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  • Bernie Sanders to campaign March 26 in Madison

    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on March 26 will travel to Wisconsin. The Democratic Party presidential candidate will hold a rally in Madison. Sanders, according to a news release, will discuss a range of issues: "getting big money out of politics, his plan to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, combating climate change and ensuring universal health care." The announcement from.... Read More
  • Petition opposes Sheriff Clarke’s policing at Trump protests

    Milwaukee social justice advocates don't want Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke handling policing at political events for Donald Trump. Clarke, earlier this month, told a Fox News host that demonstrators with immigrant rights and Black Lives Matter movements deserve to be "hit first and hit hard." Now the social justice groups Voces de la Frontera and the Coalition for Justice are circul.... Read More
  • Party time: Presidential primary April 5

    After months of watching the primary returns from other states, Wisconsin voters head to the polls on April 5 to make their presidential preference known. On the ballot • DEMS: In the running are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. • REPS: In the running are Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Donald Trump. Collecting delegates DEMS: The state will have 96 delegates at the Democratic Nati.... Read More
  • World Psychiatric Association denounces ex-gay therapy

    The world’s largest organization of mental health professionals called for an end to the discredited practice of "conversion therapy," also known as ex-gay therapy. In a statement issued on March 23, the World Psychiatric Association said,  "WPA believes strongly in evidence-based treatment. There is no sound scientific evidence that innate sexual orientation can be changed. Furthermore, so-.... Read More
  • CEO quits after sexist comments about women tennis pros

    The tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open who said women's pro tennis players "ride on the coattails of the men" resigned on March 21, ending his 29-year association with the event. Tournament owner Larry Ellison said in a statement that Raymond Moore was quitting as chief executive officer and tournament director of the $7 million event featuring men's and women's players in the Californi.... Read More
  • DNR: no drinking on state shooting ranges

    Liquor, automatic weapons and exploding targets would be forbidden at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shooting ranges. The DNR owns eight ranges in Wisconsin and operates about half of them; local clubs operate the others in partnership with the agency. No uniform rules apply, though the agency has been working since 2013 to develop some, said Keith Warnke, the DNR’s shooting sports.... Read More
  • Milwaukee, Madison mourn death of Tamara Grigsby

    The unexpected death of social justice advocate and former state legislator Tamara Grigsby inspired a public outpouring in Wisconsin. Grigsby, 41, died of “health complications” the week of March 14, according to the office of the Dane County Executive, for whom she most recently worked as director of the department of equity and inclusion. She formerly represented Milwaukee in the Legislat.... Read More
  • February’s record heat like something ‘out of a sci-fi movie’

    February's record heat left federal scientists struggling to find words, describing temperatures as “astronomical,” “staggering” and “strange.” They warned that the climate may have moved into a new and hotter neighborhood. This was not just another of the drumbeat of 10 straight broken monthly global heat records, triggered by a super El Nino and man-made global warming. Februar.... Read More
  • Reaction to SeaWorld decision to stop breeding orcas

    Following years of criticism and the death of one of its trainers, SeaWorld Entertainment announced this month that it would stop breeding orcas. The decision was widely applauded by animal rights groups, but lamented by an organization representing aquariums as a hindrance to the company’s scientific research and rescue efforts. Reaction to the decision… “I didn’t imagine necessarily.... Read More
  • Falcons owner opposes anti-LGBT bill

    Mindful of Atlanta’s bid to host the Super Bowl, Falcons owner Arthur Blank said he opposes a measure approved by the Georgia Legislature that would allow businesses and organizations to discriminate against LGBT people. The NFL has acknowledged the religious exemptions bill, passed by both houses of the Legislature but still needing the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal, could have an impact on .... Read More