WUWM News

Teran Powell

Hip-hop has taken over Milwaukee. The popularity surrounding the genre is being used as way to spark conversations about social issues through the city's inaugural Hip-Hop Week, which kicked off Monday at Miller High Life Theatre downtown.

In addition to performances by artists this week, hip-hop music has been incorporated into a series of events. They focus on things like financial literacy, health and employment opportunities.

The new Marquette Law School poll shows tight races for Wisconsin governor and U.S. Senate. The results reflect a survey conducted after the Aug. 14 partisan primary election.

The poll shows Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and Republican Gov. Scott Walker tied at 46 percent among likely voters. In the new poll, Evers is two points behind Walker when it comes to registered voters.

Maayan Silver

While the U.S. Senate has yet to vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a big question remains: If Kavanaugh or another conservative is approved, what would happen to Roe v. Wade?

If the case were overturned, in Wisconsin there's a law on the books that would make providing an abortion a felony. But, it is unclear whether that law could be enforced.

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In the aftermath of mass shootings across the country, Wisconsin schools are getting $100 million in state grants to keep students safe. The funding comes from the State Department of Justice’s new Office of School Safety.

DOJ recently announced that about half of the funding will go toward mental health-related efforts.

Maayan Silver

The Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales addressed the recent rash of homicides in the city at a press conference on Monday. He also gave an update on the department’s public safety efforts over the next six months, which includes establishing community relationships. 

Morales called the news conference after at least 15 people died by gun violence in August. Then, he put the numbers in context.

Reggie Moore

Milwaukee has seen a recent surge in gun violence. On Wednesday, the city had its 14th homicide in 15 days.

Republican Bryan Steil, former aide to House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Democratic union ironworker Randy Bryce will challenge each other for Ryan’s House seat in November’s general election.

Steil beat out five other Republican competitors. He outraised them and secured the backing of prominent donors and Republicans, including Ryan who announced earlier this year that he wouldn’t seek re-election this fall.

Chuck Quirmbach

Republican Leah Vukmir will challenge Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in November’s general election, as Vukmir won Tuesday’s partisan primary for Wisconsin U.S. Senate.

Leading up to primary election day, the race between Vukmir and her major contender Kevin Nicholson was close. Both she and Nicholson ran as strong supporters of President Donald Trump.

Susan Bence

Tony Evers will face-off with Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November’s general election, as he won Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

He beat out seven other Democratic candidates vying for the chance to challenge Walker. Lucas was the only one who's won a statewide election before and now faces his biggest challenge yet.

Walker has built up a big financial advantage for his re-election bid. He's already run many television ads touting his record of the past eight years.

Gabrielle Powell

Earnell Lucas won Tuesday's Democratic primary for Milwaukee County Sheriff.

He beat two other Democrats running for sheriff, Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt and Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff Robert Ostrowski. Lucas will likely win the Nov. 6 general election, as no Republicans ran in the primary. However, there still may be Republican write-ins.

Today's partisan primary elections include races for governor, U.S. Senate, seats in the House of Representatives and Milwaukee County Sheriff.

As the results come in, projected winners of Wisconsin's Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, partisan primary will be marked in bold. Those candidates will advance to the Nov. 6 general election.

Governor

Republican:
Robert Meyer
Scott Walker (R), incumbent

More information is coming out about the man who was shot and killed by Milwaukee police officers Monday.

WISN-TV has identified the man as Mario Hobson, a 48-year-old African-American man. WISN spoke with Hobson's daughter, who said her father was mentally ill.

Michelle Maternowski

The polls are now open in Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Election Commission expects about 30 percent of registered voters in the city to head to the polls.

Meanwhile, state election officials are reminding people that because this is a partisan primary, voters must choose candidates from just one party.

Today's partisan primary elections include races for governor, U.S. Senate and seats in the House of Representatives. These contests are drawing national attention, including from NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Milwaukee police shot and killed a man late Monday afternoon. The incident took place near 10th and Burnham on the near south side. Police confirmed the death around 5 p.m.

Emily Files

Milwaukee Public Schools middle and high schoolers, along with some younger students, began their school year Monday. With the new school year comes a new interim superintendent, and Keith Posley has ambitious plans for the district.

Monday morning, students were welcomed with fanfare to Audubon Technology and Communication Center on the southwest side. Students filed down a red carpet while the drumline played. Some exchanged high-fives with Posley, teachers, and school board members, while others stared intently at their phones.

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