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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. 

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

Feb 6, 2018 5:16 PM News Features 3 Comments

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

Jan 30, 2018 4:29 PM News Features 7 Comments

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

Jan 16, 2018 4:52 PM News Features 2 Comments

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

Nov 28, 2017 4:20 PM News Features 4 Comments

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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

Nov 14, 2017 4:48 PM News Features 3 Comments

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Illustration by: Melissa Lee Johnson

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

Oct 24, 2017 5:22 PM News Features 2 Comments

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

Oct 17, 2017 4:46 PM News Features 3 Comments

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

Oct 10, 2017 4:58 PM News Features

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

Sep 29, 2017 5:03 PM News Features

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

Aug 29, 2017 4:10 PM News Features

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

Aug 8, 2017 4:28 PM News Features 140 Comments

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

Jul 3, 2017 11:39 AM News Features 16 Comments

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

May 16, 2017 4:18 PM News Features 5 Comments

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

Apr 25, 2017 4:32 PM News Features 3 Comments

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

Apr 19, 2016 4:09 PM A&E Feature

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