‘Misery in Our Midst’ forum tackles scourge of gun violence

Mayor Tom Barrett went to bed Friday knowing he would spend Saturday speaking with a community exhausted by gun violence. He hoped against hope that the topic of his speech wouldn’t be selected for him as the night unfolded.

But it was.

It was contained in a text message on his phone. Two men shot, one fatally, shortly





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“I need our community to be engaged & enraged:” Politicians try to stop the violence

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Some big name politicians meeting to try to find a way to stop the violence — there’s one easy step, start talking about it!

Just days ago we saw the latest incidence of young children caught in the crossfire of gun violence. Now, some of the city’s most powerful politicians are pooling ideas on how to



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Wary Democrats approach new Paul Ryan poverty plan with caution

Washington — While citing some areas of common ground, Democrats reacted with general skepticism to the anti-poverty agenda unveiled by House budget chairman Paul Ryan of Janesville on Thursday.

One big reason: their deep disdain for the House budgets Ryan has crafted in recent years, which they view as punitive toward the poor.

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Gwen Moore Delivers

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More pay = more Social Security

Pay equity for women is a hot topic in Congress these days. Cynics say it is because Democrats are eager to stir up female voters who, according to the Associated Press, comprised 53 percent of all voters in 2012 and preferred Democrats by 11 percentage points.

The Associated Press points out that the voting rate for women drops

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Young girl, shot while playing outside Milwaukee school, dies from her injuries

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a Wisconsin Public Radio year-long series tracking all gun-related homicides in Wisconsin.

A candlelight vigil took place Monday night for a 10-year-old girl who has become the state’s 55th gun homicide victim of the year.

Sierra Guyton died on Sunday, nearly two months after being hit by crossfire while playing outside





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Congressional Art Competition Winner Comes to Washington!

Each year, I am so proud to host the annual Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” for high school students from the 4th Congressional District. Since 1982, this nationwide visual arts contest has been fostering artistic talent, among our youth, in each participating congressional district. Winners from my district are recognized, both in Wisconsin and at an awards ceremony in

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Fairness Drives Wisconsin Congresswoman’s Banking Vision

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