Native American leaders meet in Milwaukee, push for climate action

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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

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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

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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

The long-lasting effects of redistricting in Wisconsin

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The legal challenge that could overturn legislative maps drawn by Wisconsin Republicans in 2011 – set to be argued this month before the U.S. Supreme Court – got its start some four years ago in an unlikely place: the genteel confines of the now-shuttered Watts Tea Shop in Downtown Milwaukee. > Milwaukee Magazine

Wisconsin immigration law professionals preparing for onslaught of DACA-related consultations

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An immigration attorney for Catholic Charities in Milwaukee said the agency has about 700 to 800 DACA clients, and attorneys are going to focus most of their attention on those clients: “We are going to shut down all of our other stuff and just get our DACA kids renewed who are renewable,” she said. > Racine Journal Times

Former sheriff David Clarke reported to be taking Trump administration job

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David Clarke, the controversial outgoing sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, is expected to take a job in the Trump administration, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Clarke resigned as sheriff on Thursday, effective at midnight that day, though no reason was given for his resignation. > POLITICO

Milwaukee’s conservative firebrand Sheriff David Clarke resigns

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who built a national following among conservatives with his provocative social media presence and strong support of Trump, resigned Thursday. The County Clerk said he received a resignation letter from Clarke, but it did not say why he was leaving office more than a year before his term is up. > Wisconsin State Journal