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U.S. Capitol Briefly Evacuated Over Washington Nationals Pregame Parachute Show
A Washington Nationals pregame display involving U.S. Army parachutists briefly caused an evacuation at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. U.S. Capitol Police around 6:30 p.m. sent an alarming notice to Capitol Hill staff that it was "tracking an aircraft that poses a probable threat to the Capitol Complex."Read More
Almost Half Of Americans Breathing More Unhealthy Air Than Ever Before: Report
Almost half of Americans -- 137 million people -- are experiencing more days of "very unhealthy" and "hazardous" air quality than in the previous two decades combined, according to a report published this week by the American Lung Association.
The annual "State of the Air" report looked at Americans' exposure to two types of air pollution: ozone, also known as "smog," and particle pollution, also known as "soot." It found that over 63 million Americans are now impacted by deadly particle pollution, an increase of nearly 9 million people from previous years.Read More
The Race To Dominate The New Battery Economy
Batteries are the new oil — and the U.S. is lagging behind Europe and China in the race to make them.
The historic shift to electric vehicles will give the U.S. a fresh chance to achieve energy independence, but it will require complex strategic moves that won't pay off for years.Read More
The 13 Most Important Republican Senate Primaries To Watch
We’re almost six months from the 2022 midterm election, and Republicans have big dreams for their potential gains. President Biden’s approval rating is mired in the low 40s, and the GOP already holds a lead in generic ballot polling that history suggests could grow as the election nears. In the race for the Senate, this means that the GOP has a very good shot at gaining at least the one seat it needs to capture the evenly-divided Senate. As such, there’s an especially strong focus on the Republican Senate primaries, as the eventual nominees could be part of a new GOP majority following the November election.Read More
Netflix Warns Of Crackdown On Password Sharing: Here's What It Means For Viewers
After Netflix announced this week that it had lost subscribers for the first time in a decade, it suggested that a global crackdown on password sharing could be imminent. Such measures could include charging users a fee for sharing their accounts outside of their household.Read More
Evers Announces Clean Energy Plan
Gov. Tony Evers announced a clean energy plan aiming to lower energy prices, increase energy independence and create new jobs.
Some of the proposals include: creating an Equity First Program to ensure people disproportionately affected by climate change can benefit from clean energy; launching a pilot project to consult with tribal nations on clean energy issues; and expanding community solar power projects.Read More
The Rise And Fall Of Winnebago County District Attorney Joe Paulus Reveals The Immense Power Of Prosecutors – And How It Can Be Abused
Remember the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic? Way back in 2020, when everyone was stocking up on hand sanitizer and toilet paper? That spring, Jerry Lingnofski was working as the head salesman at a gun store. It had a buy-one-get-one-free special — rifles with an unwrapped roll of toilet paper on the barrel.
But Lingnofski wasn’t always in gun sales. He used to work in law enforcement in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley.
Lingnofski had an important story to tell — one that he had recited under oath in a secret court proceeding in 2005. But before he agreed to an interview, Lingnofski wanted a Wisconsin Watch reporter to do some "homework" — by getting a judge to dissolve a secrecy order of the transcript of his testimony.Read More
'We're So Behind The Times': GOP Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Public Hearing At Capitol
For the second time in state history, Wisconsin lawmakers held a public hearing on a bill that would legalize medical marijuana.
Wednesday's hearing marked the first time since Republicans took control of the legislature in 2011 any type of marijuana legalization measure received a public hearing. The only other hearing came under Democrats in 2009.Read More
Wisconsin Rapids Man Sentenced To 12 Years For Methamphetamine Trafficking
David Shamont Lindsey, 38, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 12 years in federal prison for distributing more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Lindsey pleaded guilty to this charge on January 24, 2022.
An investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies in central Wisconsin determined that Lindsey distributed substantial amounts of methamphetamine in the Wisconsin Rapids area for a number of years. In May 2019, he was recorded by law enforcement delivering nearly 4 ounces of methamphetamine to a customer in Plover, Wisconsin. In August 2019, Lindsey was stopped by the Utah Highway Patrol as he returned to Wisconsin from the West Coast with 6 ½ pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a large PVC tube hidden in his car. Lindsey intended to distribute the methamphetamine in Wisconsin.Read More
DeRozan Scores 41 As Bulls Beat Bucks 114-110 To Tie Series
DeMar DeRozan made sure the Chicago Bulls altered their painful recent history against the Milwaukee Bucks and gave this first-round series a fresh new start.
Now it’s the defending champion Bucks who are suddenly hurting as the teams head to Chicago all tied up.Read More