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4:06 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Coffeehouse Aimed at Veterans, Fosters Sense of Community

Dryhootch offers more than a warm cup of jo, but it's a place for veterans to connect.
Credit Courtesy Dryhootch

Back in 2010, a coffee shop opened near the corner of Brady Street and Humboldt Avenue, a shop that remains unique even amid the city’s blossoming coffee scene.

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Arts & Culture
2:09 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Umbrella Group Hopes 'God of Carnage' Smiles on New Production

Umbrella Group Milwaukee’s “God of Carnage”
Credit Maria Petrella

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with Umbrella Group Milwaukee director Bo Johnson, along with actors Libby Amato, Anna Figlesthaler, and Jason Will, and by stage manager Erin Eggers.

When you’re a kid, what happens on the playground, stays on the playground. Unless, of course, what happens on the playground is an injury. And that’s when parents often get involved.

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Politics & Government
11:52 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Faith-Based Network Demands Wisconsin Adjust Its Corrections System

The religious coalition WISDOM is delivering demands Wednesday to the Department of Corrections, including that it consider parole for 3,000 inmates.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Border Crisis: Milwaukee Organization to Help House Immigrant Children, if Needed

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.
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Catholic Charities Executive Director Fr. David Bergner and Immigration Attorney Barbara Graham talked with WUWM’s Ann-Elise Henzl about FEMA’s request for help.

As undocumented children continue arriving at the US-Mexico border, FEMA has asked a Milwaukee agency to stand by – in case it’s needed.

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Politics & Government
12:53 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Woman Accuses Milwaukee Sheriff's Department of Framing Her to Protect Deputy

Tanya Weyker has filed a civil rights complaint against Sheriff David Clarke and deputies, claiming they withheld video of a crash that broke her neck.

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Environment
10:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Acoustic Ecologist Sets His Sights On Saving The World's Dwindling Quiet Places

Four area nature centers invited acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton to speak at a collaborative Earth Day event in April.
Credit S Bence

While in town for a series of talks and walks in nature preserves and environmental centers in the Milwaukee area, WUWM's Susan Bence met up with internationally-known acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Ideological Differences May Turn The Governor's Race in Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker and his likely Democratic opponent Mary Burke

The candidates for Wisconsin governor have been busy – pinpointing how they differ.

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Regional
7:13 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Milwaukee Police Department Sued Over Strip Searches

Credit Milwaukee Police / Riemann

Attorneys representing several black men filed a federal complaint against the MPD on Monday, claiming internal problems led officers to strip search suspects.

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Regional
8:48 am
Mon July 7, 2014

ACLU Warns of 'Militarization of Local Police'

This MRAP vehicle is similar to trucks flowing to Wisconsin law enforcement agencies under the federal government's military surplus program.
Credit NASA/Kim Shiflett

Police departments around the country, including here in Wisconsin, have been acquiring surplus military hardware, raising concerns from civil liberties groups.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Judge Hears Sen. Ron Johnson’s Lawsuit Against the Obama Administration

Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson is a longtime opponent of the Affordable Care Act

Wisconsin Sen. Johnson is suing the administration for offering health care subsidies to Congress and its aides, if they buy plans on the federal exchange.

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