WUWM News

Education
6:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Items on Milwaukee Teachers Union Wish List for 2014 MPS Budget

Many MPS librarians work at multiple schools. The MTEA would like to see at least a half-time librarian in every building.
Credit LaToya Dennis

The union is pleased the proposed budget for Milwaukee Public Schools adds art, music and physical education teachers but says students deserve more.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Milwaukee County Retirees Watch for Action on Pension Cuts

A County Board committee will meet Thursday to discuss possible losses in pension payments for some retirees.

A County Board committee on Thursday will discuss the possibility of cutting pension payments for some retirees.

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Project Milwaukee
6:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Passion and Perseverance Can Help Overcome Poverty Mindset

Arlington Heights neighborhood in Milwaukee
Credit Creative Commons

When people talk about poverty, it’s usually in reference to money, but poverty can encompass all aspects of life.

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Education
1:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

MPS to Boost Art, Music and Physical Education

MPS plans to add another 50 music, art and physical education teachers next year.
Credit ThinkStock.com

While many urban districts have been forced to axe music and art education, Milwaukee Public Schools continues to enrich those programs.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

VA Under Fire for Strategy to Speed Up Claims Process

From left to right, LCpl Dale Maupin, LCpl Nate Dickrell, Cpl Rick Braun, LCpl James Hughes. The Marines were members of Milwaukee-based Fox Company. Photo was taken in 2008.
Credit Photo courtesy of Dale Maupin

While the VA works to resolve a huge claims backlog, the process may actually get worse for some, before it gets better for everyone.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Efforts to Instill Hope in Children of Incarcerated Men

Running Rebels provides safe spaces and mentors
Credit Ariele Vaccaro

When a parent must spend time in prison, their children can be devastated. Programs are underway in Milwaukee to create a sense of hope among that next generation.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Milwaukee Leaders Call for 'Ceasefire' Ahead of Surge in Summer Violence

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (at podium) and other leaders kick off "Ceasefire Week," an effort to get illegal guns off the streets.
Credit Erin Toner

Milwaukee leaders kick off "Ceasefire Week," an effort to get would-be criminals to put down their guns.

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Politics & Government
5:06 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Milwaukee County Voters Will See Referendum Related to Citizens United

The Nov. 4 advisory item will ask voters whether to amend the U.S. Constitution, declaring that only people, not corporations, have rights.

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Politics & Government
4:24 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Wisconsin Appeals Federal Judge's Voter ID Ruling

Last month, federal Judge Lynn Adelman struck down the Wisconsin law. On Monday, state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed an appeal.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Wisconsin Vets Caught Up in Huge VA Claims Backlog

Former Marine, Dale Maupin, waited more than a year to receive compensation for his war injuries.
Credit Erin Toner

One Milwaukee man waited more than a year after filing a disability claim to begin receiving compensation for injuries sustained in Iraq.

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