State News
Candidates for Wisconsin attorney general agree to debate
The two major candidates for Attorney General in Wisconsin will meet in at least one debate before the November 4th election. Republican Brad Schimel and Democrat Susan Happ have agreed to both attend a debate that will be held on the evening of October 24th. The debate, which will air statewide on TV and radio, […]
09/18/2014 06:21:27pm
Wisconsin ranked 33rd in the nation for private sector job growth
New federal figures show Wisconsin ranked 33rd in the nation for private sector job growth during the 12 month period ending in March of this year. That’s according to new numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which show the state added 28,712 private sector jobs between March of 2013 and 2014. Wisconsin Department […]
09/18/2014 12:41:52pm
Group sues to have Wisconsin same-sex marriages recognized
A federal lawsuit filed in Madison this week seeks to settle the question of whether the almost 600 gay marriages performed in Wisconsin earlier this year should be legally recognized. The marriage licenses were issued in early June, during the brief window after Federal Judge Barbara Crabb ruled Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban was unconstitutional. County […]
09/18/2014 11:42:24am
‘We need to cool our jets,’ Marshfield forum seeks civility
It seems like a quixotic quest in an era of supercharged partisan rancor and bitterly snarky posts in on-line comments sections, but some Democrats and Republicans in central Wisconsin want to bring civility to politics. The Marshfield Civility Project held its first forum on Wednesday. It’s the brainchild of Marshfield alderman and former Wood County […]
09/18/2014 11:20:24am
Lawrence University gets record $25 million gift
A $25 million donation to Lawrence University will provide scholarships to future students. President Mark Burstein says it’s the largest gift in university history, and it’s from an anonymous donor. Burstein says the money will allow 45 to 50 students to receive some financial help every year, based on their needs. He says the university […]
09/18/2014 10:35:46am