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In 2019, a woman came forward to the Milwaukee Police Department reporting that in 2014 she had been raped and possibly drugged by Kalan Haywood Sr., a prominent real estate investor. But as the Milwaukee Police Department conducted their investigation, the woman — identified only as Jane Doe — claimed her rights were being violated as the department failed to notify her about important developments in the investigation.

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After nearly a century in residence, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will be moving. The building, built in 1924, was first created for the Milwaukee Journal which merged with the Milwaukee Sentinel newspaper in 1995. It was sold late last year, and while developers had planned to turn the space into affordable housing alongside student housing, their plans have recently changed.

School In A Pandemic: What Two MPS Teachers Are Thinking As The School Year Nears

Aug 7, 2020
Emily Files / WUWM

Students who attend Milwaukee Public Schools will begin the school year with virtual learning with a plan to gradually transition to in-person learning. It’s part of a $90 million plan the MPS school board approved.

But since the plan was approved, the board hasn’t given clear instructions on how teaching should be done online. Since the pandemic hit the U.S. at the end of the last school year, many schools and teachers had to improvise.

Amidst Lower Voter Registration, Milwaukee Health Clinics Join Program To Boost Voting

Jul 28, 2020
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Since the coronavirus struck, voter registration has fallen across the country compared to 2016, according to the Democratic data firm TargetSmart, as the traditional means of registering people became nearly impossible. 

In Wisconsin, registrations overall for the months of March, April and May were down by more than a third, TargetSmart data shows.

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Milwaukee is facing a lot of systemic problems. Evictions, unemployment, and segregation, to name just a few. Most of these issues are well-known and despite seemingly well-intentioned efforts, they persist.

After April's Election Difficulties, Would A Vote-At-Home System Make More Sense For Wisconsin?

May 22, 2020
Chuck Quirmbach

Wisconsin’s April primary was problematic by any standard.

Voters in some locations stood in line for hours in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of absentee ballots either weren’t sent out or ended up lost in the mail and others were returned too late to be counted. 

Wisconsin's Political Debate Will Get Loud. Here's How To Turn Down The Volume & Be More Thoughtful

Feb 21, 2020
Millennial Action Project

Katherine Wilson recalls the story with a smile. After a Zeidler Group event on criminal justice, a man approached her and said he'd been shocked to learn that he had been sitting with the “enemy” the whole time and didn't realize it.

We Asked People Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. To Tell Us About Their Dream For Milwaukee

Jan 21, 2020
Eileen Force Cahill / Milwaukee Public Library

We hung out at the Milwaukee Public Library Martin Luther King Branch for a few hours on MLK Day and asked people to celebrate King by answering this question (they had to write their answers on sticky notes and put them on our poster):

What is your dream for Milwaukee?

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More than a dozen tourists say that TripAdvisor, a popular travel review site, deleted their attempts to post descriptions of rapes, assaults and unexpected blackouts they experienced at Mexican resorts, according to reporting by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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When the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s parent group was acquired by the E.W. Scripps company this spring, it amounted to a trade of sorts.  Journal Communications was split in half, with Scripps taking on the combined company’s broadcast outlets.

Late last month, leaders of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s parent company announced a merger with the E. W. Scripps corporation of Cincinnati.  The deal combines print operations into a 14-newspaper business called Journal Media Group.  It will also bring together broadcast media businesses into a separate company.

Since then, national and local analysts have been discussing what the merger will mean to the financial health of the companies, and what it will mean for local control of Milwaukee’s last daily print newspaper.

Journal Communications announced intentions this week, to merge with The E.W. Scripps Company of Cincinnati, effective in 2015.

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It's been routine for years in this country that newborn babies are screened for a variety of diseases and conditions shortly after they're born.

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A new book gives a behind-the-scenes look at Governor Walker's administration during the collective bargaining fight.