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Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jun. 16, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader Telegram. June 14, 2021. Editorial: Time not an excuse on vaccinations One of our editorial board members had an interesting encounter over the weekend. He went into a convenience store and the person working the counter was the...

Heads of Wisconsin's largest school districts 'dismayed'

Jun. 15, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The superintendents of Wisconsin's five largest school districts told members of the Legislature on Tuesday that they're “dismayed” that $2.3 billion in federal aid is at risk because of low funding for K-12 schools. Superintendents of the...

Victim can raise special defense in trafficker's homicide

Jun. 04, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee child sex trafficking victim accused of killing her trafficker can argue he drove her to do it, a state appeals court has ruled. Prosecutors have accused 20-year-old Chrystul Kizer of killing 34-year-old Randall Volar III in 2018. They...

Black activists, Dems blast Wisconsin police reform bills

May. 27, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and Black activists on Thursday blasted the first police reform bills proposed by a task force the Wisconsin Assembly's top Republican formed last year after a spate of police shootings, saying the measures would accomplish little of substance and...

Attorneys: Rittenhouse trial in November could take 2 weeks

May. 21, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The November trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, an Illinois man charged with killing two people during chaotic protests that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year, will take up to two weeks, attorneys said Friday. Prosecutors...

Wisconsin lawmakers to take first police votes since Floyd

May. 10, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers this week are expected to take their first floor votes on police reform measures since George Floyd's death sparked a national reckoning on policing and racial justice. The Senate is widely expected to pass a bipartisan package...

Report: Wisconsin air quality better, except for 6 counties

May. 03, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Most of Wisconsin has breathed cleaner air over the last several years, according to the American Lung Association. But, the group gave failing grades to six counties along Lake Michigan over smog pollution as part of its annual national report card on the state of air...

Wisconsin cop who shot Jacob Blake had service weapon stolen

May. 01, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last summer was suspended for three days this year because his service weapon was stolen just weeks after the shooting that left the Black man partially paralyzed. Officials waited seven...

3 arrested during protest in support of Jacob Blake Jr.

Apr. 26, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Three men have been arrested for taking part in a demonstration in southeast Wisconsin to call for the firing of the Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake Jr., leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Officer Rusten...

Protesters: Fire Kenosha officer who shot Jacob Blake

Apr. 25, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Supporters of Jacob Blake Jr. and others staged a rally and march in Kenosha Sunday calling for the firing of an officer who shot Blake. Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey, who is white, was not charged in the August 2020 incident...