Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order Monday creating a nonpartisan commission to draw new legislative maps next year for the Legislature to consider, a step Republicans have rejected as a sham.Read More »
The Republican chairman of the Assembly's health committee accused the Wisconsin attorney general on Thursday of trying to bully him into passing a bipartisan bill designed to prevent backlogs of untested kits for testing sexual-assault evidence.Read More »
The city of Appleton has banned license medical and mental health professionals from practicing conversion therapy on minors.Read More »
A central Wisconsin man has been arrested in the death of his girlfriend's disabled adult daughter.Read More »
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission to draw Wisconsin's electoral maps may put pressure on the Republicans who control the Legislature to consider an alternative plan, but it won't force them to do anything differently next year and GOP leaders made clear they won't change course.
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Gov. Tony Evers will lay out his policy agenda and goals for the year in his second State of the State speech to lawmakers on Wednesday, presenting a wish list sure to include some bipartisan measures that the Democratic governor hopes will have a chance of passing the Republican-controlled Legislature.Read More »
Wisconsin Republicans were poised Tuesday to pass a bill that would impose new restrictions on the use of firefighting foam containing chemicals known as PFAS in the hopes of reducing soil and water contamination, despite Democrats' complaints that the proposal would do next to nothing.
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A conservative law firm on Tuesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's order putting on hold a ruling that would have forced the removal of up to 209,000 people from the state's voter rolls.Read More »
The Wisconsin Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill supported by disability-rights advocates and parents that would establish more procedures for when schools restrain a student or place them in seclusion.Read More »
A Wisconsin teenager who was shot and wounded when he stabbed a school resource officer has been ordered to stand trial.Read More »
A Kansas man has asked an Iowa judge to let him engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney so that he can "rend their souls" from their bodies.Read More »
Wisconsin's education department is illegally treating private choice schools differently from public schools by not allowing them to count online classes toward instructional time, a judge ruled this week.Read More »
A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday put on hold an order calling for the immediate removal of as many as 209,000 names from the state's voter-registration rolls, handing Democrats who had fought the decision a victory in the battleground state.Read More »
A Green Bay high school counselor was charged Monday with secretly videotaping 15 people in a school bathroom, including one student.Read More »
Franklin College in Indiana has fired its president after he was arrested in Wisconsin on suspicion of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime and attempted child enticement, the school said Monday.Read More »
Wisconsin officials are considering spending more than a quarter of a million dollars on a public-relations push to reassure voters that elections in the state are secure after nearly three-quarters of respondents to a survey this fall said they were worried about threats.
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A Wisconsin judge on Monday found the state's election commission to be in contempt and ordered the bipartisan panel to immediately begin removing up to 209,000 names from the state's voter rolls or face hundreds of dollars in fines for each day they don't.Read More »
A Wisconsin judge ruled that a teenager charged in the death of a 7-year-old boy who was allegedly beaten, forced to carry around a heavy log and then buried in snow will be tried in adult court.Read More »
Leaders of a U.S. Army Reserve unit that commands thousands of soldiers throughout the western United States have mishandled at least two sexual-assault complaints by not sending them to outside investigators, according to victims, their advocate and documents obtained by The Associated Press.
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