How Chisholm Is Reducing Black Imprisonment

A New Yorker story portrays the Milwaukee DA as a super-hero of reform. Hm. Is that true?

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Why Doesn’t Milwaukee Embrace Charter Schools?

Data shows they work better than MPS schools, but board adamantly opposes them.

A New Approach to Equal Opportunity

New data shows switching neighborhoods can improve equality. What does this mean for Milwaukee?

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Train Trip Reminds Us Why We Ride

This trip is a perfect example of why cycling is important to us.

New Bike Trails Coming

Beerline Trail from Keefe to Capital Dr. will be completed in July and Phase 4 of Oak Leaf Trail north from Estabrook Park in November.

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Presenting the Posner Building Apartments

Huge, almost entirely vacant building transforming into 105 apartments on key downtown corner

The Brewery’s 100-Unit Frederick Lofts

Photos of this major residential project, another addition to a virtual mini-city replacing the old Pabst Brewery.

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Mandel Group’s “Coolest Project” Ever

Mandel Group breaks ground on a 46-apartment, mixed-use development that includes an indoor climbing gym.

Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?

Third Ward review board defers decision on Historic Designation. And Milwaukee now has a Croatian sister city.

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UWM Tries To Do a Calatrava

Its new research building is a compendium of architectural elements. How do they add up?

Ordinary Beauty

Dohmen building’s redesign is a model for how to add value and grace while updating a 1960s creation.

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Amanda Hall

"I love this city and I don’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon."

Cate Phillips

"Being the most segregated city in the country. It hurts us on so many different levels."

Molly Clarey

"Milwaukeeans have a lot of pride in their city."

Bill Bravener Loves Working With Kids

“They are so accepting of each other, no matter the developmental ability or ethnicity.”

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A Tale of Two Buildings

An arena and park pavilion are each called “public-private projects.” But they offer quite different conceptions of the public interest.

Don’t Change UW System’s Governance

There’s already an exodus of top faculty concerned about ending tenure.

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Working to Help People Get Voter ID

70% of voting age minorities in the county lack a drivers license; community workers provide help for those seeking ID.

Changes in Garfield School Development Plan

High costs of converting school building at 4th and Garfield will mean 30 rather than 60 apartment units.

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Race for Democratic Chair Gets Dirty

Some mudslinging at the candidates may stick to Democratic insider and consultant Thad Nation.

We Must Imitate Other Cities

New study says we must build a Bucks arena and bigger convention center. But its data actually tells a much different story.

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Mayor’s Design Awards

The 2015 Mayor's Design Awards recognized projects big and small from across the city.

Yes, Johnson Controls Wants to Build Downtown

The city will help pay for feasibility study of company building a high-rise near the lake and just west of Discovery World.

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Presenting the Posner Building Apartments

Huge, almost entirely vacant building transforming into 105 apartments on key downtown corner

Craig Counsell’s Whitefish Bay Winner

The Brewers manager's $1.2 million colonial is a kid's paradise. Yet so secluded.

The Brewery’s 100-Unit Frederick Lofts

Photos of this major residential project, another addition to a virtual mini-city replacing the old Pabst Brewery.

A Mayor’s Home Is Still Notable

Once John Norquist's residence, this elegant 1889 home on S. 26th St. is included on Historic Milwaukee's upcoming Spaces and Traces tour.

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How to Fill Those Empty Storefronts

Inaugural event will bring national leaders to Milwaukee to discuss long-term solutions for commercial corridors with empty storefronts.

We Must Imitate Other Cities

New study says we must build a Bucks arena and bigger convention center. But its data actually tells a much different story.

MagneTag

Finally no more cheating. A new game created by local inventors has magnet-imbedded foam weapons will record every successful hit.

Wisconsin’s Economy Still Needs Help

The business climate has improved under Walker but state still lacks a coherent vision of the future.

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Race for Democratic Chair Gets Dirty

Some mudslinging at the candidates may stick to Democratic insider and consultant Thad Nation.

Why Doesn’t Milwaukee Embrace Charter Schools?

Data shows they work better than MPS schools, but board adamantly opposes them.

How Political Money Corrupts

A columnist says goodbye with thoughts about our money-driven political system and what can be done about it.

Working to Help People Get Voter ID

70% of voting age minorities in the county lack a drivers license; community workers provide help for those seeking ID.

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Sheehy Defends MMAC

He takes issues with latest column in Murphy's Law.

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Lakefront, Late 1920s

Before the War Memorial -- and before trees and vegetation -- the lakefront was a flat plain.

Solomon Juneau Statue, Late 1880s

At the time it dominated the view, before changes in Juneau Park and on the lakefront.

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