Michelle Maternowski

City Leaders Concerned About Possible Surge in Police Retirements

Monday marked the deadline for the Milwaukee Common Council to place a referendum on the November ballot. It would have asked voters if they wanted to pay more property taxes in order to hire 150 additional police officers. The deadline for action came and went.
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The new Mexican Consulate in Milwaukee was formally inaugurated this afternoon. Among those taking part were Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu and Gov. Scott Walker.

The consulate, located at 1443 N. Prospect, will provide services for Mexican nationals, such as help in procuring legal documents.

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Mitch Teich

The musical life of Laney Jones has not been all that long in years, but in that short time she's packed in a lot of life experiences and a lot of songwriting. Her self-titled album came out a few months ago, and is actually her third release. 

Audrey Nowakowski

Some things are simply meant to go with your favorite morning beverage. Coffee and biscotti, coffee and cookies, coffee and breakfast foods, coffee and….pizza?

Yes, pizza. One Milwaukee company is delivering a unique experience to customers at Anodyne Bay View Café and Pizza.

Coburn Dukehart, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Last year in Milwaukee, close to 70 percent of gun homicide suspects possessed their guns illegally.

They wouldn’t have passed a background check. That was the case with Radcliffe Haughton.

Four years ago, he walked he into the Azana Spa with a semiautomatic handgun, killing three people and injuring four more.

Elvin Daniel lost his sister Zina that day, and it challenged his views on gun ownership laws.

Now, he’s committed to lobbying for universal background checks.

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 *Originally aired in June 2016

Of the many archetypes that exist in popular culture, the cowboy may be considered the most American.

From Hollywood movies to dimestore novels and the Marlboro Man, for many of us the image of the cowboy conjures up nostalgic ideas of old world charm and masculinity. Even today, people in other parts of the world sometimes stereotype American attitudes and personalities by using the metaphor of the cowboy.

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During every school year in Milwaukee, thousands of students are identified as homeless. In MPS, the number has been hovering at just under 4,000. The district tracks-down as many of the students as it can, to get services to them – such as transportation and food, hoping they attend school. As we reported Monday, a big push to connect with them is underway now, at the end of summer break.

Actor and writer Gene Wilder, who brought his signature manic energy to films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and the role that forever ensconced him in the collective memory of a generation of children, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died. He was 83.

Wilder died early Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn., of complications from Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from his nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman.

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For some of us, it may be hard to be a functional human being without our morning cup of coffee. But in a society that consumes what can be considered the most widely used drug on the planet so often – you have to wonder: is it actually good for us?

Coffee and the caffeine that’s in it have been linked to dehydration, stomach problems, effects on your metabolism, and insomnia, and other conditions – but what does the science say?

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The weight room is often a place of intimidation – for men and women alike. However, too often weight rooms and floors are dominated by men while women stick to the cardio equipment.

However the tide is turning, and women are being encouraged to start integrating weight lifting into their routines. But for many women, weight lifting can seem like a daunting challenge, and one that’s difficult to start.

Rachel Morello

The first day of school is just around the corner.

For some Milwaukee students, they’ll finally have a stable place to go: the students who are homeless.

Staff is hard at work this week identifying the kids who don’t have an address, and making sure they have transportation, meals and school supplies -- all things they need not worry about, and that will hopefully keep them in school.

“Back-to-school” means preparing.

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