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Milwaukee area schools have the constitutional obligation to protect students from discrimination

In the wake of numerous reports of harassment in public schools, the ACLU of Wisconsin reminded school leaders of their responsibility to protect all students from discrimination per their...
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Preliminary census data for Wisconsin shows state’s poverty level lowest since before Great Recession

New Census data released in September contained mixed news relating to national trends in income, poverty and health insurance coverage across the United States. The new data from the Current...
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Chris Abele stuns Milwaukee’s political landscape with decision to not seek reelection as County Executive

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released a statement on October 26 explaining his decision to not run again for reelection, a reversal of his announcement in May. | On my first day as...
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From hobby to thriving business: Johanna Ortiz brings Puerto Rican treats to Milwaukee’s Southside

Milwaukee’s Southside residents joined Mayor Tom Barrett to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of Puerto Rican treats to the neighborhood, with the official ribbon cutting and opening for Johanna’s...
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Import taxes on range of Wisconsin agricultural products to end under US-Japan Trade Deal

Japan has agreed to stop charging for imports on some of Wisconsin’s major agricultural products. As part of the agreement, Japan will get rid of import taxes, or tariffs, on United States products...
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Metro Milwaukee businesses face higher costs from Chinese imports affected by trade war tariffs

A small percentage of Wisconsin manufacturers export their products to China. But a much larger portion import Chinese components for their products or assemble their products in China and get them...
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Exiled: Milwaukee community screens Mike Seely’s film on the human cost of deporting combat veterans

Forward Latino and UWM MAVRC hosted a special community screening of the Mike Seely documentary “Exiled: America’s Deported Veterans” at the United Community Center on October 8, featuring a...
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State awards four Milwaukee nonprofits with $320K in grants for helping veteran entrepreneurship

Milwaukee-based organizations received 4 of the 5 annual statewide grants given on October 1 to nonprofits that provide entrepreneurship or technical training, or business assistance to veteran...
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Senator Tammy Baldwin introduces bipartisan legislation for veterans to become airline pilots

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin recently announced the reintroduction of her bipartisan American Aviator Act with Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), designed to increase opportunities and expand flight-training...
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Reggie Jackson: Why I Don’t Celebrate Columbus Day

The things Americans don’t know about Columbus explains to me why the nation celebrates Columbus Day. We all learned the same story of Columbus “sailing the ocean blue and discovering America.” For...
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Governor Tony Evers designates second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day across Wisconsin

Joined by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Governor Tony Evers signed Executive Order #50 on October 8, declaring the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Wisconsin. The executive order...
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The history of Columbus Day and why municipalities are adopting Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead

By Malinda Maynor Lowery, Professor of History and Director, Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Increasingly, Columbus Day is giving people...
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