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1:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Border Crisis: Milwaukee Organization to Help House Immigrant Children, if Needed

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.
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Catholic Charities Executive Director Fr. David Bergner and Immigration Attorney Barbara Graham talked with WUWM’s Ann-Elise Henzl about FEMA’s request for help.

As undocumented children continue arriving at the US-Mexico border, FEMA has asked a Milwaukee agency to stand by – in case it’s needed.

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Politics & Government
12:53 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Woman Accuses Milwaukee Sheriff's Department of Framing Her to Protect Deputy

Tanya Weyker has filed a civil rights complaint against Sheriff David Clarke and deputies, claiming they withheld video of a crash that broke her neck.

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Environment
10:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Acoustic Ecologist Sets His Sights On Saving The World's Dwindling Quiet Places

Four area nature centers invited acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton to speak at a collaborative Earth Day event in April.
Credit S Bence

While in town for a series of talks and walks in nature preserves and environmental centers in the Milwaukee area, WUWM's Susan Bence met up with internationally-known acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Ideological Differences May Turn The Governor's Race in Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker and his likely Democratic opponent Mary Burke

The candidates for Wisconsin governor have been busy – pinpointing how they differ.

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Regional
7:13 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Milwaukee Police Department Sued Over Strip Searches

Credit Milwaukee Police / Riemann

Attorneys representing several black men filed a federal complaint against the MPD on Monday, claiming internal problems led officers to strip search suspects.

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Regional
8:48 am
Mon July 7, 2014

ACLU Warns of 'Militarization of Local Police'

This MRAP vehicle is similar to trucks flowing to Wisconsin law enforcement agencies under the federal government's military surplus program.
Credit NASA/Kim Shiflett

Police departments around the country, including here in Wisconsin, have been acquiring surplus military hardware, raising concerns from civil liberties groups.

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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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World
4:39 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Essay: Fourth of July - Reflection and Renewal

U.S. Marine Corps soldiers participate in a parade.
Credit Wiki Commons image

The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform - scouts, firefighters and police as well as the military – traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history – and present. The current Veterans Administration scandals remind us of how serious related problems can become.

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Regional
4:19 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Bradford Beach 'Set' For Stop On Pro Volleyball Tour

All are welcome to Bradford Beach this weekend for the AVP beach volleyball tournament
Mitch Teich

Update, 8:30 p.m., July 3: Big Bend native Bill Kolinske successfully advanced out of the qualifying round and will play in the main draw this weekend.

The Milwaukee Brewers are out of town over this long weekend, but sports fans have another – unique option to scratch their pro sports itch.  The Association of Volleyball Professionals professional beach volleyball tour makes a full stop in Milwaukee this weekend for the first time since the late ‘90s. 

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