WUWM News

Education
6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Discrimination Claims Against Milwaukee Students With Disabilities Being Investigated

Disability Rights Wisconsin says Milwaukee's voucher schools discriminate against students with disabilities

Wisconsin’s voucher schools have until June 30 to voluntarily provide data about students with disabilities to the state.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

In Response to Immigration Raids, More Milwaukee Demonstrations Planned

Protesters blocked the driveways to Milwaukee's Office of Homeland Security last week
Credit Joe Brusky

Dozens of Latinos staged a protest last week on Milwaukee’s east side.

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Politics & Government
12:49 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Gov. Walker Fights Back, Says "I Will Not Back Down"

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at the Republican Governors Association's quarterly meeting in May 2014.
Credit Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Gov. Walker's campaign has released a flurry of responses and an attack ad, a day after a court released documents from a stalled John Doe probe.

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Politics & Government
2:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Unsealed John Doe Documents: Prosecutors Believe Walker was Part of Illegal "Scheme"

Credit Eric Thayer, Getty Images

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice shares insights into the John Doe investigation with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

A federal court released 266 pages of documents on Thursday, related to a John Doe probe prosecutors launched into Wisconsin's 2012 recall campaigns.

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Economy & Business
11:12 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Wisconsin Added 28,000 Jobs in 2013; Ranked 37th Nationally

Wisconsin created private sector jobs at a rate of 1.2 percent, about half the national rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Municipalities Continue Improvements to Prevent Flooding

Severe weather has been pummeling southern Wisconsin this week.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Global Water Center Helped Bring Women of Water Together in Milwaukee

Carrie Bristol-Groll, Laurie Parons, Tess Massaroni, Carol Strackbein, Linda Reid, Denise Schmidt, Elizabeth Thelen, Nadia Bogue, Marian Singer, Rosheen Styczinski, Lilly Goren
Credit S Bence

During the opening of the Global Water Center last September, a conversation among women whose professions involve water, evolved from casual to inspired.

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Environment
9:21 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Heavy Rains Slam Milwaukee Area, More Coming

The view out of a window at WUWM at 9:35 a.m.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Sudden, hard-hitting storms dumped nearly four inches of rain on some parts of the metro area overnight.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Area Veterans Sad, Angry Over Rising Insurgency in Iraq

Capt. Dan Buttery served in Iraq in 2003-2004. Part of his mission was to win the "hearts and minds" of local Iraqis.
Credit Photo courtesy of Dan Buttery

Some Milwaukee-area veterans are watching with heavy hearts as sectarian violence spreads throughout Iraq.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Update: Full Common Council to Vote on Regulating "Rideshare" Drivers

Peter Burgelis says he makes several hundred dollars a week, driving part-time for Lyft
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The Milwaukee Public Works Committee approved an ordinance Wednesday, which would make drivers for Lyft and Uber follow the same licensing rules as taxis.

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