MADISON — A black legislative candidate says she feels humiliated after Madison police stopped her while she was campaigning door-to-door and questioned her. The Capital Times reports someone called police in August after watching Dane County Supervisor Shelia Stubbs knocking on doors. The 46-year-old Stubbs says she had to explain to the officer she was campaigning. The officer’s report indicated the encounter ended amiably, with Stubbs sharing her cell number with the officer
A federal judge on Tuesday said that a state rule that excludes health insurance coverage for medically necessary gender reassignment surgery is sex discrimination under federal law. Ruling in a lawsuit brought by two UW-Madison employees who are transitioning to female, U.S. District Judge William Conley said the rule set by the state Group Insurance Board (GIB), which excludes coverage for gender transition-related care, violates a federal prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex
The University of Wisconsin System plans to open another investigation into alleged sexual harassment at UW-Whitewater after another woman’s account of actions by the chancellor’s husband not included in a previous investigation that led to him being banned from campus. A Whitewater Common Council member came forward earlier this week as one of the women allegedly sexually harassed by Alan “Pete” Hill, husband to chancellor Beverly Kopper. The councilwoman, Stephanie
MIDDLETON — Four people were shot and wounded during a shooting Wednesday at a software company in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, according to a city administrator. The suspected shooter was also critically injured during the late-morning shooting at WTS Paradigm in Middleton, City Administrator Mike Davis said. He said police have lifted a lockdown but did not immediately have additional information. A spokeswoman at University Hospital said the hospital has accepted four patients
Locally founded software company Jamf announced its acquisition on Wednesday of NoMAD, a set of software products used to simplify administration of Mac computers. The deal is intended to improve Jamf’s software, which is used by businesses, educational institutions and government organizations to manage their Apple-brand devices. The open-source — available to all — and commercial versions of NoMAD will both continue, but Jamf will handle support and further
WAUSAU — Foxconn has signed an agreement to jointly develop Wisconsin’s ginseng industry and grow its newly established Wisconsin-based brand. The Taiwan-based company announced the deal Tuesday. Gov. Scott Walker joined with representatives of Foxconn and others for the signing of the deal in Wausau. Foxconn Health Technology Business Group signed the agreement with the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin and the largest supplier of American ginseng in the U.S. The deal is to jointly
MADISON — Wisconsin health officials report more cases of severe bleeding linked to synthetic marijuana containing rat poison. The state Department of Health Services said Tuesday the agency has confirmed 16 additional bleeding cases. That brings the number of people affected in the outbreak to 80. The latest confirmed case is in Fond du Lac County. Other cases have been confirmed in Dane, Milwaukee, Outagamie and Rock counties. Victims have ranged in age from 16 to over 50 years old.
MADISON — Republican Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch apologized Tuesday to her Democratic opponent for repeatedly claiming — without evidence — that he knelt during the national anthem. Mandela Barnes, the Democratic lieutenant governor candidate, repeatedly called the accusation a lie and said he has never knelt for the anthem. On Monday, Barnes, who is African-American, said it was “crazy” for Kleefisch, who is white, to continue making the claim.
BEIJING — The U.S.-China trade war escalated Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U.S. announcing it will impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese-made goods starting next week. The tariffs will start at 10 percent, then rise to 25 percent on Jan. 1. China’s Finance Ministry said its tariff increases are aimed at curbing
MINNEAPOLIS — Mayo Clinic is spending $190 million as part of a project to add 11 stories to the Gonda Building, a Rochester structure that would become the city’s tallest building as a result. The project would add four floors for patient care in the building plus a seven-story hotel developed through a joint venture between Mayo and a company based in Singapore called Pontiac Land Group. When the project is complete in 2022, the Gonda Building would stand 32 stories tall —