Recent Headlines

Point Forward Proposal Brings Campus Outrage

By: Amelia Heup   UW-Stevens Point came under fire of students and faculty when Chancellor Bernie Patterson and other executive staff proposed “Point Forward” back in the spring. This original proposal offered to add and expand thirteen majors including chemical engineering, graphic design, and environmental engineering while also adding two master programs; business administration and […]

Open Government

Investigation into Green Bay Mayor Continues

As the one year mark approaches, an investigation into Green Bay Mayor James Schmitt continues. It was announced in January that Brown County District Attorney David Lasee had asked Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney to investigate a pair of complaints because of a conflict of interest resulting from dealings his office has […]

Policy

Kimberly-Clark’s Challenging Senate Math

A source tells Media Trackers that at least five state Senate Democrats will have to vote for a bill that would give tens of millions of dollars in incentives to keep Kimberly Clark’s Cold Spring facility open, if it is to pass the legislature. As a public hearing was to get underway Wednesday, the source, […]

The Courts

Concerns Raised Over Truancy Court Judge’s Behavior

By Jerry Bader and Sam Morateck A member of the Appleton School board has raised concerns about a truancy court held on school grounds, suggesting that students may be “humiliated, bullied and talked down to” by the judge who presides over the court. Board member Alvin Dupree told Media Trackers in an interview that he […]

Campaigns

Other Big Wisconsin Winners Tuesday

While Governor Scott Walker has yet to concede, Democrat Tony Evers appears to be the biggest winner in Wisconsin’s Tuesday elections with an apparent win over Walker. A close second would be Democrat Josh Kaul who closed a gap in the polls to earn an apparent victory over incumbent Republican Attorney general Brad Schimel. But […]

Campaigns

Why Did Baldwin Warn Supporters About MU Law School Poll?

An email sent to supporters of U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s campaign sent out Wednesday morning warned recipients that the University Marquette Law Poll may show a much closer race than last month, and asked supporters to donate to the cause. However, when released,  the MU Law Poll showed Baldwin growing a ten point lead over […]

Campaigns

GOP Accuses Evers of Investment Hypocrisy

The Republican Party of Wisconsin Tuesday accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers of hypocrisy for what it says are conflicts between Evers words on the campaign trail and investments he has made. The GOP cites several examples of contrast between Evers’ purported positions and his personal investments: That Evers voices support for renewable energy and […]

Campaigns

Biden and Evers and Plagiarism

Former Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Wisconsin Tuesday ahead of the election to rally Democratic voters with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and other Democratic candidates. Biden’s support of Evers is ironic, as both have been involved in plagiarism scandals during their campaigns. Biden was accused of plagiarism while running for the 1988 presidential […]

Campaigns

Evers, Obama Rally for Democrats at Failing MPS School

As Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers campaigns with former President Barack Obama at North Division High School in Milwaukee, critics wonder if the Democrats accidentally chose an appropriate setting for Evers’ campaign for governor. “It makes perfect sense for Superintendent Evers to hold a political rally at a public high school in Milwaukee,” said […]