Sam Morateck

Wirch Opposes Evers’ Ability to Appoint DNR Head

By James Wigderson While Democrats are making false accusations of a “power grab” by legislative Republicans, some Democrats would like to engage in a power grab of their own. State Sen. Robert Wirch (D-Somers) is circulating a proposed bill that would take away the governor’s authority to appoint the head of the Department of Natural […]

Pro-Law Enforcement Poster Vandalized at UWSP

By Amelia Heup  The Student Law Enforcement Association at UWSP has been a cornerstone of the Stevens Point community and has created a branch of communication between local law enforcement and the eighty plus student members who have committed or are already involved in law enforcement. However, students noticed that a poster promoting an upcoming […]

Point Forward Proposal Brings Campus Outrage

By: Amelia Heup   UW-Stevens Point came under fire of students and faculty when Chancellor Bernie Patterson and other executive staff proposed “Point Forward” back in the spring. This original proposal offered to add and expand thirteen majors including chemical engineering, graphic design, and environmental engineering while also adding two master programs; business administration and […]

Concerns Raised Over Truancy Court Judge’s Behavior

By Jerry Bader and Sam Morateck A member of the Appleton School board has raised concerns about a truancy court held on school grounds, suggesting that students may be “humiliated, bullied and talked down to” by the judge who presides over the court. Board member Alvin Dupree told Media Trackers in an interview that he […]

Why Did Baldwin Warn Supporters About MU Law School Poll?

An email sent to supporters of U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s campaign sent out Wednesday morning warned recipients that the University Marquette Law Poll may show a much closer race than last month, and asked supporters to donate to the cause. However, when released,  the MU Law Poll showed Baldwin growing a ten point lead over […]

Biden and Evers and Plagiarism

Former Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Wisconsin Tuesday ahead of the election to rally Democratic voters with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and other Democratic candidates. Biden’s support of Evers is ironic, as both have been involved in plagiarism scandals during their campaigns. Biden was accused of plagiarism while running for the 1988 presidential […]

Snapshot of Sixth Congressional District Debate

A debate yesterday between the 6th Congressional District candidates, incumbent Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman and Democrat Dan Kohl, focused on  their positions on many issues ranging from border security, healthcare, to legalizing marijuana. Josh Dukelow of WHBY radio in Appleton moderated the event. On the issue of border security, both candidates expressed a need for a […]

Barnes On the Ticket, But Out of the Media Spotlight in Lt. Gov’s Race

While the race for Wisconsin Governor is dominating Wisconsin politics this fall, scant attention is being paid to the candidates for Lt. Governor. Republican incumbent Rebecca Kleefisch and Democrat Mandela Barnes will be on the November 6 ballot with Governor Scott Walker and DPI Superintendent Tony Evers, respectively.  Barnes especially has flown under the radar […]

5 Years Later, Gosnell Media Blackout Continues

Five years ago, the national media largely ignored the story of a Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of killing healthy babies after they were born.  Today, the media is now largely ignoring a movie that chronicles those horrific events. On WTMJ radio  Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader spoke with Phelim McAleer co-producer of “Gosnell: The Trial […]

Vukmir Defends Oral Chemo Vote Criticism With Academic Study

U.S Senator Candidate Leah Vukmir’s vote against a 2014 bill regarding oral chemotherapy in the state Senate was brought up during the U.S. Senate Candidate Forum between U.S Senator Tammy Baldwin Saturday; an issue Baldwin has repeatedly used as a line of attack against Vukmir. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina […]