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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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers Call for Higher Wages

The minimum wage is $7.25/hour. The last time it rose was in 2009.
Credit David Schott, Flickr

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

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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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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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Environment
5:15 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Men with High-Powered Rifles are Guarding Site of Proposed Iron Mine

People visiting the site of the proposed mine first noticed the heavily armed security guards over the weekend
Credit 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.

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Politics & Government
6:13 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Abele Wants Courthouse Reopened Quickly, Yet Safely

County Executive Abele (right) updated reporters on the repairs underway at the courthouse Monday
Credit Marti Mikkelson

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

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