Aisha Turner

'Don't Do Nothing': Milwaukeeans Learn to Look Out for One Another

If you were to witness someone being harassed would you know what to do? A group of Milwaukeeans is teaching people how to step in and calm potentially violent situations.

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Thirty-two years to the day after an earthquake killed thousands of people in Mexico, a powerful quake rattled the country's central region Tuesday. Buildings shivered in Mexico City, and dozens collapsed, sending clouds of dust skyward.

Residents, who just hours before had taken part in large simulated-earthquake drills to mark the anniversary, emptied into the streets when the real quake struck.

Kat Schleischer

They know our secrets. They know our stories. They’re the ones that laugh hardest when we say, “Remember when” and are the first ones to answer when we call in the middle of the night. They are our Girlfriends. From the Golden Girls to the Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, the bonds of female friendships have long been celebrated on screen and in literature. So this week we thought we’d bring the celebration to the airwaves with our own special tribute to our favorite gal pals.

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President Trump delivered a stern warning to North Korea's leader at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday.

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Hurricane Maria is about to hit St. Croix and then move on to Puerto Rico as a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane.

"The eye of Maria will move near or over St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands within the next couple of hours, then cross Puerto Rico on Wednesday," according to the National Hurricane Center's 11 p.m. ET advisory, "bringing life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall impacts to portions of those islands."

Marti Mikkelson

Critics of the record-breaking incentives package state Republicans are handing to Foxconn have been vocal since the deal was announced about two months ago. But supporters took center stage Monday as Gov. Walker signed the bill. 

A couple hundred people packed into the iMet Center on Sturtevant's Gateway campus in Racine County Monday afternoon, and Gov. Walker took the stage to rousing applause. The Republican governor’s team brokered the Foxconn deal, which he calls transformational.

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Gov. Scott Walker will sign the huge Foxconn incentives package in Racine County today.  It will help the Taiwanese electronics giant build a massive plant, to manufacture LCD screens in southeastern Wisconsin. Lawmakers in Madison put the final touches on the deal -- and the overdue state budget -- last week.

Republican leaders faced stiff opposition from Democrats on both measures, as well as challenges from some in the GOP.  WUWM's Marti Mikkelson spoke with JR Ross of Wispolitics.com, about the developments, in this week's Capitol Notes segment.

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Governor Walker on Monday will sign legislation at Gateway Technical College in Sturtevant that provides around $3 billion in incentives to the Taiwanese company Foxconn. 

The company is expected to build a major manufacturing plant in Racine County. In its initial stages it is supposed to employ 3,000 people and could eventually ramp up to around 13,000.

Chipstone Foundation

It's the start of another school year. Scrub-faced children all over Milwaukee have said goodbye to summer fun and hello to another year of learning and making new friends.

Even though adults may look back on their formative years with a saccharin-sweet fondness, members of the current elementary school generation may be struggling to fit in. And that's especially true for children with disabilities.

Justin Kern

The state Senate approved a $76 billion spending plan Friday night and sent it to Gov. Scott Walker.  He's promised to make several vetoes to secure the deal.  One would make repeal of the prevailing wage for state construction projects effective immediately. 

The budget is 11 weeks overdue and three GOP senators were threatening to vote against it, but it finally passed after some last minute promises and a phone call from Walker, who is currently overseas on a trade mission. 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

After a full day of deliberations, which lasted until late Friday night, a jury in Waukesha County found that Anissa Weier was mentally ill when she and a friend attacked another girl, leaving her to die in the woods. All three girls were 12 years old at the time of the stabbing, three years ago. The victim was able to find help, and survived.

Weier and Morgan Geyser said they planned the stabbing in order to please the internet horror character Slender Man. Attorneys for Weier argued that she believed Slender Man would harm her family if she did not attack her classmate.

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