Bridget Maniaci, a former two-term Madison alderperson, announces she is running for mayor against Paul Soglin, becoming his first official opponent. Ald. Scott Resnick is also considering a run.
Gov. Scott Walker's office announces that seven people have applied for the Dane County circuit judge seat that was held by Maryann Sumi, who retired May 30. One of the applicants requests confidentiality and his or her name is not released. The other six applicants are David Hart, John Hyland, Alan Kim, Anne MacArthur, Josann Reynolds and Thomas Steinman. Walker's judge appointees are one-for-three when later running for election for the post.
The American Civil Liberties Union requests that U.S. Judge Barbara Crabb lift the temporary injunction she issued preventing same-sex couples from marrying. Although Crabb found Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional, she later stayed her own order directing state officials to stop enforcing the ban.
State officials report that damage caused by a May fire at the GEF-1 building in downtown Madison is $15 million, not the original $350,000 estimated by the Madison Fire Department.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Gov. Walker's son, Alex, served as a witness in June to a same-sex marriage in Waukesha County, involving a first cousin to first lady Tonette Walker. Walker later says his son's involvement is not a policy statement. "He doesn't need my blessing to do anything he does," the governor tells reporters.
Ho-Chunk Nation's tribal leadership rejects a proposal to delay lump-sum trust-fund payments to members when they graduate from high school. Under the current policy, members get lump-sum payments of $200,000 or more when they graduate.
ESPN publishes nude photographs online of Hilary Knight, all-time leading scorer for the UW-Madison women's hockey team, as part of its magazine's "The Body" issue. Knight tells the Wisconsin State Journal she wanted to send a positive message about larger women. "I can either be shy or squeamish about how much muscle I have or I can really be bold about it and send a new message and try [to] change normal ideals."