Wisconsin governor issues new mask mandate after GOP repeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a new statewide mask order on Thursday, an hour after the Republican-controlled Legislature voted to repeal his previous mandate saying he didn’t have authority to make such a decree. Evers and the Legislature have been at odds throughout the pandemic but the latest moves created an […]

President Trump pursues recount of 2 liberal Wisconsin counties

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump filed Wednesday for a recount of Wisconsin’s two largest Democratic counties, paying the required $3 million cost and alleging that they were the sites of the “worst irregularities” although no evidence of illegal activity has been presented. The recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties will begin Friday and […]

Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early votes in

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by the close of polls on Election Day, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline to receive and count ballots as Democrats had wanted. “This is an all-hands-on-deck final […]

Appellate court halts Wisconsin ballot-counting extension

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Sunday temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s presidential election, a momentary victory for Republicans and President Donald Trump in the key presidential battleground state. As it stands, ballots will now be due by 8 p.m. on Election Day. A lower court […]

President Trump aims to boost rural turnout in critical Wisconsin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters Thursday, looking to repeat his path to victory four years ago. Making his fifth visit to the pivotal battleground state this year, Trump views success in the state’s less-populated counties as critical to another term. He is set to hold […]

President Trump visits Kenosha, calls violence “domestic terrorism”

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump stood at the epicenter of the latest eruption over racial injustice Tuesday and came down squarely on the side of law enforcement, blaming “domestic terror” for the violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and making no nod to the underlying cause of anger and protests — the shooting of yet […]

Kyle Rittenhouse (of Kenosha, Wisconsin) gives his side of the story

Publisher’s Note: On August 25, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old young man sought to prevent damage during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In fear for his life during his attempts to help others, Rittenhouse fired his rifle at an angry individual running towards him. He now faces a homicide charge. Unlike the national news media […]

Texas, Wisconsin Supreme Court issue major rulings to reopen business, court activity, while Montgomery County’s Chinese Coronavirus curve remains flat (as it has all along)

Texas, Wisconsin Supreme Court issue major rulings to reopen business, court activity, while Montgomery County’s Chinese Coronavirus curve remains flat (as it has all along)

Image: Some bars opened immediately and were packed with customers as a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling Wednesday tossed Wisconsin’s stay-at-home order. The ruling came both on Constitutional and statutory grounds. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Madison, Wisconsin, Austin, and Conroe, May 15 – The Chinese Coronavirus curve has remained flat in Montgomery County, Texas, largely […]

Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an order postponing the election for two months, the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme […]

Arrest in 43-year-old murder case stuns Wisconsin town

LAKEWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Word of the arrest — via a friend’s text message — hit Wayne Sankey like a thunderbolt. “I said, ‘You gotta be kidding me,’” Sankey recalled. “And then I told the wife and she couldn’t believe it. ‘There’s no way,’ she said. ‘Ray down the road?’” Ray Vannieuwenhoven was his next-door […]