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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

As House Waffles, A Look at The Undocumented Picture in Milwaukee

Christine Neumann-Ortiz (left) and Mauricio Galicia work together on Galicia's immigration status.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Immigration reform remains a hot topic. The House continues grappling with the issue, after the Senate passed a bill earlier this year.

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Environment
12:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

South Shore Beach Water Quality Remains Murky Issue

Kids enjoying South Shore Beach just a day after it was closed due to contamination concerns.

South Shore Beach in Bay View holds the unenviable distinction of being one of the dirtiest beaches in the country.


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Regional
5:11 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Parts of Courthouse to Reopen Monday

The courthouse has been closed all this week because of a fire last weekend

A number of jury trials will resume next week, as several floors of the Milwaukee County Courthouse open to the public.

The building has been closed this week, because of smoke and electrical damage from a fire last weekend.

The county executive’s office says crews continue to work around the clock to clean up from the smoke, in hopes that floors 5-7 of the courthouse can reopen on Monday. That would allow all criminal, family, small claims cases and jury trials to resume.

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Chancellor's Report
4:09 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

How the New State Budget Impacts UWM

Mike Lovell and Dave Edwards

WUWM's Dave Edwards chats with UWM Chancellor Mike Lovell.

The new state budget includes a two year tuition freeze for the University of Wisconsin System, a 1% pay increase for employees, and gives the Governor the authority to sell state owned property. UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell discusses the impact on his campus. Also, the UW Board of Regents met in Milwaukee during June.

Politics & Government
3:24 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Report Outlines “Significant Obstacles” at the Polls for Disabled and Elderly Voters

The Government Accountability Board says municipal clerks are responsible for making sure polling places are accessible
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The Government Accountability Board says it found more than 10,000 violations of two federal laws, which require polling places to be accessible.

Over the last three years, the agency conducted inspections at 1,614 polling sites in 921 municipalities throughout the state.

Many polling places violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or the Help America Vote Act of 2002, because voters were not able to vote privately and independently.

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