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'Lulu & Rocky In Milwaukee' Shows Children The City's Both Sophisticated & Fun

Children's books can be a great way to explore places you have been or have yet to visit. It's even better when the characters visiting these places happen to be cute animals. In the first book of the Our City Adventure series, Lulu & Rocky in Milwaukee follows two fox friends (and their penguin friend Pufferson) as they explore the city with activities like canoeing, going to a fish fry, and visiting the art museum. The book is written by two friends and Milwaukee-area natives, who together

'Lulu & Rocky In Milwaukee' Shows Children The City's Both Sophisticated & Fun

What Are The Legal Implications Of Wisconsin Legislature's Reach Into Attorney General Powers?

Republican state lawmakers recently advanced bills that would strip power from both the incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. For one, the new bills would require a legislative committee rather than the attorney general to sign off on withdrawing from lawsuits. This would prevent Kaul from withdrawing from a national lawsuit that's seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. READ: Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Limit Incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers'

What Are The Legal Implications Of Wisconsin Legislature's Reach Into Attorney General Powers?

'We Want To Bring You Up With Us': Milwaukee Students Respond To Baraboo Photo

You've probably seen the now-infamous photo of dozens of Baraboo high school boys making what appears to be a Nazi salute. The photo drew international condemnation earlier this month, including from the Auschwitz Memorial Museum . As the story garnered attention around the world, a teacher at a Milwaukee high school felt compelled to respond. Kelly O'Keefe-Boettcher teaches English at Rufus King High School, a magnet school on Milwaukee's north side. Her students call her 'Ms. OKB.' "I thought,

'We Want To Bring You Up With Us': Milwaukee Students Respond To Baraboo Photo

Former Wisconsin DNR Employee Says Environmental Standards Were Ignored To Allow Kohler Golf Course

The Kohler company is keen to create a world-class golf course along Lake Michigan. But the project has faced obstacles. Critics fear the 18-hole course bordering Kohler-Andre State Park will impact a unique sand dune-wetland system. An organization called the Friends of the Black River Forest formed to try to put a stop to the project. READ: Proposed Golf Course Along Lake Michigan An Economic Success Or Environmental Debacle? Nevertheless, Kohler received the necessary permits from the

Former Wisconsin DNR Employee Says Environmental Standards Were Ignored To Allow Kohler Golf Course

The BBC's James Coomarasamy Visits Wisconsin Ahead Of The Midterm Elections

As we get closer to the Nov. 6 midterm elections, all eyes are on the political races that will decide the party makeup of the U.S. Congress. Depending on what voters in states like Wisconsin do, Republicans will either continue to control both the house and senate, or the Democrats could take control of one or both. People across the world are waiting to see what happens — and it's the job of the BBC's James Coomarasamy to help them understand a political system they may not be familiar with.

The BBC's James Coomarasamy Visits Wisconsin Ahead Of The Midterm Elections

Informed Voter: Breaking Down Election Polls

During an election season, public opinion polls are always big news. It's important to understand the fundamentals of polls and how the news media covers them. We received many texts from Wisconsinites with questions about polls for our Informed Voter series — a collaboration between WUWM and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to answer questions texted to us from potential Wisconsin voters. To participate, text 'election' to 414-269-6404 or enter your phone number here: To help tackle the questions

Swiss Cheesemaker Crafts New Uniquely Wisconsin Cheese

It was big news nine years ago when the Swiss dairy cooperative, Emmi, purchased Monroe, Wisc.-based Roth Käse USA. The combined company became Emmi Roth , which makes its own Alpine cheeses in Wisconsin and imports cheese from Switzerland. The company's Wisconsin-produced cheeses have earned world championships, and with them, fans around the globe. So, the company is hopeful its newest innovation will be no less successful. The soft-ripened cheese, called Monroe , has a fan in cheese writer

Informed Voter: The Voting Process

The voting process in Wisconsin can be confusing. Before your ballot can be counted, you have to be a registered voter. Then you have the option to vote early, absentee or actually go to the polls. Not to mention that you need to make sure you're on top of any changes to voting laws.

National Expert Considers Intersection Of Racism & Trauma In Milwaukee

A leading national voice on faith and race issues says in order to get to the heart of trauma's impact on Milwaukee, the community needs to confront issues such as segregation and racism. A wide spectrum of people from across the Milwaukee community will meet later this week to address the profound effect trauma is having on many of the people who live here, and on the community at large. The Healing Trauma, Healthy Communities conference is being convened by a coalition called SWIM - Scaling

National Expert Considers Intersection Of Racism & Trauma In Milwaukee

As Second Year Of Public Art Along Wisconsin Avenue Wraps Up, Sculpture Milwaukee Looks Ahead

Sculpture Milwaukee is a month away from wrapping up its second year of art installations along Wisconsin Avenue. This year, it was bracketed on one end by Robert Indiana's iconic Love sculpture on the east and Ana Prvacka's Stealing Shadows, Michelangelo to the west. "Public art is all around us," says Sculpture Milwaukee project director Marilu Knode. "And I would hazard a guess that everything we see in our urban enviornment is designed by someone, so therefore everything is art in some ways.

As Second Year Of Public Art Along Wisconsin Avenue Wraps Up, Sculpture Milwaukee Looks Ahead

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