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Sep 1, 2023

FBI updates photo of University of Wisconsin bomber wanted for 53 years

More than 50 years after a Vietnam War-era bombing on the University of Wisconsin campus that killed a researcher, the FBI on Thursday released age-processed photographs of a suspect who has thus far evaded law enforcement and been referred to as "Wisconsin's state ghost."

Jan 27, 2022

Wisconsin court OKs lawyers for lawmakers before lawsuits

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in a divided vote on Thursday that state lawmakers can hire private attorneys at taxpayer expense even before a lawsuit has been filed, an extension of what had been done under current law.

May 17, 2021

DOJ official alleges racial, sexual harassment

A top Wisconsin Department of Justice administrator filed a federal complaint alleging that she's being underpaid and harassed at work because she's a Black woman.

Jun 25, 2019

Justices say governor should oversee school policy (UPDATE)

Wisconsin's Supreme Court reversed itself Tuesday and allowed the governor to take control of public school policy from the state superintendent, a decision that could translate to a major victory for Republicans if they can defeat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in three years.

Jun 11, 2019

Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs lame duck challenges

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has reinstated almost all of Republican legislators' lame-duck laws limiting Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul's powers, but the legal fight isn't over.

Apr 23, 2019

Judge denies Republicans’ attempt to join abortion lawsuit

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected Wisconsin Republican lawmakers' attempt to intervene in a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging the state's abortion restrictions, saying in a strongly worded order that they presented no evidence that the Democratic attorney general wouldn't adequately defend the laws.

Jun 20, 2018

Firms showing signs of recovery in years following recession

When the economy tanked in the late 2000s and early 2010s, even large law firms in Milwaukee, far away from New York, felt the effect.

Jun 1, 2018

Abrahamson leaves legacy to remember

When Shirley Abrahamson leaves the state Supreme Court next year, she will leave a legacy to remember.

Apr 6, 2018

Lawmaker who removed sign says it was a security risk

The state lawmaker who removed an anti-Republican sign from the state Capitol rotunda says he did it because it posed a security risk.

Apr 3, 2018

State to pay $30,000 to settle sign theft lawsuit

State taxpayers will pay $30,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed against a lawmaker who stole a sign from a protester referring to President Donald Trump as "sadistic," ''racist" and a "serial groper."

Dec 8, 2017

Evers’ allies try to block WILL lawsuit in Madison court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin public schools Superintendent Tony Evers’ allies want a Madison judge to reaffirm that Evers doesn’t need Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s permission to write regulations. The state Supreme Court last year upheld a Dane County judge’s ruling that a 2011 state law requiring agency heads to get Walker’s approval before writing […]

May 23, 2017

Teacher suspended over documentary returns to work

A Wisconsin teacher is back at school after being placed on leave following complaints about a documentary shown in her class.


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