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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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Taxes, Water Define Waukesha Mayor's Race

Incumbent Mayor Jeff Scrima (left) and challenger Shawn Reilly will face each other in Tuesday's election.

Voters in the city of Waukesha will decide Tuesday, whom they want as their mayor.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Wisconsin Senate Approves Cancer Drug Bill, Assembly will Vote Thursday

The bill would make chemotherapy pills less expensive
Credit Photos.com

The state Senate voted 30 to 2 Tuesday, to advance bill making a chemotherapy pill less expensive, despite earlier tactics to block a vote.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Some Bills Won't Make It as Wisconsin's Legislature Winds Down

The State Capitol will be busy this week as lawmakers pass a flurry of bills in the final days of the Legislature.
Credit Justin Kern

As the Legislature heads into the final days of its two-year session, both houses appear poised to pass Gov. Scott Walker’s plans to cut property and income taxes, along with bills to tighten voting rules.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Retiring State Lawmakers Compare Old, New Campaign Tactics

The Wisconsin Capitol holds a history of illegal fundraising activities and a reputation of being among the cleanest.

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Politics & Government
3:32 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

State Senate may Let Local Minimum Wage Laws Stand

Some people who favor local minimum wages, left worn shoes in the meeting room.

There does not seem to be enough support among Wisconsin's GOP senators, to strike down minimum wages some local governments have mandated.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Justices Grill Attorneys in Wisconsin Voter ID Challenge

Wisconsin’s Voter ID law went before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. The law requires residents to present a government-issued photo ID, in order to vote.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Wisconsin Supreme Court Set to Hear Arguments in Voter ID Lawsuit

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear two constitutional challenges to the law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls on Tuesday.
Credit Photo Phiend, Flickr

Another court battle begins Tuesday over Wisconsin’s Voter ID law. The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin initiated.

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Politics & Government
1:59 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Parties Sift Through Emails and Documents from Former Walker Aide

27,000 emails were released.
Credit notoriousxl, flickr

Democrats and news outlets did a lot of reading Wednesday. They scanned thousands of emails and documents that a John Doe investigation uncovered and a court released.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Legislators Hope to Repeal Wisconsin's Ban on Same Sex Marriage

Democrats in the Legislature are proposing a repeal of Wisconsin's same sex marriage ban.
Credit Image Works

A few years ago, Wisconsin voters banned same sex marriage. Now an effort to undo that decision is taking shape.

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Regional
1:10 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Milwaukee Archdiocese Unveils Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan

The Milwaukee Archdiocese has proposed setting aside $4 million to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse in its bankruptcy reorganization plan.

The Archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in 2011, saying pending sexual abuse lawsuits could leave it with debts it's unable to pay.  It's creditors include hundreds of people who were sexually abused by clergy.

In a statement Wednesday, the Archdiocese says the bankruptcy plan will include $4 million for sexual abuse victims.  It also proposes borrowing $2 million from a controversial cemetery trust fund.

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