Marti Mikkelson

News Reporter

Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. Previously, she was an anchor and reporter at WTMJ in Milwaukee, WIBA in Madison, and WLIP in Kenosha.

Marti’s work has been recognized by RTNDA, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, and the Milwaukee Press Club.

Marti earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Marti currently lives on her favorite side of town – Milwaukee’s east side.

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Education
1:00 am
Thu June 27, 2013

MPS Preparing to Train 700 New Employees

Nearly 700 teachers and staff members in MPS retired this year.
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This coming Sunday will formally mark a huge wave of teacher and staff retirements in Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Lawmakers Propose Changes in Mandatory School Start Law

Some legislators want to eliminate Wisconsin's mandatory school start law.
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Debate over when the school year begins has resurfaced at the state capitol.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Assembly Budget Debate is Short in First Day

Lawmakers in the state Assembly spent most of their time Tuesday waiting for budget changes.
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The state Assembly was supposed to put in a day-long session Tuesday debating the budget, but ended up only deliberating for 15 minutes.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Assembly Takes First Crack at State Budget

Members of the Assembly have a long two days ahead of them, as budget deliberations begin.
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The state Assembly Tuesday will begin deliberations on Gov. Scott Walker’s $68 billion spending plan for the next two years.

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Politics & Government
5:16 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Justices Agree to Hear Domestic Partner Case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided to hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry.  The registry grants same-sex couples a host of legal rights. 

Members of the conservative group Wisconsin Family Action, filed a lawsuit in 2010 alleging the registry violates the state constitution.  It was amended in 2006 prohibiting gay marriage or civil unions.

An appeals court upheld the registry in December, listing a number of rights married couples enjoy that same-sex couples don't, even if they join the registry.

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