WUWM News

Environment
5:42 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Mining 1: Proposed Mine Troubles Tribal Neighbors

A Wintery Bad River

Controversy continues churning in Wisconsin over a potential mining operation in the far north.Advocates say the venture promises much-needed jobs; opponents fear irreparable damage to pristine waterways and wetlands.Last month, Republican lawmakers pushed a strongly debated bill through the Assembly. A Senate Select Committee could unveil its version as early as today.

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Regional
2:23 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

'Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks': Learn the Median Income of Your Neighborhood

Credit Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks

The website Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks pulled together a map of median household incomes for every neighborhood in America.

Here's the breakdown of the Milwaukee area:

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Mines
12:00 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Bad River Band Leader Again Appeals to Milwaukee to Fight Mine

Chairman Mike Wiggins (left) shared his mining misgivings with the Rotary Club of Milwaukee
Credit Susan Bence

For the second time in a matter of weeks, the head of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa traveled hundreds of miles to Milwaukee. Mike Wiggins hopes to sway public opinion against the wisdom of an iron ore mine upstream from his tribe’s reservation near Lake Superior.

Wiggins appealed to the Rotary Club of Milwaukee as a GOP-driven bill barrels through the Legislature. It would streamline the permitting process in order to provide certainty to the interested company.

Wiggins says the bill would wield a devastating blow to the region’s air and water.

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Mines
12:00 am
Wed February 6, 2013

How the GOP Mining Bill Stacks Up Against Current Wisconsin Law

GOP leaders promise their mining bill protects waters moving through the Penokee Hills and ultimately into Lake Superior.

On Wednesday, the state Senate approved the mining bill pushing it forward for an assembly vote next week.

WUWM complied a number of differences that exist between the bill passed by the Senate and current law.

Note: Bill amendments appear in red. WUWM conferred with the Wisconsin Legislative Council and Legislative Fiscal Bureau in the creation of this comparison.

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Exit Wounds
3:05 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Gunshots Reverberate in Children's Lives

The emotional scars bullets leave on young gunshot victims may affect them for the rest of their lives.

WUWM has been reporting on the impact of gunshot injuries. Bullets wound hundreds of people in Milwaukee every year, and change their lives. Ann-Elise Henzl focuses on the youngest victims: the children shot.

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