Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s Doors are Open: Abortion is Legal Today but our Legislature Must Act Now

Wisconsin – In response to media reports that the Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) reminded people that: Abortion is still legal in Wisconsin and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s doors are open. This draft decision is a wakeup call that the Court may soon formally announce […]

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New FlexRide Service Areas Drive More Access to Jobs for Thousands of Milwaukeeans Street-Corner Pickups Now Available in Large Parts of the North and Northwest Sides

MILWAUKEE – New service areas for FlexRide Milwaukee will mean improved access to jobs for people in large portions of Milwaukee’s North and Northwest sides. FlexRide leaders announced the enhancements a little over a month after the official launch of the on-demand, microtransit service. Previously, FlexRide riders were limited to requesting rides to jobs or […]

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EATING HEALTHY WITH FOODSHARE H U N G E R TAS K FO RC E I S M I LWAU K E E ’S O N LY FREE & LOCAL FOOD BANK

FoodShare benefits (or SNAP) can be a helpful resource to provide healthy food for your household, especially when you combine your benefits with other programs like WIC, Stockbox or food from a local pantry. FoodShare clients can use benefits to purchase a wide variety of healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains and dairy. You […]

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Wisconsin DMV online driver license renewals hits 200,000 milestone

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) online driver license renewal option hit a milestone. Just over 200,000 drivers have renewed their driver license online since the online renewal pilot program launched in May 2020. “Throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, DMV has stepped up to offer customers safer, more convenient online options,” […]

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Kohl’s Responds to Reaffirms Commitment to Maximize Value for All Shareholders

Kohl’s Corporation today issued the following statement regarding Macellum Advisors GP, LLC’s (“Macellum”) announcement of its nomination of directors for election to the Kohl’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) at the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “2022 Annual Meeting”): Kohl’s believes Macellum’s effort to take control of the Board is unjustified and counterproductive. […]

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EPA Announces $42 Million WIFIA Loan to Reduce Flooding in Underserved Communities in Milwaukee

WASHINGTON— Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $42 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan to Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. This investment will help fund the Waterway Flood Management and Restoration Project and will expand stormwater management capacity and reduce flood risk in historically underserved communities. In the first year of […]

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Mayor Barrett Appoints Interim Commissioner of the Department of Public Works

MILWAUKEE—Mayor Tom Barrett announced today the appointment of Karen Dettmer to serve as the Interim Commissioner of the Department of Public Works. The appointment was made in consultation with incoming Mayor Cavalier Johnson. Dettmer will succeed current Commissioner Jeff Polenske effective December 17 following his retirement from the department after nearly 31 years of service. […]

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WEDC: 40th annual MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards recognize outstanding diverse businesses

MILWAUKEE, WI. –On december 9th ,  Eight Wisconsin businesses received top honors in the 2021 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards competition, which recognizes outstanding businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans. Three individuals were also honored with distinguished awards for their work supporting and leading diverse businesses as part of MARKETPLACE’s 40th anniversary celebration. The awards […]

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Racine native serves aboard USS Essex

By Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Bryan Niegel, Navy Office of Community Outreach MILLINGTON, Tenn. – A Racine, Wisconsin, native is serving aboard USS Essex, a U.S. Navy Wasp class amphibious assault ship. Petty Officer 3rd Class Derek Pinnow is a 2016 J. I. Case High School graduate. Today, Pinnow serves as a hospital corpsman. […]

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Citizen Action of Wisconsin Celebrates House Vote on Build Back Better

In response to today’s passage of the Build Back Better Act by House Democrats this morning, Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, released the following statement: HouseSpeaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats, including Representatives Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan, and Ron Kind, deserve our thanks and recognition for the tremendous effort it took […]

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Gov. Evers, DWD Announce $20 Million in Workforce Advancement Initiative Grants

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers this week, together with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), announced $20 million in grant awards to 11 regions in Wisconsin to help more than 2,300 Wisconsinites as part of the much-anticipated Worker Advancement Initiative. The initiative, announced earlier this year and funded by the American Rescue Plan Act […]

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