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Foster Care Launches ‘Bring Them Home’ Campaign

RACINE — The Racine County Foster Care Program has launched a new campaign to help keep Racine County foster children in the community. The Bring Them Home campaign has two central goals: to recruit and license new foster homes in Racine County and bring back local children who were placed in homes outside the county. The campaign comes as the county has experienced a foster care crisis, seeing both a rise in the number of children placed in foster care and a decline in local foster homes. Keeping foster children in the community allows siblings to stay together and potentially shorten the length of time children are in out-of-home care, officials say. Siblings being separated from each other deepens the trauma facing foster children, who already are forced away from their family home. “If we bring them home, settling into a foster placement is less traumatic. If we bring them home, the likelihood of sibling groups remaining together is increased. If we bring them home, their emotional and mental well being is more stable,” said Marie Hargrove, Racine County foster care recruitment and retention specialist. “If we bring them home, children are more likely to be reunified with their birth…

RACINE — The Racine County Foster Care Program has launched a new campaign to help keep Racine County foster children in the community. The Bring Them Home campaign has two central goals: to recruit and license new foster homes in Racine County and bring back local children who were placed in homes outside the county. The campaign comes as the county has experienced a foster care crisis, seeing both a rise in the number of children placed in foster care and a decline in local foster homes. Keeping foster children in the community allows siblings to stay together and potentially shorten the length of time children are in out-of-home care, officials say. Siblings being separated from each other deepens the trauma facing foster children, who already are forced away from their family home. “If we bring them home, settling into a foster placement is less traumatic. If we bring them home, the likelihood of sibling groups remaining together is increased. If we bring them home, their emotional and mental well being is more stable,” said Marie Hargrove, Racine County foster care recruitment and retention specialist. “If we bring them home, children are more likely to be reunified with their birth…

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MPD Sergeant Charged With OWI

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Police Department sergeant is accused of driving drunk and causing a wreck near 80th and Hampton in Milwaukee. Garett Strache faces the following criminal charges: Operating while intoxicated causing injury — second and subsequent offense Operating with prohibited alcohol concentration causing injury — second and subsequent offense This past January, he is accused of driving drunk and causing a crash so severe that the SUV he was driving flipped three times and pinned him upside down. According to the criminal complaint, the wreck tied to this case happened shortly after 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10. It involved Strache’s SUV and a Milwaukee Water Works truck. Milwaukee firefighters extracted Strache from his vehicle and took him to an ambulance. When police arrived on the scene and talked with Strache, the complaint indicates they “observed him to have a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath, slurred speech and his pupils were bouncing side to side.” Due to possible injuries, field sobriety tests were not able to be performed on the scene. However, officers say “the defendant was believed to be impaired.” The driver of the work truck was later diagnosed with a bulging disk as…

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Police Department sergeant is accused of driving drunk and causing a wreck near 80th and Hampton in Milwaukee. Garett Strache faces the following criminal charges: Operating while intoxicated causing injury — second and subsequent offense Operating with prohibited alcohol concentration causing injury — second and subsequent offense This past January, he is accused of driving drunk and causing a crash so severe that the SUV he was driving flipped three times and pinned him upside down. According to the criminal complaint, the wreck tied to this case happened shortly after 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10. It involved Strache’s SUV and a Milwaukee Water Works truck. Milwaukee firefighters extracted Strache from his vehicle and took him to an ambulance. When police arrived on the scene and talked with Strache, the complaint indicates they “observed him to have a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath, slurred speech and his pupils were bouncing side to side.” Due to possible injuries, field sobriety tests were not able to be performed on the scene. However, officers say “the defendant was believed to be impaired.” The driver of the work truck was later diagnosed with a bulging disk as…

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Fire Destroys Historic Trinity Church

MILWAUKEE — Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, the oldest Lutheran church in Milwaukee and the second-oldest Missouri Synod Congregation in Wisconsin, was reduced to a shell after being engulfed by flames Tuesday afternoon. Pastor Hunter Hofmann confirmed there was construction work being done on the roof of the church, near North 9th Street and West Highland Avenue, when fire broke out. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded by immigrants from Pomerania, Germany in 1847. Milwaukee firefighters were called to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church near the corner of West Highland Avenue and North 9th Street. The blaze quickly escalated to 2nd and 4th alarms, Assistant Milwaukee Fire Chief Brian Smith said. About 85 firefighters were called to battle the blaze, and though no damage estimates were available the fire was large enough to damage the building’s structural integrity, Smith said. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but it broke out as workers on scaffolding were performing maintenance on the building. There were no injuries. The Victorian Gothic church, stood near the Pabst Brewery complex, was built in 1878 and is one of the oldest in the city. It is a state and Milwaukee landmark and is listed on the…

MILWAUKEE — Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, the oldest Lutheran church in Milwaukee and the second-oldest Missouri Synod Congregation in Wisconsin, was reduced to a shell after being engulfed by flames Tuesday afternoon. Pastor Hunter Hofmann confirmed there was construction work being done on the roof of the church, near North 9th Street and West Highland Avenue, when fire broke out. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded by immigrants from Pomerania, Germany in 1847. Milwaukee firefighters were called to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church near the corner of West Highland Avenue and North 9th Street. The blaze quickly escalated to 2nd and 4th alarms, Assistant Milwaukee Fire Chief Brian Smith said. About 85 firefighters were called to battle the blaze, and though no damage estimates were available the fire was large enough to damage the building’s structural integrity, Smith said. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but it broke out as workers on scaffolding were performing maintenance on the building. There were no injuries. The Victorian Gothic church, stood near the Pabst Brewery complex, was built in 1878 and is one of the oldest in the city. It is a state and Milwaukee landmark and is listed on the…

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Brown-Martin to Lead Transportation

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has appointed Donna Brown-Martin to head the County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), the County announced today. A 25-year veteran of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the State of Wisconsin, Brown-Martin will bring extensive public service experience as the MCDOT director, including a broad background covering administration, planning and service throughout her career. “Donna Brown-Martin has a wealth of expertise in all aspects of transportation planning and services, and I am excited for what she’ll bring to the table in leading our Department of Transportation,” said Abele. “She understands the challenges of the job, but also has a substantial capacity to help us transform our already strong transportation systems into national models. “Donna will be able to foster connections, not just between services like transit and the airport, but also among our entire County government and its people. At the same time, she has the ability to look forward in pursuit of innovative goals, such as the Bus Rapid Transit project. Her commitment to public service is undeniable, and I’m thrilled to have her on board,” he added. Most recently, Brown-Martin served as director of the Bureau of Planning and Economic Development…

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has appointed Donna Brown-Martin to head the County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), the County announced today. A 25-year veteran of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the State of Wisconsin, Brown-Martin will bring extensive public service experience as the MCDOT director, including a broad background covering administration, planning and service throughout her career. “Donna Brown-Martin has a wealth of expertise in all aspects of transportation planning and services, and I am excited for what she’ll bring to the table in leading our Department of Transportation,” said Abele. “She understands the challenges of the job, but also has a substantial capacity to help us transform our already strong transportation systems into national models. “Donna will be able to foster connections, not just between services like transit and the airport, but also among our entire County government and its people. At the same time, she has the ability to look forward in pursuit of innovative goals, such as the Bus Rapid Transit project. Her commitment to public service is undeniable, and I’m thrilled to have her on board,” he added. Most recently, Brown-Martin served as director of the Bureau of Planning and Economic Development…

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Kenosha Father Pleads For Case To Reopen

KENOSHA – Kenosha’s City Council heard from the father of Michael E. Bell, 21, who was slain by Kenosha law enforcement 14 years ago. Michael M. Bell was joined by a dozen picket sign-carrying protesters, pleaded to the Council to reopen an investigation into the fatal shooting of his son by Kenosha police. The City Council approved a $12,500 settlement for a federal lawsuit involving two Kenosha Police Department officers. Yolanda Santos-Adams, a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens as well as the Kenosha branch of the NAACP, spoke on behalf of the protesters. Santos-Adams said that “a new, fresh investigation” is what “this family deserves and that the community deserves that” as well. She spoke of her own family’s history of dealing with excessive police force that affected her father and her sons. Kenosha County District Attorney Mike Graveley and Mayor John Antaramian have steadfastly refused to reopen an investigation. The Bell matter was not on the Council’s agenda. So, aldermen took no action on it.

KENOSHA – Kenosha’s City Council heard from the father of Michael E. Bell, 21, who was slain by Kenosha law enforcement 14 years ago. Michael M. Bell was joined by a dozen picket sign-carrying protesters, pleaded to the Council to reopen an investigation into the fatal shooting of his son by Kenosha police. The City Council approved a $12,500 settlement for a federal lawsuit involving two Kenosha Police Department officers. Yolanda Santos-Adams, a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens as well as the Kenosha branch of the NAACP, spoke on behalf of the protesters. Santos-Adams said that “a new, fresh investigation” is what “this family deserves and that the community deserves that” as well. She spoke of her own family’s history of dealing with excessive police force that affected her father and her sons. Kenosha County District Attorney Mike Graveley and Mayor John Antaramian have steadfastly refused to reopen an investigation. The Bell matter was not on the Council’s agenda. So, aldermen took no action on it.

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Professors Receive $110,000 In Grants For The Arts

MILWAUKEE _ National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $2 million in Creativity Connects grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Among the grantees are two projects led by UW-Milwaukee faculty: Anne Basting, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow and professor of theatre in the Peck School of the Arts, and Mo Zell, associate dean of the School of Architecture & Urban Planning. “The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country,” Chu said. “Through the work of organizations such as the Peck School of the Arts and the School of Architecture & Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee, NEA funding invests in local communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are.” Student Artist in Residence (SAIR): Innovation in Aging Services. Basting’s $80,000 NEA grant will support the Student Artist in Residence (SAIR): Innovation in Aging Services program that she founded in 2015, hosted in partnership with Creative Trust MKE. SAIR gives UWM arts students time and space to learn a community and help it (and themselves) grow and change through art-making. Student residents embed within elder care communities across southeastern Wisconsin…

MILWAUKEE _ National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $2 million in Creativity Connects grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Among the grantees are two projects led by UW-Milwaukee faculty: Anne Basting, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow and professor of theatre in the Peck School of the Arts, and Mo Zell, associate dean of the School of Architecture & Urban Planning. “The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country,” Chu said. “Through the work of organizations such as the Peck School of the Arts and the School of Architecture & Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee, NEA funding invests in local communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are.” Student Artist in Residence (SAIR): Innovation in Aging Services. Basting’s $80,000 NEA grant will support the Student Artist in Residence (SAIR): Innovation in Aging Services program that she founded in 2015, hosted in partnership with Creative Trust MKE. SAIR gives UWM arts students time and space to learn a community and help it (and themselves) grow and change through art-making. Student residents embed within elder care communities across southeastern Wisconsin…

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May Day Marchers Converge on Waukesha

WAUKESHA — Thousands marched in solidarity on “A Day Without Latinos” on Tuesday, May 1 — marching with a message for the Waukesha County sheriff. A statement from Voces de la Frontera said more than 10,000 took part in the event statewide. Over 100 businesses closed during the time of the march, thousands of students affiliated with Voces’ student arm Youth Empowered in the Struggle at dozens of schools in Waukesha, Milwaukee, Racine, and elsewhere left class, and buses came to Waukesha from over 12 cities. Marchers rallied at Cutler Park in Waukesha before marching to the Waukesha County Courthouse, where speakers addressed the crowd. “I was a teacher at Waukesha North High School for 38 years,” said Diane Voit, representative at-large to the Waukesha Board of Education. “Students do not need the fear and anxiety that our current immigration policies add. That is not the learning environment in which you can become the best that you can be. They deserve better from our community – they deserve to feel safe. We urge Sheriff Severson, as a parent, to consider the fear of the children who don’t want to be separated from their parents. We urge him not to implement…

WAUKESHA — Thousands marched in solidarity on “A Day Without Latinos” on Tuesday, May 1 — marching with a message for the Waukesha County sheriff. A statement from Voces de la Frontera said more than 10,000 took part in the event statewide. Over 100 businesses closed during the time of the march, thousands of students affiliated with Voces’ student arm Youth Empowered in the Struggle at dozens of schools in Waukesha, Milwaukee, Racine, and elsewhere left class, and buses came to Waukesha from over 12 cities. Marchers rallied at Cutler Park in Waukesha before marching to the Waukesha County Courthouse, where speakers addressed the crowd. “I was a teacher at Waukesha North High School for 38 years,” said Diane Voit, representative at-large to the Waukesha Board of Education. “Students do not need the fear and anxiety that our current immigration policies add. That is not the learning environment in which you can become the best that you can be. They deserve better from our community – they deserve to feel safe. We urge Sheriff Severson, as a parent, to consider the fear of the children who don’t want to be separated from their parents. We urge him not to implement…

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Wisconsin’s Opioid Agenda Misses Health Insurance Parity

By Selahattin Kurter, MD & Robert Miranda Wisconsin has established itself as a proactive state in fighting opioid addiction. With Governor Walker’s initiatives, 30 pieces of legislation to fight the opioid crisis have been signed as part of the Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education (HOPE) Agenda. Such initiatives allow immunity for people contacting authorities to help someone suffering an overdose, the “Good Samaritan Law,” and developed the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).  Also, pharmacists can now dispense Naloxone, the medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, without requiring individual prescriptions. In January 2018, Wisconsin Medicaid increased reimbursement for outpatient mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Additionally, Governor Walker signed an executive order creating a commission to study the hub-and-spoke model, which integrates resource centers and community services for addiction treatment. Some of these initiatives appear to be working, as the number of prescribed opioids in Wisconsin have dropped more than 20 percent between 2015 to 2017. However, as a reflection of the urgent nature of this crisis, the rate of opioid overdoses has increased, doubling the past decade. The rates of heroin and synthetic opioid overdoses, such as fentanyl, have quadrupled since 2010 because of the…

By Selahattin Kurter, MD & Robert Miranda Wisconsin has established itself as a proactive state in fighting opioid addiction. With Governor Walker’s initiatives, 30 pieces of legislation to fight the opioid crisis have been signed as part of the Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education (HOPE) Agenda. Such initiatives allow immunity for people contacting authorities to help someone suffering an overdose, the “Good Samaritan Law,” and developed the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).  Also, pharmacists can now dispense Naloxone, the medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, without requiring individual prescriptions. In January 2018, Wisconsin Medicaid increased reimbursement for outpatient mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Additionally, Governor Walker signed an executive order creating a commission to study the hub-and-spoke model, which integrates resource centers and community services for addiction treatment. Some of these initiatives appear to be working, as the number of prescribed opioids in Wisconsin have dropped more than 20 percent between 2015 to 2017. However, as a reflection of the urgent nature of this crisis, the rate of opioid overdoses has increased, doubling the past decade. The rates of heroin and synthetic opioid overdoses, such as fentanyl, have quadrupled since 2010 because of the…

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Trump Contrata Al Abogado Que Representó A Bill Clinton

Washington. El presidente Donald Trump contrató el miércoles a un veterano abogado que representó al expresidente Bill Clinton durante su proceso de juicio político, indicio de que la Casa Blanca ha decidido adoptar un enfoque más agresivo sobre la investigación de la supuesta injerencia rusa en las elecciones. La Casa Blanca anunció la contratación del abogado Emmet Flood tras haber informado el retiro de Ty Cobb, quien durante meses ha coordinado las negociaciones con el fiscal especial Robert Mueller. Es la reorganización más reciente para un equipo jurídico que enfrenta incógnitas sobre cómo proteger al presidente de un daño tanto político como legal en la pesquisa de Mueller, la cual está cerca de cumplir un año. Cobb había estado discutiendo el asunto durante semanas y se retiraría al término de mayo, informó Sarah Huckabee Sanders, portavoz de la Casa Blanca. Agregó que Flood se uniría al personal de la Casa Blanca para “representar al presidente y al gobierno contra la cacería de brujas”. La sustitución de Cobb con Flood podría indicar una postura más agresiva hacia el equipo de Mueller, mientras los abogados de Trump ponderan si permiten que el presidente sea interrogado por el fiscal especial y se preparan…

Washington. El presidente Donald Trump contrató el miércoles a un veterano abogado que representó al expresidente Bill Clinton durante su proceso de juicio político, indicio de que la Casa Blanca ha decidido adoptar un enfoque más agresivo sobre la investigación de la supuesta injerencia rusa en las elecciones. La Casa Blanca anunció la contratación del abogado Emmet Flood tras haber informado el retiro de Ty Cobb, quien durante meses ha coordinado las negociaciones con el fiscal especial Robert Mueller. Es la reorganización más reciente para un equipo jurídico que enfrenta incógnitas sobre cómo proteger al presidente de un daño tanto político como legal en la pesquisa de Mueller, la cual está cerca de cumplir un año. Cobb había estado discutiendo el asunto durante semanas y se retiraría al término de mayo, informó Sarah Huckabee Sanders, portavoz de la Casa Blanca. Agregó que Flood se uniría al personal de la Casa Blanca para “representar al presidente y al gobierno contra la cacería de brujas”. La sustitución de Cobb con Flood podría indicar una postura más agresiva hacia el equipo de Mueller, mientras los abogados de Trump ponderan si permiten que el presidente sea interrogado por el fiscal especial y se preparan…

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Latin Star J Balvin To Bring ‘Vibras Tour’ To Wisconsin 

MILWAUKEE – Multi-platinum, award-winning Colombian superstar J Balvin will perform at the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC) on Thursday, Oct. 11, as part of his Vibras Tour Powered by Buchanan’s Whisky. This is the first announced Latin show at the WESC. Tickets for the show at Milwaukee’s newest world-class arena will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. “We are very excited to welcome one of Latin music’s biggest stars, J Balvin, to Milwaukee in October,” said WESC General Manager Raj Saha. “We also look forward to him winning awards this week at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.” J Balvin has had a phenomenal year from being one of the most-listened to global artists across YouTube and Spotify, to having back-to-back #1 singles with “Mi Gente” and “Machika.” As one of the music world’s most in-demand collaborators, Balvin has hit songs with Beyoncé, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Camila Cabello, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Liam Payne and many more – making the Vibras Tour Powered by Buchanan’s Whisky a can’t miss event for fans ready to hear all of their favorite songs live. Buchanan’s Whisky continues to be a proud supporter…

MILWAUKEE – Multi-platinum, award-winning Colombian superstar J Balvin will perform at the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC) on Thursday, Oct. 11, as part of his Vibras Tour Powered by Buchanan’s Whisky. This is the first announced Latin show at the WESC. Tickets for the show at Milwaukee’s newest world-class arena will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. “We are very excited to welcome one of Latin music’s biggest stars, J Balvin, to Milwaukee in October,” said WESC General Manager Raj Saha. “We also look forward to him winning awards this week at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.” J Balvin has had a phenomenal year from being one of the most-listened to global artists across YouTube and Spotify, to having back-to-back #1 singles with “Mi Gente” and “Machika.” As one of the music world’s most in-demand collaborators, Balvin has hit songs with Beyoncé, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Camila Cabello, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Liam Payne and many more – making the Vibras Tour Powered by Buchanan’s Whisky a can’t miss event for fans ready to hear all of their favorite songs live. Buchanan’s Whisky continues to be a proud supporter…

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Aurora Health Care Brings Nationally-Renown Expert And Author To Harborside Academy

When it comes to being sexually active, how much pressure do teenagers feel today, especially when you consider the music, the TV shows, and the movies he/she is exposed to? Even “Kid Friendly” TV is inundated with sexual innuendo nowadays. What about their friends and classmates? Are any of them sexually active? If so, what are they sharing with the teenagers you know? Today’s teenagers are facing more sexual pressures than you did at their age. With all the recent media cases revealing how often sexual activity and sexual assaults happen to middle school and high school students (especially at parties where alcohol is present), our communities and our schools must be much more pro-active with protecting our kids and students. Imagine if you had the power to stop one student from being raped this year. You do. On Thursday, April 26, at 8 a.m. (high school) and 10 a.m. (middle school) Harborside Academy is bringing the critically acclaimed program titled “Safer Choices: A Candid Look at Dating, Communication, Respect, & Sexual Assault” to our students. In this hard-hitting and interactive program, both males and females will discover the power of “Asking First”; how to “Be a Friend” when alcohol…

When it comes to being sexually active, how much pressure do teenagers feel today, especially when you consider the music, the TV shows, and the movies he/she is exposed to? Even “Kid Friendly” TV is inundated with sexual innuendo nowadays. What about their friends and classmates? Are any of them sexually active? If so, what are they sharing with the teenagers you know? Today’s teenagers are facing more sexual pressures than you did at their age. With all the recent media cases revealing how often sexual activity and sexual assaults happen to middle school and high school students (especially at parties where alcohol is present), our communities and our schools must be much more pro-active with protecting our kids and students. Imagine if you had the power to stop one student from being raped this year. You do. On Thursday, April 26, at 8 a.m. (high school) and 10 a.m. (middle school) Harborside Academy is bringing the critically acclaimed program titled “Safer Choices: A Candid Look at Dating, Communication, Respect, & Sexual Assault” to our students. In this hard-hitting and interactive program, both males and females will discover the power of “Asking First”; how to “Be a Friend” when alcohol…

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Nuevo Proyecto De Ley Ayudaría A Dreamers

MADISON – Legisladores demócratas introdujeron un nuevo proyecto de ley que ayudaría a Dreamers en Wisconsin a pagar sus estudios universitarios. Ante la fecha límite para algunos solicitantes de DACA, legisladores demócratas en Wisconsin presentaron una nueva medida, el proyecto de ley “Tuition Equity Bill.” Legisladores demócratas también hicieron un llamado al Presidente de la Cámara baja, Paul Ryan, y el Senador Ron Johnson pidiendo que apoyen legislación en Washington D.C. que les ofrezca un estatus legal a los casi 800,000 recipientes de DACA, en el país. Los legisladores demócratas quienes son la minoría en el Senado y la Cámara de Representantes de Wisconsin tendrán que buscar el apoyo de los republicanos.

MADISON – Legisladores demócratas introdujeron un nuevo proyecto de ley que ayudaría a Dreamers en Wisconsin a pagar sus estudios universitarios. Ante la fecha límite para algunos solicitantes de DACA, legisladores demócratas en Wisconsin presentaron una nueva medida, el proyecto de ley “Tuition Equity Bill.” Legisladores demócratas también hicieron un llamado al Presidente de la Cámara baja, Paul Ryan, y el Senador Ron Johnson pidiendo que apoyen legislación en Washington D.C. que les ofrezca un estatus legal a los casi 800,000 recipientes de DACA, en el país. Los legisladores demócratas quienes son la minoría en el Senado y la Cámara de Representantes de Wisconsin tendrán que buscar el apoyo de los republicanos.

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Former Principal Faces More Charges

A former Kenosha Unified School District principal accused of misconduct in public office is facing additional charges, now accused of using a school credit card for personal expenses. Cherise Easley, former principal of the Edward Bain School of Language and Arts-Creative Arts, received three additional counts of felony misconduct. Easley was initially charged in January for allegedly taking equipment from EBSOLA for her church and for the day care operated from her home. New charges allege that Easley used a district credit card to pay for personal expenses. Easley was initially charged in January with misconduct in public office. She allegedly took more than $1,000 worth of items from the school between June 2015 and October 2017 for her church, Milwaukee-based Urban Praise Ministries. The district placed Easley on administrative leave from her $110,232 job in October after seeking a police investigation into her use of district property. After KUSD administration stated they planned to fire Easley, she resigned effective Feb. 28.

A former Kenosha Unified School District principal accused of misconduct in public office is facing additional charges, now accused of using a school credit card for personal expenses. Cherise Easley, former principal of the Edward Bain School of Language and Arts-Creative Arts, received three additional counts of felony misconduct. Easley was initially charged in January for allegedly taking equipment from EBSOLA for her church and for the day care operated from her home. New charges allege that Easley used a district credit card to pay for personal expenses. Easley was initially charged in January with misconduct in public office. She allegedly took more than $1,000 worth of items from the school between June 2015 and October 2017 for her church, Milwaukee-based Urban Praise Ministries. The district placed Easley on administrative leave from her $110,232 job in October after seeking a police investigation into her use of district property. After KUSD administration stated they planned to fire Easley, she resigned effective Feb. 28.

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Vel Phillips, Civil Rights Pioneer Passes

MILWAUKEE — Vel Phillips, a civil rights pioneer who helped lead open housing marches in Milwaukee in the 1960s and was the first black person elected to a Wisconsin statewide office, has died. She was 94. Phillips died Tuesday while in hospice care at a Mequon hospital, said her son, Michael Phillips. Vel Phillips — whose full first name was Velvalea — blazed a trail for minorities and women as the first black woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin law school. She was also the first woman and first African-American elected to the Milwaukee Common Council, where she kept introducing an ordinance to outlaw housing discrimination every 90 days for seven years until it was finally adopted in 1968. After leaving the Common Council in 1971, she was appointed as the first female judge in Milwaukee County and first black judge in Wisconsin. In 1978, Phillips made history as the first woman and first minority elected Wisconsin Secretary of State, a job she held until 1983. Phillips’ social justice work is well known, but she left a less public legacy in the lessons she taught her children. Michael Phillips said his mother was a strong believer that character…

MILWAUKEE — Vel Phillips, a civil rights pioneer who helped lead open housing marches in Milwaukee in the 1960s and was the first black person elected to a Wisconsin statewide office, has died. She was 94. Phillips died Tuesday while in hospice care at a Mequon hospital, said her son, Michael Phillips. Vel Phillips — whose full first name was Velvalea — blazed a trail for minorities and women as the first black woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin law school. She was also the first woman and first African-American elected to the Milwaukee Common Council, where she kept introducing an ordinance to outlaw housing discrimination every 90 days for seven years until it was finally adopted in 1968. After leaving the Common Council in 1971, she was appointed as the first female judge in Milwaukee County and first black judge in Wisconsin. In 1978, Phillips made history as the first woman and first minority elected Wisconsin Secretary of State, a job she held until 1983. Phillips’ social justice work is well known, but she left a less public legacy in the lessons she taught her children. Michael Phillips said his mother was a strong believer that character…

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Mitos y Realidades Del Cuidado Dental

Cuando fue la ultima ves que fuiste al dentista? Sabias que tu sonrisa es un atributo muy especial. Y pues una buena sonrisa comienza con unos dientes saludables. Aparte las caries o infecciones de las encias son muy riesgosas. Hay una relación con la diabetes y las infecciones de la encias. Es extremadamente importante que se cuiden los dientes que ya si no tienen dinero para los procedimientos de una endodoncia y otros mas caros , hay que poner ese dinerito en la prevención. Hola, Soy Ruth Diaz para Azteca Wisconsin 38 y hoy vamos a conocer mas sobre el cuidado dental, los mitos y realidades. Acompáñenme! -Ruth: Nos encontramos en la oficina dental de la doctora De Rose. Me encuentro con la Dr. Maria DeRose Barnes. Eres la nieta de Dorothy DeRose, primera destista mujer graduada de la Universidad Northwestern y aparte la primera dentista pediatra mujer de Wisconsin. Eres hija de la destista Francesca DeRose, osea ya es la 3ra generación de dentistas ayudando a la comunidad aqui en Racine Wisconsin correcto? -Dr. Maria DeRose Barnes : Asi es mi Abuela Dorothy DeRose, mi mama Francesa y tambien mi hermana somos dentistas y estamos aqui para ayudar a…

Cuando fue la ultima ves que fuiste al dentista? Sabias que tu sonrisa es un atributo muy especial. Y pues una buena sonrisa comienza con unos dientes saludables. Aparte las caries o infecciones de las encias son muy riesgosas. Hay una relación con la diabetes y las infecciones de la encias. Es extremadamente importante que se cuiden los dientes que ya si no tienen dinero para los procedimientos de una endodoncia y otros mas caros , hay que poner ese dinerito en la prevención. Hola, Soy Ruth Diaz para Azteca Wisconsin 38 y hoy vamos a conocer mas sobre el cuidado dental, los mitos y realidades. Acompáñenme! -Ruth: Nos encontramos en la oficina dental de la doctora De Rose. Me encuentro con la Dr. Maria DeRose Barnes. Eres la nieta de Dorothy DeRose, primera destista mujer graduada de la Universidad Northwestern y aparte la primera dentista pediatra mujer de Wisconsin. Eres hija de la destista Francesca DeRose, osea ya es la 3ra generación de dentistas ayudando a la comunidad aqui en Racine Wisconsin correcto? -Dr. Maria DeRose Barnes : Asi es mi Abuela Dorothy DeRose, mi mama Francesa y tambien mi hermana somos dentistas y estamos aqui para ayudar a…

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Colorful Caladiums Brighten Shade Gardens All Season

By Melinda Myers Tuck them into the garden, pop some in a container or dress up a window box. Then water as needed, add a bit of fertilizer and wait for the color explosion. The showy heart-shaped leaves of caladiums come in combinations of pink, red, white and green. These heat-loving plants provide beautiful color all season long. Best of all, no deadheading is needed. Caladiums can be used to create a stunning garden almost anywhere around your home. These tropical beauties grow well in full to partial shade, and some varieties grow equally well in full sun. Choose varieties that will provide the color, size and look you want to achieve, and that match the light conditions in your yard. Compact caladiums, such as lime and dark pink Miss Muffet, grow about 12” tall and are perfect for lining a pathway, edging a flowerbed or dressing up a container. Florida Sweetheart’s bright, rose-pink leaves have ruffled green edges, and Gingerland has creamy white leaves that are decorated with splashes of green and red. All of these miniature varieties combine nicely with larger caladiums and elephant ears. Step up the color impact with caladium Red Flash. This full-size caladium grows…

By Melinda Myers Tuck them into the garden, pop some in a container or dress up a window box. Then water as needed, add a bit of fertilizer and wait for the color explosion. The showy heart-shaped leaves of caladiums come in combinations of pink, red, white and green. These heat-loving plants provide beautiful color all season long. Best of all, no deadheading is needed. Caladiums can be used to create a stunning garden almost anywhere around your home. These tropical beauties grow well in full to partial shade, and some varieties grow equally well in full sun. Choose varieties that will provide the color, size and look you want to achieve, and that match the light conditions in your yard. Compact caladiums, such as lime and dark pink Miss Muffet, grow about 12” tall and are perfect for lining a pathway, edging a flowerbed or dressing up a container. Florida Sweetheart’s bright, rose-pink leaves have ruffled green edges, and Gingerland has creamy white leaves that are decorated with splashes of green and red. All of these miniature varieties combine nicely with larger caladiums and elephant ears. Step up the color impact with caladium Red Flash. This full-size caladium grows…

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Speaker Paul Ryan To Step Down

Washington – The rumors were true: House Speaker Paul Ryan is retiring from Congress. One of the most powerful political jobs in the United States will change hands next year, which will surely have a major effect on how the country is governed, but we’re here to discuss something slightly less weighty: the effect Ryan’s departure will have on his district — and the House of Representatives — this November. Ryan became the youngest speaker in more than 100 years when he took the job in 2015. He will leave Congress in January satisfied that he fulfilled a career-long dream: passage of a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws. The retiring speaker disparaged colleagues and advisers who suggested he should run in November, then retire after he’s sworn in next January. “My conscious could not let me go out that way,” Ryan said. “To ask them to vote to reelect me knowing that I wasn’t going to stay is not being honest. So I simply cannot do that.” Democrat Randy Bryce and one other Democrat Cathy Myer and one Republican are running for the open seat. “Paul Ryan read the writing on the wall,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director…

Washington – The rumors were true: House Speaker Paul Ryan is retiring from Congress. One of the most powerful political jobs in the United States will change hands next year, which will surely have a major effect on how the country is governed, but we’re here to discuss something slightly less weighty: the effect Ryan’s departure will have on his district — and the House of Representatives — this November. Ryan became the youngest speaker in more than 100 years when he took the job in 2015. He will leave Congress in January satisfied that he fulfilled a career-long dream: passage of a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws. The retiring speaker disparaged colleagues and advisers who suggested he should run in November, then retire after he’s sworn in next January. “My conscious could not let me go out that way,” Ryan said. “To ask them to vote to reelect me knowing that I wasn’t going to stay is not being honest. So I simply cannot do that.” Democrat Randy Bryce and one other Democrat Cathy Myer and one Republican are running for the open seat. “Paul Ryan read the writing on the wall,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director…

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Annual Taco Dinner Fundraiser

Milwaukee – Mexican Fiesta and the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc., announced that their Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Event “All you can eat” Taco Dinner & A Fantastic Kids Day (Día del Niño) will take place Friday, April 27th, 2018 from 5:00 pm. to 8:30 pm. at Flores Hall, located at 2997 S. 20th St. Milwaukee, WI 53215. “As we look back at the previous eighteen years, we recognize that this event has only been successful through the support and partnership of our local community businesses and generous donors like El Rey Mexican Products. And thanks to the support of our community we are able to help young Hispanic students to pursue a higher education”, according to Mexican Fiesta webpage. Adult admission ticket (8 years old and up) is $7.00 and Child admission ticket (3 to 7 years old) is $5.00. Tickets are available at the Mexican Fiesta office and online at http://www.mexicanfiesta.org/taco-dinner/

Milwaukee – Mexican Fiesta and the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc., announced that their Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Event “All you can eat” Taco Dinner & A Fantastic Kids Day (Día del Niño) will take place Friday, April 27th, 2018 from 5:00 pm. to 8:30 pm. at Flores Hall, located at 2997 S. 20th St. Milwaukee, WI 53215. “As we look back at the previous eighteen years, we recognize that this event has only been successful through the support and partnership of our local community businesses and generous donors like El Rey Mexican Products. And thanks to the support of our community we are able to help young Hispanic students to pursue a higher education”, according to Mexican Fiesta webpage. Adult admission ticket (8 years old and up) is $7.00 and Child admission ticket (3 to 7 years old) is $5.00. Tickets are available at the Mexican Fiesta office and online at http://www.mexicanfiesta.org/taco-dinner/

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