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Wisconsin Capitol Police incident reports released with protesters' addresses, driver's license and Social Security numbers

When Craig Spaulding reported to Dane County Court Friday for a pretrial conference, he was given a stack of documents by the Department of Justice attorney prosecuting him for permit violations at the state Capitol. Included among these papers were Capitol Police reports on other protesters, with their personal information intact, including home addresses, driver's license numbers and, in some cases, Social Security numbers. >More
 UW-Madison officials say Bucky Badger photos with lawmakers are not "political"

The appearance of Bucky Badger at the Solidarity Sing Along last week prompted UW-Madison officials to declare it a fake and clarify a few things about its trademarked mascot. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: Scott Walker, the Solidarity Sing Along and #unintimidated

Isthmus web editor Kristian Knutsen reports on how the Solidarity Sing Along is trying to make Walker's book title its own in the September 13 issue and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the September 12 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Dane County DA delays filing formal charges against Damon Terrell

Formal charges have still not been filed against Damon Terrell, who is facing a tentative charge of felony battery to a Capitol police officer. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne was expected to file formal charges Thursday but did not submit a complaint to the court, confirmed Dane County Court Manager Patty Bolch. >More
 UW-Madison students double as first responders

Besides warnings about alcohol and sexual assault, the UW Police Department's September newsletter contains a story about a group of student volunteers performing "bleeding/wound care, spinal immobilization and advanced airway management." If the image of some 18-year-old sprinting over from the Camp Randall student section to immobilize your spine is less than reassuring, relax. >More
 Wisconsin Republicans drag their feet on climate change

The Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans made national news recently for taking an audacious stand: In a statement bashing President Barack Obama's "nanny-state" climate-change initiatives, the state campus group argued that this is an issue the GOP should address. >More
 Sexual orientation and gender identity now included in Madison's affirmative action ordinance

Any vendors that contract with the city of Madison must now agree they will not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Common Council unanimously approved an amendment Sept. 3 to the Madison General Ordinances to require the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in the city's Affirmative Action Ordinance. >More
 'Unintimidated' Solidarity Sing Along makes title of Scott Walker's forthcoming book its own

The battle for Wisconsin is the centerpiece of two books set to be published this fall. One, by Gov. Scott Walker, will offer his perspective on the Capitol protests and recall election. The other will tell the story of the Solidarity Sing Along as experienced by its participants. Both are titled Unintimidated, and that's not a coincidence. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: Madison Teachers Inc. after Act 10

Isthmus contributor Catherine Capellaro reports on how Madison Teachers Inc. is faring in the post-Act 10 era in the September 6 issue and discussed her story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the September 5 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Wisconsin school districts paying $25 million for controversial Common Core standards

Wisconsin's new Common Core standards for math and English cost the state very little to implement because individual districts are footing the bill, which likely will come to about $25 million. >More
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