WUWM Local News
Verdict Still Out on Whether Bitcoin Will Catch On09/15/14
WUWM found a few people in Milwaukee who use the virtual currency Bitcoin. They hope it becomes more popular, but there are drawbacks.
Voter ID: No Birth Certificate Needed to Apply for Wisconsin ID at DMV...
A new procedure will help people obtain state ID cards needed to vote.
City Leaders Search for Solutions to Gun Violence
Milwaukee is not alone when it comes to gun violence.
UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences Celebrates Its Expansion
The school has evolved since its inception in 1966. Today it is positioning itself as a crucial part of Milwaukee's global water center.
Efforts Underway in Wisconsin to Help Black Children Beat the Odds...
Black kids across Wisconsin face an uphill battle, according to yet another study.
A Promising Project: Training Milwaukee Workers While Demolishing...
The City of Milwaukee has hired Northcott Neighborhood House to train young people for demolition jobs.
Analyst: The State Could Exercise Several Options to Reduce Deficit
Wisconsin’s candidates for governor are trading barbs, over new budget projections.
John Doe Probe: Political Observer Predicts Appeals Court Will Side...
Attorneys will argue Tuesday before federal appeals court. It's deciding whether prosecutors should resume or end their probe into Gov. Walker's 2012...
Milwaukee Leaders Launch Month of Activities to Combat Drug Addiction
Dozens of times every year in metro Milwaukee, people die from drug overdoses.
Walker Puts Positive Spin on Failed Jobs Promise in New Ad
It appears Gov. Scott Walker is putting a positive spin on his failed promise to create 250,000 jobs within four years.
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Wisconsin's Same-Sex Marriage Ban
U.S. Appeals Court in Chicago ruled unanimously Thursday that the same-sex marriage bans in both Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional.
Flynn Warns Body Cameras Could Have Unintended Consequences
On Thursday, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission will discuss the issue of equipping police officers with body cameras.
Last Year, Hundreds of MPS Teachers Retired; This Year, Hundreds of...
Once again, MPS has faced the challenge of filling hundreds of teaching positions.
Milwaukee Common Council Takes Up We Energies' Proposed Solar Fee
The utility wants to add a surcharge for people who use solar. Alderman Tony Zielinski introduced a resolution to oppose the move Wednesday.
UW-Milwaukee Experiments with "Greener" Grass
People are accustomed to seeing UW-Milwaukee's 23 acres of lawn lush and weed-free. This year, UWM eliminated any use of chemicals on its Kentucky...
Politics and Personalities Differ Dramatically in Race for Wisconsin's...
The only open house seat in Wisconsin this fall is in the 6th Congressional District, north of Milwaukee. Longtime U.S. Rep. Tom Petri is retiring from...
An Unexpected Treasure in Oneida County: The Stovewood Building
You might think you’ve stumbled upon a movie set where County Trunks B and Z come together in Oneida County. There stands a general store from the dawn...
Some Vietnam Vets Left to Wonder Whether Agent Orange Made Them Sick
More than four decades ago, the U.S. military blanketed Vietnam with Agent Orange and researchers continue to find ways the toxic herbicide has sickened...
Walker Says He'll Take His Time Making Kenosha Casino Decision
Gov. Scott Walker said he won’t cave in to pressure, as southeastern Wisconsin leaders called on him to immediately approve a huge tribal casino.
Late August Poll: Walker and Burke Still Neck and Neck in Governor's...
The race between Gov. Scott Walker and Mary Burke remains neck and neck.
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