Report: Wisconsin prison numbers on the rise
Jordan Schelling • Oct. 31, 2018
Wisconsin’s prison population was up 2.3 percent in 2017, reaching a record 23,687, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum.
The Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau on Thursday released a publication entitled “Shedding Light on Dark Stores,” which offers background on and arguments for and against the “dark store loophole” that has increasingly popped up across the state.
Sherman A. Gessert Jr., a longtime photographer for both the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel, died Oct. 22, at the age of 83. Gessert joined the Sentinel staff in 1956, after graduating from Milwaukee’s Layton School of Art. He started taking photos for both the Journal and the Sentinel after the Journal Co. purchased the…
The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council on Thursday announced the speakers for the Oct. 30 celebration of its 40th anniversary.
Elections will set the tone for budget talks
WisPolitics.com • Oct. 25, 2018
It’s election season, but budget watchers are looking ahead because the making of the next two-year budget will begin in earnest once the next governor is elected.
Dunn County News hires Sarah Seifert as editor
Jordan Schelling • Oct. 25, 2018
Sarah Seifert has been named editor of the (Menomonie) Dunn County News, the newspaper announced last week. Seifert succeeds Barbara Lyon.
Peter Kwong tells his story of dealing with computer viruses, cybersecurity scams and how to avoid them during your own internet usage.
Based on 2016 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, 16 Wisconsin counties had gaps between the county’s median renter household income and the county’s median rent.
10 things to do in Prairie du Chien
Discover Wisconsin • Oct. 25, 2018
Wisconsin’s Driftless Area is undoubtedly beautiful, with Prairie du Chien being no exception. Here are a few of our favorite things to do there.
ITC releases formal decision on newsprint tariffs
Julia Hunter • Oct. 23, 2018
The U.S. International Trade Commission has released its formal decision regarding the decision to reverse tariffs imposed earlier this year on Canadian newsprint. Among its key findings were: transportation costs, availability and reliability of supply were as important or more important than price to newsprint consumers; Canadian imports did not depress domestic prices; and the…