WUWM News

Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Woman Challenges Wisconsin's 'Cocaine Mom' Law

A Medford woman plans to challenge Wisconsin's Cocaine Mom law.

Wisconsin experienced heated debates in the late 1990s when state leaders considered a fetal protection bill.

Read more
Regional
12:39 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Talk in Milwaukee of Creating a 'Children's Zone' to Surround Kids with Support

Zone might include wrap-around services for all kids who live there

There's talk in Milwaukee to create a "children's zone." It would be a designated area to surround kids with services to improve their lives.

Read more
Regional
1:00 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Milwaukee Kids Voice Fears About Gun Violence

High schoolers talk about gun violence prevention at UW-Milwaukee.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Dozens of school children from across Milwaukee talked about gun violence Wednesday, and ways to reduce it.

Read more
Regional
7:02 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Dontre Hamilton Case: Protesters Crowd into City Hall

Protesters marching down Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee.
Credit Light Brigading, Flickr

One person was arrested for disorderly conduct as demonstrators continued to call for charges in the police shooting death of Dontre Hamilton.

Read more
Regional
6:05 am
Wed December 10, 2014

As County Committee Backs Couture Project, Supervisor Vows to Fight It

A rendering of the Couture Project.
Credit Rinka Chung Architecture

  A 44-story development proposed for Milwaukee’s lakefront got a boost this week.

Read more
Health & Science
1:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Dozens of Milwaukeeans Sign Up for Affordable Care Act in Second Year

Several people stood in line this week at the Washington Park Library to inquire about the Affordable Care Act.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Some Milwaukee residents are signing up for health care coverage as the federal Affordable Care Act enters its second year.

Read more
Regional
1:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

After-School Programs in Milwaukee Lose 2015 Grant Funding

Running Rebels serves thousands of children and teenagers in Milwaukee through after-school programs and other activities
Credit LaToya Dennis

Children in Milwaukee may have fewer after-school options next year after an organization cut funding for the programs.

Read more
Economy & Business
9:20 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Positive Job Growth Expected to Continue, Some in Milwaukee Question Projected Rate

Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Business owners are optimistic about the future, according to a new survey by Milwaukee-based Manpower.

Read more
Regional
1:00 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Decision on Charges in Dontre Hamilton Case Expected Soon

Protesters in Milwaukee call for justice for Dontre Hamilton, who was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in April.
Credit Credit Dontre - Never Forget, Facebook

The Milwaukee County District Attorney says he’ll issue a decision soon in the Dontre Hamilton case.

Read more
Environment
5:30 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Wisconsin's Growing Urban Wood Movement: Repurposing Downed City Trees

Bob Wesp at his mill in Hartford. He and his brother Jim are earlier advocates of harvesting urban wood.
Credit S Bence

Historically, the wood from the dead or diseased trees lining city streets has been chipped, chopped or simply dumped.

Read more

Pages