WUWM News

Regional
1:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Summer Travelers Will Face Sea of Orange Cones in Southeastern Wisconsin

Bridge work alongside 794 in downtown Milwaukee
Credit Marge Pitrof

It’s not your imagination. The freeway system around metro Milwaukee is clogged with construction.

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Health & Science
3:33 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Wisconsin Now has Lydia's Law - Limited Use of a Marijuana Extract

The law allows people to use a marijuana byproduct, to treat seizures. Seven-year-old Lydia Schaeffer of Burlington died from a seizure disorder this month.

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Politics & Government
2:05 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Marquette Poll: Wisconsin Governors Race a Dead Heat

Race close, at least in the May ratings.

Marquette Law School's latest survey finds Gov. Walker and Democrat Mary Burke tied at 46 percent, among registered voters.

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Project Milwaukee
8:18 am
Wed May 21, 2014

A Life Of Caring, Mother Clara Cultivates Love and Hope On Her Milwaukee Block

Mother Clara with a young helper on orchard planting day.
Credit S. Bence

Over the last quarter century, one block at 1st and Center in Milwaukee has become an oasis. It took years of caring and prayers pouring out of Clara Atwater.

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Regional
1:40 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Shootings Overshadow 'Ceasefire Week' Efforts in Milwaukee

Residents at a north side Milwaukee park listen to a discussion about efforts to increase opportunities for black men in the city.
Credit Erin Toner

Milwaukee leaders hoped for peace last week when they called for an end to gun violence. Instead, crime escalated during the city’s so-called “Ceasefire Week.”

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Politics & Government
5:23 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Workers Need Several More Days to Repair All the Water Mains that Burst in Milwaukee

Water quality still good, despite underground ruptures

More than four dozen water mains ruptured, particularly on the north side, after water pressure swelled Saturday. The surge was intentional.

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Politics & Government
2:09 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Wisconsin Governors Honor Former State Leader Patrick Lucey

Attending Monday's funeral in Milwaukee for former Gov. Patrick Lucey were Gov. Walker and former Govs. Doyle, McCallum, Thompson and Schreiber.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Abortion Rules Set For Trial in Wisconsin, Alabama

Trials to determine the constitutionality of new abortion rules will begin Monday in Alabama, and next week in Wisconsin

Both states have adopted laws that prohibit doctors from performing abortions unless the provider has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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Education
2:41 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Doubts Raised in 1984 that Milwaukee's Voluntary Programs Would Desegregate Schools

Many more students rode the bus, when districts took steps to desegregate schools

On this 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we review comments made 30 years ago, that Milwaukee's school desegregation efforts were falling short.

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Project Milwaukee
6:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Milwaukee Urban Farmer Hopes to Train Ex-Convicts Build Entrepreneurial Skills

Venice Williams hopes to set up urban farm on this city parcel.

The impact of Wisconsin’s high rate of incarcerated black men ripples through families and neighborhoods. We meet a woman determined to contribute to a solution through urban farms.

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