Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary has added more than 150 new words and definitions for 2014, including “Yooper,” a nickname used for a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Also making the dictionary: “Hashtag,” “selfie” and “tweep,” reflecting the growing influence technology is having on human endeavor, especially social networking, which also is in the dictionary.
The progressive group One Wisconsin Now has asked the U.S. Justice Department to send election observers to Wisconsin for the November general election.
The group wrote to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, noting that election observers were in the state in 2012.
Everyone has a lot to say about state Rep. Brett Hulsey, especially Hulsey himself.
Defeating Republican Gov. Scott Walker and electing Democrat Mary Burke will be a top priority for the pro-abortion rights group EMILY’s List, its spokeswoman Marcy Stech said earlier this month.
Stech would not say how much the well-funded Washington-based group, which backs female candidates who support abortion rights, plans to spend on the race. EMILY’s List and its partners were major players in Wisconsin’s 2012 Senate race, spending nearly $5 million to help elect Tammy Baldwin over Republican Tommy Thompson.
The University of Wisconsin System has hired a controversial longtime associate of Gov. Scott Walker to serve in the newly created post of vice president for university relations.
Heard about the Estate of George Romero v. Ashley Williams? The Zombiepocalypse trial begins May 8 in Madison.
The three-day mock trial is part of the National Mock Trial Championship being held at the Dane County Courthouse on Hamilton Street and the state Capitol on Main Street.
An online store opened in mid-April, in time for vegetable growers to get seeds to plant for a summer or fall harvest. What makes the store unique is that it is an outlet for the Open Source Seed Initiative, a campaign affiliated with UW-Madison and established in 2011 by plant breeders, farmers, sustainable food system advocates, educators and others concerned about the decreasing availability of non-patented seeds.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker touts all he has done for Wisconsin’s veterans since taking office more than three years ago, making it a focus of his re-election efforts as he frequents events around the state with service members.
But some veterans say Walker’s refusal to pardon a decorated Iraqi war veteran and support for legislation they oppose show he doesn’t have their true interests in mind, an argument that could tarnish the image he presents to patriotic conservatives.
Milwaukee has been selected as one of five cities for an early premiere of an HBO film.
“The Normal Heart” stars Kenosha native Mark Ruffalo as well as Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Alfred Molina.
Scott Walker isn’t saying whether he’d serve a full second term as governor but delegates at the Wisconsin GOP’s annual convention Saturday didn’t care, giving their hero a wild standing ovation as he took the stage.
Walker is trying to win a second four-year term and will likely face Democrat Mary Burke, a former Trek Bicycle Corp. executive and state commerce secretary, in the November election.
A federal judge has struck down Wisconsin's voter identification law.
The judge found that the requirement that voters show a state-issued photo ID at the polls imposes an unfair burden on poor and minority voters.