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Early Voting Begins In Milwaukee

If you live in Milwaukee, you can now cast your ballot for the Nov. 6 elections. The city opened three locations for "early voting" on Monday, with additional sites set to open in mid-October. City leaders were on hand Monday, urging people to avoid the lines on Election Day. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett kicked off the first day of early voting with a news conference at the Midtown Center polling place on Milwaukee's north side. He reminded voters that a few years ago, there was only one place

Wisconsin Study Finds Binge Drinking Differences Between Men & Women

With few exceptions, the legal drinking age in Wisconsin and the rest of the United States is 21. Social scientists already know there's a sizable increase in alcohol-related deaths and violent crime when people reach that age. But UW-Madison researcher Jason Fletcher wanted to focus on other problems that crop up when people start drinking legally. So, he looked at data from Add Health, a long-term national study covering adolescent to adult health. Fletcher says one finding is that when legal

Same Race Teachers: MPS Students & Teachers Weigh In

How important is it for a student to be taught by a teacher of the same race? That's something that's been on the mind of community member Ann Stanton, so she submitted a question to Beats Me — our series that allows you to ask questions about race, education, innovation and the environment.

Former Kenosha School District Student Alleges Civil Rights Violations

A former student of the Kenosha Unified School District has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the school system. According to legal documents , Guadalupe Paredes says the bullying he experienced because he's gay started in about third grade. He didn't identify as gay then, but he also didn't conform to stereotypical norms for little boys, according to his attorney, Rock Pledl with McNally Peterson. "He just liked to dress in bright colors and didn't like sports and he was picked on

Former Kenosha School District Student Alleges Civil Rights Violations

Underwater Hotels Under Construction To Make Milwaukee Harbor Hospitable To Fish

If you were a fish, you probably wouldn't choose the harbor — where Milwaukee's three rivers converge — as a favorite hangout.

Underwater Hotels Under Construction To Make Milwaukee Harbor Hospitable To Fish

Milwaukee School Named After President With Slavery Ties On Track For Renaming

A Milwaukee school named after a president who helped slavery spread is set for a name change. At a meeting Tuesday, a Milwaukee school board committee indicated support for Franklin Pierce Elementary School to become Riverwest Elementary School.

Milwaukee School Named After President With Slavery Ties On Track For Renaming

Dozens Voice Concerns About Milwaukee Police-Community Relations At Town Hall

About 100 people packed into a room at the Washington Park Senior Center on Wednesday night, to voice their concerns about relations between Milwaukee police and the communities they serve. Several incidents in the past few years have put a strain on relations — including the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown earlier this year. Brown was apparently parked across two spots outside a Walgreens on Milwaukee's south side, and video show police using a taser gun on Brown while

Dozens Voice Concerns About Milwaukee Police-Community Relations At Town Hall

Suspect In Middleton Office Shooting Dies, Three People Being Treated For Injuries

Update 1:57 p.m.: The man who allegedly entered a Middleton, Wis., office building Wednesday morning and opened fire has died after being shot by police. The suspect injured three people who are being treated at area hospitals. Officials have lifted the lockdown at the office building where the shooting occurred around 10 a.m. Early Wednesday afternoon, University Hospital in Madison said it was treating four patients, two of whom were in serious condition and one who was in critical condition.

Suspect In Middleton Office Shooting Dies, Three People Being Treated For Injuries

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Endorses Tony Evers For Wisconsin Governor

Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers had a heavy hitter stumping with him in Milwaukee on Tuesday. President Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, came to town to throw his support behind the candidate and his running mate, Mandela Barnes. All three showed up at Coffee Makes You Black, a coffee shop in Milwaukee's 53206 neighborhood, to speak on a panel for criminal justice reform with Milwaukee Municipal Court Judge Valarie Hill. Before that, they faced reporters for a press

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Endorses Tony Evers For Wisconsin Governor

Poll Shows Democrats Lead In Wisconsin's US Senate & Governor Races

The new Marquette Law School Poll shows Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers has pulled ahead of Republican incumbent Scott Walker. At the same time, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has a sizable lead over her challenger, Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir, according to the survey. Among likely voters, Department of Public Instruction chief Evers has a 5 percent lead against GOP Gov. Walker. Forty-nine percent prefer Evers, while 44 percent prefer Walker. In the August poll , the two

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