Wednesday, Aug. 20
The state fines Red Caboose Day Care Center $3,000, but allows it to retain its license. The center had its license revoked in July after a 13-year-old volunteer there allegedly sexually abused a 2-year-old and the center did not properly report it.
Friday, Aug. 22
Mayor Paul Soglin releases his proposal for dealing with the new ride-sharing services, Lyft and Uber, calling for them to be treated exactly like cabs, saying "If we don't require it, we're going to see taxi cab companies only providing service during prime hours."
Andy Steele, a former Dane County Sheriff's deputy who retired because he suffers from ALS, allegedly murders his wife and sister-in-law at the couple's Fitchburg home. Steele has wounds that are believed to be self-inflicted.
Records released from the now-closed secret John Doe investigation reveal that Gov. Scott Walker helped raise millions for conservative groups, which in turn ran ads supporting him in the recall elections.
State Sen. Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) concedes in his primary race against state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-Campbellsport) for the U.S. Congress seat now held by Tom Petri (R-Fond du Lac), who is retiring. Leibham lost to Grothman by just 219 votes, but says he won't seek a recount. Grothman now faces Mark Harris, a Democrat who is Winnebago County executive, and Libertarian Gus Fahrendorf, in the November general election.
Saturday, Aug. 23
When asked about revelations that he helped fundraise for conservative special interest groups, Gov. Walker tells reporters "everything we've done is completely legitimate."
Sunday, Aug. 24
The British news magazine The Week asks U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to name his six favorite books about economics and democracy. Ryan notably omits Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, which he's long named as a favorite that inspired him to run for office. Someone's trying to appear more moderate.
Monday, Aug. 25
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that less than a month after getting approval for a $6 million tax credit from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Ashley Furniture donated $20,000 to Gov. Walker's reelection campaign.
Dane County Reserve Judge Daniel LaRocque sentences Dominic Cizauskas, 18, to three years' probation, the first year of which must be served behind bars. Cizauskas -- a top football recruit -- was found guilty of raping a UW-Madison student in her dorm room, during a recruiting trip in December. The victim knew Cizauskas from their hometown of Mukwonago. The victim tells the court her family is now being harassed in Mukwonago for bringing charges against Cizauskas. The woman says: "Dominic is not a victim and people act like he is and act like I am to blame for him losing everything."