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Dec 23, 2021

Milwaukee mayor sworn in as ambassador to Luxembourg (UPDATE)

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has officially resigned to become the next U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg.

Aug 25, 2021

Milwaukee mayor orders vaccinations for city employees

Milwaukee's mayor has ordered mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for city employees. Mayor Tom Barrett made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The requirement applies to general city employees as well as temporary employees and interns.

Aug 18, 2020

Milwaukee adding drop boxes to help protect absentee voting

Milwaukee plans to install more than a dozen secure drop boxes to make it easier for voters to drop off their absentee ballots before Election Day to combat a "full-scale attack on voting by mail," Mayor Tom Barrett told Wisconsin Democrats on Tuesday.

Jul 28, 2020

Wisconsin Democrats question federal agents’ Milwaukee role

A group of powerful Wisconsin Democrats peppered a federal prosecutor Tuesday with questions about his plan to deploy additional federal agents in Milwaukee, demanding to know if the agents would be used for crowd control and to protect federal property.

Jul 28, 2020

Democratic National Convention to require masks, distancing

Everyone attending the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee next month will have to wear a face mask, consent to daily testing for COVID-19, fill out questionnaires and maintain their distance from others.

May 14, 2020

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 […]

Aug 27, 2018

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.

Jul 31, 2018

Milwaukee proposal seeks to impound electric scooters

Milwaukee officials approved an ordinance giving the city authority to impound electric scooters that residents have been renting from a Californian company since last month.

Mar 22, 2018

Milwaukee mayor raises concerns about deactivated voters

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett raised concerns Wednesday that as many as 32,000 voters in the city were mistakenly deactivated because of erroneous information but election officials say the number is much smaller.

Jan 3, 2018

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.

Sep 22, 2014

Justices consider removal of victims’ names from filings (UPDATE)

State Supreme Court justices had many questions Monday for the proponents of a measure to disallow the use of victims' names in certain appellate filings.

Jun 4, 2012

Trial for former Walker aide pushed back 3 months (UPDATE)

The trial date has been pushed back for a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who's charged with embezzlement.


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