Wisconsin

3:55pm

Sun January 6, 2013
Business

iPads, China: Twin Threats To Wisconsin's Paper Industry

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 6:11 pm

The Nekoosa Paper Mill was established in 1883. Its mill in Nekoosa, Wis., sits on the banks of the Wisconsin River, and is now owned by a Canadian paper company.
Mike De Sisti Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, lumberjacks still cry "timber," just not as often as they once did. Across the state, milling lumber into good paper, the kind called "knowledge" grade for books, has employed thousands for more than a century, and created a distinct culture.

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8:51am

Fri January 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Gerda Lerner Dies, Women's Studies Trailblazer

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 10:00 am

Professor Gerda Lerner, in a handout from the University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wisconson, Madison

Historian Gerda Lerner, a pioneer in the creation of women's studies as an academic discipline, has died in Madison, Wisc. She was 92.

A prolific feminist author, Lerner wrote texts that traced the history of patriarchy going back thousands of years to more modern topics, such as African American women's history. Her many books included a two volume work called 'Women in History': the first book examined the history of patriarchy and the second dealt with the start of feminist consciousness.

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2:58pm

Sun December 30, 2012
Around the Nation

A Tough Year For Unions, With Few Bright Spots Ahead

Originally published on Sun December 30, 2012 3:55 pm

Despite huge protests at Michigan's state capitol building in Lansing, Republican lawmakers in the state made the union stronghold the 24th right-to-work state in the country.
Rebecca Cook Reuters via Landov

This year was a tough one for organized labor.

In June, Scott Walker — the Wisconsin governor who banned collective bargaining for public employee unions — survived a recall election.

And, despite huge protests in Michigan, the union stronghold became the 24th right-to-work state, banning unions from requiring workers to sign up. That came just 10 months after Indiana passed a similar law.

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6:31am

Thu December 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Blizzard Warnings In Upper Midwest; Possible Tornado In Alabama

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 10:26 am

A snow plow made its way down a county road in Waupun, Wis., earlier today.
Jeffrey Phelps EPA /LANDOV

A winter storm that has brought blizzard conditions to parts of the Upper Midwest from Iowa into Minnesota and Wisconsin has authorities urging folks to stay off the roads and airlines warning of flight delays at Chicago's O'Hare and other airports in the region.

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10:27am

Wed November 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: Sikh Temple Shooter Acted Alone, Had No Drugs In System

Originally published on Sun November 25, 2012 8:19 am

Photos of victims are seen during a candlelight vigil in Union Square for victims of the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting on August.
Mario Tama Getty Images

The FBI has concluded its investigation into the shooting spree at a Sikh temple that left six dead.

After interviewing 300 people and following 200 leads, the FBI concluded that Wade Michael Page acted alone when he opened fire at the Oak Creek, Wis. temple in August.

What's more, reports The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, because Page killed himself, we may never know his motive. The FBI said that there was no evidence that Page acted because of his connections to white supremacist groups.

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