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On The Ground At A Waukesha Trump Rally
This is your WORT local news for Monday, August 8.* Former President Donald Trump comes to Wisconsin ahead of tomorrow’s primary election,* Rural Wisconsin roads are having a hard time keeping up with repairs,* Oshkosh Defense runs into hot water when they try and move production out of their namesake city,* And in the second half, this week in city and county meetings, how to deal with burnout, and two new movie reviews.
Lawsuit Against Wisconsin’s 19th-Century Abortion Ban Moves Forward
This is your WORT local news for Thursday, August 4.* UW Madison employees pen an open letter calling for increased COVID protections,* We look at what’s going on with Attorney General Kaul’s lawsuit against the state’s abortion ban,* The village of Belleville gets into hot water with closed-door meetings over the sale of an old library,* And in the second half, Madison is facing a vet shortage, Gableman’s legal fees begin to add up, and a look back at racial tensions in 1960s Milwaukee
Residents On Madison’s Southwest Side Upset Over Adult Store In Neighborhood
This is your WORT local news for Wednesday, August 3.* Disability Pride returns to Madison after a hiatus from the pandemic,* Union leaders gather in Madison to call for Congress to address inflation,* Protesters gather in Racine to call for the arrest of a man who admitted to committing voter fraud,* And in the second half, stargazing at Donald Park, an early iteration of the Civilian Police Oversight Board, and the most comprehensive weather report on the airwaves.
New Plan For Dane County Jail Released As Jail Residents Are Moved To Surrounding Counties
This is your WORT local news for Tuesday, August 2.* The Dane County Jail may be getting a new plan more in line with its original budget…* We talk to Tim Ramthun, a Republican candidate for governor, about why he wants to change Wisconsin's 2020 electoral votes…* And in the second half, the Big Ten is expanding, invasive birds cause issues for native species, and debates heat up over how dense the universe really is.
On pints and politicians
Here's your local news for Monday, August 1: * Our producer travels to a "Pints and Politics" GOP event with frontrunners Rebecca Kleefisch and Tim Michels, * A decision on Madison's first Independent Police Monitor could be coming down the pipeline this month — after two years of searching, * Our Faith Communities heads to a local Catholic church to sit in on a sermon,* The Past Isn’t Past takes a trip to Disneyland to look back and when Yippies took over the park, and more.
Spoiled Ballots and Fake Electors
Here's your local news for Thursday, July 28: * A coalition steps up its push to demand that the Dane County DA investigate a Republican false elector scheme, * Voted for a candidate who's since dropped out? Here's how to spoil your ballot, * COVID-19 protections for thousands of migrant farmworkers expire today as the peak of the agricultural season begins, * We continue our series of interviews with Republican candidates for governor, * One woman's unique (and topless) protest for reproductive rights and nipple equality, * Plus, OuttaDeeBox speaks with EXPO organizer Carle Fields and Radio Chipstone learns how to save cash as you're learning to sew.
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