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1:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Milwaukee NAACP Leader: Police Need Better Training to Weed Out Prejudice, Bad Practices

Milwaukee NAACP President James Hall says poverty, unemployment and segregation are the root of much of the violent crime in society.
Credit photo courtesy of Marquette University

As protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri, a black leader in Milwaukee says serious work is needed to mend relations between police and citizens across the country.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Emotional Performances to Mark 30 Years of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Mezzo Soprano Leslie Fitzwater, rehearsing with the One Voice Community Choir
Credit John Paradowski

Dozens of Performers will take the stage Friday night at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, in Brookfield.

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Education
2:00 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

UWM Course Teaches Students How to Invest - Using Real Money

Tom Luljak, Kevin Spellman and Paige Radke
Credit Jon Strelecki

Finding a job that allows you to make money is one of the biggest rewards for finishing college. But, many of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out how to save and invest the money we earn.

At UW-Milwaukee, a group of students in the Lubar School of Business are getting valuable experience learning about how to do just that and they are using real money - $300,000 - that is on the line every day they come to class.

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Arts & Culture
11:55 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Taking Wisconsin to Luxembourg Through New Artist-In-Residence Program

A new partnership between the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend and the Ministry of Culture in Luxembourg will provide a three-month artist-in-residence program at Bourglinster Castle funded by Wisconsin’s Ansay Development Corporation.
Credit Museum of Wisconsin Art

A quick geography quiz – where’s Luxembourg?  Okay, we’ll settle for “someplace in Europe.”  Many of us might have a difficult time precisely placing the small country on a map – it’s wedged in between Belgium, Germany, and France. 

Its population is about 500,000 – less than the city of Milwaukee, and it is 200 square miles smaller than Milwaukee County. But why are we telling you this? 

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Arts & Culture
10:24 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Unicorn's Origins Found In Milwaukee

“Unis: The Origin of the Unicorn,” is on display at the Charles Allis Art Museum until September 28th
Credit Timothy Westbrook

Between now and late September, Milwaukee’s Charles Allis Art Museum is almost entirely given over to a major – and unique - exhibit by an emerging artist on the local scene.  “Unis: The Origin of the Unicorn” is the work of Timothy Westbrook, who moved to Milwaukee just a few years ago, and has since made a name for himself both locally and nationally.

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Economy & Business
10:22 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Newspapers To Sink Or Swim In The Sea of Changing Media

Rich Kirchen is a senior reporter with the Milwaukee Business Journal. His articles on the merger between Milwaukee’s Journal Communications and E.W. Scripps of Cincinnati are in the current issue.
Credit http://www.bizjournals.com

Late last month, leaders of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s parent company announced a merger with the E. W. Scripps corporation of Cincinnati.  The deal combines print operations into a 14-newspaper business called Journal Media Group.  It will also bring together broadcast media businesses into a separate company.

Since then, national and local analysts have been discussing what the merger will mean to the financial health of the companies, and what it will mean for local control of Milwaukee’s last daily print newspaper.

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Politics & Government
10:20 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Uneven Enforcement of Marijuana Laws and Racial Desparity

Wisconsin leads the nation in terms of racial disparity in the prison system, according to a study by the Employment and Training Institute at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reporter Edgar Mendez examines the relationship between racial disparity and incarcerations for marijuana possession.
Credit http://thinkprogress.org

A report last year by the American Civil Liberties Union tried to shed light on how the nation’s marijuana laws were being enforced differently, depending on demographic group.

That report came amid a changing climate in many parts of the country regarding the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana.

In Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service examined disparities in marijuana law enforcement in the state’s major population centers.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Milwaukee Chief: Community Policing Improves Safety & Relations with Residents

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn has made community policing his priority over six years leading the department.
Credit Photo by Megan Dobyns

Milwaukee’s police chief wonders whether flaring racial tensions in Ferguson, Missouri are due, in part, to a disinvestment in community policing.

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Education
3:41 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

UW Board of Regents to Consider Request for $95 million Increase in State Funding

The University of Wisconsin System says it needs more money in the next biennial state budget.

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Education
2:34 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Wisconsin Ranks #2 on ACT College Entrance Exam

Both test scores and participation in the ACT edged up in Wisconsin, in 2014.

This year's Wisconsin high school graduates scored an average composite score of 22.2, out of a possible 36. Only Minnesota did better nationally, at 22.9.

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