Author Archives: Amanda Spark

Graffiti on Wisconsin Veterans Museum to be Removed

Graffiti on Wisconsin Veterans Museum to be Removed

Graffiti spray painted on the outside of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum located directly across the street from the state Capitol will be removed starting this week. The state Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that the building’s owner had notified the state that the repair work was set to begin Wednesday. The work is starting…Read more »

Wisconsin Marine Among Missing and Presumed Dead in Accident

Wisconsin Marine Among Missing and Presumed Dead in Accident

A Wisconsin Marine is among those presumed dead after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise last week. Pfc. Evan Bath, of Oak Creek, a 19-year-old rifleman, is among the eight troops missing and presumed dead. The Marines said Sunday they had called off the search that started Thursday…Read more »

Evers Tells Trump to Keep Federal Agents out of Milwaukee

Evers Tells Trump to Keep Federal Agents out of Milwaukee

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers wants President Donald Trump to keep federal agents out of Milwaukee. Trump and the White House announced Thursday that federal agents will deploy to Chicago; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Cleveland; Detroit; and Milwaukee to combat rising crime.Evers, a Democrat, sent Trump a letter on Wednesday saying he was “deeply disturbed” to hear…Read more »

Pentagon Bans Confederate Flag in way to Avoid Trump’s Wrath

Pentagon Bans Confederate Flag in way to Avoid Trump’s Wrath

The Pentagon is banning displays of the Confederate flag on military installations, using a carefully worded policy that doesn’t mention the word ban or that specific flag. The policy is laid out in a memo signed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper and released Friday. It was described by officials as a creative way to bar…Read more »

Michelle Obama to Host Podcast on Health and Relationships

Michelle Obama to Host Podcast on Health and Relationships

Michelle Obama will let her own voice be heard on a new podcast. The Obama’s Higher Ground and Spotify announced Thursday that the former first lady will host “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on the streaming service. The podcast will debut exclusively on Spotify on July 29. The new podcast is the first title in the…Read more »

Medical Group Cited by Trump Denounces School Funding Threat

Medical Group Cited by Trump Denounces School Funding Threat

A medical association that the White House has cited in its press to reopen schools is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s repeated threats to cut federal funding if schools don’t open this fall. In a joint statement with national education unions and a superintendents group, the American Academy of Pediatrics on Friday said decisions…Read more »