LaToya Dennis

News Reporter

LaToya Dennis joined WUWM in October 2006 as a reporter / producer. LaToya began her career in public radio as a part-time reporter for WKAR AM/FM in East Lansing, Michigan. She worked as general assignment reporter for WKAR for one and a half years while working toward a master's degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. While at WKAR, she covered General Motors plant closings, city and state government, and education among other critical subjects.

Before coming to public radio, LaToya interned at the CBS affiliate in Lansing, Michigan. She also took part in NPR's 2005 Next Generation Radio Project in Kansas City, Missouri as well as NPR's summer 2006 Next Generation Radio Project in Indianapolis, Indiana.

LaToya holds both a Bachelor's degree and a Masters degree in journalism from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. Dennis is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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The law setting wages for certain public works projects has been on the books since the early 1930s. The debate over its future seems to pit taxpayers and skilled workers.

LaToya Dennis

Milwaukee alderman would not ban panhandlers outright but would prohibit them from standing in medians, asking for money.

Susan Bence

The O’Donnell parking garage in downtown Milwaukee is in need of repair, and it’s no secret that some supervisors want the structure off county books. The County Board may vote Thursday on whether to enter into talks with the Milwaukee Art Museum to either buy or lease the property.

LaToya Dennis

Three members of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission late last night upheld the firing of former MPD officer Christopher Manney. 

Manney was fired in October after an internal affairs investigation found that he conducted an out-of-policy pat-down on Dontre Hamilton, which led to an altercation and deadly force needing to be used. Hamilton was unarmed and suffered from schizophrenia.

Ashley Lutheran / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Thursday marked day one of the appeal hearing for former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney. It’s been nearly one year since he fatally shot Dontre Hamilton, an unarmed, mentally ill black man in Red Arrow Park. While no criminal charges were filed, Manney was fired late last year for violating what the police department says are its rules when it comes to pat-downs.

Shawn Johnson, Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin lawmakers on Wednesday kicked off the first public hearing across the state on Gov. Walker’s proposed budget. At the forefront of concern were cuts to education and programs that serve seniors and people with disabilities.

The first public hearing on the proposed 2015-2017 state budget was held in Brillion--a small town in northeastern Wisconsin. For about seven hours straight, people filed up to one of two mics set up in the auditorium of the high school.

LaToya Dennis

On April 1, Wisconsin will enact changes that impact some FoodShare recipients.

Earlier this month, the company Gogebic Taconite announced it was putting on hold hopes of mining iron ore in northern Wisconsin.

LaToya Dennis

Society has traditionally defined gender as either male or female.

Leslie Peterson, Flickr

Unions in Wisconsin have filed a lawsuit to stop the implementation of right-to-work legislation.

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