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Wisconsin Department of Justice plans to launch tracking system for sexual assault kits by end of 2021

The system will give survivors of sexual assault the ability to see where their evidence kit is in the process.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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New UCC Early Learning Academy facility now open and operating

The UCC’s new Early Learning Academy facility, which has been in the works for almost two years, is now open and operating.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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UCC Early Learning Academy welcomes youngest learners to new south side Milwaukee campus

The newly-built Early Learning Academy at United Community Center on Milwaukee’s south sde welcomed its youngest learners this week.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Burlington schools failed to address ‘racially hostile’ environment, DPI finds

The state agency’s findings affirm what a local parent has been trying to point out for years.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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14 things you might not have if it weren’t for Milwaukee, from typewriters to Oprah. You’re welcome.

Milwaukee has given us a lot of things we’ve come to rely on in a century and three quarters.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Here are 23 things we love about Milwaukee in honor of its 175th year as a city

Some things, we’ve been missing due to the coronavirus pandemic and can’t wait to get back to. Others are starting to return or never left.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Federal officials and Gov. Tony Evers preserve $70 million a month in food assistance in Wisconsin

The deal means about 400,000 households will continue to receive extra FoodShare aid in May that they were at risk of losing because of a recent court decision.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Wisconsin Assembly Republicans vote on $2 billion in spending that may violate federal rules

Republican state lawmakers hope to start to seize control of more than $3 billion in federal funds Tuesday, but if they carry through they may have to give up as much as two-thirds of it.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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State GOP recovers portion of $2.3 million looted by cyber attackers during 2020 presidential campaign

The party recovered more than $943,000 “through insurance and BMO Harris Bank’s Fraud Department” according to a federal filing.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Milwaukee area health departments would have likely administered more than 1,200 Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week

Wisconsin residents are having to change their plans after the state halted the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Milwaukee police investigating a homicide at the scene of a triple shooting

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office announced it is now reporting to the scene of a homicide after one of the victims died.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Plan to suspend sales taxes at bars and restaurants this summer would cost state but save consumers $170 million

Assembly Republicans plan to pass a bill that would eliminate the sales tax this summer at bars, restaurants, brewpubs, movie theaters and amusement parks.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Milwaukee, Milwaukee County to pause Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine administration

The move came after state and federal regulators called for pausing its use due to reports of six women who developed rare blood clots after receiving the vaccine.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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70% of Wisconsin residents age 65 and older have been fully vaccinated

More than 700,000 Wisconsin residents age 65 and older have been fully vaccinated, or roughly 70% of that population.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Charges filed in quadruple shooting that killed two outside north side gas station

A 26-year-old Illinois man has been charged in last week’s shooting that killed two people outside a gas station on Milwaukee’s north side.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Former judge can avoid conviction for illegal deer shining, but gives up rifle, this year’s hunting privileges and $544.50

A recently retired judge pleaded no contest to illegal deer hunting, but will likely avoid formal conviction of the misdemeanor offense        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Republicans set to vote on $2 billion in spending that may violate federal rules

Republican state lawmakers hope to start to seize control of more than $3 billion in federal funds Tuesday, but if they carry through they may have to give up as much as two-thirds of it.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Group stays connected by cooking meals together by zoom

Organized by Samara Shapiro, the group has stayed connected by cooking meals together by zoom        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Peoples Revolution Milwaukee holds 318th day of action, this one for another police shooting

The Peoples Revolution Milwaukee has taken an action, like a protest or a march, every day since the death of George Floyd. But day 318 was different.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Burgers, brats and beer: Tailgating returns to American Family Field

It felt a little like a second home opener Monday as Milwaukee Brewers fans tailgated for the first time this season as brats sizzled on grills.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Distributing Ramadan care packages at the Muslim Community Health Center

Distributing Ramadan care packages at the Sakina Center, part of the Muslim Community Health Center        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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‘A good notion gone bad’: Are participation programs hurting Milwaukee’s minority contractors long-term?

As a disparity study works to assess equity in city contracting, minority construction contractors say participation programs may partly be to blame.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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