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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 7, 2020

In Labor Day blur, Harris meets Blake family; Trump steps up

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris met the family of a Wisconsin man shot by police last month to kick off her Labor Day visit to a critical swing state …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 4, 2020

Blake’s father says paralyzed son optimistic after shooting

Jacob Blake’s father said Friday that his “happy-go-lucky” son is optimistic for his future, although he remains paralyzed from the waist down after being shot seven times in the back …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 2, 2020

Owner of burned business accuses Trump of misleading public

The owner of a camera shop that was destroyed during unrest in Kenosha and highlighted during President Donald Trump’s visit says the president used his store for political gain by …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 31, 2020

Americans divided over armed civilians who flock to protests

The scenes have become commonplace in 2020: People gathered at state Capitols with semiautomatic long guns strapped across their chests. A couple near St. Louis emerging from their mansion brandishing …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

Teen charged in Kenosha killings stalls return to Wisconsin

A judge agreed Friday to delay for a month a decision on whether a 17-year-old from Illinois should be returned to Wisconsin to face charges accusing him of fatally shooting …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

17-year-old arrested in killing of 2 people in Kenosha

A white, 17-year-old police admirer was arrested Wednesday after two people were shot to death during a third straight night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

Lawyer: Jacob Blake not likely to walk again after shot by police

A Black man shot multiple times, apparently in the back, by police in Wisconsin is paralyzed from the waist down and has “eight holes” in his body, the father of …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 24, 2020

Police shooting lays bare Wisconsin’s deep partisan divide

The shooting by police in Wisconsin of a Black man sparked strong words of condemnation from the state’s Democratic governor, who said he stood by those who demand justice. Republicans …


UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

Friends share Powerball jackpot win, keeping 1992 promise

A western Wisconsin man will share his millions in lottery winnings with a longtime friend because of a promise they made to each other nearly three decades ago


UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Wisconsin Supreme Court OKs GOP-authored lame-duck laws

The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Republican-authored lame-duck laws that stripped power from the incoming Democratic attorney general just before he took office in 2019.


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Wisconsin governor activates National Guard after violence

Wisconsin’s governor activated the National Guard on Wednesday to protect state properties after a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the state Capitol and an …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Judge’s Facebook friendship upends Wisconsin custody case

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a judge’s decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child custody case he was hearing created at least the appearance …


UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020

Court ruling opening Wisconsin brings concern, Trump praise

A court ruling tossing Wisconsin’s stay-at-home order threw communities into chaos Thursday as some bars opened immediately and were packed with customers while other local leaders moved quickly to keep …


UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

Wisconsin high court tosses out governor’s stay-home order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has struck down Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home restrictions


Trump-backed Tiffany wins Wisconsin congressional race

Tom Tiffany, a state senator endorsed by President Donald Trump, easily won a special congressional election Tuesday in a heavily conservative, rural Wisconsin district, cheering Republicans even as Democrats argued …


52 who worked or voted in Wisconsin election have COVID-19

There are no plans to postpone or otherwise alter a special congressional election in Wisconsin that is less than two weeks away, even though more than 50 people who voted …


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

Milwaukee police find 5 dead in house; suspect in custody

Police found five people shot to death Monday inside a Milwaukee home and took into custody the man who dialed 911 to report the slayings, the city’s police chief said.


Clerks set to count votes in messy Wisconsin election

Municipal clerks across Wisconsin on Monday were set to start tallying votes from last week’s chaotic presidential primary, a count that was delayed for several days by the legal struggle …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Wisconsin voters wait for hours, others stay home amid virus

Hundreds of voters in Wisconsin are waiting in line to cast ballots at polling places for the state’s presidential primary election


UPDATED: Mon., April 6, 2020

Wisconsin governor delays election, prompts court challenge

Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the …


Wisconsin GOP appeals to Supreme Court on extended voting

Wisconsin Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday’s primary


UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Federal judge signals he won’t postpone Wisconsin election

A federal judge is signaling he won’t postpone or make any major changes to Wisconsin’s spring election to alleviate concerns about voters and poll workers contracting the coronavirus.


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Noose placed on Wisconsin brewery shooter’s locker in 2015

Someone placed a noose several years ago on the locker of a Wisconsin brewery employee who opened fire on his co-workers last week, the brewery operator said Wednesday. Police quickly …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Wisconsin appeals court puts voter rolls purge on hold

A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday put on hold an order to immediately remove up to 209,000 names from the state’s voter registration rolls, handing Democrats who had fought the …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Wisconsin judge orders up to 209K voter names be deleted

A Wisconsin judge on Monday found the state’s bipartisan elections commission to be in contempt and ordered it to immediately begin removing up to 209,000 names from the state’s voter …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Conservatives seek immediate purge of 200,000 voters in Wisconsin

A conservative law firm on Thursday asked a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt and impose $12,000 a day in fines until it immediately purges more than …


Wisconsin city mulls dumping old ban on throwing snowballs

For decades, those who have participated in snowball fights in one Wisconsin city have risked getting in trouble with the law. But that may be about to change.


Wisconsin Democrats vow to register voters who may be purged

Democrats in the key swing state of Wisconsin vowed Monday to double down on efforts to ensure that any voters whose registrations are nullified by a judge’s recent ruling will …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Wisconsin officers on front lines in 2 student shootings

Wisconsin high school resource officers have found themselves on the front lines in two student shootings in the past two days, underscoring how police in schools can face life-or-death situations …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Impeachment fight leaves voters cold in contested Wisconsin

There’s not a lot that Republicans and Democrats in this political battlefield agree on, but the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump may have surfaced one: The public hearings aren’t …