A bill relating to race-based mascots is still sitting on Governor Scott Walker’s desk. He until the end of the day Wednesday to sign or veto the bill, before it automatically becomes law. The bill changes a process established in 2010 for how to handle complaints about race-based school mascots and team names.
Supporters of the new process say it’s more fair – a person has to prove a mascot is discriminatory before they can get it changed. And that person needs a petition of signatures to file an initial complaint. Here’s Representative Steve Nass, who authored the bill.
A Democratic challenger to Representative Sean Duffy paid a visit to Rhinelander Tuesday. Kelly Westlund declared her candidacy last week.
About thirty people gathered at the Rhinelander Days Inn to hear from the newest candidate to represent Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional district. The 30-year-old Kelly Westlund has served for two years on the Ashland City Council. Her background is in environmental and sustainability work. And she says she’s not worried about being relatively new to the political game.
One of Wisconsin’s tribal leaders is expressing disappointment at last week’s federal ruling against night hunting.
Six Chippewa tribes had filed suit, arguing that night hunting in ceded territory is a federally protected treaty right. But Judge Barbara Crabb ruled against the practice Friday, citing a risk to the public.
Lac du Flambeau Chairman Tom Maulson says it’s a traditional practice that hasn’t resulted in any incidents.
The city of Rhinelander deer hunt was canceled this fall after the number of nuisance deer had diminished. But the hunt can resume after Governor Walker signed a bill this week.
The bill allows for greater crossbow use and also opens up deer hunting in cities across the state. But Rhinelander city council member Alex Young points out the bill also takes away many of the regulations local communities had over bow hunts within city limits...
The state Natural Resources Board has approved changes in Wisconsin's shoreland protection laws that a DNR spokesperson says make them better for landowners.
The state updated the regulations in 2010 for the first time since the 1960's. The changes were met with resistence by local zoning administrators who said they were going to be costly and difficult to implement.
Russ Rasmussen, an administrator in the DNR's water division, says the update clarifies hard surface regulations concerning runoff. He outlines the changes...
The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has denied a rehearing on a decision against a family hoping to build a bible camp and conference center on Squash Lake.
The Jaros Family has tried for nearly a decade to build the facility on family owned land in the town of Woodboro, Oneida county. Oneida county and the town of Woodboro, along with the Oneida County Board of Adjustment have all denied needed permits.