Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa

Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Iowa Sunday to pay tribute to the state’s retiring Democratic sen...

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

Scientists are warning federal wildlife officials that Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources p...

Airline launches Hello Kitty flights to Paris

Now that the world has had time to grieve over the shocking revelation that Hello Kitty is not reall...

Cab drivers cry discrimination over body odor test

Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi d...

Federal appeals court lifts stay against Wisconsin voter ID law

A federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Sept. 12...

Palin family reportedly involved in drunken brawl

Police are investigating a fight that broke out at a party attended by family members of former Alas...

Wacky weed: Getting into the cannabis business

Legal or not, the business of selling weed in the U.S. is as wacky as ever. The tangle of rules and...

Citizen Action: Walker administration withholds health insurance rates

The Walker Administration — for the second consecutive year — is withholding the rates for the healt...

UN releases "Free & Equal' LGBT rights video

Free & Equal, the United Nations Human Rights Office’s global public education campaign for lesbian,...

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, hun...

State of the birds: Common birds in steep decline

As part of the 2014 State of the Birds Report, a team of scientists with the North American Bird Con...

WigWords: ‘Mathematician’s Shiva’ a wryly funny 1st novel

Stuart Rojstaczer celebrated the publication of his debut novel in the city where he debuted, so to ...

  • Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa

    Sunday, 14 September 2014 15:12
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  • Scientists: Vital information missing from DNR's wolf slaughter statistics

    Sunday, 14 September 2014 05:52
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  • Airline launches Hello Kitty flights to Paris

    Saturday, 13 September 2014 15:56
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  • Cab drivers cry discrimination over body odor test

    Saturday, 13 September 2014 04:11
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  • Federal appeals court lifts stay against Wisconsin voter ID law

    Saturday, 13 September 2014 03:49
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  • Palin family reportedly involved in drunken brawl

    Friday, 12 September 2014 20:07
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  • Wacky weed: Getting into the cannabis business

    Friday, 12 September 2014 10:25
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  • Citizen Action: Walker administration withholds health insurance rates

    Friday, 12 September 2014 09:35
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  • UN releases "Free & Equal' LGBT rights video

    Friday, 12 September 2014 07:17
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  • State of the Birds: 230 species face serious threats

    Friday, 12 September 2014 05:57
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  • State of the birds: Common birds in steep decline

    Friday, 12 September 2014 05:23
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  • WigWords: ‘Mathematician’s Shiva’ a wryly funny 1st novel

    Friday, 12 September 2014 04:09
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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.

This week, 100 years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, a team of scientists involved with the U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative released the expansive 2014 State of the Birds Report. The document is based on extensive reviews of population data from long-term monitoring of species.

The report’s authors identified aridlands of the West as the habitat with the steepest population declines in the nation. The report shows a 46 percent decline since 1968 for birds in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, places where desert, sagebrush and chaparral habitats that have been destroyed or fragmented by development.

State of the birds: Common birds in steep decline

As part of the 2014 State of the Birds Report, a team of scientists with the North American Bird Conservation Initiative identified 33 common bird species in steep decline.

Long-term monitoring surveys show the birds on this list are rapidly declining throughout their range and have lost more than half their global population over the past 40 years.

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

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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.

Mellower with age, Bob Mould still plays fast and loud

Bob Mould. — PHOTO: Courtesy

When thinking of gay artists in popular music, the alternative rock genre rarely comes to mind. However, 53-year-old out artist Bob Mould can fairly lay claim to being an elder statesmen of alt rock. He was a co-founder of legendary punk band Hüsker Dü and, through his later band Sugar and a series of well-received solo albums, he’s been a guiding light in the alternative rock community for 25 years.

Massive environmental march a prelude to U.N. meeting

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Updated: Wisconsin activists planning to attend

Mining the bottom of the political pits

The latest court documents released from the John Doe investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s political activities provide an unsurprising but depressing look at how low American politics has sunk.

Out on the town

Spoon

8 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 17

‘Don Giovanni’

Sept. 13, 14 and 16

‘The Seagull’

8 p.m. on Sept. 4–21

'The Doyle & Debbie Show’

Sept. 7 – Nov. 2

East Town Market

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 4

Bayfield in Bloom

May 16 through June 15

Federal appeals court lifts stay against Wisconsin voter ID law

A federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Sept. 12, just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the hotly debated law in time for the November election.

Milwaukee restaurant groups offer menu of choices

Milwaukee's basic food groups …

Milwaukee’s dining scene isn’t as well-known as Chicago’s or New York’s, but Brew City is far from starving for quality culinary options. The metro area hosts a feast of high-quality, creative food and drink options that cater to big spenders and average Joes alike.

Petition targets Walton Foundation push to privatize schools

Labor and education. Both were on the minds of Americans with the three-day holiday weekend that commemorates Labor Day and signifies the end of summer and the start of a new school year.

Single prop unpacks the program of ‘Suitcase Dreams’

Theatre LILA’s production of The Suitcase Dreams runs Sept. 18–28.

Artists are often at their best when challenged by the limitations of a single idea, entity or concept. Such may prove to be the case with The Suitcase Dreams, a new and unusual collaborative performance work by Madison-based Theatre LILA.

Supreme Court schedules marriage cases for Sept. 29 conference

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The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled for its Sept. 29 private conference a look at seven marriage-related petitions from five states, including Wisconsin.

Boulevard’s first itinerant production is concert reading of ‘Pal Joey’

Souvenir program from Pal Joey’s 1952 Broadway revival. — Photo: bayles-yeager