Supreme Court asked to review Voter ID ruling in Wisconsin

The civil rights advocates seeking to block implementation of Wisconsin's voter ID law for the midte...

Enbridge delays pipeline at least 1 year

A Canadian company that wants to build the largest oil pipeline yet from western North Dakota's boom...

Appeals court reverses ruling that allowed N.C. voting changes before midterm

The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals this week reversed a lower court ruling that had allowed provi...

What if Supreme Court doesn't take up gay marriage?

Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettle...

Study: State taxpayers on the hook for $1 billion in useless highway projects due to faulty data

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will waste up to $1 billion on unneeded highway expansion...

Pot politics: Marijuana entrepreneurs making political donations

Marijuana entrepreneurs are taking another step into the mainstream by becoming political donors. M...

Unregulated genetically modified wheat popping up in Montana

Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the United States, this...

Court dismisses challenge to law allowing Wisconsin to forcibly detain pregnant women

The federal court in Wisconsin has dismissed a petition filed by Alicia Beltran challenging her dete...

Panel: Wisconsin congressman likely broke House rules

A congressional review panel said there is "substantial reason to believe" that veteran U.S. Rep. To...

University to present performance center designs to Madison commission

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is moving ahead with plans to build a new performance center on ...

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters endorses for Nov. 4

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters has announced its endorsed candidates for the upcoming Novem...

Aretha Franklin CD of diva classics due Oct. 21

Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an...

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Study: State taxpayers on the hook for $1 billion in useless highway projects due to faulty data

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will waste up to $1 billion on unneeded highway expansions if it continues to rely on inaccurate, outdated highway-use projections, concluded a comprehensive traffic study by a nonpartisan watchdog group. 

WisDOT’s traffic projections are one of the most salient factors considered in approving construction projects and obtaining matching federal dollars. But they are calculated years in advance, and the state is currently experiencing zero growth in the number of vehicle miles driven, according to the group 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, which monitors land use in the state. 

The group’s study found that much of the data WisDOT used as the basis for more than $3 billion worth of projects contained in the state’s current biennial budget was collected a decade ago.

The group’s researchers compared traffic projections on which 11 upcoming major highway projects are based with today’s vehicle use of those highways. They found that recent traffic counts on all of the projects are unlikely to come close to the projections offered by WisDOT.

Supreme Court asked to review Voter ID ruling in Wisconsin

The civil rights advocates seeking to block implementation of Wisconsin's voter ID law for the midterm election have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue.

A request was filed with the nation's highest court on Oct. 2 asking the justices for emergency consideration. Opponents continue to oppose the voter ID law, one of a number of anti-voter measures pushed around the country by conservative lawmakers. But the focus now is on blocking implementation of the measure for an election process that is underway now.

Court dismisses challenge to law allowing Wisconsin to forcibly detain pregnant women

The federal court in Wisconsin has dismissed a petition filed by Alicia Beltran challenging her detention under a provision of the Wisconsin Children's Code that allows the state to take women into custody from the earliest stages of pregnancy.

Beltran challenged her detention under the Wisconsin law that permitted her arrest, detention and involuntary in-patient medical treatment based upon the unproven charge that she "habitually lacked self-control in the use of alcohol or controlled substances."

Milwaukee Film ‘experiments’ with sixth annual festival

A scene from Stray Dog. — Photo: Courtesy Milwaukee Film

Presenting 275 movies over 15 days, the sixth annual Milwaukee Film Festival is certainly ambitious in its cinematic scope.

Audit discovers massive mismanagement problems and millions of lost dollars at Scott Walker's job-creation agency

Gov. Scott Walker’s semi-private job creation agency does not have documentation justifying its spending on expenses and grants, according to a report released Sept. 19.

Our progressive, alternative guide to the Milwaukee Film Festival

Freedom Summer. — PHOTO: Courtesy Milwaukee Film

There’s no film festival guide WiG could produce that’d be more comprehensive than the catalog provided by the festival team itself. So instead, we’ve burrowed down through that comprehensive list of films and found a selection of Gazette favorites.

Out on the town

Next Act's 'Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter' works to exorcise traumas of war

In 'Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter,' the title character must cope with traumas from her time in Iraq. Photo by Alex Clark.

More than anything else — and more than we’d like to admit — traumas shape our lives. "Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter" follows one woman's journey to overcome the horrors she faced in the Iraq War in order to find internal peace.

Meditation on time, existence at Haggerty Museum of Art

Nadav Kander's “Chongqing IV (Sunday Picnic).

Three exhibitions at Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art offer a powerful meditation on time and existence. Works by Alfred Leslie are built upon multiple layers of perception, and the echoes of memory in the present. The photographs of Nadav Kander ask if the cosmetics of new bridges and buildings are capable of destroying history. Collectively, the work of these artists draws up the edges of personal and cultural history with aesthetic persuasion. 

‘Wines by northwest’ pour excellence

Wines by NxNW Winery. — Photo: NxNW Winery

California gets all the attention when it comes to wine produced in the United States. With wineries concentrated mostly in regions such as Napa and Sonoma, the state produces almost 90 percent of  the wine made in the nation.

Scientists: Vital information missing from DNR's wolf slaughter statistics

Scientists are warning federal wildlife officials that Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources produced a flawed wolf population estimate for the 18 months after January 2012 when the animals were removed from a federal endangered species list.

State of the Birds: 230 species face serious threats

In 40 years time, the population of wild passenger pigeons went from 2-3 billion to none. Today, hundreds of species, with their habitats disappearing and their climate changing, face critical threats and need conservation help.

Fight back against WE Energies’ assault on clean energy in Wisconsin

Sustainable energy is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries — and it’s the best medicine available for our dying planet. But thanks to the state’s current leadership, most of whom owe fealty to the fossil-fuel industry, Wisconsin is losing out on the jobs as well as the environmental rewards of having proactive sustainable energy policies.