WUWM News

Education
12:05 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

New Chancellor’s Goals Include Supporting Predecessors’ Projects

Mark Mone is the ninth chancellor of UWM
Credit Courtesy of University of Wisconsin System

Mark Mone became UW-Milwaukee’s new chancellor this week.

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Politics & Government
4:42 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Milwaukee Supervisors Clear the Way for Couture at Lakefront

Credit WUWM

While the county board refused to sell O'Donnell Park on Thursday, the board agreed to sell the nearby transit garage, for development of a high-rise.

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Environment
12:09 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Milwaukee County Board Votes Down Sale of O'Donnell Park

A view of O'Donnell Park from the east.
Credit S Bence

After lengthy debate, and an attempt to put the vote off another month, the Milwaukee County Board narrowly rejected the $14 million sale of O'Donnell Park to Northwestern Mutual.

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Regional
10:52 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Milwaukee County Supervisors Stand in Solidarity, Wear 'I Can't Breathe' Shirts

Milwaukee County Supervisors Khalif Rainey, David Bowen and Martin Weddle.
Credit County Board Staff

Milwaukee County's five African American supervisors spoke in support of Dontre Hamilton, and the other black men many believe have been unjustly killed by police.

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Education
6:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver Says Her Focus is Successful Students

MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver says there are a lot of opportunities within her district

It’s been about three months since the Milwaukee Public School System named 36-year-old Darienne Driver as its Superintendent.

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Politics & Government
5:02 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Milwaukee Attorney Calls New Cuba-U.S. Ties, a Win for People in Both Countries

While some Cuban-Americans will not recognize the Cuban government because of human rights violations, others predict life there will now improve.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Hundreds Expected at Kenosha Casino Rally

An artist's rendition of the proposed Kenosha casino project

About 500 people are expected to attend a rally Wednesday night in Kenosha to support the construction of a tribal casino.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

As Co-Sleeping Deaths Mount in Milwaukee, Officials Want Attention on Premature Births

Officials say prematurity is the leading cause of infant deaths in Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee’s medical examiner this week is investigating another suspected co-sleeping death, though officials want more attention paid to a bigger problem in the city - premature births.

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Politics & Government
2:42 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Audit Identifies Problems in Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development

According to the state audit, the DWD failed to answer 1.7 million calls about unemployment and overpaid nearly $168M in benefits.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Update: Milwaukee Common Council Delays Vote on Streetcar Plan

Sketch of potential streetcar line
Credit Milwaukee Streetcar

The council put off a decision on a downtown streetcar line, at least until the next meeting, to take more time to vet the refined plan. 

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