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Minneapolis officer involved in George Floyd death arrested PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 29 May 2020 19:40

derek-chauvinFormer Minneapolis police officer involved in the death of George Floyd has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - A former Minneapolis police officer involved in the death of George Floyd has been arrested and taken into custody, local authorities announced Friday.

Fired officer Derek Chauvin's arrest was announced by Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington, according to local reports.

Read the developing story here

America's Dairyland Celebrates June Dairy Month Even During COVID-19 PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 29 May 2020 09:33

farm-familyGovernor Tony Evers hopes you’ll join him in celebrating America’s Dairyland this June, and that’s one thing COVID-19 won’t change.

Greater Together Launches Creative Challenge for Emerging Talent PDF Print E-mail
Written by Greater Together, Natasha Lettner   
Friday, 29 May 2020 08:22

creativechallengeA distance-based enrichment and engagement initiative for students and support for professional creatives across Milwaukee.

Milwaukee - In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 Greater Together is taking a virtual approach to their Greater Equity 2030 Initiative. An initiative that sets a goal of making Milwaukee’s creative economy into a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive industry, and so challenges industry leaders to create 1600 new jobs for diverse and minority talent by 2030.

We see that this is a moment to jumpstart, not postpone, the connections between Milwaukee’s youth and its professional creative community.

This is why we're announcing the launch of the Greater Together Creative Challenge with our partners the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, BVK, and Milwaukee Film.

creativechallenge-montageAs part of the challenge, professional creatives within the Greater Milwaukee area are invited to serve as Creative Advisors to Emerging Creatives, sharing their expertise with weekly support from Greater Together. Chosen Creative Advisors who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis will be able to request a $400.00 honorarium for their time and expertise.

The Challenge will follow an 8-week program that will run from June 22nd to August 15th. The call for entries closes on June 15th, with applications reviewed on a rolling basis. The program will help develop students’ voices and creative talents by supporting the production of personal narrative short films alongside community-centered mentorship.

Greater Together, a nonprofit organization that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in Milwaukee's creative occupations.

Bevin Christie, Greater Equity 2030's Program Director said, "I’m confident Milwaukee’s young people have a story to tell and I’m excited to provide them the opportunity to showcase their talent. In turn, we will provide mentoring, "real world" learning opportunities, and exposure to careers and professionals in Milwaukee's creative industry. It's a win-win!"

To be considered, Emerging Creatives, ages 16 plus with parent or guardian permission, are encouraged to pitch their story and professional interests. The Greater Together Creative Challenge process will consist of the creation of short films that capture their personal narratives from Milwaukee in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.

All entries will be judged by a panel of influential celebrities with ties to the Greater Milwaukee area and shown as part of a public showcase in the fall of 2020 during the Milwaukee Film Festival.

Visit the Greater Together website at for more information on the Greater Together Creative Challenge and to submit your entry for consideration.

Greater Together previously launched the Greater Together Challenge, a successful competition focused on generating and advancing ideas that addressed structural racism in Milwaukee. The group also facilitated the process that led to the establishment of the popular Milwaukee People’s Flag. Proceeds from the Milwaukee People’s Flag help support Greater Equity 2030.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2020 14:48
US tops 100,000 coronavirus deaths with no end in sight PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 28 May 2020 11:09

covid19-protest-stay-at-home-miPresident Trump has fueled division, as the coronavirus response has become mired in the bog of partisanship.

Republicans Can’t Rewrite Their Own UC History PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Thursday, 28 May 2020 10:12

walker-signs-rtwState Unemployment Woes Were Created by Republicans Long Before the Pandemic.

MADISON – As friends and neighbors continue to grapple with the economic fallout of COVID-19 trauma, Republicans continue to hold themselves unaccountable. The lack of urgency from Republicans to act this spring cost the state $25 million in federal funds for unemployment benefits. When Senate Republicans finally held a public hearing, they offered no solutions and tried to hide the fact that for years they enacted policies to limit and restrict access to unemployment.

janet-bewley“Wisconsin residents shouldn’t be fooled by Republicans hypocritical outrage,” said Senate Democratic Leader Janet Bewley (D-Mason). “This pandemic is revealing how challenges within the Wisconsin unemployment system were caused by Republican policies and further exasperated by their inaction. No matter how hard they try to rewrite their own history, the fact remains that Republicans have spent years tightening and restricting access to unemployment benefits.”

A memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Council highlights the various bills Republicans enacted over the last eight years to limit and restrict access to unemployment, including instituting a one-week waiting period before claimants can receive payment. As part of the lame-duck session, Republicans also restricted the Governor’s discretion to ease access to unemployment insurance.

“Wisconsin residents deserve better than the disingenuous and misleading accusations from Republicans,” added Bewley. “Whether in Madison or Milwaukee, or closer to home in Ashland or Rice Lake, people are feeling the brunt of Republican politicians that prioritize political power over the well-being of Wisconsin residents. It’s time Republicans acknowledge the fault in their policies and take meaningful corrective action to help Wisconsin residents.”

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2020 10:33
Tenants fear mass evictions as moratoria expire PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 28 May 2020 10:09

eviction-noticeEviction moratoriums end, and people still have no jobs and no money.

COVID-19 Business Transition Grants Will Help De Pere Small Businesses PDF Print E-mail
Written by De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce   
Thursday, 28 May 2020 09:43

businesses-micro-ethnically-diverseFunds made available with support from City of De Pere, donations from Schnieder foundation, more, announced to aid re-opening and begin recovery.

De Pere, WI  – The De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce, with support from the City of De Pere, announces COVID-19 Business Transition Grant that will assist small businesses located within De Pere while they move into re-opening and begin the stages of recovering from the state wide shutdown of non-essential businesses mandated on March 17, 2020.

“The De Pere Area Chamber is continuously searching for opportunities that benefit our business community,” says Amber Thiel, President/CEO of the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce, “we are appreciative to have the ability and resources to step up during this time and assist small businesses in re-opening and moving forward through this undoubtably challenging period.”

Eligible applicants must own and operate a local business within the City of De Pere. Full-time equivalent employees may not exceed 25. Businesses within the Main Street District are eligible however, are only eligible for a grant up to $2,500 which includes any funds they may have received through Definitely De Pere’s COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Fund. Businesses may not exceed a grant of $2,500 between the two programs. Other criteria are considered, applications will be scored by a committee and awards will be granted by Wednesday, June 3, 2020 based on need.

Individuals, businesses, and/or corporations who are interested in donating to the COVID-19 Business Transition Grant Fund should contact the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Applications can be submitted as soon as Thursday, May 21, 2020 for consideration and must be received by no later than Friday, May 29, 2020 to be considered. Maximum grant request is $2,500.

The De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) non-profit. We are a member-owned organization built up of staff, interns, and volunteers. Our Mission is to advance the interests of member businesses through business development and community involvement to stimulate economic growth in the De Pere area. Our Vision is to make De Pere a destination for living, travel, and business.


Click Here to access the application

Trump's Scarborough tweets unsettle his allies PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 28 May 2020 09:22

trump-wh-gaggleTrump's groundless claim that Scarborough was involved in the death of a staffer in 2001 extremely inappropriate say Republicans.

WASHINGTON, DC - President Trump’s willingness to ratchet up his attacks on MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is causing unease even among people in the president’s orbit.

Read the full story here

House cancels planned Thursday vote on FISA PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 28 May 2020 09:15

washington-capitol-tsThe two-thirds of the Republican Party that voted for the bill in March have indicated they are going to vote against it now.

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Thursday that he is cancelling a vote on a bill to reauthorize three intelligence programs, marking the second day in a row that the legislation has been punted.

"At the request of the Speaker of the House, I am withdrawing consideration of the FISA Act," Hoyer said in a statement.

He also appeared to acknowledge that the bill would not have enough support to pass, noting that Republicans who previously supported it were now expected to oppose it.

Read the developing report here

$200 Million "Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants" Program Announced PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 28 May 2020 09:13

coronavirus-office-closed-wiProgram will provide reimbursements for expenditures incurred this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic to Wisconsin counties, cities, villages and towns.

More than 2 million Americans file new jobless claims PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 28 May 2020 09:04

great-depressionSince March, more than 40 million Americans have filed initial claims for unemployment benefits.

WASHINGTON, DC - Roughly 2.1 million more Americans filed new claims for jobless benefits as President Trump and governors push some states to loosen coronavirus-related restrictions, according to data released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

In the week ending May 23, a seasonally adjusted 2,123,000 Americans filed initial claims from unemployment benefits, falling from a revised total of 2,446,000 applications filed the week before.

Read the developing report here

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