Local Things You Need To Know
MILWAUKEE — The poverty rate in Milwaukee County is among the highest in Wisconsin, according to a recent report released by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The county's estimated poverty rate from 2008 to 2012 was 20.9 percent, according to the report, 5 percent higher than the 15.3 mark recorded in 2000. The county is one of 15 in the state with a poverty rate of more than 15 percent.
Read the full story in today’s Milwaukee Post.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans,
President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on
immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in
the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement
efforts on ‘‘felons, not families.’’
WAUKESHA — Waukesha Police Lt. Joe Hendricks said a
school resource officer began noticing students using
e-cigarettes, so he looked at the city’s ordinances and realized
e-cigarettes aren’t mentioned.
WAUKESHA — Paul Farrow said he and County Executive
Dan Vrakas were chatting over a beer when the latter asked the
former to consider running for the position he was soon to give
WAUKESHA — Job numbers released Thursday indicated
Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is lower than the national rate
and is also at a post-Great Recession low for the state.
NEW YORK (AP) — A legend of film, theater and
comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned
fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly
versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably
coursed with crackling intelligence.
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Plan Commission has
agreed to schedule a January public hearing regarding a new
location for a 95-foot monopole.
WAUKESHA — Organizers of the Waukesha County Fair
on Thursday announced country artist Rodney Atkins as the first
music headliner of the fair’s 2015 edition.