Wisconsin childhood trauma data explodes myth of ‘not in my small town’

A new body of data shows that trauma and economic decline are self-reinforcing, and frequently transfer from generation to generation, and neighborhood to neighborhood. The same downward dynamic can be found in rural areas and small towns as well as aging urban centers like Milwaukee. The second of two parts. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Waukesha County gets preliminary approval to enforce immigration, while Milwaukee County’s request is denied


An advisory panel Tuesday recommended approval of Waukesha County’s application to participate in a controversial federal immigration law enforcement program, which can turn sheriff deputies into ICE agents. But the same panel rejected former Sheriff David Clarke’s similar request for Milwaukee County. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wisconsin Public Radio

Among the worst cities for black Americans, Wisconsin has more than its share

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Despite the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement more than five decades ago, there exist substantial inequalities along racial lines in America. And the news is bad in the dairy state: Among the five worst cities identified in a recent indexing study, two are in Wisconsin. > USA Today

In Milwaukee, Baldwin pitches higher tax deduction for business startups


Pitching legislation that would increase a tax deduction for business startups by fourfold, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin was in Milwaukee Saturday to meet with a group of entrepreneurs. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Native American leaders meet in Milwaukee, push for climate action


Native American leaders meeting in Milwaukee this week at the convention of the National Congress of American Indians are asking the Trump administration to do more to combat climate change. Their call for change comes days after the Trump administration signed a rule to rollback the Clean Power Plan. > Wisconsin Public Radio

A tale of two Wisconsins


Call it “the two Wisconsins,” as the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance presciently did two years before the Great Recession: While Dane County booms and the bigger cities in the Fox River Valley and western Wisconsin prosper, the rest of the state is largely mired in a downturn that is a recession in all but name. > Isthmus

Planned Parenthood opening new health center in Milwaukee


Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is opening a new, state-of-the-art, conveniently located health center in Milwaukee. The construction of the center was made possible to the financial support of many individuals throughout Wisconsin, according to a news release from the group. > Wisconsin Gazette