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Life's Voices
1:00 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Life's Voices: Erik Koepnick Helps Comfort Milwaukee Homeless

Erik Koepnick sorts through donations at the Guest House in Milwaukee.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

As the year’s end approaches, we profile unsung heroes in the community.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Civil Liberties Advocate Says DA Decision in Hamilton Case Leaves Unanswered Questions

A marker rests in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee, where a former police officer fatally shot 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton last April.
Credit Erin Toner

The U.S. Department of Justice will begin a civil rights probe of the police shooting death of Dontre Hamilton, after local prosecutors determined no criminal charges were warranted.

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Life's Voices
1:00 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Life's Voices: Nurse Josie Veal Tends to Those with Little Voice

Josie Veal and nursing students at Milwaukee's North Division High School
Credit LaToya Dennis

For nearly 20 years, Josie Veal has dedicated her life to helping under-served communities as a nurse.

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Regional
6:35 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Dozens Gather Again in Red Arrow Park to Protest Hamilton Decision

Nate Hamilton leads protesters in a moment of silence Tuesday night in Red Arrow Park
Credit Marti Mikkelson

About 100 people gathered in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee Tuesday night, to protest District Attorney John Chisholm's decision not to charge a police officer who shot and killed a man in April.

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Regional
3:27 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Aldermen Call for Police Body Cameras, Diversity Training After Hamilton Decision

Milwaukee Ald. Milele Coggs and some of her colleagues on the Common Council announce proposals for police reforms Tuesday.
Credit Erin Toner

Some Milwaukee aldermen are calling for policing reforms in the wake of Monday’s decision in the Dontre Hamilton case.

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Politics & Government
12:46 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Analyst: Media Overhyped Reaction to Hamilton Decision

Protesters marching in Milwaukee in reaction to the Dontre Hamilton case decision.
Credit Dave Edwards / WUWM

The decision Monday not to charge a former Milwaukee police officer in the death of Dontre Hamilton set off a new round of protests, but also hours of local media coverage.  One analyst says he believes it went overboard.

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Politics & Government
12:34 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Proud To Be Arrested: Milwaukeean Describes Why He Protested

Paul Schmitz recently wrote a Huffington Post article about his experience protesting and then getting arrested during a march for the Dontre Hamilton case.
Credit Jadon Good / facebook.com

The Milwaukee community and people nation wide continue to react to yesterday’s decision not to charge Christopher Manney, the former Milwaukee police officer, in the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park in April. 

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Politics & Government
11:39 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Rep. Moore Reacts to Dontre Hamilton Decision

Credit Light Brigading / Flickr

Reaction is continuing to come in around the community in the wake of Monday's decision in the Dontre Hamilton case.

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Regional
4:40 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

U.S. Justice Department To Review Dontre Hamilton Case

Members of Dontre Hamilton's family lead a protest through downtown Milwaukee Monday afternoon.
Credit Erin Toner

Hours after the Milwaukee DA announced he would not press charges, the U.S. Attorney said there will be a federal review of the case.

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Arts & Culture
3:59 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Buffalo Gospel: Songs from the Wilderness

Buffalo Gospel’s Ryan Necci spoke with Trapper Schoepp about the impetus behind his latest album, We Can Be Horses, and his newfound songwriting perspective.

“I find inspiration in writing from animals’ points of views,” Necci said.  “Sometimes I lose interest in human interaction and writing about myself.” 

In his own dark times, Necci became inspired by the stubborn yet resilient nature of the buffalo - a spirit animal of sorts to him.

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