Why Lifeguards Are Scarce This Beach Season

Lifeguards are in short supply around the country this year because of low unemployment and Covid’s effects on training. Pools have been left closed and beaches unguarded.

#beaches, #labor-and-jobs, #lifeguards, #milwaukee-wis, #summer-season, #swimming

Suspect Drifted From City to City As His Videos Hinted at Violence

Interviews, arrest records and hours of his own words on YouTube paint an incomplete but troubling picture of Frank James, who was arrested in Tuesday’s subway shooting.

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States Close Mass Test and Vaccine Sites, but Uptick in Virus May Loom

Officials say demand has slowed as coronavirus cases have fallen. But some experts question the scaling back of services, especially vaccination campaigns.

#chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #federal-aid-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #milwaukee-wis, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #states-us, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

With Omicron, Teachers’ Unions Push for Remote Schooling, Worrying Democrats

Chicago teachers have voted to go remote. Other unions are agitating for change. For Democrats, who promised to keep schools open, the tensions are a distinctly unwelcome development.

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‘It’s Chaos’ as Schools Confront Omicron

After an unrelenting spike in cases, a small but growing list of districts — including Newark, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Cleveland — moved temporarily to remote learning.

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Waukesha Suspect’s Previous Release Agitates Efforts to Reduce Bail

Darrell Brooks, accused of plowing his S.U.V. through a Wisconsin parade, had been freed on $1,000 bail for a different charge in Milwaukee County, where there is a backlog of cases.

#bail, #brooks-darrell-e, #chisholm-john-t, #criminal-justice, #milwaukee-wis, #waukesha-wis, #waukesha-wis-holiday-parade-attack-2021, #wisconsin

Man Accused of Killing 5 at Wisconsin Parade Had Lengthy Police Record

Dozens of people were injured, including children, after an S.U.V. tore through the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis.

#chisholm-john-t, #milwaukee-wis, #parades, #waukesha-wis-holiday-parade-attack-2021

With Cases Piling Up, an Eviction Crisis Unfolds Step by Step

Evictions are rising nationwide. “We don’t know where the ceiling is,” one expert said.

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Jury Acquits Protester Accused in Assault on Wisconsin Lawmaker

Kerida O’Reilly, 34, had been accused of attacking State Senator Tim Carpenter at a Black Lives Matter protest, prompting others nearby to attack him.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #carpenter-tim-1960, #madison-wis, #milwaukee-wis

Teen Participant in ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing to Be Released From Mental Hospital

Anissa Weier, 19, requested her release in a letter this March. “If I am to become a productive member of society, I need to be a part of society,” she wrote.

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What the Milwaukee Bucks’ Win Did for Their City

This troubled, divided city needed something to celebrate.

#antetokounmpo-giannis-1994, #basketball, #factories-and-manufacturing, #milwaukee-wis, #milwaukee-bucks, #nba-championship, #race-and-ethnicity

‘Markie in Milwaukee’ Review: Acknowledging Painful Transitions

This documentary presents a portrait of a transgender woman’s life, her faith as an evangelical Christian and her strained relationship with her family.

#content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #kliegman-matt, #markie-in-milwaukee-movie, #milwaukee-wis, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #wenzel-markie

In Milwaukee, Biden Offers Reassurance, and Tries to Avoid Mention of ‘the Former Guy’

It was President Biden’s first extended encounter with voters since Inauguration Day and was a rare opportunity for him to practice his signature brand of personal politics.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cnn, #cooper-anderson, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-national-convention, #milwaukee-wis, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #psaki-jennifer-r, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wisconsin

Federal Judge in Wisconsin Deals Trump Another Court Defeat

A Trump appointee in Milwaukee, Judge Brett H. Ludwig, dismissed a suit contesting the election with a withering rebuke.

#absentee-voting, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Nobody Is Going to Conventions. Convention Centers Are Growing Anyway.

The pandemic is intensifying the competition among cities, which are rushing to build bigger, more alluring event spaces.

#american-dental-assn, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #government-bonds, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #indianapolis-ind, #milwaukee-wis, #seattle-wash, #travel-and-vacations

Republicans Rewrite an Old Playbook on Disenfranchising Black Americans

As they try to somehow reverse Joe Biden’s victory, President Trump and his allies have targeted heavily Black cities, painting them as corrupt and trying to throw out huge numbers of votes.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #milwaukee-wis, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

The Cities Accused in Fraud Conspiracies Didn’t Cost Trump the Election

Yet Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Detroit have become the targets of G.O.P. allegations of voting shenanigans.

#detroit-mich, #milwaukee-wis, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Sterling Brown Agrees to $750,000 Settlement in Lawsuit Against Milwaukee

The city would also have to admit wrongdoing in its arrest of the Milwaukee Bucks player, who sued the city after the police used a Taser to subdue him during a confrontation over a parking violation in 2018.

#brown-sterling-d-1995, #milwaukee-wis, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

After 2016 Shock, Wisconsin Democrats Picked Themselves Off the Floor

Hillary Clinton’s narrow loss refocused the party’s efforts to reclaim support and power after years of Republican statehouse dominance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #green-bay-wis, #karofsky-jill, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-scott-k, #wisconsin

Wisconsin Faces a Challenge: Getting Out the Vote When Most People Have Already Voted

Early voting has soared in Wisconsin, as have coronavirus cases, moving most campaigning online. But volunteers are working hard to reach the dwindling number of voters who have yet to cast ballots.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #madison-wis, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #wisconsin

In 2020, the Suburbs Are Stressed

A photographer visited neighborhoods in Midwest battlegrounds to see how politics have intruded on tranquillity.

#detroit-mich, #midwestern-states-us, #milwaukee-wis, #minneapolis-minn, #pittsburgh-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020

Hospitals Are Reeling Under a 46 Percent Spike in Covid-19 Patients

The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus has climbed significantly from a month ago, straining cities that have fewer resources to weather the surges.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #el-paso-tex, #hospitals, #milwaukee-wis, #shutdowns-institutional

Huge Absentee Vote in Key States Favors Democrats So Far

In Wisconsin, about 146,000 people voted by mail in the 2016 general election. This fall, about 647,000 people have already voted absentee, many in Democratic strongholds.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #madison-wis, #milwaukee-wis, #pennsylvania, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #presidential-election-of-2020, #wisconsin

Decision Not to Charge Wisconsin Officer in Fatal Shooting Draws Protests

Joseph Mensah, a police officer in Wauwatosa, shot Alvin Cole, 17, in a parking lot in February. Mr. Cole was the third person the officer had killed in five years.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #milwaukee-wis, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #wauwatosa-wis, #wisconsin

What Will It Take to Vote in Milwaukee?

The coronavirus has added strain to Wisconsin voters already facing challenges to ballot access.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

American Suburbs Are Tilting for Biden. But Not Milwaukee’s.

The predominantly white neighborhoods outside Wisconsin’s largest city, among the nation’s most racially segregated suburbs, could be a key part of President Trump’s narrowing path to re-election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #milwaukee-wis, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #segregation-and-desegregation, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #whites, #wisconsin

Biden Wants Black Voter Turnout Similar to Obama’s. He’ll Need Black Men.

For Democrats, who rely on Black voters to power their electoral advantages in America’s urban centers, the difference between good and great Black voter turnout is often a question of Black men.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #men-and-boys, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #wisconsin

Republican Delegates Flock to Charlotte Convention to Renominate President Trump

It’s not the convention people will see on television next week. But Republicans are staging a truncated gathering in Charlotte to renominate President Trump.

#charlotte-nc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jacksonville-fla, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #republican-national-convention

Milwaukee Lost the DNC and Much More

A virtual convention is about as nourishing for its host city as a virtual bratwurst is to a hungry man.

#democratic-national-convention, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Phantom-Limb Democratic Convention

Milwaukee is the titular site of the Democratic National Convention, defined less by what is happening inside the Wisconsin Center than what is not.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-national-convention, #democratic-party, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020

Democrats Nominate Harris for Vice President, as Obama Lashes Trump

Senator Kamala Harris became the first woman of color on a major party ticket, while former President Barack Obama condemned President Trump by name and issued a grim warning about the durability of American democracy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #democratic-national-convention, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #milwaukee-wis, #obama-barack, #pelosi-nancy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Democrats Find Trump to Be a Uniter, of Their Party

Progressives still have serious reservations about Joe Biden. But for now, the ideological fights are on hold.

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Milwaukee’s Lost Mega-Event: ‘It’s the Ghost Convention Now’

The Democratic convention starts Monday. But none of the leading participants will be in Milwaukee, the host city. Hotels there were closed and the bars of America’s most beer-loving city were eerily barren.

#barrett-tom-1953, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-national-convention, #democratic-party, #lasry-marc, #milwaukee-wis, #perez-thomas-e, #presidential-election-of-2020

Milwaukee Police Chief Demoted After Questions Over Protest Response

Officers’ use of tear gas against protesters was among the issues that led to Alfonso Morales’s removal from his post.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #milwaukee-wis, #police-department-milwaukee-wis, #police-reform

Biden’s Milwaukee Trip Is Canceled, and So Is a Normal Presidential Campaign

The Democrats bowed to the realities of the pandemic and canceled the major in-person speeches that were still planned for their convention this month.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delaware, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-national-convention, #democratic-party, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020, #wisconsin

Two Women Charged in Attack on Wisconsin State Senator

Tim Carpenter said he was punched and kicked after he recorded video of demonstrators at a protest in the capital, Madison, last month.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #carpenter-tim-1960, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #madison-wis, #milwaukee-wis, #milwaukee-journal-sentinel, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

Inside the Shrinking 2020 Democratic Convention in Milwaukee

An event that was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee may now involve just 300, with plans still far from settled a month before the convention.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-national-convention, #democratic-party, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020

Democratic Officials Tell Members of Congress to Skip the Convention

The directive ensures that little will happen at the convention in Milwaukee beyond speeches by former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., his vice-presidential nominee and a handful of other top party leaders.

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We Now Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Convention Programming

Instead of the usual media circus, this summer’s made-for-TV political confabs will have a whole lot less TV.

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Democratic Convention Moves to Smaller Venue, as Delegates Are Urged to Stay Away

The Democratic National Committee is changing its plans for the August event, at which Joe Biden will accept the presidential nomination, because of coronavirus concerns.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-national-convention, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020

If Democrats Hold a Big Convention, Will Anybody Come?

The Times interviewed 59 delegates who will help nominate Joe Biden. Most said they don’t want to risk their own health, or the health of others, by attending a full-scale convention in Milwaukee.

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Democrats Will Take Their First Step Toward a Virtual Convention

A vote by the party’s rules committee comes as officials hold out hope for some kind of in-person celebration in August, even as a large gathering appears increasingly unlikely because of the coronavirus.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-national-convention, #democratic-party, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020

I’m the Judge Who Won in Wisconsin. This Principle Is More Important Than Winning.

We must get away from a partisan view of the law.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #evers-tony-1951, #milwaukee-wis, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #waukesha-wis, #wisconsin

There Is a Better Way for Democrats to Win in Wisconsin

Latinos are far more effective than any TV ad at convincing their friends and family to vote.

#absentee-voting, #hispanic-americans, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020

‘Staying Nimble’: How Small Businesses Can, and Do, Shift Gears

With the coronavirus restrictions, entrepreneurs are learning in real time just how they need to adapt to survive.

#advertising-and-marketing, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #labor-and-jobs, #memphis-tenn, #milwaukee-wis, #national-federation-of-independent-business, #salt-lake-city-utah, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

Vote by Mail in Wisconsin Helped a Liberal Candidate, Upending Old Theories

A large shift from in-person to mail voting, as happened in the state because of the coronavirus, had been thought to create little advantage for either party. A Times analysis found otherwise.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #milwaukee-wis, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters, #wisconsin

Amy Klobuchar: Trump Votes by Mail. Why Can’t Everyone?

If it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for all Americans.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-governors, #evers-tony-1951, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #wisconsin, #wyden-ron

Wisconsin Election Results: What to Watch For

Nearly a week after voters in the state went to the polls in the middle of a pandemic, results from an important Wisconsin Supreme Court race and the presidential primary will arrive.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #sanders-bernard, #supreme-courts-state, #voting-and-voters, #wisconsin

Social Distancing During the Coronavirus Pandemic Is a Privilege

The idea that this virus is an equal-opportunity killer must itself be killed.

#black-people, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #detroit-mich, #food, #milwaukee-wis, #poverty, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states