Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Gableman, pictured here in 2011, has been hired by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) to investigate baseless concerns over the 2020 election. The investigation is one of many nationwide as Republicans follow the lead of former President Donald Trump and work to undermine faith in the electoral process. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal, Pool Photo via AP File)
‘This Isn’t a Real Investigation’: Email Sent by Gableman to Election Clerks Raises Alarm

Communication from an unofficial Gmail account brings about security concerns as GOP investigators continue to undermine election integrity.

Wisconsin's Wolf River (Image via Shutterstock)
Trump Rolled Back Clean Water Regulations. Two Wisconsin Tribes Just Won Against His Rule in Court.

Two Wisconsin tribes were among five who sued to block the rule enacted in 2020.

From left: Sue Hoefs, Elie Gendloff, and Tom Mall were among more than a dozen UpNorthNews readers who reflected on 9/11 ahead of the 20th anniversary. (Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
‘Like Watching a Horror Movie’: Reflecting On 9/11, 20 Years Later

More than a dozen UpNorthNews readers shared their memories of the terrorist attacks that killed almost 3,000 Americans 20 years ago.

The Waukesha Board of Education meets to vote on opting back into a federal free meals program. (Screenshot via Waukesha School District TV/YouTube)
After National Lambasting, Waukesha Schools Opt Back Into Free Meals Program

One board member who refused to change his stance told his colleagues to “find their fortitude and their spine."

Downtown Milwaukee janitors secured a new union contract that guarantees a $15 minimum wage and lets any janitor in the greater Milwaukee area union-eligible. (Photo courtesy of MASH)
New Union Contract for Milwaukee Janitors Could Be a Model for the State’s Whole Service Industry

A local union leader hopes the new labor agreement serves as a baseline for all service workers in greater Milwaukee.

(Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Are Wisconsin’s Political Maps Unconstitutional? 3 Lawsuits Say Yes.

Two lawsuits make the same core argument, but ask for starkly different solutions from different jurists—the conservative-led state Supreme Court or a federal court.

Justin Blake and activists march Monday evening for Jacob Blake
Commentary: Little Has Changed Since the Blake Shooting. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way.

Despite immense pressure for change, political leaders have done little. Activists have stepped up.