WUWM News

Economy & Business
1:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

UWM Poll: Residents Favor Higher Minimum Wage, Oppose State Funding for Basketball Arena

Credit Wisconsin Economic Scorecard Q2 2014

Center for Urban Initiatives & Research Director Joseph Cera talked with Ann-Elise Henzl about the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard

When it comes to covering the projected shortfall in Wisconsin's transportation budget, 31% favor toll roads while 29% prefer delaying road projects.

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Regional
5:10 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Attorney Asks for Competency Exam for 12-Year-Old Girl Accused of Stabbing Friend

Waukesha County Courthouse
Credit Wisconsin Court System

A court commissioner has ordered a competency evaluation for one of the two Waukesha girls accused in the stabbing of a classmate.

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Regional
1:05 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

State Office Begins Processing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Since Friday, hundreds of gay and lesbian couples have gone to Wisconsin courthouses to get married.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Wisconsin Lawmakers Will Consider Alternatives To Prison For Non-Violent Offenders

State lawmakers will gather at the capitol this summer to consider alternatives to prison.
Credit Justin Kern

Wisconsin’s prison population has swelled over the past four decades from 3,000 to well over 20,000.

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Regional
11:28 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Same-Sex Couples in Wisconsin Rush to Marry, Knowing Legal Window Might Close

Mary Bergeson (left) and Theresa Gallun were all smiles Monday, as they left the Milwaukee County Courthouse after getting married.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

Wisconsin’s attorney general is challenging a federal judge’s decision to strike down the state’s ban on gay marriage.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Milwaukee Partners With Northwestern Mutual to Put Residents to Work

Milwaukee residents will soon work on building a new tower for Northwestern Mutual, under an initiative city leaders announced Monday.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

NML is in the midst of dismantling one of its main buildings in downtown Milwaukee – and replacing it with a skyscraper. Within months, nearly 150 city residents could find themselves working on the project.

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Politics & Government
4:37 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Federal Judge Refuses to Halt Same Sex Marriages in Wisconsin

The judge's order came down Friday, as people were filing into Pridefest, along Milwaukee's lakefront.
Credit LaToya Dennis

Clerks statewide have been seeking clarification on whether they should issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.

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Education
1:40 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

MPS Alumni Associations: an Untapped Resource for Schools?

In the Marshall Alumni office, George Gonis, Amy Hufnal and Michael Ford are surrounded by history.

Unlike many private schools, only a few MPS high schools brag of active alumni associations that do more than track reunions.

The exceptions include Washington and Marshall.

For instance, at Sunday's graduation, the Marshall High School Alumni Association will award another round of scholarships.  It will also, as it does annually, honor a former faculty member, while an outstanding 'alum' of the year will deliver the keynote to this year's graduating seniors.

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Regional
12:29 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Milwaukee Area Veterans Remember D-Day

A half-century after they participated in the D-Day invasion, three Milwaukee men reflect on their experience in poignant detail.

On the 50th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, three Milwaukee area veterans reflected on the impact the day had on them then, and throughout their lives.

Today on the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion in France, we offer recollections of local men who landed in France on D-Day.

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Politics & Government
12:05 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Democrats to Rally in the Dells, Hear Burke

The state Democratic convention is getting underway in Wisconsin Dells. The party's leading candidate for governor, Mary Burke will deliver the keynote.

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