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Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forum Aug. 8, 2018

WORT 89.9 FM, Isthmus, The Progressive Magazine: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

This is the live stream of last night's Democratic Forum hosted by WORT, Isthmus, The Progressive Magazine, and the Madison Public Library.

The forum is emceed by Dylan Brogan of Isthmus, with questions posed by Isthmus Editor Judith Davidoff, The Progressive Managing Editor Bill Lueders, and WORT FM News Director Molly Stentz.

An Appeal for Progressive Unity

Robert Kraig

As the primary election nears, I find myself worried about progressive disunity, and the threat it could help deliver a third term to Scott Walker. I am uneasy about the dynamic of the primary election, but at a deeper level about a disturbing level of self-destructive rancor coming from a small number of progressives.

WPT Gubernatorial Candidate Special

WPT Here & Now Primary Election Special

Still undecided about the Democratic Gubernatorial primary? This is the special that Here and Now recently produced with interviews with the candidates. Thanks to WPT for making this available.

Dunn County Sheriff Forum

Dunn County Sheriff Forum

Dunn County Sheriff Forum

Approximately 200 people packed the County Sheriff Candidate Forum in Menomonie last night. Democratic candidates Rodney Dicus and Randy Knaack appeared along with Republican candidates Jacob T. Ohman, Adam Zukowski, and Kevin Bygd.

Randy Knaack is the current mayor of Menomonie, and has stated that if elected he will serve as sheriff full-time, mayor part-time, and will turn over his business Knaack's Advertising to family members.

From Detention To Court, Wisconsin Immigration Lawyers Labor To Represent Their Clients

Aissa Olivarez

Imagine not being able to speak English, or not very much of it, and facing deportation proceedings in federal immigration court. An undocumented immigrant in this situation might not know what their rights are or what avenues of relief — such as seeking asylum — are available, much less how to mount a convincing legal defense. If they can't persuade an immigration judge to let them stay in the country, the government will deport them.

Voter Registration - Time is running out

Ballot Box

The upcoming primary election is very important for the future of Wisconsin. You will have a chance to vote in primaries for many state legislative offices, and to select the Democratic candidate for Governor. 

Foxconn on the Chippewa

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Article corrected to reflect which facility will go in which building.

Video of Tammy Baldwin/Bernie Sanders Rally in Eau Claire

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Tammy Baldwin and Bernie Sanders Rally Eau Claire

Over 1000 people attended the Tammy Baldwin rally today in Eau Claire. The guest of honor at the Rally was Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. There were three guest speakers at the event. Senator Baldwin gave a hearty campaign speech touching on multiple issues, particularly touching on healthcare issues and the threat to civil liberties of the new Supreme Court nominee.

Wisconsin Governor Debate on TMJ4 and WisconsinEye

Today's TMJ4 & UW Milwaukee Host Democratic Gubernatorial Debate

For those of you who missed the debate on TV or on-line, here is the debate in its entirety. Thank you to TM4 and WisEye for making this avaiailable to other news outlets. We will continue to bring you information on the candidates and the election as we approach the election.

Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? A Supreme Court Reading Guide

Re-published from an article at ProPublica

President Trump on Monday night nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that Justice Anthony Kennedy will vacate at the end of the month. Kavanaugh is a judge on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Below, we’ve gathered some of the best reporting on Kavanaugh.

Primary Elections are Coming! Watch this governor forum

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Eau Claire Governor Forum

The primary elections are coming on August 14. Many issues in Wisconsin will be formed by who you elect to represent you. Your vote in this election and in the November election is important.

From the Menomonie Keep Families Together March

This from my friend Casey Green yesterday (with her permission).

how to move forward from here saturday, june 30, 2018 3:03 p.m.

the weather was brutal-wet oppressive-hot and disciplining like it was sent to mock us or

maybe just to teach us~it is so 

hard to tell~there are invisible lines everywhere these days~and even the most learned among us fail to fully know when begins~one boundary from the next~it is a valid question now

Keep Families Together in Eau Claire

Keep Families Together Eau Claire

Over 500 people came to Wilson Park in Eau Claire today to protest the border policies of the Trump administration, particularly the separation of families. This is a quick edit of the entire event, the speeches, and the brief march afterward. The speakers brought a powerful message about immigrants, fairness, and the reality of what immigrants face coming to the United States today. 

Dana Wachs suspends campaign; To endorse Evers

According to a Facebook post by his campaign manager Dana Wachs and a press release this morning, Eau Claire Attorney Dana Wachs is suspending his campaign and will endorse Tony Evers for Wisconsin governor. 

From the press release:

Keep Families Together Rally in Eau Claire, Menomonie

I've been asked multiple times if there will be a rally or protest in regard to family separation at the border by ICE. There will be nation-wide protest on Saturday June 30, and one of those rallies will take place in front of City Hall in Eau Claire from 10 AM until 2 PM. More information is available at the link below, and we'll try to keep the calendar event page up to date.

There is also a recently-announced march in Menomonie at 10:00 AM at the Clock Tower Plaza.

Supreme Court passes on Gill v. Whitford

Supreme Court

In a unanimous ruling this morning, the US Supreme Court sent the Gill v. Whitford case back to the lower courts. The court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have article III standing to claim damages on a state-wide basis. 

Packing, Cracking And The Art Of Gerrymandering Around Milwaukee

There was, once again, no decision on Gill v. Whitford today from the US Supreme Court. While we are waiting to see what the decision is, and what the ramifications are for upcoming Wisconsin elections, we thought you would like to read this from WisContext:

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No decision today on Gill v. Whitford

In what is becoming a Monday ritual I spent a while this morning watching the live feed on the Supreme Court decisions.

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