Tired of waiting on state, some Wisconsin cities are legalizing marijuana themselves

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Wisconsin is lagging far behind other nearby states in getting it right with marijuana reform. Instead of waiting on state lawmakers, a handful of Wisconsin cities are legalizing marijuana on their own. > High Times

Septuagenarian traveling U.S. with anti-Trump sign makes Wisconsin stops

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A 74-year-old convivial Texan who grew up in Oklahoma is traveling the country these days with a big sign that reads: “Trump: That boy don’t act right.” That self-proclaimed “old man with a sign” was in Madison this week, and Janesville before that. > Cap Times

Madison police investigating racist graffiti at prominent city park

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Madison police are investigating graffiti that was found Wednesday on a historical marker in James Madison Park overnight. Painted in red spray paint were swastikas and the words “Trump rules” and “Antifa sucks”, police said. > Channel 3000

Sen. Johnson announces opening of a Madison office

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Sen. Ron Johnson announced the opening of a constituent services office in Madison, starting Oct. 2. The office in Madison will be a workplace for Johnson’s staff, and will allow constituents to seek assistance with federal government issues. Johnson’s current Wisconsin offices are located in Oshkosh and Milwaukee. > Channel 3000

DACA rally aims to educate, empower, and unite the community

 

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Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol Saturday for a rally in support of “Dreamers”. Speakers gathered to share their stories hoping to send a message, and empower others to get involved in supporting the DACA program, which Trump announced last week would end. > WKOW Madison

Madison DACA holders try planning for future after Trump announces wind-down

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With the emotional roller coaster of waiting for a formal statement on DACA from the Trump administration over, affected immigrants and their families are now trying to figure out their next steps as they join allies in calling on Congress for action. > Cap Times

Hundreds gather in Milwaukee, Madison to show support for Charlottesville victims

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About 300 people held a march Sunday night in Milwaukee to condemn violence at a white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead and dozens injured. Hundreds of people also gathered outside the state Capitol in Madison for a candlelight vigil. > Wisconsin Public Radio