5 years ago — 2013 Wynonna Judd reflects on her career and new music in advance of a performance in Eau Claire. 10 years ago — 2008 More than 100 state employees grossed more in wages in 2007 than Gov. Jim Doyle. 20 years ago — 1998 Microsoft’s Windows 98 crashes as Bill Gates provides a preview of its features. 35 years ago — 1983 “Gonzo journalist” Hunter S. Thompson speaks at UW-Stout.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — For the sixth year in a row, employers have deluged the federal government with so many applications for H-1B visas that the cap was reached within five days. The U.S. work permit for foreign citizens with specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher has been drawn into U.S. immigration politics, with tech companies and other supporters demanding more of them and critics charging that they are used to replace Americans with lower-paid foreign labor. U.