Despite ‘moderation’ claims, Wisconsin Republicans are still obsessed with attacking the LGBTQ community
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by Pat Kreitlow
20h ago
From Sen. Ron Johnson’s GOP convention speech to legislative candidates, Republicans haven’t paused in their demeaning attacks on people who don’t conform to their views on gender and sexuality. Some Republican officials have recently put out a call, in light of the recent assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, for Americans to “turn the temperature down in this country” and “cool it down” with heated, even violent, political rhetoric. But the respite had only a brief run inside this week’s Republican National Convention and Wisconsin Republicans have shown no sign of curbing ..read more
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Where does RFK Jr. stand on abortion? It doesn’t seem like even he knows.
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by Isabel Soisson
20h ago
Kennedy said he would support a nationwide 15-week ban, but then changed his mind. He’s also said that he believes the choice of whether or not to have an abortion should stay between women and their doctors while simultaneously touting his plan to “reduce abortion” and “make it easier for women to choose life.”  For millions of Americans, the 2024 presidential election is about reproductive rights. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been firm, declaring that if reelected and given a Democratic-controlled House and Senate, they’ll “restore Roe v. Wade,” while former ..read more
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Rent increases would be limited to 5% per year under new Biden-Harris plan
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by Isabel Soisson
20h ago
The plan calls on Congress to pass a law that would withdraw tax credits from landlords who raise rent by more than 5% annually. If passed, the plan would apply to about half of all rentals in the United States. President Biden on Tuesday unveiled a series of proposals aimed at lowering housing costs for Americans as the cost of living continues to be a decisive issue heading into November’s election. The plan calls on Congress to pass a law that would withdraw tax credits from landlords who raise rent by more than 5% annually. If passed, the plan would apply to landlords with at least 50 unit ..read more
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7 Wisconsin waterfalls you can actually swim in
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by Holly Garcia
2d ago
Check out these seven waterfalls in Wisconsin that you can dive into for a magical swim.  Water is incredibly powerful. So powerful, in fact, that it’s been able to carve and erode beautiful scenic rock formations for billions of years. With Wisconsin being home to over 800 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, including Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, we have our share of natural wonders thanks to water.  Some of those fabulous formations include over 400 waterfalls in Wisconsin, including quite a few you can swim and wade into. If you’re looking for places to splish and splash beside th ..read more
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The 10 Most Popular Dog Names in Wisconsin—and Every Other State in the US
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by Stacker
2d ago
You’ve done everything on your checklist. Got pet insurance and found a great, affordable veterinarian. Didn’t forget to puppy-proof the house and scanned high and low for the best quality dog food. Just one important thing left to decide: What will you name your new furry family member? In the past century, our furry best friends have had various commonly found names. Spike, Fido, and Buddy have proved popular. But whether you go with a much-loved classic or if you’re looking for something more unique, you want to make sure it’s just right. To find out which names are favorites today, Wa ..read more
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Who is J.D. Vance? Here’s what to know about Trump’s VP pick.
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by Isabel Soisson
3d ago
Vance has compared abortion to murder and slavery, has criticized divorce, and has suggested people in “violent” marriages should try to work things out. He’s additionally said he wants to ban pornography, and has blamed a school shooting on “fatherlessness.” Former president Donald Trump has picked his running mate—Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance. In a post shared to his social media platform, Truth Social, on Monday, Trump said that “after lengthy deliberation and thought” he has decided that Vance is “the person best suited to assume the position of Vice President of the United States.” So, who is J.D ..read more
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What to know about Donald Trump’s apparent assassination attempt
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by Associated Press
3d ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — More details are emerging after former President Donald Trump survived an apparent assassination attempt Saturday, days before he becomes the official Republican presidential nominee. The Secret Service shot and killed the would-be assassin, identified as a 20-year-old from a Pittsburgh suburb not far from the campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. One spectator was killed and two others were critically injured. Here’s a look at what we know so far: What happened at the Trump rally shooting? The former president was showing off a chart of border crossing numbe ..read more
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Project 2025 would threaten women’s access to emergency contraception
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by Isabel Soisson
6d ago
Project 2025 specifically states that certain types of emergency contraception would be excluded from the no cost coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act should it be implemented.  For over a decade, most American women have been able to access birth control and other preventive health services at no cost due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Project 2025—a 900-page plan put together by the Trump-aligned, right-wing Heritage Foundation—wants to change that by excluding certain forms of emergency contraception—like Plan B and other forms of the morning after pill—from no cost coverage ..read more
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The top 8 breakfast spots in Milwaukee that you can’t miss
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by UpNorthNews Staff
6d ago
Don’t forget the most important meal of the day with these great breakfast spots. Looking for the best breakfast in Milwaukee? Let’s explore the top breakfast spots in Milwaukee that you simply can’t miss. From iconic favorites to hidden gems, we’ll cover it all. So grab your coffee and let’s dive into the delicious world of breakfast in Milwaukee! The Iconic Blue’s Egg Dive into a breakfast that’s nothing short of legendary at Blue’s Egg, a gem in Milwaukee’s culinary crown. With a vibe that’s both chic and welcoming, this spot takes your morning meal to the next level. If you prefer a sweet ..read more
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Expect delays, closures, & protests in Milwaukee as the RNC comes to town
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by Josh Skarda
6d ago
As an estimated 50,000 visitors are expected to descend upon Milwaukee next week for the Republican National Convention (RNC), things will look fairly different throughout the city with heightened security protocols, planned protests and road closures.  The primary locations of the convention will be the Fiserv Forum, the Baird Center and the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Former president Donald Trump will be accepting his nomination as the Republican nominee at the convention, and is also expected to announce his choice for vice president. In June, the Secret Service released a map detaili ..read more
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