Members of the Milwaukee Police Department on Thursday updated city leaders on the progress of recovering lost interrogation videos. A handful were destroyed when one of the department’s computers crashed in January.
Members of the police department spoke to the Common Council’s Public Safety committee. IT Director Chuck Burke described what happened the day of the computer crash.
“We had two disk drive failures, which was recoverable. In the process of the system recovering those failed drives, a third one failed, making the system inoperable,” Burke says.
Dozens of faith leaders in Wisconsin are outraged with the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance. It decided to increase prison spending in the next state budget by $5 million, in order to add capacity.
Wisconsin lawmakers sink their teeth this week into some of the more divisive portions of Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial budget. One is how to pay for transportation.
Walker doesn’t want to raise taxes to pay for the state’s transportation needs. So one tool he uses is bonding. His transportation secretary Mark Gottlieb had recommended a hike in the gas tax. But Gottlieb found himself pitching Walker’s plan to the Legislature’s joint finance committee.
It’s not uncommon for a successful rock musician to launch a second act as a record producer, putting to use the things he or she learned in the business. But by the time Alan Parsons found popularity with songs such as “I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You” and “Eye in the Sky,” he had already built a reputation.
Republican Scott Walker dismissed any controversy over a law he signed in Wisconsin requiring women seeking abortions to get an ultrasound, referring to ultrasounds in an interview on a conservative radio show as "just a cool thing out there."
Like the rest of the globe, the Midwest is expected to warm, but thus far scientists cannot clearly predict if the region will become wetter or drier. Even more perplexing, is the fact that temperatures in the Midwest have not yet significantly increased.
The puzzle is the subject of a study led by Dartmouth College assistant professor of geography Jonathan Winter.
He started digging into the Midwest while working on his PhD.
For years, the Menominee Indian School District has posted some of the worst test scores and graduation rates in Wisconsin. While the district still struggles, it has been on an upswing, particularly when it comes to graduation rates.
One likely reason - it now employs more teachers who share the students’ culture and history.