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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Meetings on barrel plant pollution will be held in St. Francis and Milwaukee on Jan. 27

Public meetings on the status of federal investigations into environmental violations at a chain of local industrial barrel plants will be held in St. Francis and Milwaukee later this month. U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) is holding the meetings Jan. 27, her office announced late Wednesday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of […]

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Waters to Women’s Convention: ‘We are reclaiming our time’

Detroit — U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, the woman who inspired the theme of the inaugural Women’s Convention, did not disappoint during her keynote address Saturday afternoon. By the end of her speech to thousands of women fed up with President Donald Trump’s policies and actions, Waters, D-Calif., had everyone on their feet in Cobo Center […]

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Sheriff David Clarke reportedly won’t accept position at Dept. of Homeland Security

Sheriff David Clarke will not join President Donald Trump’s administration as an assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security as previously expected, the Washington Post reported. The Milwaukee County Sheriff reportedly rescinded his acceptance of the position, which he was slated to begin in June. According to the Post, Clarke’s appointment was subject to […]

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From Welfare to US Congress, Rep. Gwen Moore’s Fight for the ‘RISE Out of Poverty Act’

Rep. Gwen Moore tells Paul Jay of her journey from poverty to Congress, and how Bill Clinton’s welfare reforms and corporate Democrats refusal to deal with chronic poverty, has allowed the GOP to obstruct legislation that would bring millions out of deep poverty   Transcript Paul Jay: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul […]

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Shaken Lawmakers Soften Partisan Tone While Uniting in Concern

WASHINGTON — Representative Chuck Fleischmann stood just outside the House chamber in the Capitol on Wednesday morning recounting his harrowing survival of a shooting rampage aimed at a group of lawmakers practicing for an annual charity baseball game. He was still wearing his cleats and red jersey with “Republicans” emblazoned across the front. But for […]

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