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Strong Public Support Fails to Move Wisconsin on Gun Background Checks

On a Sunday afternoon nearly four years ago, Elvin Daniel was in his garden when he got a call from police: His sister, Zina Haughton, had been shot at work.
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During every school year in Milwaukee, thousands of students don’t have homes. In MPS, the number has been hovering at just under four-thousand. The district tracks-down as many homeless 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.

A few young adults who were homeless while in school have shared parts of their journeys, including 18-year-old Cinque (CiCi) Brady.

    

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.

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.

Bonnie Petrie

When Governor Walker last week announced the state would spend more than $4 million to spur workforce development on the north side, he said some of the money will pay for mobile response job centers to set up in zip codes where unemployment is high and access to resources is limited. 

For someone who didn't set out on a career in food, Pati Jinich has certainly gone places. Jinich grew up in Mexico in a Jewish-Mexican home, and after moving to the United States with her husband, she initially pursued a career in international relations.

Ex Fabula: Taking Risks

Aug 27, 2016
Ex Fabula

As our city continues to sift through the rubble and tries to address the issues that caused the unrest in Sherman Park, Ex Fabula shares stories from people who have taken action.

Blanche Brown tells the first story. She left her corporate career and became certified as an art therapist who specialized in working with children with autism. The work came naturally to her and she found herself connecting with the children and receiving high praise from her supervisors. What could possibly go wrong?

Milwaukee Art Museum

We go to museums to look at art. We might love the Impressionists, or the Pre-Raphaelites. Or maybe Andy Warhol or some kind of mixed media conceptual installation makes our hearts sing.

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