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Evers Sides With Arbitrator Over Teacher Who Alleged Harassment

A Middleton School District Summary Report of Findings concluded that teacher Andrew Harris harassed and retaliated against a teacher who reported him for viewing pornographic images on a school computer. But a State Department of Instruction spokesman told Media Trackers that the woman’s claims could “not be substantiated when put under review.” The review Thomas McCarthy […]

Education

Freedom From Religion Foundation Goes After Pastor School Board Member

A formal complaint has been filed with the Appleton Area School District, accusing a school board member of violating the separation of church and state. Media Trackers previously reported the controversy surrounding Pastor Alvin Dupree, who was criticized by several school district residents after he made religious references in a commencement address when referencing the […]

Vukmir Responds to “RINO” Allegations

Yesterday Media Trackers reported that The National Club for Growth labeled U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir a “RINO” in a fundraising email covering senate races in several states. Vukmir is generally seen as one of the most conservative members of the state legislature. Media Trackers Director of Communications Jerry Bader interviewed Vukmir to get her reaction […]

Campaigns

Club for Growth Calls Vukmir a “RINO”

The National Club for Growth has sent a fundraising email in which it calls Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir a “RINO:”  Wisconsin: Wisconsin offers another conservative vs. RINO primary and a chance to pick up a GOP seat in a swing state. As a U.S. Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and a […]

Campaigns

Can Randy Bryce Run Nationally, But Win Locally?

Democrat Randy Bryce is running for Wisconsin’s First Congressional District against House Speaker Paul Ryan, but a look at his schedule highlights his campaign is almost entirely nationally based. Will that equate to local support? Time will tell, but where Bryce is spending most of his time is telling. According to the Bryce campaign’s own […]

Education

Teen Who Took Her Life Was Bullied Over Her Faith

Erika Winkler was a beautiful 17 year old girl from Appleton, Wisconsin. According to her obituary, Erika loved to hunt with her dad and family. She enjoyed swimming, country music, her big truck, spending time with the cows on her favorite farm, theater, dance, playing guitar and piano. She loved God’s Word and fellowship. Erika […]

Campaigns

Gotcha Politics Already at Play in State Senate Special Election

The special election for Wisconsin’s 10th state Senate district only a week old and already the opposition research drops are coming in hot and heavy. That’s because Monday saw the release of not one, but two stories in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel targeting state Rep. Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls). The first was a column by political investigative […]

Burns Wins Over The Bernie Bros

As Media Trackers reported previously, Supreme Court candidate Tim Burns asked for the liberal group Our Wisconsin Revolution to endorse him last week, and has now been approved by the Our Wisconsin Revolution Endorsement Committee. As a group that has a clear far left leaning and radical platform, Burns asking for OWR’s endorsement is just […]

Policy

TV Spots Pressure Johnson on Tax Reform

45Committee has begun airing TV spots in Wisconsin that attempt to pressure U.S. Senator Ron Johnson into supporting the Republican Tax reform proposal. Johnson has come under fire from some Republicans for the manner in which he voiced opposition to the plan. Wisconsin Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner told Milwaukee talk show host Mark Belling last […]

Organizations

Reversal: UWSP Will Recognize Turning Point USA

After being rejected by the Student Government Association after four hours of criticism from other student groups, Turning Point USA will be recognized as an official campus organization. UWSP Vice Chancellor for Student Affiars, Al Thompson, announced the reversal in a release: The Student Government Association at UW-Stevens Point voted to deny Turning Point USA’s […]