The Ed Flynn Factor

Politico Magazine concludes Milwaukee is an innovator in policing. Why? Chief Flynn’s leadership.

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Building the Second Courthouse, 1870s

The courthouse was built in 1872 where Cathedral Square now stands, but only after sticky legal situation was finessed.

Market Square, Late 1860s

The intersection of Water and Mason streets was once Market Square, the civic and commercial heart of the city.

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Winter Too Cold? Ride Indoors!

If you can't brave the cold, there are some fun indoor cycling programs at area bike shops.

America’s Best Bike Shops

Six Wisconsin shops made the NBDA's list of top bike stores in the nation.

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Avenir Nearly Ready for the Future

The five-story, 104 unit apartment building is nearly ready for occupancy, the first residential development on county-owned Park East land.

1809 Cambridge Apartments

New 36-unit apartment building rising quickly on the East Side, as our photos show.

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Huge Turnout for East Library Opening

It was a truly an East Side event, and a crowd with tons of notables celebrated history in the making.

New Coffee House on Jackson Street

Pleasant Kafe opens on street where three new apartment complexes opened within the last year.

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Paving the Lakefront with Concrete

WisDOT deal with city will create a 10-lane roadway along the lake.

The Hotel That Isn’t There

The downtown Marriott made so many compromises in design there's barely any left.

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Sarah Dollhausen

"Milwaukee needs invested individuals to stay here to work through the issues we face."

“Some women change their mind, save their babies.”

Anne Franczek wanted to be a psychologist, but instead has devoted her life to protesting at abortion clinics, trying to get women to change their mind.

Lizzi Weasler

"The best bonus of Harley Fest is being sung to sleep by thousands of motorcycles revving their engines throughout the streets of good ol’ Miltown."

“Everything I have, I’ve done for my kids”

Jennifer Garcia is a single mother who has struggled in order to give her children a better life.

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Cops in Shootings Should Be Promptly Named

Police Chief Flynn waited more than five months to identify officer who shot Dontre Hamilton. The public deserves better.

The Wisconsin Way?

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin calls on Governor Walker to move health care reform forward.

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Obama Order Will Affect Thousands of Immigrants Here

Executive order will help 5 million immigrants nationally and up to 30,000 in Milwaukee.

Customers Flock to Winter Farmers Market

More than 2,000 come to Mitchell Park Domes market on the weekend.

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Is O’Donnell Purchase a Sweetheart Deal?

Northwestern Mutual won’t sign full deed restriction for county deal, leaving it free to develop a high-rise development on lakefront land.

How Does Wisconsin Rank in LGBT Friendliness?

Our two biggest cities and many top companies rank high in studies, but state schools rank low, as does Kohl’s Corp.

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New East Library is a Jewel

Wow, what an improvement. Our photos capture the technology-rich and architecturally impressive new library

Barrett Moving Forward With Streetcar

If Common Council approves at December 16 meeting, construction would start in late 2015, and Milwaukee would follow in footsteps of many other cities.

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Avenir Nearly Ready for the Future

The five-story, 104 unit apartment building is nearly ready for occupancy, the first residential development on county-owned Park East land.

Architect Chuck Engberg’s First Place on the River

His condo offers unmatched views of the passing pleasure craft, coal barges and trains.

1809 Cambridge Apartments

New 36-unit apartment building rising quickly on the East Side, as our photos show.

The Modest Ranch Home of Ald. Joe Davis

The mayoral candidate lives in the Hampton Heights neighborhood where assessments have declined and crime has risen. Small wonder he's concerned about that issue.

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Alderaan Coffee

The new coffee house brings a New York style and cinematic name to Water Street.

How Does Wisconsin Rank in LGBT Friendliness?

Our two biggest cities and many top companies rank high in studies, but state schools rank low, as does Kohl’s Corp.

Local Program Exemplifies Job Corps Success

Milwaukee education and job training center serves 240 young people; 87% get a job or enroll in college or military.

Skybox Sports Bar Opening

Bar on MLK Dr. and next to Gee’s Clippers is already drawing NBA and NFL players.

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Remembering Transgender Murder Victims

Organizations met last week for a Milwaukee remembrance day. World-wide the number of such victims is increasing.

Walker Decision on Obamacare Is Costly

New numbers allow for analysis of Affordable Care Act’s impact nationally and in Wisconsin.

Obama Order Will Affect Thousands of Immigrants Here

Executive order will help 5 million immigrants nationally and up to 30,000 in Milwaukee.

The Wealth of Wisconsin’s Senate & House Members

10 members of state's congressional delegation worth between $54 million and $171 million, new research group shows.

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The Whole Cityscape

Call it a bonus round: an assemblage of photos taken in my tour of many great vantage points in Milwaukee.

From The Pfister Hotel

At dusk, the 23rd floor of the Pfister Hotel tower offers beautiful views of a changing city

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Street Safety Lags in America

America is failing at improving road safety, but how is Wisconsin doing?

The Physical Benefits of Biking and Walking Paths

Study shows people living near trails get more exercise, leading to better health.

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