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Hispanic Woman Attend White House Hispanic Heritage Event

Carla Echeveste, a member of the All of Us Research Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), is attending the Hispanic Heritage Month reception at the White House this afternoon. Echeveste was the 2017 Hispanic Woman of the Year – Wisconsin’s youngest Hispanic woman to hold this honor – and graduated from Alverno College and Alexander Hamilton High School in Milwaukee. While at Alverno College, she was elected as President for Hispanic Women of Alverno. Upon encountering her mother’s diagnosis with breast cancer, she transitioned into a pre-medicine and neuroscience curriculum and recently finished the Post-baccalaureate Premedical Studies Certificate Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in May 2017. Echeveste is highly involved in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEM+M) awareness. She is actively engaged in recruitment and retention efforts to advance minority participation in the fields of medicine and business. She has also pushed to increase preparedness of Hispanic studies to lead or start businesses. Echeveste has promoted higher education with an emphasis on STEM+M via the 2017 Student Educations Forum for parents and college students to get acquainted with established Hispanic professional and career paths. Besides her commitment to the medical community and volunteering her time…

Carla Echeveste, a member of the All of Us Research Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), is attending the Hispanic Heritage Month reception at the White House this afternoon. Echeveste was the 2017 Hispanic Woman of the Year – Wisconsin’s youngest Hispanic woman to hold this honor – and graduated from Alverno College and Alexander Hamilton High School in Milwaukee. While at Alverno College, she was elected as President for Hispanic Women of Alverno. Upon encountering her mother’s diagnosis with breast cancer, she transitioned into a pre-medicine and neuroscience curriculum and recently finished the Post-baccalaureate Premedical Studies Certificate Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in May 2017. Echeveste is highly involved in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEM+M) awareness. She is actively engaged in recruitment and retention efforts to advance minority participation in the fields of medicine and business. She has also pushed to increase preparedness of Hispanic studies to lead or start businesses. Echeveste has promoted higher education with an emphasis on STEM+M via the 2017 Student Educations Forum for parents and college students to get acquainted with established Hispanic professional and career paths. Besides her commitment to the medical community and volunteering her time…

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Packers Present Lupe Martinez With Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award

The Green Bay Packers recognized Lupe Martinez last Sunday at the Packers-Vikings game to honor him as the recipient of the annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. Prior to the game, Martinez was recognized on the field and received the award from the Packers. For 44 years, Martinez, who lives in Milwaukee, has served as President and CEO of United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS), a nonprofit advocacy organization that provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations. He works to advocate for farm workers, for employment, housing, education and other programs that help under-served communities. Under his leadership, UMOS, the largest Hispanic-managed nonprofit in the state, started the Latina Resource Center, the first and only center that provides bilingual, bicultural, domestic violence and sexual assault support services for Hispanic women. Martinez is the chairman of the National Farmworker Alliance, is on the board of Farmworker Justice, and is chairman of MAFO, a national partnership of farmworker and rural organizations. He’s also served on the board of the National Council of La Raza and as the interim chair of the Wisconsin Council on Migrant Labor. The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF)…

The Green Bay Packers recognized Lupe Martinez last Sunday at the Packers-Vikings game to honor him as the recipient of the annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. Prior to the game, Martinez was recognized on the field and received the award from the Packers. For 44 years, Martinez, who lives in Milwaukee, has served as President and CEO of United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS), a nonprofit advocacy organization that provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations. He works to advocate for farm workers, for employment, housing, education and other programs that help under-served communities. Under his leadership, UMOS, the largest Hispanic-managed nonprofit in the state, started the Latina Resource Center, the first and only center that provides bilingual, bicultural, domestic violence and sexual assault support services for Hispanic women. Martinez is the chairman of the National Farmworker Alliance, is on the board of Farmworker Justice, and is chairman of MAFO, a national partnership of farmworker and rural organizations. He’s also served on the board of the National Council of La Raza and as the interim chair of the Wisconsin Council on Migrant Labor. The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF)…

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Iowa County District Attorney Arrested For First Offense OWI

IOWA COUNTY, Wis. – The Iowa County District Attorney was arrested for operating while intoxicated, officials said. Officials made contact with Iowa County District Attorney Larry E. Nelson who they determined was driving while impaired. The OnStar alert had came after he accidentally pushed the button in his 2017 Mercedes Benz, according to a news release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Officials decided the investigation into Nelson was a conflict of interest and requested the Grant County’s Sheriff’s Office to get involved. Nelson was arrested by Grant County deputies for first offense operating while intoxicated, according to the release. He was transported for further testing and later released. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation.

IOWA COUNTY, Wis. – The Iowa County District Attorney was arrested for operating while intoxicated, officials said. Officials made contact with Iowa County District Attorney Larry E. Nelson who they determined was driving while impaired. The OnStar alert had came after he accidentally pushed the button in his 2017 Mercedes Benz, according to a news release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Officials decided the investigation into Nelson was a conflict of interest and requested the Grant County’s Sheriff’s Office to get involved. Nelson was arrested by Grant County deputies for first offense operating while intoxicated, according to the release. He was transported for further testing and later released. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation.

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Text Messages Show Health Officials Knew Lead Problems

Milwaukee – Text messages show former Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker was warned about the need for secrecy in the city’s lead program. Major mistakes had been made and Baker was told there would be serious consequences if the public found out. Published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and CBS 58 the text messages between the commissioner and M-H-D nursing director Tiffany Barta last September revealed they knew the agency had accidentally sent a lead-poisoned child from the hospital back to a home filled with lead hazards.  The information didn’t go public for four months. CBS 58 obtained hundreds of texts through an open records request. The texts date back to August 2017. Baker and Barta talk about what a mess the lead program is and how bad it will be for the department if gets out. On August 16, 2017 Barta texts Baker, “As an FYI, I will be submitting to you a plan for the restoration of the lead program, to also include lead and pregnancy.” She continues, “Additionally, I will provide a plan that Tasha [another health department employee] and I have worked on that will put MHD in a good light.  This plan can be used to…

Milwaukee – Text messages show former Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker was warned about the need for secrecy in the city’s lead program. Major mistakes had been made and Baker was told there would be serious consequences if the public found out. Published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and CBS 58 the text messages between the commissioner and M-H-D nursing director Tiffany Barta last September revealed they knew the agency had accidentally sent a lead-poisoned child from the hospital back to a home filled with lead hazards.  The information didn’t go public for four months. CBS 58 obtained hundreds of texts through an open records request. The texts date back to August 2017. Baker and Barta talk about what a mess the lead program is and how bad it will be for the department if gets out. On August 16, 2017 Barta texts Baker, “As an FYI, I will be submitting to you a plan for the restoration of the lead program, to also include lead and pregnancy.” She continues, “Additionally, I will provide a plan that Tasha [another health department employee] and I have worked on that will put MHD in a good light.  This plan can be used to…

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Federal Grant to Assist Milwaukee County Families with Stable Housing

MILWAUKEE – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Milwaukee County with funds to put 40 additional families in homes through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, County Executive Chris Abele announced today. “This award shows the power and success of connecting people with stable housing, rather than offering temporary solutions,” Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said. “It underscores how effective our Housing First approach is to both solving, and preventing, long-term homelessness in our community.” The competitively awarded grant was one of only four awarded to housing authorities in the state. The Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Housing Division will receive more than a quarter-million dollars annually to expand the Section 8 program, which is enough to cover 40 additional annual vouchers. As part of a County commitment to ending chronic homelessness, the Housing First model has cut overall homelessness by more than 40 percent since 2015. The vouchers made possible by this grant will assist individuals who are currently homeless, but do not necessarily meet the definition of being chronically homeless. “With these additional vouchers, we are first targeting those at greatest risk of homelessness on our Section 8 Housing…

MILWAUKEE – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Milwaukee County with funds to put 40 additional families in homes through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, County Executive Chris Abele announced today. “This award shows the power and success of connecting people with stable housing, rather than offering temporary solutions,” Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said. “It underscores how effective our Housing First approach is to both solving, and preventing, long-term homelessness in our community.” The competitively awarded grant was one of only four awarded to housing authorities in the state. The Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Housing Division will receive more than a quarter-million dollars annually to expand the Section 8 program, which is enough to cover 40 additional annual vouchers. As part of a County commitment to ending chronic homelessness, the Housing First model has cut overall homelessness by more than 40 percent since 2015. The vouchers made possible by this grant will assist individuals who are currently homeless, but do not necessarily meet the definition of being chronically homeless. “With these additional vouchers, we are first targeting those at greatest risk of homelessness on our Section 8 Housing…

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Save Lives

By Bryan Gibb, Ph.D. The world’s most frightening infections aren’t carried by plague-infested rats, rabid dogs, or chimps with Ebola. They’re transmitted by “superbugs” — disease-causing bacteria that can’t be killed by antibiotics. This year, superbugs will kill about 700,000 people, including 23,000 Americans. That toll surge in the coming years as ever-evolving bacteria develop resistance to more antibiotics. By 2050, superbugs could kill 10 million people annually. We can avert this grim future. “Bacteriophages” — viruses that infect only bacteria — can destroy antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The U.S. government, however, isn’t doing enough to facilitate the development of these viruses. That needs to change. Antibiotics don’t work as well as they used to. From 2012 to 2014, the share of bacterial infections resistant to antibiotics rose from 5 percent to 11 percent. Why? For years, doctors doled out antibiotics willy-nilly. Today, up to half of all prescribed antibiotics are unnecessary or used ineffectively. Whenever antibiotics are used, some mutant bacteria survive. But the more an antibiotic is used, the more rapidly bacteria become resistant, reducing the effectiveness of the drug. New treatments for superbugs are needed, but there have been no major novel antibiotic developments since the 1960s. That’s largely…

By Bryan Gibb, Ph.D. The world’s most frightening infections aren’t carried by plague-infested rats, rabid dogs, or chimps with Ebola. They’re transmitted by “superbugs” — disease-causing bacteria that can’t be killed by antibiotics. This year, superbugs will kill about 700,000 people, including 23,000 Americans. That toll surge in the coming years as ever-evolving bacteria develop resistance to more antibiotics. By 2050, superbugs could kill 10 million people annually. We can avert this grim future. “Bacteriophages” — viruses that infect only bacteria — can destroy antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The U.S. government, however, isn’t doing enough to facilitate the development of these viruses. That needs to change. Antibiotics don’t work as well as they used to. From 2012 to 2014, the share of bacterial infections resistant to antibiotics rose from 5 percent to 11 percent. Why? For years, doctors doled out antibiotics willy-nilly. Today, up to half of all prescribed antibiotics are unnecessary or used ineffectively. Whenever antibiotics are used, some mutant bacteria survive. But the more an antibiotic is used, the more rapidly bacteria become resistant, reducing the effectiveness of the drug. New treatments for superbugs are needed, but there have been no major novel antibiotic developments since the 1960s. That’s largely…

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Milwaukee Has New Health Commissioner

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Common Council confirmed Mayor Barrett’s pick for health commissioner. Dr. Jeanette Kowalik was voted in by a 14-0 vote. Born and raised in Milwaukee, she’s leaving her post as an associate director for a health program in D.C. to assume this new role. Alderman Bob Donovan said although Dr. Kowalik has a great deal of work ahead, he hopes for a smooth transition. Dr. Kowalik will replace former Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker. Baker left the health department in January after problems with the city’s lead abatement program. “I can’t even describe how I feel other than that I’m holding it in. I want to just cry tears of joy, but it’s a wonderful moment of my life that I’m able to come home to serve,” Dr. Kowalik said.

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Common Council confirmed Mayor Barrett’s pick for health commissioner. Dr. Jeanette Kowalik was voted in by a 14-0 vote. Born and raised in Milwaukee, she’s leaving her post as an associate director for a health program in D.C. to assume this new role. Alderman Bob Donovan said although Dr. Kowalik has a great deal of work ahead, he hopes for a smooth transition. Dr. Kowalik will replace former Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker. Baker left the health department in January after problems with the city’s lead abatement program. “I can’t even describe how I feel other than that I’m holding it in. I want to just cry tears of joy, but it’s a wonderful moment of my life that I’m able to come home to serve,” Dr. Kowalik said.

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Volunteers Needed for Annual Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

MILWAUKEE – The 38th annual Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon (MLM), held annually on the first Sunday in October, is seeking more than 2,000 volunteers to assist in a variety of areas during race weekend, Fri., Oct. 5 – Sun., Oct. 7. The race will take place Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Grafton High School, 1950 Washington St., concluding at Veterans Park. On Oct. 5, workers are needed to complete load/unload and merchandise set-up for the MLM Expo on Oct. 6.Held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Ballroom, 200 E. Kenwood Blvd. in Milwaukee from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., the expo is free and open to the public. Participants will pick up their bib/shirt and have an opportunity to meet local and national vendors offering merchandise such as shoes, apparel, and nutrition, plus there will be speakers making presentations throughout the day. At the MLM Expo, workers are needed to assist with merchandise sales, race bib and shirt distribution, and helping attendees prepare “cheer signs” for use during the race to encourage family and friends competing in the marathon. Volunteers are also needed on Oct. 6 to put course directional and informational signage in place as well as…

MILWAUKEE – The 38th annual Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon (MLM), held annually on the first Sunday in October, is seeking more than 2,000 volunteers to assist in a variety of areas during race weekend, Fri., Oct. 5 – Sun., Oct. 7. The race will take place Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Grafton High School, 1950 Washington St., concluding at Veterans Park. On Oct. 5, workers are needed to complete load/unload and merchandise set-up for the MLM Expo on Oct. 6.Held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Ballroom, 200 E. Kenwood Blvd. in Milwaukee from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., the expo is free and open to the public. Participants will pick up their bib/shirt and have an opportunity to meet local and national vendors offering merchandise such as shoes, apparel, and nutrition, plus there will be speakers making presentations throughout the day. At the MLM Expo, workers are needed to assist with merchandise sales, race bib and shirt distribution, and helping attendees prepare “cheer signs” for use during the race to encourage family and friends competing in the marathon. Volunteers are also needed on Oct. 6 to put course directional and informational signage in place as well as…

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin Comes Out Against Supreme Court Nominee

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin released a statement posted to Facebook that she doesn’t believe President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court is right for the country or Wisconsin. “After reviewing this nominee’s record, I know why powerful special interests in Washington selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh to work on the Supreme Court for them, not the people of Wisconsin,” she said in the statement. “The people of Wisconsin need a fair, impartial and independent Supreme Court Justice who will stand up for them, not for powerful special interests. I don’t have confidence that Judge Kavanaugh would be that justice.” While Baldwin’s decision to vote against Kavanaugh isn’t a surprise, her statement is noteworthy because she is the second Democrat up for re-election this year from a state President Donald Trump won in the 2016 election to come out against the Supreme Court nominee. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania was the first senator from a red state to come out against the nominee, even before Trump announced who it would be.

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin released a statement posted to Facebook that she doesn’t believe President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court is right for the country or Wisconsin. “After reviewing this nominee’s record, I know why powerful special interests in Washington selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh to work on the Supreme Court for them, not the people of Wisconsin,” she said in the statement. “The people of Wisconsin need a fair, impartial and independent Supreme Court Justice who will stand up for them, not for powerful special interests. I don’t have confidence that Judge Kavanaugh would be that justice.” While Baldwin’s decision to vote against Kavanaugh isn’t a surprise, her statement is noteworthy because she is the second Democrat up for re-election this year from a state President Donald Trump won in the 2016 election to come out against the Supreme Court nominee. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania was the first senator from a red state to come out against the nominee, even before Trump announced who it would be.

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President And CEO Of The Museum Resigns

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Public Museum Board of Directors announced that Dennis Kois, President and CEO of the Museum, is resigning. “We want to thank Dennis for his leadership during the last four years during an incredibly important period for the Milwaukee Public Museum,” said Thad Nation, Board member and co-chair of the Museum’s Strategic Planning Core Committee. “Thanks to Dennis, the strengthened leadership team and the Board, the Museum is financially secure and well positioned to continue our efforts to build our future home to serve the community for decades to come.” According to the Board, the reason for the resignation is personal. Nation tells CBS 58 that there was a rumor of an affair between Kois and a subordinate at the Museum. The Board took the rumor very seriously. Kois denied the affair and submitted his resignation at the end of a Board Meeting Tuesday night. The MPM Board of Directors will now initiate a nationwide search for the next President of the Museum. Dr. Ellen Censky, Senior V.P. and Academic Dean for MPM, will assume the role of acting President and CEO during the search process.

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Public Museum Board of Directors announced that Dennis Kois, President and CEO of the Museum, is resigning. “We want to thank Dennis for his leadership during the last four years during an incredibly important period for the Milwaukee Public Museum,” said Thad Nation, Board member and co-chair of the Museum’s Strategic Planning Core Committee. “Thanks to Dennis, the strengthened leadership team and the Board, the Museum is financially secure and well positioned to continue our efforts to build our future home to serve the community for decades to come.” According to the Board, the reason for the resignation is personal. Nation tells CBS 58 that there was a rumor of an affair between Kois and a subordinate at the Museum. The Board took the rumor very seriously. Kois denied the affair and submitted his resignation at the end of a Board Meeting Tuesday night. The MPM Board of Directors will now initiate a nationwide search for the next President of the Museum. Dr. Ellen Censky, Senior V.P. and Academic Dean for MPM, will assume the role of acting President and CEO during the search process.

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Puerto Rico Aumenta Registro Oficial De Muertes Por El Huracán María A 2.975

Puerto Rico elevó oficialmente la cifra de muertes registradas tras el huracán María, que asoló la isla el año pasado, de 64 a casi 3.000, luego de que se diera a conocer un estudio que se llevó a cabo por orden del gobernador Ricardo Rosselló. Este elevado número de muertes convierte oficialmente al huracán María en una de las tormentas más letales en la historia de Estados Unidos. Rosselló reconoció esta cifra el martes. El gobernador Rosselló expresó: “También voy a anunciar que, a pesar de que se trata de un [número] estimado, vamos a cambiar oficialmente, o de hecho vamos a ponerle un número oficial a la lista de muertes. La cifra de 2.975 será el estimado oficial de las muertes causadas por las consecuencias del huracán María”. Hasta el momento, el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, no ha emitido respuesta a la divulgación de la nueva cifra oficial de muertes, que es 46 veces mayor que el conteo inicial. En octubre del año pasado, durante una visita a Puerto Rico, Trump se había jactado del bajo recuento oficial de muertes. Presidente Donald Trump: “Si vemos una catástrofe verdadera, como la de Katrina, y vemos los cientos y…

Puerto Rico elevó oficialmente la cifra de muertes registradas tras el huracán María, que asoló la isla el año pasado, de 64 a casi 3.000, luego de que se diera a conocer un estudio que se llevó a cabo por orden del gobernador Ricardo Rosselló. Este elevado número de muertes convierte oficialmente al huracán María en una de las tormentas más letales en la historia de Estados Unidos. Rosselló reconoció esta cifra el martes. El gobernador Rosselló expresó: “También voy a anunciar que, a pesar de que se trata de un [número] estimado, vamos a cambiar oficialmente, o de hecho vamos a ponerle un número oficial a la lista de muertes. La cifra de 2.975 será el estimado oficial de las muertes causadas por las consecuencias del huracán María”. Hasta el momento, el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, no ha emitido respuesta a la divulgación de la nueva cifra oficial de muertes, que es 46 veces mayor que el conteo inicial. En octubre del año pasado, durante una visita a Puerto Rico, Trump se había jactado del bajo recuento oficial de muertes. Presidente Donald Trump: “Si vemos una catástrofe verdadera, como la de Katrina, y vemos los cientos y…

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Summer Fun in Milwaukee

As vacations come to an end, area residents and visitors are encouraged to squeeze in some summer fun in the Milwaukee County Parks. Activities over the Labor Day Weekend range from zipping down the slides at the waterparks to taking post-worthy photos at the Botanical Gardens’ Trial Garden or completing the tour of the Traveling Beer Garden. Socializing at the Beer Gardens – throughout the Holiday Weekend Juneau Park, 900 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee Currie Park, 3535 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa The Parks Traveling Beer Gardens will be serving up Gemütlichkeit—good friends, good beer, and good times—on this final weekend of the regular tour. Beers are served in souvenir glass pints and steins, which can be refilled at a discount. Guests can also bring their own mug or stein for a discounted brew. Last call is at 9 p.m. Traveling Beer Gardens will open Friday at 5 p.m., and the weekend and holiday at 11 a.m., with live music Friday and Saturday from 5–8 p.m. Food and snacks are available for purchase. For details on any of the Milwaukee County beer gardens, visit mkebeergardens.com. Swimming at the Waterparks – throughout the Holiday Weekend Cool Waters Family Aquatic Park in Greenfield…

As vacations come to an end, area residents and visitors are encouraged to squeeze in some summer fun in the Milwaukee County Parks. Activities over the Labor Day Weekend range from zipping down the slides at the waterparks to taking post-worthy photos at the Botanical Gardens’ Trial Garden or completing the tour of the Traveling Beer Garden. Socializing at the Beer Gardens – throughout the Holiday Weekend Juneau Park, 900 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee Currie Park, 3535 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa The Parks Traveling Beer Gardens will be serving up Gemütlichkeit—good friends, good beer, and good times—on this final weekend of the regular tour. Beers are served in souvenir glass pints and steins, which can be refilled at a discount. Guests can also bring their own mug or stein for a discounted brew. Last call is at 9 p.m. Traveling Beer Gardens will open Friday at 5 p.m., and the weekend and holiday at 11 a.m., with live music Friday and Saturday from 5–8 p.m. Food and snacks are available for purchase. For details on any of the Milwaukee County beer gardens, visit mkebeergardens.com. Swimming at the Waterparks – throughout the Holiday Weekend Cool Waters Family Aquatic Park in Greenfield…

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Acting Sheriff Schmidt To Notify ICE When Person of Interest About To Be Released

Milwaukee, WI — The Milwaukee County Sheriff  announced that his department will no longer be honoring Immigration and Customs Enforcmeent (ICE) detainer requests. Sheriff Schmidt will instead enact a policy in which his department will notify ICE that the department is about to release an individual from custody that ICE has targeted for deportation. The notification will be done even in the absence of a judge’s warrant. Immigration groups point out that the new policy continues the practice of allowing for ICE to   arrest the person for deportation and separation from their family. “This new policy games the system by continuing collaboration with ICE in the separation of families,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera. “We call on Acting Sheriff Schmidt to amend this policy to not share information with ICE in absence of a judge’s warrant”, said Neumann Ortiz.

Milwaukee, WI — The Milwaukee County Sheriff  announced that his department will no longer be honoring Immigration and Customs Enforcmeent (ICE) detainer requests. Sheriff Schmidt will instead enact a policy in which his department will notify ICE that the department is about to release an individual from custody that ICE has targeted for deportation. The notification will be done even in the absence of a judge’s warrant. Immigration groups point out that the new policy continues the practice of allowing for ICE to   arrest the person for deportation and separation from their family. “This new policy games the system by continuing collaboration with ICE in the separation of families,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera. “We call on Acting Sheriff Schmidt to amend this policy to not share information with ICE in absence of a judge’s warrant”, said Neumann Ortiz.

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Dane County In State Of Emergency

Dane County officials declared a state of emergency this week after rain broke a state record for heaviest amount to fall in a 24-hour period, according to Dane County Emergency Management. The National Weather Service estimates that as much as 13 inches of rain has fallen in parts of western Dane County in a 24-hour period. The official state record for rainfall in a 24-hour period is 11.72 inches of rain, which occurred northeast of Mellen in northern Wisconsin on June 24, 1946. Wisconsin and Dane County officials will be conducting aerial surveillance over flood damaged areas, according to a state officials. Officials are asking amateur drone operators to avoid flying in flooded areas while the assessment is being conducted. Dane County officials declared a slow, no wake restriction on Lakes Mendota, Monona and Waubesa after rises levels rose significantly overnight. Black Earth Creek is flooding and has hit a new record high flood stage, officials said. Evacuations along the creek are underway in Black Earth, Cross Plains and Mazomanie, according to  local officials.

Dane County officials declared a state of emergency this week after rain broke a state record for heaviest amount to fall in a 24-hour period, according to Dane County Emergency Management. The National Weather Service estimates that as much as 13 inches of rain has fallen in parts of western Dane County in a 24-hour period. The official state record for rainfall in a 24-hour period is 11.72 inches of rain, which occurred northeast of Mellen in northern Wisconsin on June 24, 1946. Wisconsin and Dane County officials will be conducting aerial surveillance over flood damaged areas, according to a state officials. Officials are asking amateur drone operators to avoid flying in flooded areas while the assessment is being conducted. Dane County officials declared a slow, no wake restriction on Lakes Mendota, Monona and Waubesa after rises levels rose significantly overnight. Black Earth Creek is flooding and has hit a new record high flood stage, officials said. Evacuations along the creek are underway in Black Earth, Cross Plains and Mazomanie, according to  local officials.

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Bustos Media Introduces “La Zeta”

Milwaukee – La Z 93.7 FM hit the airwaves in Milwaukee with its high energy music intensive Spanish Hits based format with a wide variety and unique blend of music combining Regional Mexican and Spanish Adult Contemporary Gold Hits of the last decade combined with carefully selected current hits of today. The station transmits from the historic Hilton City Center Hotel tower in downtown Milwaukee and booms right into the high density Hispanic Community in the Southside of town. “This is a Hits based format with a very unique blend and mix of music that captures the critical mass of Hispanics with Mexican Regional but also provides a good mix and flavor to Adult Contemporary, Pop and the ever so popular top trap/reggeton artists. Now La Z 93.7 FM (W229CQ & WDDW-HD2) in combination with our heritage station in the market La Gran D 104.7 FM (WDDW) provide a powerful combination for our advertisers to reach a wide stretch of the high growth Wisconsin Hispanic market like never before, commented John Bustos, President of Bustos Media of Wisconsin. BRONCO a legendary band christened the new station at their event at the Eagles Ballroom with a cake cutting and champagne popping…

Milwaukee – La Z 93.7 FM hit the airwaves in Milwaukee with its high energy music intensive Spanish Hits based format with a wide variety and unique blend of music combining Regional Mexican and Spanish Adult Contemporary Gold Hits of the last decade combined with carefully selected current hits of today. The station transmits from the historic Hilton City Center Hotel tower in downtown Milwaukee and booms right into the high density Hispanic Community in the Southside of town. “This is a Hits based format with a very unique blend and mix of music that captures the critical mass of Hispanics with Mexican Regional but also provides a good mix and flavor to Adult Contemporary, Pop and the ever so popular top trap/reggeton artists. Now La Z 93.7 FM (W229CQ & WDDW-HD2) in combination with our heritage station in the market La Gran D 104.7 FM (WDDW) provide a powerful combination for our advertisers to reach a wide stretch of the high growth Wisconsin Hispanic market like never before, commented John Bustos, President of Bustos Media of Wisconsin. BRONCO a legendary band christened the new station at their event at the Eagles Ballroom with a cake cutting and champagne popping…

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Earnell Lucas Wins; Will Be Next Milwaukee Co. Sheriff

MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt faced Earnell Lucas, former police captain and current Major League Baseball executive and Robert Ostrowski, a sheriff’s deputy in the race to replace former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. Lucas defeated Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt by a solid margin Tuesday after a race featuring surrogate groups that pumped out messages and spent money on behalf of both campaigns. Lucas received over 55%% of the vote.

MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt faced Earnell Lucas, former police captain and current Major League Baseball executive and Robert Ostrowski, a sheriff’s deputy in the race to replace former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. Lucas defeated Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt by a solid margin Tuesday after a race featuring surrogate groups that pumped out messages and spent money on behalf of both campaigns. Lucas received over 55%% of the vote.

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Trump Calls Omarosa “Crazed” and a “Dog”

President Trump has publicly attacked former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman. In a racist and sexist tweet, he wrote, “When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!” Up until her firing, Omarosa was the only African American to serve in a senior role at the White House. In her new book, she describes the president as “racist” and claims he has used the “N-word” repeatedly. President Trump has denied using the N-word. But CBS News has published an audio recording that appears to show White House aides discussing the potential fallout from the release of audio of Trump using the racial slur. This is a clip of the audio in which Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson is speaking. Listen carefully. Katrina Pierson: “I’m trying to find out at least what context it was used in to help us maybe try to figure out a way to spin it. He said it. No, he said it. He’s embarrassed.” On Tuesday, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she could not guarantee that there isn’t…

President Trump has publicly attacked former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman. In a racist and sexist tweet, he wrote, “When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!” Up until her firing, Omarosa was the only African American to serve in a senior role at the White House. In her new book, she describes the president as “racist” and claims he has used the “N-word” repeatedly. President Trump has denied using the N-word. But CBS News has published an audio recording that appears to show White House aides discussing the potential fallout from the release of audio of Trump using the racial slur. This is a clip of the audio in which Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson is speaking. Listen carefully. Katrina Pierson: “I’m trying to find out at least what context it was used in to help us maybe try to figure out a way to spin it. He said it. No, he said it. He’s embarrassed.” On Tuesday, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she could not guarantee that there isn’t…

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Trial Underway In Road Rage Stabbing Incident

A jury trial is underway for a Kenosha man accused of stabbing another driver during a road rage incident, but the jury will not hear about the alleged marijuana growing operation police found in his house during their investigation. Mark Carver, 53, was charged in April with first-degree reckless injury, maintaining a drug trafficking place and manufacture-delivery of THC. Prior to his trial, Judge Bruce Schroeder ruled in favor of a defense motion to sever the stabbing case from the drug prosecution, saying that the two cases were largely unrelated and that trying them together would be prejudicial to Carver. According to the court record, Carver’s attorney and prosecutors have come to a plea agreement on the drug charges, with Carver expected to plead guilty to maintaining a drug trafficking place while the manufacture-delivery charge will be dropped. The trial related to the stabbing began Tuesday. Carver’s attorney is not disputing that his client stabbed Dequane Price, a 21-year-old Kenosha man on April 2. But he is arguing that Carver stabbed the younger man in self-defense after the two exchanged insults over a driving dispute. The prosecution alleges that Carver became enraged after honking at Price because he had not…

A jury trial is underway for a Kenosha man accused of stabbing another driver during a road rage incident, but the jury will not hear about the alleged marijuana growing operation police found in his house during their investigation. Mark Carver, 53, was charged in April with first-degree reckless injury, maintaining a drug trafficking place and manufacture-delivery of THC. Prior to his trial, Judge Bruce Schroeder ruled in favor of a defense motion to sever the stabbing case from the drug prosecution, saying that the two cases were largely unrelated and that trying them together would be prejudicial to Carver. According to the court record, Carver’s attorney and prosecutors have come to a plea agreement on the drug charges, with Carver expected to plead guilty to maintaining a drug trafficking place while the manufacture-delivery charge will be dropped. The trial related to the stabbing began Tuesday. Carver’s attorney is not disputing that his client stabbed Dequane Price, a 21-year-old Kenosha man on April 2. But he is arguing that Carver stabbed the younger man in self-defense after the two exchanged insults over a driving dispute. The prosecution alleges that Carver became enraged after honking at Price because he had not…

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