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Off-duty Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Willmann approaches photographer LaTasha Lux before striking her on July 5. (Photo by LaTasha Lux/provided by Attorney Nicole Muller)
Police Tried to Cover Up Off-Duty Cop’s Assault on Photographers, Legislators Say

Photographers’ attorney says incident shows “police-protect-police culture.”

Nearly 30 Wisconsin Schools Still Use Native American Imagery as Mascots
29 Wisconsin Schools Still Use Native American Mascots

Issue gets renewed attention as NFL team drops racial slur from its name after 87 years.

Ben Strong, a local activist, speaks last week during a Waukesha School Board meeting. After he finished speaking, an unidentified voice could be heard calling him an "asshole."
Two School Boards Under Fire for Members’ Inappropriate Behavior

A racist post on Facebook and a quiet expletive picked up on a hot mic raise issues of respect.

Shawano School Board Member Facing Calls to Resign After Racist George Floyd Post
Shawano School Board Member Facing Calls to Resign After Racist George Floyd Post

Board met in special session Sunday, voting for Mart Grams to resign.

Waukesha Alumni Push for No Cops, More Diverse Education But School Board Has Yet to Act
Waukesha Alumni Push for No Cops, More Diverse Education But School Board Has Yet to Act

Growing alumni group continues effort for change in the majority-white school district.

This 16-Year-Old Led the Push to Bring Down Columbus Statue in Columbus, WI
This Teen Opened Eyes About Statues to Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus, WI, is coming down.

Mike Jackson's Family And Friends Aren't Going to Let Briggs & Stratton Forget
Mike Jackson’s Family and Friends Aren’t Going to Let Briggs & Stratton Forget

Jackson’s family says he felt pressured into working sick because the company doesn’t provide sick leave.