Thursday, Oct. 9
The Huffington Post reports that State Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend), infamous for his provocative and outrageous statements, has been lying low in his race for U.S. Congress, presumably because he's the front runner and doesn't want to blow his chances by speaking. That must be torture for him.
Friday, Oct. 10
Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke hold their first debate, but neither candidate goes on the attack.
Dane County Circuit Judge William Hanrahan rules that Black Earth Meats, which the Black Earth village shut down in July as a nuisance, does not pose a "substantial threat to public health or safety." But the owner won't reopen the organic slaughterhouse, telling the Wisconsin State Journal: "My business is ruined." He does, however, have a lawsuit pending for $5.3 million.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Don Henley is suing the Dane County-based Duluth Trading Company over its slogan "Don a henley and take it easy," a play on the Eagles' hit, "Take It Easy."
Monday, Oct. 13
The State Journal reports that UW-Madison Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are seeking information about a drone spotted over Camp Randall during Saturday's football game. The airspace above the stadium is considered a no-fly zone during football games.
In a debate against Democratic challenger Rob Zerban, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) claims the science is inconclusive on whether humans are causing global warming.
Tuesday, Oct. 14
U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa orders the state to stop enforcing a law restricting coordination between independent groups and political campaigns.