A Wisconsin lawmaker wants to make it a felony for family members of criminal suspects to help their relatives.
Republican state Sen. Luther Olsen of Ripon is circulating a bill for signatures. He wants to make it a felony for anyone, including family, to help or hide a fugitive or destroy evidence in cases of the most serious crimes.
A hearing is possible later this summer. Different versions of the bill have repeatedly failed in past sessions.
A dozen other states make exceptions for family harboring relatives. However, Wisconsin law exempts more relatives.
Peter McAvoy is a member of the Compact Implementation Coalition. He says its mission is to make sure the Great Lakes Compact is upheld and Waukesha's application to tap into Lake Michigan will test the Compact's resiliency.
Wisconsin has asked for permission from the federal government to change its health care program for the poor – BadgerCare Plus. Wednesday, leaders will hold the first of three town hall meetings to explain the changes.
Dr. Barry Blackwell has spent half a century working as a psychiatrist. But since moving from Britain to Milwaukee decades ago, he’s explored something quite unexpected for a medical practitioner: poetry.
For Blackwell, this wasn’t a midlife change-of-heart. Throughout his self-published memoir, Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist’s Life, Blackwell makes reference to his lifelong interest in writing. He recently sat down with WUWM’s Lake Effect to discuss his 600-page magnum opus.