WUWM News

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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Regional
1:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

New Wisconsin Law Requires Work for Food Stamps

Credit Photos.com

Thousands of Wisconsin residents, who get what many call food stamps, will now have to work if they want to keep the benefit.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Superintendent Departs at Critical Time for Milwaukee Public Schools

MPS has seen small gains in achievement under Superintendent Gregory Thornton, but the district still faces great challenges.

After four years on the job, Monday is officially Gregory Thornton’s last day as superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

New MPS Leader Will Face Dire Financial Outlook

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A new report by the Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee details the district’s dire financial picture. Forum President Rob Henken says MPS faces flat revenues, but rising costs.

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Environment
12:11 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Tribes Urge EPA to Review Their Concerns about Mining in Northern Wisconsin

Water moves in the Penokee Hills

Six Chippewa tribes hope the EPA agrees and either restricts or halts a mining company from extracting iron ore from the Penokee Hills.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Latinos Thrive As A Growing Population In Wisconsin

Shoppers sample the goods at Pete's Fruit Market in the heart of Milwaukee's Latino community.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

According to U.S. Census figures, the largest minority group in Wisconsin is Hispanics.

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Politics & Government
5:13 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Milwaukee County Ballot Could be Stacked with Questions

The Milwaukee County Board voted on Thursday to place three questions on the November 4 ballot.

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Health & Science
4:42 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Abortion Protestors in Milwaukee Thrilled by Massachusetts Ruling

Abortion protestor outside clinic on Milwaukee's east side
Credit LaToya Dennis

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a blow to abortion rights activists and to some women seeking the procedure.

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Education
3:43 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Downtown Arena's New Name: UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena

UWM and the Wisconsin Center District have agreed on a 10-year deal,  renaming the downtown venue and securing it for the men's basketball team.

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