More Journal Sentinel Buyouts

At least a dozen more journalists are being let go. And insiders expect some editors will be added to list.

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Mitchell Building, Around 1880

The headquarters for what became the Marine Bank, built by Alexander Mitchell, survives today almost exactly as originally built.

The Lush Landscaping of Alexander Mitchell’s Conservatory, 1880s

The famed photographer H. H. Bennett captured the splendor of the Mitchell mansion.

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Tosa Installs First Bike Box in Metro Area

They make busy intersections safer for bikes and cars. Will Milwaukee install some?

Will County Simplify Trail Permit Requirements?

The Bike Federation requests a simpler permit process for Oak Leaf and other trails, and county staff seem open to suggestions.

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Milwaukee River Fish Spawning Area Expands

DNR project will expand fish spawning area just up from Humboldt, helping bring more trout and salmon. Story and photos.

Inside the McIntosh–Goodrich Mansion

The 1903 historic mansion, one of the last along this stretch of Prospect Ave., is a beauty, as our photos show.

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City Cameras Now Nab Parking Violators

No more chalked tires? The system is quietly becoming automated, invisible -- and a big surprise for parking scofflaws.

The Rise of the Kern Foundation

The Waukesha-based foundation has quietly grown to assets of $627 million, nearly as big as the Bradley Foundation. It also leans conservative.

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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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Rita DeMerit

"I truly do love the whole small city with a big city feel."

“Between the yard and house, it could be a full-time job.”

Stewart Dempsey has spent 26 years fixing up his historic, 1883 home. It's all been worth it -- most of the time.

Whatever Happened to Stuart Carlson?

Longtime Journal Sentinel editorial cartoonist is still syndicated nationally. But he misses that local connection.

“I want that; I just don’t know how to get that”

Davontae Thompson knows his future awaits him. He's just not sure what it is.

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The Wisconsin Way?

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

American Dream Blocked For Black Youth

Rep. Mandela Barnes offers his plan to address Wisconsin's racial disparities.

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City Program Could Sell Homes for $1

New RICH program will sell city-owned foreclosed homes at very low prices.

Auto Headlamps Used to Light Boys Football Practice Field

Problem at Johnsons Park may be solved, but situation dramatizes problems with city playgrounds and playing fields.

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The Tragedy of O’Donnell Park

The proposed sale to NML suggests the city has yet to learn from its folly in building this eyesore.

Wisconsin, the Land of Diversity?

Turns out we beat most states in the percent of women and minorities elected. Who knew?

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New Apartment Building Approved at Pabst

Florida developer willing to undertake a project that no local developers will. The result will be 118 market-rate apartments, with no city financing.

700 E. Kilbourn High-Rise Wins Key Approval

Proposed high-rise would add up to 275 "ultra luxury" apartments to downtown Milwaukee -- with no public financing.

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O. J. Mayo’s River Hills McMansion

His $1.8 home mixes all sorts of architectural styles and isn't visible to passers by. Perhaps just as well.

County Supervisor Candidate Charlie Fox’s Historic Home

If Fox is to become the model for future supervisors of a "gentleman politician," he has the perfectly pedigreed home to go with such a title.

Posner Renovation Kicks Off

Our photos capture a new start for an old building.

MPS Superintendent Driver’s Downtown Pad

When you're moving from job to job, better to rent. Her Library Hill apartment is right on Wisconsin Ave.

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HANmade Milwaukee

The story of how two women of different generations created a perfectly retro Milwaukee keepsake or souvenir.

Both Sides Wrong About Walker’s Impact on Jobs

Actually, the data shows Gov. Walker has had little impact, positive or negative, on how the state grows jobs.

Our Daily Salt

Unique, South Side business creates handcrafted kitchen items that are beautiful and functional.

More Journal Sentinel Buyouts

At least a dozen more journalists are being let go. And insiders expect some editors will be added to list.

Read More...

City Cameras Now Nab Parking Violators

No more chalked tires? The system is quietly becoming automated, invisible -- and a big surprise for parking scofflaws.

The Man Behind Wisconsin’s Iron Mine

Billionaire Chris Cline promises his mine won’t pollute Wisconsin. But his company’s track record mining coal raises doubts.

Walker Has Huge Cash Advantage

He's raised $24.5 million compared to Burke's $15.5 million, with twice as much of his donations coming from out of state.

Wisconsin, the Land of Diversity?

Turns out we beat most states in the percent of women and minorities elected. Who knew?

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From the Potawatomi Hotel

From the 20th floor, a magnificent view of the city and its central valley, once grimly industrial and now turning ever more green.

From the Hyatt Polaris Room

My goal was to duplicate the 1896 view of Milwaukee in the famous lithograph. Not quite, but great views anyway.

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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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