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Is the Wauwatosa Police Department working with ICE?

BY: - September 24, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin recently discovered a partnership between the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). But is Waukesha truly the only department cooperating with the federal immigration agency? The Wauwatosa Police Department (WPD) may also have formed an alliance with the deportation force. Authorized for just […]

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Senators: Don’t cut food-stamp eligibility

BY: - September 23, 2019

3.6 million could lose nutritional SNAP (food stamp) benefits under rule change.

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Rep. Sean Duffy’s last day—special election date set

BY: - September 23, 2019

Gov. Tony Evers announced he will order a special election to fill the seat in the 7th Congressional District left open as Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wausau) officially steps down at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept 23. The governor issued an executive order setting the election date for Jan. 27, 2020. The primary election, if there […]

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Walker to headline prayer breakfast of preacher who called for hanging Obama

BY: - September 22, 2019

Last Thursday, David Pautsch, the executive director and founder of Thy Kingdom Come Ministries in Davenport, Iowa, appeared on the local ABC affiliate WQAD to make a big announcement:  Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had agreed to headline Pautsch’s annual prayer breakfast on Sept. 28. For $12 per person or $48 per table, people can […]

GM strike ripples through Wisconsin

BY: - September 22, 2019

In Wisconsin, GM is just a shadow of what it was, but for workers the strike has a long reach.

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Teens lead Milwaukee’s hundreds-strong climate march

BY: - September 21, 2019

Several hundred people gathered at Milwaukee City Hall on Friday, Sept. 20, to take part in the global climate strike. They joined over 4 million people across 163 countries who marched for immediate action by world governments to cut carbon emissions and address the climate crisis. “I want my future children to live in a […]

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Leah Vukmir taunts Gov. Evers with rifle on Twitter

BY: - September 20, 2019

In a tweet with a photo of herself aiming a hunting rifle, former state Sen. Leah Vukmir, the Republican candidate for Senate who lost to Tammy Baldwin in 2018, tagged Gov. Tony Evers, challenging the governor to “come and take it.” Come and take it, @GovEvers. #2A pic.twitter.com/mbrqnvEuzh — Leah Vukmir (@LeahVukmir) September 20, 2019 […]

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Bad debt, charity care rise in state’s hospitals

BY: - September 20, 2019

High-deductible insurance, weaker ACA, other problems are to blame, depending on whom you ask.

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Students prepare for climate strike

BY: - September 20, 2019

“It’s definitely been a little hectic,” 17-year-old Rufus King High School senior and climate activist Ayanna Lee told Wisconsin Examiner. As an executive director of the Youth Climate Action Team, it’s Lee’s responsibility to help organize strikes and marches for her home city of Milwaukee. On Friday, Sept. 20, students nationwide are joining the worldwide […]

Eugene Scalia attends his confirmation hearing to become the next U.S. Labor Secretary in front of the the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on Septembe

Trump’s pick for labor secretary questioned gay rights in 1985 article

BY: - September 19, 2019

WASHINGTON — When Eugene Scalia was a fourth-year English major at the University of Virginia in 1985, he penned an article for the student paper about gay rights.  In it, he referred to a lesbian couple that had visited the university, “the proud parents of a daughter fathered by a homosexual acquaintance.” He went on, […]

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Rep. Goyke and Sen. Johnson introduce “Moving Milwaukee Forward” bill

BY: - September 19, 2019

Milwaukee Rep. Evan Goyke and Sen. LaTonya Johnson have introduced a new bill to help Milwaukee gain more control over its revenue streams. The move comes as a coalition of local leaders seeks new ways to enhance and secure Milwaukee’s public services and revenues. “It’s time to Move Forward Milwaukee,” Goyke declared in a statement […]

Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn.owners, the Sackler family, are facing hundreds of lawsuits across the country for the company's alleged role in the opioid epidemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans over the past 20 years.

Milwaukee eyes opioid settlement

BY: - September 19, 2019

Although news of an impending settlement with Purdue Pharma for helping fuel the opioid crisis sounds encouraging, things aren’t so simple. The hundreds of cities, towns and counties involved in opioid cases are now entering a negotiation process with the besieged pharmaceutical giant that makes OxyContin. “The court entered an order naming Milwaukee County one […]