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Sexual Harrassment of Female Guards Among Latest Problems at Lincoln Hills

Problems at the state's troubled youth prison, Lincoln Hills, continue to come to light. Complaints regarding inmate treatment have surfaced over the last two years while at the same time, reports have also surfaced about teens attacking guards. A federal probe of the facility continues. "Every week or two we learn about some new aspect of Lincoln Hills we didn't know about such as all the sexual harassment that women workers face there from inmates," says reporter Patrick Marley. Just last week

Sexual Harrassment of Female Guards Among Latest Problems at Lincoln Hills

Capitol Notes: Senator Ron Johnson Breaks With GOP on Tax Plan

Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson broke with fellow Republican lawmakers last week. He announced he would not vote for the tax package that many in the GOP are eager to approve. This isn't the first time Johnson has separated himself from the pack. WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of wiscpolitics.com to share his thoughts on Johnson's actions, as part of this week's "Capitol Notes" conversation. — Ross also talks about Gov. Walker's and House Speaker Paul Ryan's responses to sexual misconduct

Advocates Hope Resolution Will Better Inform Milwaukeeans About Lead Risks

UPDATE: After this story aired, the City of Milwaukee Health Department contacted WUWM to share this information about the department's lead education efforts: Among local communities with lead service lines, Milwaukee is the only one to initiate a filter distribution program ( www.milwaukee.gov/waterfilter ) The City of Milwaukee Health Department promotes, communicates, and educates the community about filter use, including the use of NSF/ANSI Standard 53 certified filters. This information is

Advocates Hope Resolution Will Better Inform Milwaukeeans About Lead Risks

Milwaukee Leaders Want State to Shutter Lincoln Hills And Copper Lake

Milwaukee community leaders are calling on Gov. Scott Walker to close the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile facilities in northern Wisconsin. The state-run prisons have been plagued by accusations of abuse – from both inmates and guards. Many inmates are from Milwaukee. It's unclear whether the governor will comply with the request. About two dozen community leaders gathered Thursday at Project Excel, a youth services center on Milwaukee's north side, to talk about the ongoing problems at

Milwaukee Leaders Want State to Shutter Lincoln Hills And Copper Lake

Democratic Lawmakers Continue To Push Medical Marijuana Legalization in Wisconsin

Some Democratic lawmakers are renewing a push to legalize medical marijuana. They say the move could keep people from using — and perhaps becoming hooked on — opioid painkillers. The fate of the proposal is uncertain, though, as long as Republicans control the Legislature.

Democratic Lawmakers Continue To Push Medical Marijuana Legalization in Wisconsin

Neighbors Have Mixed Feelings About Foxconn in Wake of Contract Signing

The huge Foxconn plant appears to be moving forward, now that Gov. Walker and company officials have signed a contract. Under the deal, Wisconsin will provide $3 billion in incentives, to help the Taiwanese electronics giant build a huge LCD screen factory in Racine County. There's still a long way to go until groundbreaking, but some of Foxconn's neighbors are already thinking about how the factory will impact their business. Gov. Walker and Foxconn officials signed the contract in Racine last

Neighbors Have Mixed Feelings About Foxconn in Wake of Contract Signing

Wisconsin Lawmakers Revisit Mandatory Minimums

Mandatory minimum prison sentencing have been a hot topic as of late amongst Wisconsin lawmakers. They're considering one measure that would mandate a three-year sentence for someone caught with a gun illegally. A second bill would require up to five-year prison sentences for a host of other crimes, including homicide, carjacking and child trafficking. But not everyone agrees that more prison time is the way to go. Wayne Murphy says he's the first person to admit that he's made a lot of mistakes

Does Army Corps Invasive Species Strategy Go Far Enough To Protect Great Lakes & Mississippi Basins

The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a plan to stop silver and bighead carp from the Mississippi into the Great Lakes. Cheryl Nenn with Milwaukee Riverkeeper calls the proposal a starting point, not a solution, because aquatic invasive species are threatening both the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River basin. The Army Corps plan aims to addresses risks heading toward Lake Michigan. According to The Nature Conservancy , there are ten species lurking in the Mississippi that threaten the

Does Army Corps Invasive Species Strategy Go Far Enough To Protect Great Lakes & Mississippi Basins

Yoga: A Breath of Fresh Air At Milwaukee County House of Correction

Behind the locked doors of the Milwaukee County House of Correction for two hour-long classes every week, an unlikely message emanates. It's yoga instructor Ali Szarzynski, speaking gently, "Again, allow the morning light to touch your face. Its warmth and radiance expanding to envelope all of you. Allow your mind to clear and open, to see this light in its great expanse. Before and all around you. Light of healing, of love, of the sacred moment of which you're a part. And to allow yourself to

Wisconsin-lllinois 'Rivalry' Seems A Bit...One-Sided

Certainly, Wisconsin and Illinois have storied rivalries in the sports arena: the Green Bay Packers vs. the Chicago Bears, the Brewers and the Cubs, the Bucks and the Bulls. But a few of our listeners have been wondering if that competitive spirit runs deeper than the action on the field.

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