abc
QUICK LINKS:

Walker Signs School Mascot Bill

Updated: 12/19/2013 10:38 PM
Created: 12/19/2013 9:48 PM WDIO.com

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill making it harder to force public schools to drop American Indian nicknames.

The Republican bill changes a 2010 state law that required Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction to hold a hearing on a school's race-based nickname if it received even one complaint.

The new bill requires people with a complaint to submit a petition with signatures equal to 10 percent of the school district's student population to trigger a review. They must prove the nickname is discriminatory at a hearing. The Department of Administration, which is under the governor's control, decides whether to drop the name.

The law will go into effect Saturday.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • Duluth Aviation Partnership to Benefit Workforce, City, Industry

    A new partnership announced Monday between the city of Duluth, the airport and Lake Superior College is aimed at strengthening the aviation industry and filling jobs that companies say they desperately need to fill. The plan calls for a financial investment from the city and Duluth airport to remodel Hanger 103...

  • Unrest in Ferguson following shooting death of Michael Brown. Prosecutor: Ferguson Announcement Coming at 8 p.m.

    The St. Louis County prosecutor's office has announced plans for an 8 p.m. news conference to announce whether a grand jury has indicted a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

  • Weekend Fire Closes CASDA's Emergency Shelter

    A small grease fire over the weekend has led to major damage at the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) in Superior. The shelter was at capacity, but the clients have been able to find other places to stay.

  • Glensheen Mansion Gears up for Christmas

    Volunteers and staff at Glensheen are getting the 39-room mansion ready for Christmas. It's almost time for the public to come and see the efforts, with the final touches of shimmer and shine being put in place this week.

  • Why Black Friday Deals Start on "Gray Thursday"

    When you're looking to score a holiday deal, that doesn't mean you have to wait until Black Friday. About 15 retailers in the Twin Ports area are opening on Thanksgiving Day.

 

Winter Weather Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Price; Sawyer; Washburn
Expires: 11/25/2014 12:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Ashland; Bayfield; Douglas
Expires: 11/25/2014 6:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Iron
Expires: 11/25/2014 6:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Gogebic; Ontonagon
Expires: 11/25/2014 7:00 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement