The right-wing Sun Prairie Star gives Brett Hulsey, the long-shot Democratic candidate for governor, some of the attention he's been craving, with a primary endorsement that reads: "If Democrats truly believe they should elect a man of the people, Hulsey is their candidate." The paper couldn't possibly have an ulterior motive.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds the controversial Act 10 law, which erased most collective bargaining rights for most public-sector employees. It also upheld the state's voter ID requirement, with a tweak that allows people to get IDs for free. However, this law remains blocked by a federal court.
Bruce Burnside, a former Lutheran bishop, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for the drunk-driving accident that killed Maureen Mengelt, 52, who was jogging in Sun Prairie in April 2013. Burnside pleaded guilty in May to the killing.
The State Journal reports that the Supreme Court's endorsement of the state's voter ID requirement could make voter fraud and identity theft easier. The ruling said the state cannot charge people for documents, such as birth certificates, needed to get an ID. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Burlington) frets: "We don't want to make the process so slipshod that fraud is allowed, which is the very reason we passed the law." It's always good to think before you legislate.
Dane County authorities charge Marcus A. Lee, 42, with first-degree intentional homicide for allegedly shooting to death 42-year-old Robert France outside the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel on East Washington Avenue July 19. France had allegedly come to Madison from Portland, Ore., to sell marijuana.
Gov. Walker files a campaign finance report showing he raised more than $1.2 million in July and had more than $7 million in the bank at the end of month. Meanwhile, his Democratic opponent Mary Burke raised $502,000 in July and has $1.7 million in the bank.
The Green Bay Packers announce they will retire the jersey of prodigal son Brett Favre in the upcoming season. Favre tells the Associated Press: "I'm truly honored. It is time to come back."
The Princeton Review releases several college lists, naming UW-Madison as the eighth best party school and the seventh best school for lesbian, gay and transgender students. The university also announces that it received a record 30,463 applications for this fall, and that it accepted nearly three-quarters of all state residents who applied.