Animal advocates’ app

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Mary Burke would restore funding to Wisconsin Arts Board

Democratic candidate Mary Burke vows to restore funding to the Wisconsin Arts Board if elected gover...

U.S. chamber largest overall spender of dark money in midterms

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‘Civilization’ shoots for the stars

Our planet isn’t in very good shape. The good news, according to “Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond E...

Wisconsin plays key role in music, memory study

Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his fami...

Federal court hearing on Kansas marriage ban set for today

A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas'...

Is time running out on daylight saving time?

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Pumpkins are for more than carving

Those who like to play with their food need look no further than the pumpkin, the most familiar and ...

Bill Cosby is still a very funny fellow

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National briefs: Maloney demands investigation of benefits to Nazis

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WiGWAG: Wonder who is not welcome in Reagan Nation?

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Mary Lambert opens heart in debut album

Mary Lambert is nothing if not grateful for her newfound popularity. The lesbian singer/songwriter s...

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By the numbers: Before the votes, the polls

A look at the numbers going into the final week before the election.

More ads. More speeches. More press statements. More fundraising pleas. More PAC involvement. And some high-profile pitches followed the news that the Marquette University Law School Poll in early October showed Scott Walker and Mary Burke tied at 47-47 percent among likely voters in the Wisconsin governor’s race.

That tie between Walker and Burke has disappeared in the two weeks between Marquette polls. In the poll released Oct. 29, which surveyed 1,409 registered voters, 1,164 of whom said they were likely to vote, Walker is favored by 50 percent of likely voters, while Burke is down to 43 percent. Poll director Charles Franklin attributes the change to shifting turnout intentions. Effectively, he said at a poll release event, more Walker supporters say they will vote than Burke supporters.  

What else were polls showing in the weeks ahead of the high-stakes Nov. 4 election?

Endorsement
Burke has the skills, commitment and decency Wisconsin needs to prosper

-Photo: North Shore for Mary Burke

When Chris Abele took over as Milwaukee County Executive after Scott Walker resigned prematurely to become governor, he found the office in a shambles. Walker had accumulated so much deferred debt that the county was paying more to service it than to provide county services. At a recent political forum, Abele said that no one in county government had even received a performance review when Walker was in charge.

From the steady stream of email releases in conjunction with the first John Doe investigation of Walker’s Milwaukee County staff, it seems that there was more campaigning going on in his administration than work on the county’s behalf.

Election 2014 What to look for as you watch the results

The puzzle comes together late Nov. 4 and on Nov. 5.

Wisconsin voters will know whether Democrat Mary Burke will be settling in as governor of the state or they will have more years with Republican Scott Walker at the helm.

Of heaven, earth and Italy

The Annunciation, by Sandro Botticelli.

Italy. Glasgow. Milwaukee. Together, the cities make for an interesting diversity of geographic points, and they all come together via Milwaukee Art Museum’s current exhibition: Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Paintings from Glasgow Museums. Included are a variety of stylistic periods, from the Renaissance to Realism, explored with an inherently Mediterranean sensibility. 

‘Lucy’ explores infamous human nature experiment

Composer John Glover, librettist Kelley Rourke. — Photo: Erik Pearson

Dr. Maurice Temerlin didn’t think he was doing anything wrong when he brought his adopted daughter Lucy home from Africa in the 1960s. He and his wife simply hoped to raise her like any other child, alongside their young son. And so they did, spending the next decade teaching her manners, helping her learn to speak and watching her flip through magazines and care for her cat.

Is time running out on daylight saving time?

Time to move on? The debate over springing forward, falling back.

Ask a group of students waiting in the dark for a school bus their opinion of daylight saving time, and some will say, “What’s that?” Others might shrug and reply, “Whatever.” “Meh.”

Out on the town

Bikes and Beats

5:30 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 6

‘Don Quixote’

7:30 p.m., Oct. 30–Nov. 1; 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 2

‘Amelia’

Oct. 18 to Nov. 9

‘Of Heaven and Earth’

Through Jan. 4

'The Doyle & Debbie Show’

Sept. 7 – Nov. 2

Rockwood seeks end to Sensenbrenner’s 16-term career

Democrat Chris Rockwood. — PHOTO: Courtesy

The 2008 elections provided the best openings in recent years for Democratic challengers in potential swing districts. Voters nationwide turned out in force for Barack Obama in an election that was largely a referendum on former Republican President George W. Bush. Democrats picked up a number of seats that year that usually go red.

Puppetry is part of ‘The Lion King’s’ magic

From The Lion King. — PHOTO: Joan Marcus

This November, the Milwaukee Theatre will transform into the African savannah, as The Lion King’s national tour rolls into town for four weeks. The lavish production, originally directed by Julie Taymor and featuring music by Elton John and Tim Rice, has gifted singers, actors and dancers, plus impressive set and costuming elements.

Jason Collins: Common ground and conversation

Jason Collins on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

I feel that we can all help start more conversations in regard to leadership, diversity inclusion and respect. The old adage never judge a book by its cover applies to all walks of life. I remember when I first went to Stanford University, I participated in a group activity with my entire freshman dorm. All of us were apprehensive about this new chapter in our lives. The leader had us stand in a straight line and would pose a question to the group. Students would either take a step forward or stand still based on their individual response.

Climate change threatens 314 North American birds

A brown pelican on the Gulf coast in Florida.

The golden-winged warbler — a striking silvery-gray bird with golden flashes on the head and wings — frolics in the shrubby tangles of the upper Midwest in the summer. But the “tzip” notes the warbler sings during courtship are becoming increasingly rare.

Uncommon candidate Burke defies easy categorization

Democrat Mary Burke, who is running for governor in Wisconsin.

Republicans and Democrats alike have struggled for months to brand gubernatorial nominee Mary Burke with sound bites and labels. But Burke has proven too complex for the sloganeering that dominates today’s political process.

Multiple choice: Third party candidates complete ballot

Angela Walker is an independent socialist running for sheriff.

Casey McDonough is a Goldilocks in the voting booth.