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  1. A fatal shooting involving a Green Bay police officer occurred at the Packer Stadium Lounge, 1342 S. Broadway, in November 2011. Police and then-District Attorney John Zakowski ruled there was no wrongdoing by the officers. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Walker signs police investigation bill

    Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law on Wednesday that mandates Wisconsin police departments use outside investigators to probe officer-involved deaths.

    • 3:31 PM
  2. Wisconsin GAB to certify spring election results

    Wisconsin election officials are set to certify results from the 2014 spring election.

    • 7:42 AM
  3. State Rep. Brett Hulsey, D-Madison, makes his intentions to enter the state's gubernatorial race official as he confirms his candidacy papers under oath with David Buerger, an elections specialist with the Government Accountability Board, right, Monday in Madison. File/AP

    'Too chicken to be governor'? Hulsey challenges Dem frontrunner Burke

    A legislator making a longshot bid for governor says he's planning to have someone in a chicken suit follow Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mary Burke around.

    • 6:06 AM
  4. Mark Harris meets with Oshkosh Northwestern Media Editorial Board April 2014 Joe Sienkiewicz / Oshkosh Northwestern Media

    Harris will run as Democrat to succeed Petri

    Winnebago County executive thinks 6th District is winnable despite GOP's past dominance

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  5. Roger Roth

    Roth to run for Ellis' Senate seat, gets Walker endorsement

    Former Republican state representative Roger Roth said Monday he will run for state Senate in the 19th District to fill Mike Ellis' seat.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  6. Joe Leibham

    Leibham says he's running for Petri's seat

    Flanked by family members and supporters on the lawn of his parents' Town of Sheboygan home, Sen. Joe Leibham announced he will run for the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by the retiring Tom Petri.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  7. Brett Hulsey (left) and Mary Burke

    Hulsey announces run for governor

    A Madison legislator who was cited for flipping a young boy off an inner tube at the beach and mused about lugging a musket onto the Assembly floor announced Monday he'll run for governor.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Tens of thousands of people gather at the State Capitol in Madison in February 2011 to protest Gov. Scott Walker's proposal that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. File/AP

    Federal appeals court upholds Walker's union law

    A federal appeals court Friday upheld Gov.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  8. Gavel Getty Images/iStockphoto

    State Supreme Court to decide on blood testing drunk drivers

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to decide whether police can legally draw the blood of a suspected drunk driver without a warrant or the consent of the driver.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  9. Gov. Scott Walker, left, and Democratic challenger Mary Burke.

    Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

    Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  10. Singer John Mellencamp, right, stands with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama during a rally in Evansville, Ind., in April 2008. File/Getty Images

    Mellencamp to Walker: You're using a union supporter's songs

    Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and says Walker should think about that before using his songs on the campaign trail.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  11. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker answers questions from reporters on Wednesday in Madison. Scott Bauer/AP

    Walker won't back down on jobs promise, won't commit to 4 years

    Gov. Scott Walker isn't expected to fulfill his 2010 campaign promise to add 250,000 private-sector jobs by next year in Wisconsin, but he said Wednesday that he doesn't think voters will hold it against him.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  12. Standing on the observation deck of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels is considering running for Congress and representing some 650,000 constituents in 11 counties. Sue Pischke/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Current, former Manitowoc mayors may compete for Congress

    The potential 2009 mayoral election battle between Justin Nickels and Kevin Crawford never came off.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  13. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Walker signs bill legalizing marijuana byproduct

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that legalizes the use of a marijuana byproduct to help treat children's seizures.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  14. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announces his bid for re-election at ACE Marine in Green Bay on Tuesday as his family, right, watches the event. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media

    Walker promotes job, tax record during re-election campaign stop

    Gov. Scott Walker officially launched his re-election campaign Tuesday with a series of rallies across the state that included a stop in Green Bay, where he promised 'hope for the future.'

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    State Sen. Mike Ellis, R-Neenah, asks a question during a hearing in Madison in April 2013. File/AP

    Cameraman to politicians: We have our eye on you

    The cameraman behind the video that led state Senate president Mike Ellis to announce that he would not seek re-election has a message for politicians across the country: You could be next.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    The Wisconsin Supreme Court hears arguments at the state Capitol in Madison. File/AP

    Liberal group: State Supreme Court should stay out of investigation

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court should stay out of a dispute over subpoenas in a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative organizations and recent recall campaigns, a liberal group said Monday.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  15. Rep. Tom Petri File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Petri confirms decision to retire in 2015

    Fond du Lac Rep. Tom Petri thanked his constituents Monday and commented publicly for the first time on an ethics probe into his affairs just days after announcing he would not seek re-election after 35 years in Congress.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  16. Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, left. File/AP

    Fitzgerald won't run for Petri's open House seat

    Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he won't run for the congressional seat being vacated by longtime U.S. Rep. Tom Petri.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  17. Gov. Scott Walker has said he would finish his degree through the UW System's new Flexible Option Degree Program if it offered the right course load. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

    UW flex offerings don't fit Walker's needs for degree

    Gov. Scott Walker may want to finish his college course work using a new flexible degree option through the University of Wisconsin System, but there are no immediate plans to offer classes in the fields he's interested in.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  18. Duey Stroebel

    Stroebel becomes 2nd GOP candidate for Petri seat

    State Rep. Duey Stroebel ended a week of speculation Saturday by announcing he'll run for Congress, becoming the second Republican to enter the race for the seat being vacated by longtime GOP congressman Tom Petri.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    U.S. Rep. Tom Petri. Aileen Andrews / Action Reporter Media

    After 30 years in House, Petri won't seek re-election

    Fond du Lac Republican Rep. Tom Petri announced Friday that he won't seek re-election after 35 years in Congress, a surprise reversal from just last week when he said he planned to 'run a strong campaign' and 'win in August and November.'

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  19. Green Bay City Clerk Kris Teske opens an envelope containing spoiled ballots during a recount for the position of District 11 alderman Friday at Green Bay City Hall. Kyle Bursaw/Press-Gazette Media

    Recount confirms Danzinger re-elected to Green Bay City Council

    An election recount has confirmed Alderman Brian Danzinger was re-elected to the City Council.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  20. Weininger

    Weininger to leave Assembly, but won't resign office

    State Rep. Chad Weininger will leave the Wisconsin Assembly for a job with Brown County on Monday, but won't formally resign from the state post.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  21. State Sen. Mike Ellis, R-Neenah. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Ellis drops state Senate re-election bid in wake of video

    Veteran state Sen. Mike Ellis announced Friday that he will not run for re-election in November, saying it's time yield his seat to someone who's better prepared to deal with 'new-era politics and the culture of gotcha.'

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  22. Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker speaks during a campaign stop in Sheboygan in September 2010. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Walker's re-election campaign starts Tuesday

    Gov. Scott Walker plans to officially launch his re-election campaign with a series of events across Wisconsin on Tuesday.

    • Apr. 10, 2014

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