Ann-Elise Henzl

News Reporter / Executive Director of Project Milwaukee

Ann-Elise Henzl has been a reporter at WUWM since 1993. She got her foot in the door three years earlier, as a newsroom student intern. Ann-Elise divides her time between daily general assignment reporting and working on longer, researched stories. Ann-Elise is also Executive Producer of WUWM's Project Milwaukee series.

Ann-Elise has won numerous awards, including the national Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association (for best use of sound in a story). In addition, she has frequently been recognized for her reporting on the welfare system, the environment, and health care.

Ann-Elise earned English and Mass Communication degrees from UW-Milwaukee.

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Two GOP lawmakers say the state’s OWI statutes are weaker than those in the rest of the nation.

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The annual Wisconsin State Fair begins in West Allis on Thursday.

Andy Stenz

Gov. Walker raised eyebrows Monday, when he indicated he might consider curbing the power of police and firefighter unions.

Ann-Elise Henzl

Gov. Scott Walker says other states should consider emulating Wisconsin in curbing the power of public unions. He also hinted he's open to doing the same to police and firefighter unions.

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A couple companies with a history of making agricultural equipment in Wisconsin will step forward in coming days.

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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s office says the first floor of the courthouse will reopen on Wednesday.

The mother of the 13-year-old victim of John Henry Spooner testified at Spooner’s trial on Tuesday.

Ann-Elise Henzl

People who use Milwaukee’s east side library will have to visit a temporary site for the next 15 months.

An Aurora Health Care patient has been diagnosed with bacteria that can kill up to half of the patients who become infected.

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Organizers in a number of cities are pushing for fast food wages to climb to $15, and for employees to form unions.

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.

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.

Rob Ganson

Update: On Wednesday, Gogebic Taconite temporarily pulled its armed guards from the exploratory drilling site in northwestern Wisconsin.

Heavily-armed security guards have been patrolling the site of a potential iron mine in northern Wisconsin.

Marti Mikkelson

Workers are making repairs and cleaning up after a weekend fire at the Milwaukee County Courthouse complex.

Ann-Elise Henzl

The National Governors Association will convene its summer meeting August 1-4 in Milwaukee.

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