Tag: Wisconsin

Man who raped, killed woman in 1984 Wisconsin cold case ID’d thanks to genealogy websites

Please enable Javascript to watch this video OZAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (WITI) – Wisconsin authorities say they have solved a 1984 cold case homicide thanks to an emerging area of forensic science. On Tuesday, the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office announced that open-source DNA databases helped lead them to the killer. Traci Hammerberg When 18-year-old Traci Hammerberg […]

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‘God Is Good’: Security Guard Reinstated After Being Fired for Telling Student Not to Call Him the N-Word

Imagine your job firing you for telling someone not to call you a racial slur, then the conflicting range of emotions you’d experience once your job decided to reinstate your employment. According to NBC 15, that’s exactly what’s happened to Marlon Anderson, a security guard at Madison West High School in Madison, Wy.: The Madison […]

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School Security Officer Fired for Repeating Racial Slur Aimed at Him

A high school security officer in Wisconsin said an unruly student called him a racial slur several times last week, but when he tried to explain to the student why the epithet was offensive, it cost him his job. The security officer, Marlon Anderson, said that he told the student to stop calling him a […]

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Inside the “Most Incarcerated” Zip Code in the Country

Keisha Robinson’s family came to Milwaukee from Chicago in the 1980s because, as Robinson put it, “Chicago was getting out of pocket.” With crime rising and jobs disappearing in the Windy City, she told me, “my mom wanted a better place for us to live.” But Robinson’s mother could never have anticipated the crucibles awaiting […]

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Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Depends Where You Are

Since 2015, several Council members in the District of Columbia have attempted to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. On four different occasions, the measure petered out and died. This year, Council member David Grosso tried a new approach, introducing emergency legislation and undermining the control of the chairman. The approach worked. A majority […]

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Brendan Dassey of ‘Making a Murderer’ Seeks Clemency in Wisconsin

Brendan Dassey was 17 years old when he was convicted of helping his uncle murder and sexually assault Teresa Halbach, a photographer, in a Wisconsin salvage yard. He was 26 when the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” made that case — and the concerns about how it was handled — a global sensation. Now, weeks […]

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Michigan vs Wisconsin Prediction: Betting Line, Odds & Pick

Getty MADISON, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 07: Jonathan Taylor #23 of the Wisconsin Badgers scores a touchdown past Da’Quaun Jamison #6 of the Central Michigan Chippewas in the first quarter at Camp Randall Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) The last time the Michigan Wolverines took the field, they […]

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Representative Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, Republican Mainstay, Is Set to Retire

WASHINGTON — Representative Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, a Republican mainstay who found his way to the center of many of Washington’s most divisive political debates over the past four decades, said on Wednesday that he would not run for re-election next year. “When I began my public service in 1968, I said I would know […]

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How Much Damage Have Republicans Done in the States?

The 2018 election marked at least a temporary end to Republicans’ rise to power in many states. With full control of 26 states, Republicans had built a sustained opportunity to transform American subnational government. Liberals certainly feared the worst. Dark portraits of the Koch brothers’ network and the American Legislative Exchange Council (known as ALEC) […]

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In the War Against Gerrymandering, an Army of Voters Meets a Dug-in Foe

MERRILL, Wis. — When the Supreme Court concluded this summer that it had no authority to strike down partisan political maps, no matter how outrageous, Chief Justice John G. Roberts offered solace to those who call the maps dangerous to democracy. Maybe federal judges cannot outlaw gerrymanders, he wrote in the court’s majority opinion. But […]

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In Wisconsin Swing District, a Range of Views on Immigration

RACINE, Wis. — In this old manufacturing city that supported Hillary Clinton in 2016, dislike for President Trump runs wide and deep. Images of crying children at the Mexican border typically serve as Exhibit A on the list of grievances that Democratic voters cite against the president. Many of those same voters also express strong […]

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Trump’s Attacks Are Good Politics — for Democrats

President Trump’s tweet attacks on members of Congress of color, from “The Squad” to Representative Elijah Cummings, have made it clear that fanning the flames of white racial resentment is central to his politics and re-election strategy. For decades, some left-leaning strategists stifled their candidates’ response to dog whistles for fear of alienating whites who […]

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‘Send Her Back’: White Voters and Trump’s Path to Re-election

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump. But Democrats will still have a hard time defeating him. Here’s why. [For an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on “The Daily” podcast come together, subscribe […]

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Trump’s Electoral College Edge Could Grow in 2020, Rewarding Polarizing Campaign

President Trump’s approval ratings are under water in national polls. His position for re-election, on the other hand, might not be quite so bleak. His advantage in the Electoral College, relative to the national popular vote, may be even larger than it was in 2016, according to an Upshot analysis of election results and polling […]

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Back-to-School Sales Tax ‘Holidays’ Lure Shoppers Despite Slim Savings

If you missed out on the blitz of deals offered early this week by many online retailers, don’t despair: There may be additional savings on the horizon, as more than a dozen states gear up for their annual summer sales tax “holidays.” This year, 16 states are offering back-to-school promotions, exempting many items, including clothing, […]

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2020 Won’t Repeat the Mistakes of 2016, Whatever They Were

WASHINGTON — Democrats still don’t agree on why they lost the White House in 2016. But they have absolutely no intention of repeating their mistakes. Whatever they were, exactly. Was it the loss of working-class white voters or urban black voters? Too much talk of Donald J. Trump or not enough? And what about those […]

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Deep-Fried Tempura Flakes Are Linked to a Series of Sushi Restaurant Fires

Deep-fried tempura flakes, a key ingredient sprinkled on sushi rolls for crunch and known as agedama or tenkasu, Japanese for “heavenly waste,” have been linked to a series of restaurant fires in multiple states. Five of them occurred in Wisconsin, said Kara Nelson, a fire investigator in the capital, Madison, where two restaurants sustained more […]

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