Factory Worker

Midwest racial gaps grow

Industrial expansion and unionization helped improve the lives of many black families even in the face of segregation. When industry declined and unions shrank, their fortunes reversed.
Pres. Trump from the back leaving UN press conference

U.S. House overwhelmingly votes to condemn Trump’s Syrian troop withdrawal

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria.  The resolution passed the House with broad bipartisan support, delivering a stinging rebuke to...
Animal rights activists and community members pose for pictures in front of the common council chamber. (Photo by: Isiah Holmes)

Neighbors and activists call for transparency with proposed slaughterhouse

Activists and community members filled the Common Council chambers at Milwaukee’s City Hall Tuesday morning, voicing discontent at a proposed slaughterhouse in a predominantly African American district on the north side of Milwaukee in...

Senate committee takes aim at governor’s partial veto powers

At a public hearing on Tuesday, members of a state Senate committee on government oversight heard testimony on a proposed joint resolution that would ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment “prohibiting the governor...
Hemp field inspection, June 2018 (photo provided by DATCP)

Wisconsin’s ‘quantum leap’ into hemp

Wisconsin is high on hemp. No, not in that way.  While it looks like marijuana and smells like marijuana, hemp does not have enough tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to get a person stoned. In Wisconsin, hemp as a...

We demand fair maps

When your car gets stolen, you call the police and there’s a chance they will catch the thief and return your car. When your vote gets stolen, where do you turn? Chances are you won’t...

NAFTA 2.0: ‘The benefits are unclear’

Vice President Mike Pence will visit Wisconsin later this week to promote the Trump administration’s triumphant view of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, but a couple of early reviews Monday of the deal were...
Sheriff Earnell Lucus in a suit in a library setting

New sheriff in town 

Earnell Lucas has been Milwaukee County sheriff for less than a year but he celebrated an anniversary recently. Lucas recognized his 44th year in a professional law enforcement career that began when he was...
School bus. (Photo licensed by Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0)

ICE raids and a battle over Arcadia’s school bus route

Arcadia, a small town in western Wisconsin, near the Minnesota border, has seen a huge influx of immigrants from Latin America in recent years. Some 40% of the town's 3,000 residents are Latino, according...
Rev. William Barber (Center) and Poverty Summit Director Abra Fortson (Right) (Photo by: Isiah Holmes)

Rev. Barber brings his campaign for justice to Milwaukee

“Wisconsin is one of those states that’s critical for talking about poverty,” Rev. William Barber told Wisconsin Examiner, shortly before taking the stage at the 2019 Summit On Poverty and SWIM (Scaling Wellness In...
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