Alyysa Armbruster

Two Milwaukee Women Walk To Lake Superior To Inspire Awareness

Julia Robson and Alyssa Armbruster hope their 330-mile hike from Milwaukee to Lake Superior makes a statement about how much they care about the Great Lakes. Their aim is to raise awareness and funds for conservation.

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Trials are set for this winter for the alleged members of a drug dealing operation that brought in tens of thousands of dollars a day on Milwaukee’s north side. The members referred to it as BMA, or Big Money Addicts, and a feature in the September issue of Milwaukee Magazine credits the group with changing the way drug dealing happens in the city. 

photo courtesty of the Veterans Administration

Like most Veteran’s Administration hospitals and clinics around the country, the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee sees a majority of male patients. Women make up just a little over 15 percent of current active and reserve military members across all services and about 10 percent of the total US veteran population. But especially now that women can and do serve in combat, it’s crucial that the VA respond appropriately.

Greenfield Little League

While the Milwaukee County Parks system is rich in greenspace, it is low on cash. The department hopes to lease one of its parks to help relieve a bit of its more than $240 million in deferred maintenance.

Parks director John Dargle told the Milwaukee County Parks, Energy and Environment Committee Tuesday that the plan to lease Kulwicki Park to the City of Greenfield is a sound financial move.

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Heroin and opioid addictions -- and overdoses -- continue to plague Wisconsin and many other states. Public health officials and law enforcement agencies have been tackling the problem on a number of fronts.  The latest here in Wisconsin premiered Tuesday night.  It's a documentary produced by WisconsinEye, the state's equivalent to C-Span, and targets children.  

Updated at 2:45 a.m. ET Thursday

Hurricane Maria has damaged Puerto Rico's power infrastructure in ways that, in a worst-case scenario, could take months to repair, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN late Wednesday.

"Our telecommunications system is partially down," he said. "Our energy infrastructure is completely down."

Updated 6:30 a.m. ET Wednesday

The head of Mexico's civil defense agency has lowered the number of people confirmed dead in Tuesday's earthquake. Luis Felipe Puente now says 217 people were killed. Earlier he said the death toll was 248. He gave no explanation for the revised number.

Updated at 3:30 a.m. ET

The death toll continues to rise in Mexico after Tuesday's earthquake. The country's national civil defense agency confirmed the death toll stands at 248. Rescue teams are digging through the rubble to find survivors.

It wasn't that long ago that the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act died once and for all in the Senate.

Kat Schleischer

They know our secrets. They know our stories. They’re the ones that laugh hardest when we say, “Remember when” and are the first ones to answer when we call in the middle of the night. They are our Girlfriends. From the Golden Girls to the Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, the bonds of female friendships have long been celebrated on screen and in literature. So this week we thought we’d bring the celebration to the airwaves with our own special tribute to our favorite gal pals.

Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET

President Trump delivered a stern warning to North Korea's leader at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday.

Aisha Turner

If you were to witness someone being harassed would you know what to do? A group of Milwaukeeans is teaching people how to step in and calm potentially violent situations. 

Bystander intervention training is designed to build confidence so more people feel comfortable confronting racism, homophobia, and other kinds of harassment.

Race and Ethnicity Reporter Aisha Turner sat in on one of these trainings.

On a Friday night at the Riverwest Public House, facilitator Stephanie Roades gathers about 15 people for class: “We're gonna start with a basic warm up.”

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