, posing for pictures with both lawmakers and members of the public.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Aug. 10 announced that he instructed city staff to remove the granite and bronze stones from the area in the 100 block of Mifflin Street known as Philosopher’s Grove.
Lions and tigers and bears — maybe in Oz, but not in Wisconsin if one Republican legislator gets his way.
Investigators in the closed John Doe probe argued in a federal court brief filed on Friday that Scott Walker’s county executive staff “obstructed” its efforts to investigate missing donations to a veterans fund. The court brief includes recently unsealed investigative records.
Weeks after Milwaukee County union bus drivers went on a three-day strike, both sides remain far apart as contract talks are set to resume this week, according to a published report.
The early July strike disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of county residents who rely on buses. But more than three weeks after the walkout, the Milwaukee County Transit System and the union representing its drivers and mechanics appear no closer to reaching a new contract, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
A newly unsealed audio recording made by law enforcement officers as they raided the home of a former longtime aide to Gov. Scott Walker contradicts her description of how the search warrant was executed.
Ike Kumrow said there are three things anyone trying to successfully attract and maintain a purple martin population must keep in mind: “location, location and finally, location.” Kumrow and his wife, Jan, have lived on their five-acre “little slice of heaven,” about nine miles north of West Bend for nearly 55 years. But Ike has had an enthusiasm for purple martins for even longer. Growing up on a farm, he saw many of the birds and became passionate about them.
For nearly 70 years, Madison has been regarded as one of the nation’s best places to live — for a variety of reasons. With the proliferation of “best-of” lists floating around cyberspace today, the capital city’s drawing more plaudits than ever.
Two animal-rights activists have been charged with terrorizing the fur industry during cross-country road trips in which they released about 5,740 mink from farms, and vandalized the homes and businesses of industry members, the FBI said.
The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Joseph Brian Buddenberg, 31, and Nicole Juanita Kissane, 28, both of Oakland, California, and federal prosecutors charged them with conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.