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June 7, 2014
We’ve seen the disruption to couples and families throughout the U.S. when courts have first allowed same-sex marriage only to have those marriages subsequently called into question by another court. I anticipate the U.S. Supreme Court will give finality to this issue in their next term.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen • In a statement following a court ruling that allowed same-sex marriages to take place in the state. Van Hollen, by the way, was one of the people causing the “disruption,” asking for an emergency order to stop the weddings.
15:37 // 3 months ago
November 6, 2012
21:32 // 1 year ago
October 2, 2012

Local news anchor gets super-rude message from viewer about her weight. Husband posts it on Facebook. Community responds, saying they have the anchor’s back. Viewer gets called out in four-minute comment on TV show. If you want to reach through your screen to give this woman a high-five, we’re with you. (ht Romenesko)

13:56 // 1 year ago
September 15, 2012

Framework in place, Chicago teachers’ strike nearing final showdown

  • status A week after the strike began, the two sides plan to meet up on Sunday to discuss a framework to end the strike once and for all — but not without a good ol’ protest the day before, one energized by a legal victory in Wisconsin on Friday.
  • concessions Among the biggest ones proposed in the framework: Teachers would have performance reviews weighted by roughly 30 percent of testing scores — less than the city wanted, but still adding extra pressure to teachers to boost standardized test scores. Also, the city conceded on pay increases. source
15:11 // 2 years ago
September 14, 2012
The people of Wisconsin clearly spoke on June 5th. Now, they are ready to move on. Sadly a liberal activist judge in Dane County wants to go backwards and take away the law making responsibilities of the legislature and the governor. We are confident that the state will ultimately prevail in the appeals process.
A statement from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker • Dismissing the decision by a Wisconsin judge to strike down most of the collective-bargaining law Walker helped push through the state legislature in 2011. The law will likely head to the state’s supreme court, which heard the law last year and allowed it to go forward.
22:48 // 2 years ago
September 2, 2012
What he didn’t tell you is he sat on that commission. He sat on that commission, and were he and his house Republican friends that he leads, had they voted with the commission, it would have been voted on, but he voted no. He would not let it go to the floor. He walked away.
Vice President Joe Biden • Making a tough criticism of Paul Ryan’s Republican National Convention speech — specifically the part where Ryan criticized Obama for ignoring the bipartisan deficit commission’s recommendations — at a campaign stop in Wisconsin on Sunday. It wasn’t his only attack-dog moment — he also criticized Romney for not wanting to end the war in Afghanistan and referred to Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan as “Vouchercare.” Joe Biden makes a pretty good attack dog, if you ask us.
23:35 // 2 years ago
August 12, 2012

One week later: Wisconsin’s Sikh temple reopens, healing process begins

  • last week One week ago, a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple by a reported white supremacist shook the town of Oak Creek, outside of Milwaukee. 3,000 mourners gathered in a memorial service for the lost.
  • this week This morning, the temple reopened for normal Sunday services, which (despite sadness and tears still common) was described as a healing process for the hundreds that took part. source

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15:50 // 2 years ago
August 11, 2012
breakingnews:

Mitt Romney chooses Paul Ryan as running mate
Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate.Sourced reports of the news emerged late last night, and Romney’s “Mitt’s VP” mobile app confirmed the choice this morning. Romney is holding an event in Norfolk, Virginia, at 9 a.m. EDT today to make the formal announcement. More updates on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 10, 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Of course they would leapfrog the official announcement with the app. Of course.

breakingnews:

Mitt Romney chooses Paul Ryan as running mate

Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate.

Sourced reports of the news emerged late last night, and Romney’s “Mitt’s VP” mobile app confirmed the choice this morning. Romney is holding an event in Norfolk, Virginia, at 9 a.m. EDT today to make the formal announcement. More updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 10, 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Of course they would leapfrog the official announcement with the app. Of course.

7:49 // 2 years ago
August 10, 2012
breakingnews:

Mourners gather to remember victims killed at Wisconsin Sikh temple
JSOnline: About 3,000 people filled the Oak Creek High School gymnasium in Wisconsin today to attend the funeral and memorial service for the six victims of Sunday’s Sikh temple shootings.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was among those who spoke. “In the recent past, too many Sikhs have been targeted and victimized simply because of who they are, how they look, and what they believe,” he said. “This is wrong. It is unacceptable. And it will not be tolerated.”
Photo: Friends and family members bring caskets into Oak Creek High School. (Chris Wilson / Journal Sentinel)

Big ups for Eric Holder’s strong words.

breakingnews:

Mourners gather to remember victims killed at Wisconsin Sikh temple

JSOnline: About 3,000 people filled the Oak Creek High School gymnasium in Wisconsin today to attend the funeral and memorial service for the six victims of Sunday’s Sikh temple shootings.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was among those who spoke. “In the recent past, too many Sikhs have been targeted and victimized simply because of who they are, how they look, and what they believe,” he said. “This is wrong. It is unacceptable. And it will not be tolerated.”

Photo: Friends and family members bring caskets into Oak Creek High School. (Chris Wilson / Journal Sentinel)

Big ups for Eric Holder’s strong words.

18:08 // 2 years ago
August 8, 2012
In 28 years of law enforcement, I have seen a lot of hate. I have seen a lot of revenge. I’ve seen a lot of anger. What I saw, particularly from the Sikh community this week was compassion, concern, support. What I didn’t see was hate. I did not see revenge. I didn’t see any of that. And in law enforcement that’s unusual to not see that reaction to something like this. I want you all to understand how unique that is.
Oak Creek, Wisc. Police Chief John Edwards • Addressing a crowd gathered to honor victims of last weekend’s shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Tuesday night. This morning, FBI special agent Teresa Carlson revealed to members of the press that, despite previous reports that the shooter was killed by police, he actually died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head after being wounded by an officer returning fire.  source (viafollow)
15:48 // 2 years ago