Teran Powell

The Many Lives of Milwaukee's Castle on Kilbourn

The Pabst Mansion , the Schuster Mansion , the Villa Filomena ... Milwaukee is home to a handful of historic mansions - often hidden in plain sight, appearing seemingly out of place. The Kalvelage Schloss Mansion , located near 24th and Kilbourn Avenue, is no different.

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Meet Sarah Pearson. She helped create the Wisconsin chapter of the Women's March. Before she was leading rallies, Pearson was a restaurant manager.

She says she quit her job to be able to dedicate her time toward something that would make a difference on a larger scale. “Being a part of Women’s March gives me an opportunity to focus on politics and focus on how we as women can use our power to advance social change.”

It was after the 2016 elections that Pearson decided to join in, in advocating for social change.

Jeremy Daniel

Will Ray can thank his mother, and a bet, for his career. The Kenosha native is currently starring as J.M. Barrie, the author of the original Peter Pan, in the National Broadway Touring Company production of Finding Neverland.

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Every few weeks, WUWM education reporter Rachel Morello flips through her notes to bring us the scoop on news out of area classrooms. Test your knowledge of headlines big and small with her quiz!

Over the past two weeks, both chambers of the Wisconsin Legislature have passed a bill that could impact the way public schools are funded. What does that bill call for?

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Rick Gates, the business partner of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, pleaded guilty on Friday to two charges and will begin cooperating with federal prosecutors investigating the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Gates appeared in federal court on Friday afternoon. He told Judge Amy Berman Jackson he was making the plea of his own free will.

PostSecret

Storytelling is having a moment in the sun. From national programs like The Moth to local ones like Ex Fabula, telling our stories out loud in front of an audience seems to something we want to engage in and listen to. PostSecret:The Show is a bit different.

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Emotions ran high during a marathon session of the state Assembly on Thursday. In the end, lawmakers passed bills on some major hot-button issues.

One bill would give Foxconn-style tax breaks to prevent Kimberly-Clark from closing its two plants in the Fox Valley.

Another would give Wisconsin families 100 dollars for every child this fall. A third item would give everybody a sales tax holiday the first weekend in August. The discussion went until 1:00 Friday morning.

Updated at 8:32 p.m. ET

A federal grand jury unveiled new charges on Thursday against Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates, accusing them of a broader range of financial crimes.

Essay: Finding the Power of Memory in Music

Feb 22, 2018
Rob Donnelly, Milwaukee Magazine

It was the last warm day of the year. My parents and I had just spent the afternoon with relatives, walking around an arboretum near Naperville, enjoying the weather. Now we were in the car, returning to my folks’ house in Racine.

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The American Civil Liberties Union released an in-depth analysis Milwaukee Police Department records Wednesday. The ACLU says it found a pattern of problems with how stops in Milwaukee are being conducted.

Outside experts found that nearly half of the vehicular stops they analyzed failed to cite a probable cause. For pedestrian stops, it was nearly 60 percent.

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The largest exhibition on the ancient Maya ever to be displayed in the United States is currently on view at the Milwaukee Public Museum. This pre-Columbian civilization flourished in what is now Central America, and had advanced mathematics, a complex written language, and sophisticated art and architecture.

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