Local officials want Clinton, Trump to stay on-message in debate

Ballot box


Monday night marks the first of three presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Local viewing parties for Presidential Debate

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If you want to watch the debate surrounded by like-minded people, both major parties are hosting watch parties in La Crosse tonight.

Election officials send out voter registration cards

Voter registration sign


Wisconsin elections officials have started mailing postcards to hundreds of thousands of people telling them how to register to vote.

Walker approval rating below Obama, Ryan in Wisconsin

Governor Scott Walker


Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating is at 43 percent, one year after he dropped his ill-fated run for president.

Wisconsin looking less like presidential battleground state

Wisconsin may be a battleground state, if the polls are to be believed, but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aren't treating it like one.

Walker says nothing illegal about campaign donations

Gov. Scott Walker says there was nothing illegal about campaign donations from corporate leaders given to a conservative group that helped him and Republican…

Walker released transportation spending plan

Gov. Scott Walker says he would veto any increase in the gas tax or vehicle registration fee if it winds up in the upcoming state budget unless there was tax…

Report: 'Because Scott Walker asked' publishes leaked John Doe documents


In a major story posted online Wednesday, British newspaper The Guardian has posted a trove of leaked documents from the now-closed John Doe investigation…

Business forum hosts Shilling, Kapanke in Onalaska

Business Forum


A business forum in Onalaska Tuesday is showing differences between a local politician and her challenger.

Startup plans to buck traditional media, report real-time election day results

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Wisconsin is among a group of states that may have real time projections of the winner of the presidential and U.S. Senate races shared before the polls close…

Local candidates take part in forum in La Crosse

Candidate Forum on Business


The La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce invited candidates in the 94th assembly district and 32nd state senate district to take part in a business forum this…

Feingold talks agriculture issues during stop in Stoddard

Russ Feingold


U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold continues his tour around Wisconsin with another stop in the La Crosse area Friday.

Petition created for Green Bay mayor's resignation



An online petition created by a former supporter of Green Bay's mayor calls for his resignation because of the campaign finance charges against him.

Democrats say Republicans have let down rural schools

Wisconsin State Capitol

Assembly Democrats say Republicans haven't done enough to address funding cuts and teacher shortages in Wisconsin's rural schools.

Libertarian presidential nominee woos Wisconsin voters

Gary Johnson campaigns

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Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson made a campaign stop in Wisconsin where a new poll shows about three-quarters of state residents don't know…

DOT to issue voting creds overnight during election week

Voter check-in


The state Department of Transportation plans to ship voting credentials overnight to people who try to obtain photo identification during election week.

Election officials OK voter registration mailings

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The state Elections Commission has approved mailing postcards to more than a million unregistered voters urging them to get on the rolls.

Over 250 municipal positions in Minnesota without candidates

Minnesota State Capitol

Dozens of Minnesota city councils, township board and mayoral elections are without candidates this year.

Ron Johnson talks to local business owners

Ron Johnson visit


Senator Ron Johnson stopped in La Crosse Monday.

Robert Redford makes fundraising plea for Feingold

Russ Feingold

Chris Gothner

Hollywood movie star Robert Redford is asking for money to support Democratic Wisconsin Senate candidate Russ Feingold.

Candidates for 94th Assembly seat talk education funding

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State Rep. Steve Doyle and challenger Julian Bradley have differing perceptions on the state of education funding.

UW System officials hopeful for budget increase

UW-La Crosse Campus


System President Ray Cross says he's optimistic state lawmakers will return aid to UW schools.

Public reacts to Trump’s visit

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Donald Trump's arrival brought a flurry of activity at Riverside Center on Front Street Tuesday, and whether you love him or hate him, those in the area…

Donald Trump goes one-on-one with News 8

Donald Trump 1 on 1


News 8 sat down with Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump for a one-on-one interview before his private fundraising event in La Crosse.

Democrats respond to Trump's visit to La Crosse

Democrats respond


Local democrats and veterans are also speaking out following Trump's visit to La Crosse.
Black River Falls resident Dan Krehbiel was drafted for the Vietnam War.

La Crosse mayor considers run for re-election

La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat


Mayor Tim Kabat says he's strongly leaning towards running for re-election

Republican VP candidate Mike Pence holds town hall in La Crosse

Mike Pence


Indiana Governor Mike Pence visited La Crosse Thursday afternoon to talk about why Donald Trump should be president of the United States.

Primary election turnout low, much different come November

Voting Booth


As expected, voter turnout on primary election day was low.

Appeals panel stays ruling that would have allowed voting affidavits



A court of appeals panel has stayed a ruling that would have allowed those who couldn't get an ID to vote with "reasonable effort" to use an affidavit in…

Nehlen tweet of ballot raises legal questions

First district congressional challenger Paul Nehlen raised questions Tuesday afternoon after he tweeted a photo of a marked ballot.




Local officials want Clinton, Trump to stay on-message in debate

Monday night marks the first of three presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.


Local viewing parties for Presidential Debate

If you want to watch the debate surrounded by like-minded people, both major parties are hosting watch parties in La Crosse tonight.