WUWM News

Environment
5:06 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Clean Up Continues at Slinger Derailment Site

Diesel fuel being vacuumed off at Slinger spill site.
Credit Scott Ferguson WDNR

Crews are siphoning off diesel fuel that pooled near the tracks after Sunday evening's train collision 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee. 

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Education
1:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Common Core Repeal Could Create 'Chaos' in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Common Core standards were developed by school districts, teachers, parents and citizens, according to the state Department of Public Instruction.
Credit LizMarie_AK, Flickr

Gov. Walker jolted quite a few Wisconsin school districts last week when he proposed scrapping Common Core standards that have been in the works for years.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Walker and Burke Trade Barbs Over Trek Outsourcing

Mary Burke's family has demanded that Gov. Walker pull an ad, but he refuses
Credit Gov. Walker's "Fortune" Ad

A campaign ad has stirred the latest dust-up between Gov. Scott Walker and his likely Democratic opponent, Mary Burke.

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Politics & Government
4:21 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

GAB: Wisconsin Should Not Allow Poll Watchers to Use Cameras

Camera use and video recording would remain banned, under the GAB's recommendation

Wisconsin should continue banning election observers from taking photos or videos of people registering to vote or signing the poll book.

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Regional
1:01 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Summer Baseball Treat - Lakeshore Chinooks

The Chinooks games are just part of the attraction
Credit Scott Wise

Baseball fans pack the park at Concordia University to watch the Lakeshore Chinooks. It’s a team of college players, many hoping to make the big leagues.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Democrats in Attorney General Primary Try to Distinguish Themselves

Attorney General candidates (from left) Jon Richards, Ismael Ozanne and Susan Happ.

Wisconsin Democrats will decide in a few weeks who they want running for state Attorney General. 

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Regional
11:35 am
Fri July 18, 2014

FootGolf - a Mix of Soccer and Golf, Luring Players to Milwaukee Courses

FootGolf players play the same holes as traditional golfers...
Credit Scott Wise

While the world’s top golfers compete this weekend in the British Open, Milwaukee's Lincoln Park will host a FootGolf tournament.

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Education
11:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Republican Senators Question Walker's Call to Replace Common Core Standards

Credit Thinkstock.com

Late Thursday, Gov. Walker urged legislators to repeal the Common Core education standards the state has been moving toward and create new ones.

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Regional
10:48 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Zoo Interchange: Crews to Work 24/7 During Weekend Full Freeway Closure

Map of the I-94 East/West full freeway closure taking place July 18-21, 2014.
Credit Wisconsin's Department of Transportation

A portion of I-94 will be closed from 11:00 p.m. Friday until 5:30 a.m. Monday.

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Politics & Government
9:22 am
Thu July 17, 2014

State Promises to Contact Residents Dropped From Medicaid Who Did Not Enroll in Marketplace

New figures from the state show 38,000 people who were dropped from Medicaid did not sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

The Walker administration released a couple sets of numbers on Wednesday – about residents and health insurance.

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