House Speaker Paul Ryan under fire, accused of forcing House chaplain to resign

House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing bipartisan criticism, accused of forcing the house chaplain — a priest — to resign. “I continue to just be aggrieved, outraged and astounded,” U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore said. The Rev. Patrick Conroy is out after seven years in the post. Some Democrats suggested Ryan was upset that Conroy got […]

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Vel Phillips, Housing Rights Champion in the ′60s, Dies at 95

By RICHARD SANDOMIR of The New York Times Vel Phillips, a barrier-breaking African-American lawmaker from Milwaukee who became an influential voice in the national movement for fair housing during the 1960s, died on April 17 in Mequon, Wis. She was 95. Her son Michael confirmed the death. Ms. Phillips — the first African-American to serve […]

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Decision to close south side Social Security office draws criticism

The decision to close the Social Security Office on Milwaukee’s south side has been met with harsh criticism by city and state leaders. The Social Security Administration says the office at 7th and Mitchell will close March 22. The office serves about 2,200 people a month, according to a spokesman with the agency. The office […]

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Rep. Gwen Moore & Sen. Tammy Baldwin Call on SSA to Ensure All Milwaukee Residents Have Access to Social Security Benefits & Services

Milwaukee, WI – Today, following the announcement of the planned closure of the Social Security Administration (SSA) Mitchell Street Field Office in Milwaukee, Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter calling on SSA Regional Commissioner Phyllis Smith to urgently identify an alternative Southside location so that all residents in Milwaukee have direct access to in-person SSA services. […]

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Racine & Me April 8, 2018: Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Preservation Racine on Lincoln, and The Boxcar Children

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video       Jacob Kittilstad had a bit of a homecoming for Congresswoman Gwen Moore who was born and partly-raised in the city of Racine. Now she represents Wisconsin’s 4th District which includes Milwaukee and some surrounding […]

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Ascension Wisconsin: ‘We’ve decided to pause our plan to reconfigure medical services’ at St. Joseph Hospital

MILWAUKEE — Ascension Wisconsin has “decided to pause our plan to reconfigure medical services from St. Joe’s to Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee” after recently announcing planned changes. This, after “feedback” from concerned city leaders. Ascension officials earlier this month said they would keep services at St. Joseph Hospital that they say are needed and used […]

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Ascension Wisconsin puts its plan to stop services at St. Joseph hospital on hold

Facing growing criticism, Ascension Wisconsin said Wednesday that it was putting its plan to provide only limited services at St. Joseph hospital on hold. The health system had planned to no longer provide surgical and other services at the hospital in a largely low-income neighborhood in Milwaukee. “Over the last two weeks, we’ve been meeting […]

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EPA may sue barrel company to force compliance if pollution violations aren’t settled

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is negotiating a settlement with a chain of troubled chemical barrel refurbishing plants but may sue the company to force compliance if negotiations break down, officials said Saturday. An EPA official also revealed that the agency’s Chicago office is examining similar operations across the Midwest and sharing findings with EPA […]

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