Around the country, fast-food workers to strike on Sept. 4

Fast-food workers in more than 150 cities — including Milwaukee, Madison and Wausau — will walk off ...

Texas voter ID law goes on trial

A U.S. District Court will hear oral arguments starting Sept. 2 on Texas’s photo ID law. The trial ...

Cannabis cuisine rises in wake of legalization

There are books about cooking with herbs. And then there are books about cooking with herb. Yes, we...

Clinton, Perry bound for Iowa in September…

One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the u...

Campus life: Remains of 18th century brewery found at College of William and Mary

College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at...

Future of Frank Lloyd Wright School divides leaders

The future of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has divided the institution named for th...

Federal court blocks enforcement of Louisiana anti-abortion law

A Louisiana state law intended to close abortion clinics across the state will not be enforced on Se...

Jamaican activist ends legal challenge to anti-sodomy law

A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean i...

5 things to know about Wisconsin's mid-term elections

 Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are running neck-and-neck in rece...

UN report: Global warming is here and dangerous

Global warming is here, human-caused and dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating t...

Gay Georgia teen posts video of family throwing him out, raises $93,000 in donations

Online donations for a gay 19-year-old youth from Kennesaw, Georgia, exceeded $93,000 in three days ...

United Nations condemns U.S. racism as reverberations over Ferguson continue

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, and St. Louis County have been sued in federal court for the use of ex...

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Massive People's Climate March in NYC planned for Sept. 21

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Updated: Wisconsin activists planning to attend

Hundreds of organizations are recruiting participants for the massive People’s Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21.

Organizers say the march could become the largest demonstration for climate action in history. It is set to take place just two days before President Barack Obama and other world leaders gather for an emergency Climate Summit at the United Nations.

Marchers will demand those leaders go beyond rhetoric and commit to bold action.

United Nations condemns U.S. racism as reverberations over Ferguson continue

Ralliers showing solidarity with Michael Brown and the black community of Ferguson, Missouri, march down West State Street in Milwaukee on Aug. 18. –Photo: Dave Lauersdorf

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, and St. Louis County have been sued in federal court for the use of excessive force and the false arrest of innocent bystanders during the civil unrest following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American.

Also in response to the slaying of Brown and the subsequent behavior of local law-enforcement personnel, the United Nations has issued a report condemning the United States for widespread violations of the human rights of people of color.

UPDATED: Appeals court hears Wisconsin, Indiana marriage cases

A federal appeals court in Chicago heard oral arguments today (Aug. 26) in marriage equality cases out of Wisconsin and Indiana. The challenges are likely to be taken as far as the U.S. Supreme Court.

On the eve of the hearing, marriage equality advocates rallied in their home states and also on the federal plaza in Chicago, where Illinois state Rep. Greg Harris, the lead sponsor of the bill that legalized same-sex marriage in the state, welcomed the celebrants, including the same-sex couples who've sued for marriage rights.

Michael Brown and the politics of racism

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When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, progressives were overcome with optimism. Finally it seemed as if America was entering a post-racial era. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream of an America where people are not judged by the color of their skin felt within reach. 

Gender matters as 2 women top Wisconsin ballot

Susan Happ, the Democratic nominee for Wisconsin Attorney Generaly, participates in a debate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School on Aug. 5. - PHOTO: AP/JOHN HART

Democrat Mary Burke is the first woman to win a major party nomination for Wisconsin governor, but you wouldn’t know that from her campaign, in which she rarely strays from her main message: job creation.

Vancouver’s foodie scene flourishes

The Vancouver skyline. — PHOTO: Duncan Rawlinson - Flickr

Vancouver, B.C., is Canada’s westernmost major metro area and one of the nation’s most popular foodie destinations. Vancouver restaurants combine the best culinary influences the province has to offer, including ethnic diversity, creative innovation and a commitment to environmental sustainability. The dining scene is defined but not constrained by tradition and West Coast style.

Out on the town

Beatle Fest

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1

‘A Lady in Waiting’

7:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 to 23

East Town Market

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

Bayfield in Bloom

May 16 through June 15

Wisconsin ranks No. 8 in number of farmers markets

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Wisconsin. Among the top states for farmers markets.

There are few better places to buy summer vegetables, fresh cheese curds and homemade baked goods than Wisconsin, which has the eighth-most farmers markets of any state in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Dawson City, Gold Rush Central

Downtown Dawson City. — PHOTO: WikiCommons

A valley cut by a river creates a large V between mountain ranges; one cut by a glacier is more U-shaped — and much wider.

Jason Yi goes BIG with installation in Madison’s Museum of Contemporary Art

Artist Jason S. Yi. — PHOTO: Courtesy Jason S. Yi

Pedestrians passing by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s State Street Gallery last month saw what might have looked like a construction zone. Instead, they were witnessing the birth of art.

Public art project gives voice to historic Mitchell Street

Milwaukee’s Mitchell Street. — Photo: Kat Murrell

A few years ago, visual artist Sonja Thomson and storyteller Adam Carr teamed up for a temporary public art piece called Here, Mothers Are, which relayed in words and installations the stories of families in the neighborhood around 24th and Locust streets. The project was a precursor to their latest endeavor, Listening to Mitchell. This time, they recount the memories and testimonials of historic Mitchell Street.

Manitowoc residents combat monarch decline

Most monarchs only live for a couple of weeks. - PHOTO: Courtesy

Some people raise dogs or cats for their cuddly companionship. Others opt for fuss-free fish. Carol Stokes and Lori Beilke choose to mother monarchs.

SAY ‘BANANA’… and more WiGWaggish news

Who gets the credit? British photographer David Slater or the macaque?

British photographer David Slater wants Wikipedia to take down a series of photos that a crested black macaque took of itself in 2011. Wikipedia’s editors are refusing, saying the photo is in the public domain because Slater was clearly not the photographer, and monkeys, while clearly Instagram stars in the making, can’t own a copyright.