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  1. Letters to the editor: Marijuana vote shows time to end war on drugs

    Madison residents voted April 1, over 63,000 of them, by a two to one margin to advise the state to legalize marijuana. This reflects the nature of sentiment state wide and it's time to end the war on drugs.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  2. Letters to the editor: Take time to learn more about living with autism

    April is Autism Awareness Month. I hesitated in writing this because I do not define my children by this fact, though others have.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  3. Runners wait to board buses at Boston Common for the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass., for the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014. In the background is the Massachusetts Statehouse. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

    Boston Marathon starts under tight security

    The 118th running of the Boston Marathon began under heavy security Monday morning, a year after the bombings near the race's finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

    • 11:11 AM
  4. Update: Investigation shows no threat at Ripon College

    Authorities evacuated academic buildings at Ripon College Monday morning while they investigated a bomb threat.

    • 11:08 AM
  5. City, partners make progress on economic development changes

    After almost 18 months of discussion and planning, both the city of Oshkosh and the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Commission have begun moving ahead on changes to the city's economic development structure.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  6. Brett Hulsey (left) and Mary Burke

    Hulsey announces run for governor

    State Rep. Brett Hulsey has announced his candidacy for governor.

    • 10:32 AM
  7. Attorney General candidates pledge to put pressure on cold cases

    Democratic attorney general candidate Susan Happ remembers growing up in Jefferson County when 19-year-old sweethearts Tim Hack and Kelly Drew were stabbed, strangled and dumped naked in the woods.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Jared Huss

    4 under 40 finalist Jared Huss working to keep Oshkosh soaring

    Jared Huss first realized his love for aviation when he was 5.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  8. Non-criminal patients moved from Mendota

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Civil psychiatric patients have been discharged from Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison to free space for additional criminal patients.

    • 8:51 AM
  9. Wisconsin weather forecast for Monday

    Here's a look at today's weather forecast.

    • 8:35 AM
  10. Northern anglers can keep largemouth bass

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Anglers in northern Wisconsin can keep largemouth bass this season for the first time in 22 years.

    • 8:54 AM
  11. Burdge Elementary School Principal Joe Vrydaghs flexes his muscles along with fourth grader Jaelon Ramage, in Beloit, Wis. Vrydaghs participates in bodybuilding competitions and tries to inspire his students to stay fit. Jaelon said he lifts 5-pound weights, and hopes to become big and strong like his principal. AP

    Principal closer to dream of becoming bodybuilder

    Burdge Elementary School Principal Joe Vrydaghs said that as a child, he dreamed of becoming like The Incredible Hulk.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  12. Trending today at thenorthwestern.com

    The most popular digital content of the day includes photo galleries of the Oshkosh North prom, the inside of the Oshkosh Masonic Temple, and the MTV Movie Awards, a story on Oshkosh West alum Katherine Grable winning a pair of national gymnastics titles and a video of a new cross installed at St. Raphael's.

    • 9:06 AM
  13. Boston Police dog 'Titan' and his handler Officer Joel Rodriguez patrol the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 20, 2014. The 118th running of the Boston Marathon will be held April 21. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) REUTERS

    After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    BOSTON (AP) — A year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, runners and spectators began filtering in Monday morning at the starting line in Hopkinton amid tight security

    • 9:02 AM
  14. Committed to justice

    Now, as district attorney in the county, she can reflect on how the case traumatized the community when it turned cold in 1980.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  15. Guest editorial: New tests for teachers only a beginning

    Raising standards required for becoming a teacher is a laudable goal, but making it tougher to enter the field won't by itself improve educational outcomes in Michigan. Our problems are bigger than that.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  16. Leonard Pitts: From past to present, Indians get snookered

    Twenty-four dollars. That, supposedly, was the price Gov. Peter Minuit paid American Indians for the island of Manhattan in 1625. It's a tale historians find suspect.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  17. Chuck Krier, creator and maker of St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church's new cross, and his crew of Krier Cabinetry and Beez Electric finished placing the new design in the church on April 10. JEANNETTE MERTEN/FOR OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN MEDIA

    Crosses signify similarities, differences between faiths

    As churchgoers walk into St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church this Easter Sunday morning, their eyes will be drawn to a newly installed focal point gleaming like gold.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  18. Healthy Oshkosh: Healthy Kids Day to encourage families to focus on health

    Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind end with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  19. Op-ed: What does Stan Mack have to hide?

    In reading several articles (recently) in The Northwestern, I could not but become concerned that Stan Mack, our local School Superintendent, has become overly defensive when questions were raised about his money management in the District.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  20. Arkansas' Katherine Grable competes on the floor exercise during the individual competition at the NCAA college women's gymnastics championships on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. AP

    Oshkosh West alum Katherine Grable wins pair of national gymnastic titles

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Arkansas’ Katherine Grable, an Oshkosh West alum, captured two titles on the final day of the NCAA women’s gymnastics championships.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  21. Drunken drivers in Winnebago County fined more than $1 million in 2013

    Last year, drunken drivers in Winnebago County were ordered to pay more than $1 million in fines and case-related costs.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  22. Winnebago County Crime Gallery, April 11 update

    Individuals charged with felony crimes in Winnebago County Circuit Court since April 1.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  23. Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez, left, scuffles with umpire Fieldin Culbreth and Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison during the third inning of Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. A dugouts-clearing brawl ensued. AP

    Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

    Khris Davis delivered the biggest hit in a game interrupted by a punch-filled brawl, homering in the 14th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  24. Wisconsin police brace for new probe protocols

    A bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths could create conflict and confusion for Wisconsin agencies that have traditionally done it themselves, police observers say.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  25. Streetwise: A fond farewell to Kolb's Garage

    This week, west-siders and town of Algoma residents bid farewell to a local institution for almost 60 years. Mike Kolb opened Kolb's Garage, 2652 Omro Road, in 1956 and worked there until he retired in 1986.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  26. Wisconsin DNR assessing winter deer kill

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials are using road-kill and radio-tracking data to assess the harsh winter's effect on the state's deer herd.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  27. Healthy Oshkosh: Healthy Kids Day to encourage families to focus on health

    Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind end with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  28. This room has been painted with several different shades of white. The grayed undertone in the wall color adds a cooling effect to balance the warmth in the gilded accessories and antique wood furnishings. Consumers often say they want to use white paint in order to avoid strong colors, but there are dozens of whites available, making it a challenging color to use. AP

    Shades of white

    So you want to paint a room white. Sounds easy, until you go to the store to buy paint and discover there are dozens of whites to choose from.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  29. Jay Torke stands in the Torke Coffee Roasting warehouse on Paine Avenue in Sheboygan. Justin Kabbes/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Coffee demand fueled by WWII workers

    The days of delivering coffee by horse and carriage may seem distant but the core of the coffee-making process remains the same, says Jay Torke, COO of Torke Coffee Roasting Co.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  30. Jaime Stadler plays a game with her son Cole, 2, at their home in Neenah. Cole has severe autism and family and friends are holding fundraisers to get him a service dog. Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media

    Neenah family eyes a service dog as they look for answers for young boy with autism

    Some of Cole Stadler's milestone moments have come as a big surprise to his mother, Jaime Page-Stadler.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  31. Judy Russell: Webster Stanley bunny brings gratitude for yet another Easter Sunday

    Every morning I am reminded to give thanks to God for experiencing another Easter. The reminder comes when I see the handcrafted Easter Bunny attached with a magnet to the metal trim on my medicine cabinet in the bathroom.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  32. Advertisement from the Dunphy Sailing Fleet catalog in 1963 promoting the Dunphy Honey Bee.

    Remembering Oshkosh's Dunphy Boat Works

    The Oshkosh Boys & Girls Club on Broad Street is a relatively new building, constructed in the early 1990s. Prior to that, the site held a large ramshackle wooden building that had seen better days.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  33. Pope Francis greats the crowd after the Easter mass on April 20, 2014 at St Peter's square in Vatican. Easter Sunday celebrates the Christian belief in Jesus's death and resurrection and is marked around the world, often with a variety of not strictly religious local traditions like painted eggs or Easter Bunnies. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images AFP/Getty Images

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter (with photo gallery)

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  34. Lauren Rudd: Keep a wary eye out for cockroaches among stocks

    It is earnings season once again and with it the inevitable surprises and disappointments.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  35. Walt Breitinger: Wheat, soybean prices jump; gold melts down

    Gold prices plunged this week, falling over $40 per ounce during the day Tuesday, the largest sell-off this year. Prices sank after poor economic news from China indicated that gold demand may be waning there.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  36. Racine County man dies after car falls on him

    TOWN OF BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Racine County officials say a man who was working on his car at his Town of Burlington home has died after the vehicle apparently fell on him.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  37. Vote now: Help select Oshkosh's top young leaders

    Help us select the 4 Under 40 and 2 Under 20 classes of 2014.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  38. Biz Briefs

    Plexus reports increase in 2Q; PepsiCo’s profit rises in quarter

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  39. Kathleen Parker: Erasing the rapidly flying race cards

    One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  40. Charles Krauthammer: The zealots win again: Lists chill free speech

    The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  41. Biz People

    New hires in the Oshkosh area

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  42. Guest editorial: Is UW System really awash in money?

    Those of us on the outside looking in at the state Capitol and the UW System’s cash-flow are eager to learn more about whether the latter is sitting on $1.7 billion in extra money or if lawmakers are simply jumping on an election-year opportunity to announce a second straight two-year tuition freeze.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  43. Lawanda Jungwirth: Join Master Gardeners on a plant-buying adventure

    On Saturday, May 3, Winnebago County Master Gardeners are traveling by motorcoach to the Madison area to buy, buy, buy flowers, vegetables, fruits and shrubs to make this year's gardens the best ever, and you are invited to go along!

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  44. Unemployment rates fall in 21 states last month

    More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  45. A tongue-in-cheek bust created by former Arts/Industry resident artist Bob Arneson of himself back in 1971, at the Kohler Design Center in Kohler. AP

    Arts residency program celebrates 40 years

    For Ohio artist Sean Foley, the proof is in the dog skull.

    • Apr. 19, 2014

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