Demonstrators gathered in the rain outside the Capitol today to protest measures in the Legislature they say will put immigrant families in danger. Among those bills is one that aims to abolish and prevent sanctuary cities through financial penalties. The bill would make it illegal for cities and counties to prohibit the enforcement of federal […]
A lead plaintiff in one of the lawsuits challenging Wisconsin’s voter I-D law has passed away. Ruthelle Frank was 89 and the title plaintiff in the case Ruthelle Frank versus Scott Walker. The alderwoman for the village of Brokaw in central Wisconsin joined the case after she was not allowed to vote in her own […]
State Representative Chris Taylor, a Democrat from Madison, is back to tackling issues with police use of force. Taylor says she has three goals: to make use of force policies more specific, to create de-escalation training for officers, and to require an independent prosecutor for any police use of force cases. Taylor is circulating two […]
Catalina Toma is an expert in communication technologies, specifically, their social and psychological effects. She works as an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Since 2004, Toma has been researching online dating. Over the years, the world of online dating has shifted, but Toma maintains that […]
A Milwaukee Democrat is asking Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel to review policies governing the use of deadly force by police. State Representative Leon Young put in an official request to the AG’s office today to revisit the state’s standards for when law enforcement can use weapons. WORT’s Nina Kravinsky has more.
In May, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan held a national approval rating of just 25%, similar to the low approval numbers of the Congress he leads. But Ryan continues to win elections by staggering margins, so who can possibly beat him? One former ironworker in eastern Wisconsin believes he can. Bryce, a blue collar […]