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Judge’s ruling forces Black Spruce to tear down long vacant Northridge Mall

A judge on Wednesday ordered the owner of the long-dilapidated Northridge Mall to tear the property down, siding with Milwaukee officials who had called for the former shopping center to be razed more than a year ago. The mall has largely sat abandoned on Milwaukee’s northwest side since being closed in 2003. For years, a Chinese investment group called U.S. ...

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Milwaukee attorney defends police in NBA player’s arrest

The Milwaukee city attorney said police officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on the Bucks player Sterling Brown during his arrest over a parking violation in January — in direct contradiction of the police chief and mayor, who condemned the officers' actions.

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Milwaukee Red Cross policy spurs discrimination allegations

The American Red Cross of Wisconsin is facing accusations of racism and favoritism for the wealthy because of a new policy in Milwaukee that forces predominantly black and Latino fire victims from low-income areas to travel to receive the organization's volunteer assistance.

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Bill voiding Milwaukee sick leave law passes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bill that does away with Milwaukee’s ordinance requiring employers to provide workers with paid sick leave has passed the Legislature and now heads to Gov. Scott Walker, who says he’s likely to sign it. The Assembly passed it 59-35 Tuesday. It previously cleared the Senate. The bill comes after a state appeals court upheld the ...

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