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  • Mysterious bacteria has killed 18 people in southeast Wisconsin

    A mysterious bacterial infection has affected 44 people in southeast Wisconsin and been a factor in 18 deaths, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent five employees to Wisconsin to help DHS find a common link among people who’ve been infected by the bacteria, according to The Associated Press. Known as Elizabeth.... Read More
  • United Farm Workers backs Clinton

    Hillary Clinton is receiving the endorsement of the United Farm Workers, the largest farmworkers union in the country. The union, active in 10 states, has a largely Latino membership, a key voting bloc for Clinton in both the primary and general elections. She received their endorsement over then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 primary. United Farm Workers President Arturo S. Rodrigue.... Read More
  • Grizzly protection in Yellowstone may end

    The federal government is proposing to lift threatened-species protections for hundreds of Yellowstone-area grizzlies, opening the door to future hunts for the fearsome bears across parts of three states for the first time since the 1970s. The Associated Press obtained details of the proposal in advance of an announcement on March 3. It caps a four-decade, government-sponsored effort to rebuild.... Read More
  • Nigerians sue Shell for oil spills

    Tens of thousands of Nigerian fishermen and farmers are suing multinational oil giant Shell in two new lawsuits filed this week in a British High Court, alleging that decades of uncleaned oil spills have destroyed their lives. London law firm Leigh Day & Co. is representing them after winning an unprecedented $83.5 million in damages from Shell in a landmark ruling by the same court last ye.... Read More
  • House votes to strip wolves of federal protections

    The U.S. House has voted for an amendment to  the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015 that would strip wolves of federal existing protections in Wyoming, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The amendment, sponsored by U.S. Reps. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Dan Benishek of Michigan, and Collin Peterson of Minnesota, would override two fe.... Read More
  • Forum to explore police interaction with youth

    The Coalition for Justice, Urban Underground, ACLU of Wisconsin, NAACP Milwaukee Branch and other community groups want young people to share  stories of their interactions with Milwaukee Police Department. A listening session on March 4 will take place to hear from the young people. The forum will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee. .... Read More
  • New York pension board’s loss fuels divestment argument

    The New York State Common Retirement Fund lost at least $5.3 billion from  investments in the top 200 fossil fuel companies, according to a new report from Corporate Knights that supports a divestment argument. New York State’s $189.4 billion pension fund is the third largest in the nation, following California’s CalPERS and CalSTRS, which are now required by law to divest from thermal c.... Read More
  • Federal complaint filed over Wisconsin voter ID law

    Voter rights advocates, in a federal complaint, allege serious flaws at the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles in the process for providing the photo IDs needed to vote in the state. As part of the voter ID law signed by Gov. Scott Walker, people are supposed to be able to request a free photo card from the DMV under certain circumstances. However, according to One Wisconsin Institute.... Read More
  • Milwaukee Brewers 2016 schedule

    Spring training season begins today. After a month of exhibition ball, the regular season opens in April. A look at the Milwaukee Brewers schedule: April 4 San Francisco, 2:10 p.m. April 5 San Francisco, 8:10 p.m. April 6 San Francisco, 1:40 p.m. April 8 Houston, 8:10 p.m. April 9 Houston, 7:10 p.m. April 10 Houston, 2:10 p.m. April 11 at St. Louis, 4:15 p.m. April 13 at St.... Read More
  • Obama: Deniers of economic gains aren’t telling the truth

    President Barack Obama in a recent speech in Florida rejected relentless Republican criticism of his economic leadership, saying his policies are paying off in “big tangible ways” and anyone who doesn’t acknowledge that is “not telling the truth.” With some of the remaining GOP presidential candidates accusing one another of lying, Obama stopped short of accusing them of doing the sam.... Read More