After Months Of Focus On Just 2 States, Candidates Scramble To Appeal To 2 More

New Hampshire prides itself on surprising people with the outcome of its first-in-the-nation presidential primary. This year, though, the top winner in each party was the candidate the polls had long predicted would win.So if there was any surprise, it was that the candidates those polls had been smiling on were Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Less than a year ago, neither would have been thought a likely candidate, let alone a plausible winner.Trump has been a man of uncertain party affilia...
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Anger over car thefts in Milwaukee seems to be hitting fever pitch. On Monday, someone posted images on social media of a teen who was said to be attempting to steal a vehicle when the owner caught and beat the boy. He was left without pants lying on a snowy sidewalk. Police have said they will recommend charging the person accused of beating the boy. Many people believe something worst could be on the horizon.

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In his tenure as artistic director of the Milwaukee Ballet, Michael Pink has developed a number of new works - from Dracula to Peter Pan and Mirror, Mirror. His newest, Dorian Gray, is based on the Oscar Wilde novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

While it’s Pink’s newest work, it has been in development for a long time. Dorian Gray gets its American premiere Friday night at the Pabst Theater.

We all know about California’s Silicon Valley. A bunch of rockstar tech entrepreneurs who are changing the world through their innovations.

Throughout human history, there have been pockets in time and specific places that make a real impact on the way we live. Ancient Athens was home to geniuses like Plato and Socrates, whose contributions to philosophy changed the way the world thought. The Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe created some of the greatest artists and innovators of all time.

LaToya Dennis

Today is Ash Wednesday. For practicing Catholics that means the start of Lent-- a 40 day period where the faithful have long followed the tradition of sacrificing something they enjoy. The ideas of sacrifice and discipline are themes found in many religions.

Signs of sustainability are peppered across the City of Milwaukee landscape – from the exponential growth of the Bublr bike share business, to the wind turbine dominating the south shore skyline and an increase in solar panels blanketing rooftops in neighborhoods around town.

The City's director of environmental sustainability, Erick Shambarger, believes 2016 marks an important milestone.

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You couldn't blame sports anchor and Milwaukee area native Trenni Kusnierek for being a bit apprehensive about speaking publicly on her struggles with depression and anxiety. After all, the sports world in which she plies her trade thrives on an image of strength. Kusnierek worried about what she might hear from her new bosses at Comcast SportsNet New England. Or her viewers. Or the athletes she covered.

Emily Forman

Through our Precious Lives reporting, we meet many families mourning a loved one killed by a gun. Often this isn’t the only time they’ve been affected by gun violence. What we hear illuminates what scholars tell us — the vast majority of homicides occur within a very small network of people.

So if you’re in that network, how can you escape? How can you keep your kids safe?

One dad in Milwaukee is trying to shield his son from the kinds of tragedies he experienced when he was young.

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We’ve reported before on the reputation Milwaukee has gotten as a hub for human trafficking.  The story has been covered in Wisconsin media and as far away as the international newspaper, The Guardian.

Marti Mikkelson

UW-Milwaukee will walk into the national spotlight Thursday night when Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate at the University’s Zelazo Center. They will travel to Milwaukee fresh from the New Hampshire primary.

More than 400 journalists from across the globe are expected to cover the Democratic debate. PBS is host. University employees are spending the week making preparations.

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UW-Milwaukee is celebrating.

It’s now considered an “R1” university. The rating means UWM is classified at the highest level of research activity.

It joins the ranks of about 100 other powerhouse colleges and universities, including Duke and Yale. For a long time, the only Wisconsin school designated as a top research university has been UW-Madison.

"It's a big deal," says Tom Luljak, UWM's Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Communications.

What does the new designation mean for the university?

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Milwaukee County Working on Short-Term Fix to Reopen Mitchell Park Domes

The Mitchell Park Domes are one of Milwaukee County’s most popular destinations. County Executive Chris Abele shuttered the aging glass structures over the weekend after a piece of concrete the size of a tennis ball plummeted 20 feet into the desert dome.
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