WUWM News

Politics & Government
5:52 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Senators Refuse to Attend Candidates Forum

State Sens. Glenn Grothman and Joe Liebham say they won't participate in a candidate forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

A couple Republican candidates in Wisconsin plan to boycott a debate – because the sponsor is the League of Women Voters.

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Politics & Government
4:16 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Walker Outpaces Burke in Campaign Fundraising

Gov. Walker's cash on hand total is three times that of Mary Burke's

New figures show Gov. Scott Walker's campaign raised twice as much as Mary Burke's, during the first half of 2014.

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Politics & Government
11:52 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Faith-Based Network Demands Wisconsin Adjust Its Corrections System

The religious coalition WISDOM is delivering demands Wednesday to the Department of Corrections, including that it consider parole for 3,000 inmates.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Border Crisis: Milwaukee Organization to Help House Immigrant Children, if Needed

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.
Credit Getty Images

Catholic Charities Executive Director Fr. David Bergner and Immigration Attorney Barbara Graham talked with WUWM’s Ann-Elise Henzl about FEMA’s request for help.

As undocumented children continue arriving at the US-Mexico border, FEMA has asked a Milwaukee agency to stand by – in case it’s needed.

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Politics & Government
12:53 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Woman Accuses Milwaukee Sheriff's Department of Framing Her to Protect Deputy

Tanya Weyker has filed a civil rights complaint against Sheriff David Clarke and deputies, claiming they withheld video of a crash that broke her neck.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Ideological Differences May Turn The Governor's Race in Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker and his likely Democratic opponent Mary Burke

The candidates for Wisconsin governor have been busy – pinpointing how they differ.

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Regional
7:13 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Milwaukee Police Department Sued Over Strip Searches

Credit Milwaukee Police / Riemann

Attorneys representing several black men filed a federal complaint against the MPD on Monday, claiming internal problems led officers to strip search suspects.

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Regional
8:48 am
Mon July 7, 2014

ACLU Warns of 'Militarization of Local Police'

This MRAP vehicle is similar to trucks flowing to Wisconsin law enforcement agencies under the federal government's military surplus program.
Credit NASA/Kim Shiflett

Police departments around the country, including here in Wisconsin, have been acquiring surplus military hardware, raising concerns from civil liberties groups.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Judge Hears Sen. Ron Johnson’s Lawsuit Against the Obama Administration

Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson is a longtime opponent of the Affordable Care Act

Wisconsin Sen. Johnson is suing the administration for offering health care subsidies to Congress and its aides, if they buy plans on the federal exchange.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Crews Monitor Water Quality at Milwaukee's Lake Michigan Beaches

Water quality status is posted at each beach. On this day, at South Shore patrons were advised not to enter the water.

All summer long, the Milwaukee Health Department is partnering with UWM's School of Public Health to test if it's safe to swim at Bradford, McKinley and South Shore beaches.

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