WUWM News

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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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Over 2,000 Young People Expected To Take Part In Milwaukee's Summer Jobs Program

Three teens are working at the Port of Milwaukee this summer as part of the Earn and Learn program
Credit LaToya Dennis

In Milwaukee, a program is underway employ some young people during summer and perhaps, launch a career.

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Regional
1:56 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

One Waukesha Girl Not Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing of Friend

Several doctors have concluded that at least one of the two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a friend 19 times, is not mentally competent.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Teaching Milwaukee Kids How to Make Rock 'N Roll

Learning to jam
Credit Scott Wise

The School of Rock in Shorewood wants to make sure rock ‘n roll continues, so it trains kids as young as first grade how to make the music.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

World Cup Keeps Soccer-Related Businesses Busy

Dustin Aubert picks out merchandise for Stefan's four stores. He's watched the supply of Team USA items at the Lincoln Avenue location, shrink, during World Cup.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The growing popularity of soccer has meant strong sales at local soccer bars and stores, including Milwaukee’s first soccer store, Stefan’s.

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Politics & Government
12:01 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Milwaukee Alderman Wants Police to Enforce Curfew on Minors

Credit moov4, flickr

Milwaukee's curfew requires people under age 17 to be home by 10 P.M. on weekdays and 11 P.M. on weekends.

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Regional
10:23 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Storms Knocked Out Power for 115,000 WE Energies Customers

Trees fell on power lines, homes and vehicles. This one blocked a roadway in Milwaukee's Uptown Crossing neighborhood.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

WE Energies calls Monday night's power outages the worst in a decade. As of Tuesday morning, utility crews still had 36,000 customers to reconnect.

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Regional
10:20 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Milwaukee Bucks Hire Jason Kidd As Coach

Jason Kidd, then coach of the Brooklyn Nets, looks on during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat.
Credit Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Lake Effect's sports contributor Howie Magner spoke with Mitch Teich on the sudden new leadership change with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Two future draft picks are making for a major change in course this week – yesterday the Bucks traded two second-round picks in years to come for Jason Kidd, the coach of the Brooklyn Nets until, well, until yesterday.

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

Despite GOP Redistricting Advantage, Many State Legislative Seats Are Contested

Both political parties are staging huge get-out-the-vote efforts for the fall elections.

Wisconsin recently set its ballots for this fall’s elections. All 99 Assembly seats are up; so is half the state Senate.

When the Republican majority redrew the state’s political boundaries in 2011, it virtually assured GOP control of both chambers of the legislature.

The maps seemed to solidify districts as either Republican or Democrat, with few toss-ups. Yet, the parties don’t seem to be taking many races for granted.

Generally, JR Ross says, this should be a good year for Republicans. Ross is editor of wispolitics.com, and has viewed trends.

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