WUWM News

Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Gov. Walker Begins Signaling Goals of Second Term

Walker says several state agencies may be reworked, in the next budget.

As Gov. Walker prepares to take the oath of office Monday, he outlines broad reforms he's considering in education, entitlements and property taxes.

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Regional
4:54 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Jesse Jackson to Dontre Hamilton Supporters: You Must Never Adjust to Oppression

Civil Rights Leader Jesse Jackson and Dontre Hamilton's mom, face crowd of supporters in downtown Milwaukee.
Credit LaToya Dennis

Jesse Jackson came to town to speak to demonstrators about black men's deaths in police custody.

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Life's Voices
1:00 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Life's Voices: Sherrie Tussler Drawn to Social Services Career

After heading a homeless shelter in town, Tussler has spent nearly 20 years running the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee

Sherrie Tussler, long-time executive director of the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee, had planned to be an art teacher.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu January 1, 2015

Snapshot of 2014 Environmental Issues in Wisconsin

Stories of potential iron mine in the Penokees south of Lake Superior wove in and out of 2014.
Credit S Bence

The threat of Asian carp started 2014 on a “fishy” note.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu January 1, 2015

Life's Voices: Ginger Duiven Leads Efforts to Increase Adult Literacy

Ginger Duiven, executive director of Literacy Services of Wisconsin
Credit Sara Risley

As part of our year-end series "Life's Voices," we profile Ginger Duiven, executive director of Literacy Services of Wisconsin.

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Politics & Government
9:51 am
Wed December 31, 2014

A Look Back on The Year in Wisconsin Politics

Wisconsin State Capitol
Credit Althouse

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Regional
9:32 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Pastors Call For End to Gun Violence in Milwaukee

Milwaukee pastors are banding together to form community block watches, to help prevent gun violence

Pastors from Milwaukee's central city are banding together to form block watches, in hopes of preventing more gun violence.

Clergy members held a news conference outside Tabernacle Community Baptist Church Tuesday night.

Minister Gregory Lewis says each church in the area is going to adopt a block, and encourage neighbors to keep watch and look out for each other.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Increase in Medicaid Payments Under ACA to End

Medicaid payments to Wisconsin doctors set to decrease by 46 percent starting Jan. 1

Doctors and hospitals throughout Wisconsin are bracing for a steep cut in Medicaid reimbursements, and there are fears the lower payments could reduce the quality of care.

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Regional
6:00 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Community Left With Questions After Fatal Shooting of Young Milwaukee Boy

Memorial in honor of Bill Thoa outside the home where he was shot.
Credit LaToya Dennis

Tragedy again struck Milwaukee this past weekend as a baby boy was shot and killed.

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Regional
5:22 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Death of Young Child on Milwaukee's Northwest Side - Another Random, Senseless Shooting

Bill Thao turned 1 on November 2nd.

Investigators report a promising lead in the shooting death of a young boy on Milwaukee’s northwest side. 

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