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Elizabeth Elving

Elizabeth Elving is a freelance writer and journalist from Washington DC. Before moving to Milwaukee, she covered local news and culture for Washingtonian magazine, and as a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. Before that, she studied in Oregon and Egypt, and worked in San Francisco and Nashville. She has reported on a variety of subject areas including healthcare, religion, and the arts, and occasionally ventures into short fiction and playwriting. 

The Milwaukee County Board voted in favor of a referendum for the November 6 ballot; this will allow county voters to weigh-in on legalizing cannabis for adults. more

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The ACLU of Wisconsin’s report that the Milwaukee Police Department made more than 350,000 unjustified pedestrian and traffic stops between 2010 and 2017, comes at a time when Milwaukee’s police-community relations are being heavily scrutinized ... more

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As consumers become more socially and environmentally conscious, for-profit organizations are looking for ways to “do well by doing good;” in Wisconsin and many other states, they may do so by becoming so-called “benefit corporations.” more

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Wisconsin is about to elect a new state Supreme Court justice; the Shepherd Express sizes up the candidates: Madison attorney Timothy W. Burns, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock. more

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Like women in all places and professions, Milwaukee women have faced sexual harassment at work. Many are beginning to speak out assertively. more

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Despite a well-researched and understood link between community-based investments and crime reduction, the Wisconsin legislature continues to favor tough-on-crime methods even as other states embrace progressive reforms. more

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Milwaukee Area Technical College represented an innovative approach to education when it opened a century ago and remains vital for training workers in the metro area today. more

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For years, Wisconsin’s Republicans have won elections by constructing districts in ways that insure their dominance. A U.S. Supreme Court decision in a case brought by Wisconsin activists against the party’s scheme just might change the picture. more

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Many Wisconsinites are concerned about the environmental and fiscal impact the unprecedented Foxconn deal will have on the State of Wisconsin. Could we have struck a better deal? more

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Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson’s rightwing agenda includes destroying health care provisions for millions of Americans who are currently receiving affordable coverage through the ACA and Medicaid. more

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Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian discusses how Kenosha has grown in recent years from Rust Belt town to tourist destination. more

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Milwaukee team scores high for wages and good corporate citizenship. more

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The Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers has six locations and several hundred employees. Its health centers provide comprehensive medical, behavioral and dental care, as well as access to extensive social services to Milwaukee’s under... more

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Under the guise of passing a Balanced Budget Amendment, Republican Party conservatives and other right-wing extremists are pressing ahead with plans for a nationwide constitutional convention that could change the structure of government an... more

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Scott Walker’s tax break for the wealthy, the Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit, is expected to cost the state over $1.4 billion by the middle of 2019. more

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Bi-partisan support exists to continue the environmental work of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, despite efforts by the Trump administration to cut funding. more

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Scott Walker’s 2017-19 budget proposal includes a $6.5 million spending increase for school mental health services. The money would go towards employing more school social workers, supporting collaborations with community health providers a... more

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Founded in 2009, the storytelling series Ex Fabula has grown from earnest experiment to thriving community hub. Its programming consists of slams, workshops, outreach events and even a weekly segment on WUWM. In the midst of America’s most ... more

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