Shell-shocked Democrats regroup in Wisconsin

Donald Trump’s stunning 2016 victory in the state sparked an urgent recovery mission. OSHKOSH, Wis. — Donald Trump’s romp through white, working-class America in 2016 was nowhere more traumatic for Democrats than in Wisconsin, which flipped Republican in a presidential race for the first time since 1984. Now, two years after his stunning victory in […]

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California Sen. Kamala Harris headlines campaign rally for Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Baldwin got some more big-league help in her re-election bid. On Saturday, Baldwin was joined by U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., at a rally at Milwaukee’s Italian Community Center. And there was certainly plenty of buzz as someone in the crowd shouted to Harris: “Run for president.” Harris responded: “Thank you. But I’m here […]

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Native Americans Cheer Possibility of Milestone in Congress

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Albuquerque, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico, a state with deep historical ties to American Indians whose images and symbols are rooted in everything from the state flag to town names, has moved closer to electing the first Native American woman to the U.S. House of Representatives. Deb Haaland’s victory Tuesday in a […]

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88th annual Memorial Day ceremony at Wood National Cemetery honors those who served

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Wisconsin’s only national veterans cemetery is honoring the sacrifice of thousands of military members who served America dating back to 1871. The ceremony, which was attended by hundreds, just wrapped up a short while ago. One way that the VA honors servicemen and women on Memorial Day is by putting an […]

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Police chief explains discipline for officers who arrested Sterling Brown, shocked him with stun gun

Original Black Panthers of Milwaukee say incident is part of disturbing pattern Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales on Friday issued a statement about the discipline for the officers who arrested Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown and shocked him with a stun gun. A sergeant with 11 1/2 years on the job received a 15-day suspension […]

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No indictment, one apology and one settlement for three police misconduct cases this week

There were developments for three prominent cases of police misconduct this week. Here’s a rundown of what happened, and what’s next for the families and officers involved. Grand jury decides that shooting death of Ricky Boyd was justified. Original incident: On Jan. 23, A phalanx of Savannah-Chatham officers and U.S. marshals arrived outside a house […]

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Prompted by Wisconsin tragedy, Green Alerts for missing, at-risk veterans could go national

Prompted by the death of an Air Force veteran from Milwaukee, Wisconsin recently passed a law creating a Green Alert system for missing, at-risk veterans. Now members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation are attempting to make Green Alerts national. U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, introduced a bill Wednesday, joined by Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, that […]

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Moore, Dingell and Costello launch caucus to address domestic violence

Milwaukee Congresswoman Gwen Moore along with U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell of Michigan and Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania have launched a new caucus dedicated to ending domestic violence, creating innovative prevention strategies and strengthening resources for survivors and their children. The caucus is the Bipartisan Working Group to End Domestic Violence. “Since coming to Congress, one […]

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Milwaukee cop who first confronted Bucks’ Brown suspended two days

The Milwaukee police officer who first confronted Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown outside a Walgreens in January was suspended for two days, the Journal Sentinel has learned. Two supervisors who later arrived, escalating the situation, were suspended for 10 and 15 days, sources said. Several other officers were reprimanded. Police Chief Alfonso Morales has not […]

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American Red Cross, Harley-Davidson partner to install fire alarms in homes

Pat Sweeney has never forgotten the day she arrived at her parents’ house to find it in flames. The top floor of the house she grew up in was destroyed, and her parents sat outside, wrapped in blankets. “The only thing that saved them was the “blood-curdling, high-pitched sound of the smoke alarms,” she said. […]

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