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Stan Temple, University of Wisconsin-Madison emeritus professor of forest and wildlife ecology and senior fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation, is pictured in the snowy woods near the historic Aldo Leopold Shack in rural Baraboo, Wis., during winter on Dec. 6, 2010. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)(Photo: Jeff Miller, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Radio broadcasts by famed Wisconsin conservationist Aldo Leopold 80 years ago have been recreated as part of this year's Earth Day celebration.
Original recordings of the broadcasts don't exist, but the scripts do, and portions have been recorded by Stan Temple, a University of Wisconsin-Madison conservation professor emeritus. The broadcasts originally aired on Madison's WHA radio station, which is now part of the Wisconsin Public Radio network.
The broadcasts began airing in 1933 after Leopold joined UW-Madison as the chair of game management.
Republican President Donald Trump endorsed Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin's "Buy America" bill.(Photo: JOURNAL SENTINEL FILES, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
When President Donald Trump came to Wisconsin this week, he gave friendly shout-outs to the state’s most prominent Republicans.
But he also offered an unexpected hand of support to a big-name Democrat his party is trying to unseat next year, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.
Trump endorsed Baldwin’s “Buy America” bill to require the use of U.S. steel and iron on some government water projects.
“I’m very much into that, and I agree with her 100%,” the president told WTMJ-TV’s Charles Benson.
“His support is very welcome, but it has to be followed up with action,” Baldwin said Friday, adding Trump should pressure GOP leaders of the Senate (Mitch McConnell) and House (Paul Ryan of Janesville) to get behind the bill.
Trump’s backing for the measure was a political surprise in one sense, since Baldwin is the No.
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For decades George Webb restaurants had been predicting that Milwaukee's baseball team would win 12 games in a row. In April, 1987, it finally came true. WochitBuy Photo
Mary Beth Unglaub with her George Webb T-shirt from the big burger giveaway at the George Webb Restaurant at 7105 S. 76th St. in Franklin. She has worked at that restaurant since 1981.(Photo: Michael Sears, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo
It was the day the Brewers beat George Webb.
Thirty years ago this Saturday thousands of people stood in line in the rain to collect on a promise made by George Webb, who by then had been dead for three decades.
Webb, the quirky, iconoclastic restaurant owner who installed two clocks right next to each other in his restaurants for no discernible reason, had predicted Milwaukee's baseball team would some day win a dozen games in a row.
The Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Wisconsin operates the North Star Mohican Casino in Bowler.(Photo: File/Press-Gazette Media)
MADISON – The Ho-Chunk Nation is demanding that another tribe drop its casino lawsuit, suggesting in a sternly worded letter it may pursue legal penalties if it doesn't do so.
In the letter, Ho-Chunk attorney Lester Marston also raised the possibility of filing defamation lawsuits against officials with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community for public statements that the Ho-Chunk call untrue.
Marston sent the letter Thursday, a day after the Stockbridge sued the Ho-Chunk, the state and Gov. Scott Walker over a planned expansion of a Ho-Chunk casino in Wittenberg. The Stockbridge own a casino in nearby Bowler and say the expanded Ho-Chunk casino would reduce their revenue by millions of dollars a year.
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Thursday's letter underscores just how nasty the legal fight could get.
Libertarian Gary Johnson was his party's presidential candidate last fall.(Photo: Gina Ferazzi, TNS)
MADISON – The Democrats were sent into the wilderness after the November elections.
The Libertarians can relate. They’ve been there since their founding in 1971.
But that’s changing because of demographics, according to Nicholas Sarwark, the chairman of the national party who will be in northern Wisconsin this weekend for the state party’s annual convention.
“The Democrats and Republicans are just shrinking and dying,” he said in an interview.
“My top goal for 2018 is to have every disgruntled voter who is tired of both parties lying to them…have an option on the ballot.”
Ideas that Libertarians have long embraced — such as allowing same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana — now enjoy mainstream support, he said.
The party’s presidential nominee, Gary Johnson, received more support than any Libertarian presidential candidate before him. That said, Johnson still took only a little more than 3% of the vote.