Maayan Silver

News Reporter

Maayan Silver started as a reporter for WUWM News in March 2018. Before that, she spent two years as an assistant producer for WUWM's Lake Effect.

Maayan was previously a criminal defense attorney.

She loves listening to people's stories, learning about different cultures, music of all sorts, and dogs.

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Yen Ching Restaurant on Good Hope Road in Milwaukee’s northwest side has been serving up Chinese-American dishes for decades.

A few years ago, local film student and Chinese national himself, Yinan Wang worked as a driver for the family-run restaurant. He became interested in the family story, specifically its generational dynamics.

Josh Kaul will become Wisconsin's new attorney general in just more than six weeks, after defeating Republican incumbent Brad Schimel. It'll be the first time in a decade that the justice department will be led by a Democrat. And this likely means changes at the agency.

Kaul will be Wisconsin's chief legal representative and able to decide how to enforce state laws and defend statutes. He'll also choose whether to join national investigations into issues of statewide importance and decide whether to join challenges to federal government policies.

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Most Milwaukeeans are familiar with the recent construction downtown: the new Bucks arena, the streetcar and the Northwestern Mutual building.

But just a bit to the west, in the Marquette University neighborhood and beyond, Milwaukee’s near west side is hoping to revitalize its housing and business districts. And it takes vision and investment to bring new life to a neighborhood. 

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Update Nov. 16

 Gov. Scott Walker made his first comments to reporters on Thursday after losing his re-election bid. He promised he wouldn't "retreat." Walker also signaled potential support for a variety of Republican-backed efforts to limit the power of his Democratic successor, including moving the date of the 2020 presidential primary.

Original Story Nov. 12

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It was Kimberly-Clark’s first chance to appear before lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday. The company asked for approval of a $100 million incentive package to keep its Cold Springs plant open in Wisconsin.

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A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of several dozen high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute before their junior prom last year.

The Baraboo School District says it only became aware of the photo Monday after it was posted on social media — drawing widespread condemnation.

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Democratic Governor-elect Tony Evers says he's busy putting together his transition team. His comments came after Gov. Scott Walker conceded defeat Wednesday afternoon. The Republican had won statewide office twice, surviving a recall election. So, why couldn't Walker pull off a win this time around?

UW-Madison political science professor David Canon says that Evers won, in part, because of demographics — namely age, gender and education.

1. What was behind Evers' Win?

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Republican Bryan Steil has won Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District race. The political newcomer beat his Democratic challenger Randy Bryce, a union ironworker.

Steil will replace GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, who announced in April that he wouldn’t seek re-election this fall. This marks the first time in 20 years that there was an open seat in the state's 1st Congressional District.

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We've reported for weeks on the candidates and issues in Tuesday's elections. But what about what’s going on behind the scenes on Election Day — to keep polling places and vote tallying running smoothly and without outside interference?

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If you’ve driven northbound on Interstate 43 toward Milwaukee’s downtown, chances are, you’ve noticed a gigantic mural. That colorful mural has caught the eye of Tim Brever, of Greendale, since he was a kid. He wanted to learn more about it, so he reached out to Bubbler Talk — our series where you ask, we investigate and together we unveil the answers:

What is the story behind the mural located on the side of a building, coming north into Milwaukee featuring an eagle with a rainbow behind it?

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With less than one week to the midterm elections, both parties are bringing out their heavy hitters. While former Vice President Joe Biden rallied Democrats in Milwaukee and Madison, President Donald Trump's son Eric also had three stops across the state, including in Sheboygan.

Trump's aim was to rally the base for Republican candidates in what some are calling a referendum on his father's policies.

More than 100 people gathered to see the younger Trump, many of them sporting red Make America Great Again hats.

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Jewish communities around the world are among the people mourning the shooting Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The hate-filled attack killed 11 worshipers.

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Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic candidate Tony Evers met for their second and final gubernatorial debate with the election more than a week away. Polls show the race to be a dead heat.

Moderators opened the debate by asking the candidates how they would plan to bring all their constituents together in today’s bitter partisan climate.

Wisconsinites will choose the state's new attorney general on Nov. 6. Incumbent Republican Brad Schimel and Democratic challenger Josh Kaul are vying for the position. To help you understand a bit more about the attorney general race, we reached out to political analyst and UWM Professor of Urban Planning Mordecai Lee

Wisconsinites will vote for attorney general on Nov. 6. It’s a position that affects the state’s policies on policing, the enforcement of environmental laws and other issues.

Democratic candidate Josh Kaul, a former federal prosecutor, is running for attorney general. He's facing off with incumbent Republican Brad Schimel who’s seeking a second four-year term.

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