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


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

Likely Foxconn jet landed briefly in Madison after being sighted in Milwaukee


A private jet believed to be connected to Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer that says it plans to build new factories in the U.S., landed briefly in Madison Wednesday, after being parked at Mitchell International earlier in the week. Racine County is rumored to be a leading contender for a Foxconn plant. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Soglin launches program offering up to $1,000 bounty for guns used or hoarded illegally


Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced the program Tuesday, saying, “Our city cannot control who carries, buys, or sells a firearm”, adding the city is “not pleased” the GOP-led Legislature has loosened rules for gun ownership in Wisconsin. “But we can try and retrieve these firearms and have them lead us to the perpetrators.” > Wisconsin State Journal

Join the protest Friday for Paul Ryan’s Madison visit


With Paul Ryan expected at a Boy Scouts of America luncheon Friday at the Madison Sheraton, protestors plan to gather outside the hotel at 11:15 am. We heard of the protest from others and added it to our Facebook page to help spread the word, but we are not the organizers. All we personally know of the Ryan visit are from this luncheon invitation.

Zweifel: Walker’s dissing of Soglin and Madison rings hollow


Walker might be wise to not underestimate the Madison mayor. Yes, Paul Soglin was an anti-war student radical 50 years ago. But Soglin has always been known as a capable and talented administrator able to bring the pieces together to make the wheels of government turn. > The Cap Times

Four ‘March for Truth’ events scheduled across Wisconsin Saturday


“March for Truth” events will be held across the country this Saturday, June 3, and we’re aware of four organized in Wisconsin. They will be held in Milwaukee, Madison, Fort Atkinson and Door County, and you can find the details for each on our Calendar page.

Free ‘Democracy & Citizen Engagement’ event scheduled in Madison


The Development Disabilities Network is organizing a day-long event titled “Democracy and Citizen Engagement” in Madison on Tuesday, June 20. Three prominent speakers will point the way toward uniting diverse communities around the principles and strategies of citizen engagement, inclusion, democracy and community. > The Cap Times