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Maayan Silver

A panel of federal judges ruled that Democrats do not have to pay attorneys' fees and costs incurred by the GOP in a Wisconsin gerrymandering lawsuit. Republican legislators and state officials had requested to be reimbursed for the costs of defending the redrawn maps.

Arlin Karnopp

Every four years Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) reviews what is called the Livestock Facility Siting Law. The law, and its rules, regulate concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), including:

As Lung Damage Cases Mount, Spotlight On Safety Of Vaping

Aug 23, 2019
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About 150 cases of severe lung damage are under investigation in 16 states. A possible cause? Vaping.  Teens and young adults have been the principal victims of these injuries that were first reported in Wisconsin. WUWM intern Louna Lepoivre looks into vaping health concerns.

Ann-Elise Henzl

The JobLines bus routes were meant to connect people in Milwaukee County to jobs in the suburbs. But these lines haven't functioned the way local leaders had hoped. 

READ: As Milwaukee's JobLines Service Ends, What's Next?

Emily Files / WUWM

Do you have ideas about how to improve Milwaukee Public Schools? District leaders want to hear them.

MPS is asking residents to take an online survey and attend public listening sessions about what it takes to create ideal schools.  

Is Milwaukee's Coffee Scene Unique?

Aug 23, 2019
Cassidy Schrader

If you take a look around Milwaukee and its surrounding communities, you may have noticed that coffee shops are kind of the new corner stores. From international chains like Starbucks to local roasters like Stone Creek, coffee seems to have taken over the city.

But this didn't happen overnight. In fact, Milwaukee's coffee scene has been growing for decades to become the powerhouse it is today. But how did this happen? And is Milwaukee's coffee scene unique compared to similar-sized cities?

Alesandra Tejeda

From fertility, pregnancy and birth, to postpartum and parenting life — all of these stages of life can be a rewarding, yet challenging time. Trying to keep up with an exercise schedule on top of that presents even more difficulties.

While there are plenty of yoga classes and studios to choose from, finding pre- and postnatal yoga can be tough. And for expecting and new parents, it’s often hard to coordinate exercise with childcare.

One local yoga instructor wanted to fill that void by creating a place for parents to come not just for yoga, but for community.

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You may see more casinos popping up in Illinois in the next year or two. Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed legislation allowing a massive expansion of gambling in the state. It includes new casino developments in Waukegan and Rockford, just over the Wisconsin border. At least one Native American tribe in Wisconsin has put in a bid to develop a casino in Illinois.

Victoria and Albert Museum, B.5:1 to 5-2009. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Contributor Gianofer Fields’ mission on Lake Effect has been to invite you to take a second look at the things you choose to keep near. That's the basis of "material culture" — its purpose is not to look at the history of objects but rather to look at history through objects.

Chuck Quirmbach

Doctors at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin are reporting a treatment breakthrough in a lung cancer case. Physicians say they've been better able to keep a radiation beam targeted on a moving tumor.

Many cancer tumors don't stay still. They move a bit, as a patient wiggles or performs bodily functions. Christopher Schultz chairs the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Froedtert and Medical College Cancer Network. Dr. Schultz says a challenge for using radiation on lung cancer is that people have to breathe.

Maayan Silver

For years, elected officials and business leaders have been saying there was a disconnect between getting people who need jobs in Milwaukee to where the available jobs are in areas such as Waukesha County.

The JobLines bus route was supposed to fix that issue. However, by the end of this August, the portion of that line that goes into Waukesha County will end. 

READ: As Milwaukee's JobLines Service Ends, What's Next?

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A day in the life of Andre Pirtle can include delivering water to Milwaukee’s homeless, leading youth groups at Immanuel Church in Brookfield where he's a pastor, and working with the outreach group StreetLife late into the evening.

Louna Lepoivre

The JobLines bus route into Waukesha County is ending after Saturday. It’s Route 57, which goes from downtown Milwaukee and stops in Menomonee Falls and Germantown. The line gives people access to jobs at places like Walmart, Target, Home Depot and many fast-food restaurants in Waukesha County.

But after Saturday, the 57 will only run within Milwaukee County.

READ: As Milwaukee's JobLines Service Ends, What's Next? 

Susan Bence

You might assume Waukesha is installing massive pipes that will deliver Lake Michigan water to its residents. After all, the Great Lakes governors approved the city’s request three years ago. But Waukesha still needs the green light from Wisconsin environmental regulators.

READ: Waukesha Celebrates Great Lakes Compact Council Decision

Bus lines, parks, the Mitchell Park Domes. These are all things that are funded by the county. According to Milwaukee County leaders, the municipality has been operating with a structural deficit for years and difficult cuts must now be made. 

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