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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Flip-flops and bad votes triggered her recall

Back in 1990, when Alberta Darling won her first election to the state Assembly, the media glowingly referred to her as a “liberal” “pro-choicer” who recognized the wisdom of gun control. Twenty-one years later, Darling, now representing the North Shore in the state Senate, is more likely to generate headlines for her political flip-flops, support...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Road builders, voucher advocates and the wealthy get big perks

It's inevitable that a state budget includes perks for campaign allies. Inevitable, but not ideal. But this year's biennial budget, a Republican creation signed by Gov. Scott Walker with about 50 vetoes on Sunday afternoon, includes a shocking number...
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Plus Hero and Cause of the Week

Perhaps no “rising star” has fallen so fast as Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, who's attempting to balance the budget on the backs of seniors and low-income folks while creating a windfall for Wall Street and the for-profit insurance industry...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Enjoy these free or inexpensive destinations all summer long

No need to scrap your summer vacation because of budget-guzzling gas prices. These nine good-value options won't drain the tank. Free attractions are noted; others require a reasonable fee or donation...
02.21.2011 | | Posted at 01:48 PM
By Nicole
The first list of nominees for women's hockey's top honor was released today and three Badgers made the cut. Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan and Hilary Knight are on the 26-person list. This past weekend, Duggan passed Sara Bauer as the all-time career points leader. Bauer had set the record at 218 and with her three assists on Friday, Duggan moved to 220 points. Bauer won the Patty Kazmaier in 2...
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011

Will killing consumer protections really create 250,000 jobs?

On his first day as governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker declared a state of “economic emergency” caused by “years of mismanagement” and a business climate that has “for too long been stifled by burdensome regulation, taxes and costly litigation.” But will the bills proposed in this special session of the state Legislature actually end the “economic emergency” and help to...
11.01.2010 | | Posted at 10:12 AM
By Nicole
With a ranking of 7 in the Harris and Coaches' Poll and a 10 in last week's BCS, the Badgers move up to 9th in this week's BCS standings, two places ahead of Ohio State. Michigan State is at 14 with Iowa at 16. Wisconsin cannot win the Big Ten with the way the standings in the conference stand now. They need Michigan State to lose again in order to take possession of first place. But if they can ...

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