Tuesday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of seventy-eight. Sunrise is 6:45 AM and sunset 6:48 PM, for 12h 03m 04s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 25.1% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1789, Pres. Washington signs the Judiciary Act of 1789, legislation that established the federal judiciary of the United States.
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Gina Barton and Patrick Marley report Investigating police shootings like plane crashes gets closer to reality in Wisconsin:
Presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ plan for criminal justice reform includes an idea championed by a retired Air Force pilot from Wisconsin: Analyze police-involved deaths the same way the National Transportation Safety Board investigates plane crashes.
Even if Harris isn’t elected, the plan could become a reality in Wisconsin. State Sen. Van Wanggaard, a Racine Republican who chairs the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety, is working on a bill that would allocate $3 million to make it happen.
The bill would create a Police and Community Safety Board tasked with helping law enforcement learn from fatal and near-fatal incidents that victimize officers, civilians or both.
Aviation’s methods include examining and sharing the factors that contributed to a crash or near-miss with an eye toward prevention. The idea of bringing similar techniques to police work has gained traction in recent years in light of a number of high-profile police-involved deaths, including Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York.
Karoun Demirjian, Josh Dawsey, Ellen Nakashima, and Carol D. Leonnig report Trump ordered hold on military aid days before calling Ukrainian president, officials say:
President Trump told his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to hold back almost $400 million in military aid for Ukraine at least a week before a phone call in which Trump is said to have pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate the son of former vice president Joe Biden, according to three senior administration officials.
Officials at the Office of Management and Budget relayed Trump’s order to the State Department and the Pentagon during an interagency meeting in mid-July, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. They explained that the president had “concerns” and wanted to analyze whether the money needed to be spent.
Administration officials were instructed to tell lawmakers that the delays were part of an “interagency process” but to give them no additional information — a pattern that continued for nearly two months, until the White House released the funds on the night of Sept. 11.
Meg Jones reports Spotted cows spotted at Spotted Cow brewery in New Glarus:
A herd of spotted cows busted out of their corral early Monday, shuffled and sauntered around a mile and a half before arriving at their destination — the brewery that manufactures the uber-popular, only-sold-in-Wisconsin Spotted Cow beer.