Rob Mentzer

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Shootings by Police Up in 2019. Why?

Shootings by Police Up in 2019. Why?

16 fatal shootings by cops in Wisconsin. Experts point to key causes.

Grothman Backs Bill on Payday Lenders

Grothman Backs Bill on Payday Lenders

Wisconsin congressman says lenders' business model based on ‘ripping off’ customers.

‘Fair Maps’ Groups to Train Activists

‘Fair Maps’ Groups to Train Activists

Anti-gerrymandering summit will be held Saturday in central Wisconsin.

Polluted Wells Issue is Urgent, Legislator Says

Polluted Wells Issue is Urgent, Legislator Says

Rep. Shankland, member of Water Quality Task Force, says state funding needed to help families.

7th Congressional Special Election’s Dates Set

7th Congressional Special Election’s Dates Set

Evers sets February 18 primary, May 12 general election for district Sean Duffy has vacated.

18 School Boards Support Ending the Use of Native American Mascots

18 School Boards Support Ending the Use of Native American Mascots

Around 30 Wisconsin districts use Native American imagery, mascots or nicknames.

An Upcoming Battle in Trump Country

An Upcoming Battle in Trump Country

Duffy’s resignation in state’s northern congressional district gives Democrats hopes they can win it.

State’s Smaller Cities Embrace Bike Share

State’s Smaller Cities Embrace Bike Share

Wisconsin Rapids leads the way. City of 18,000 has logged 1,000 rides.

Lack of Freight Trains Damaging Roads?

Lack of Freight Trains Damaging Roads?

More freight trains could remove 350,000 trucks from northern Wisconsin roads, analysis finds.

Parties Eye Candidates For Duffy’s Seat

Parties Eye Candidates For Duffy’s Seat

Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany and Democratic Rep. Nick Milroy consider run for Congress.

Blackwell Gives At Risk Youth A Better Future

Blackwell Gives At Risk Youth A Better Future

Blackwell was thrust into a political battle when Trump administration announced closure

Baldwin’s Bill Would Save Job Corps Centers

Baldwin’s Bill Would Save Job Corps Centers

Trump Administration wants to close or privatize 120 job training centers for disadvantaged youth.

State Lagged Nation in Income Growth

State Lagged Nation in Income Growth

Report ranks Wisconsin 33rd in average growth in personal incomes since Great Recession.