Did Menard Buy Protection From Walker?

Billionaire business man and frequent environmental violator gave $1.5 million in dark money to governor.

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Can Wisconsin Democrats Rebuild Their Brand?

Maybe the party needs to think like a business and rethink the product it offers.

On The Road to Serfdom?

Paul Ryan and others argue U.S. spending and government control is increasing. What does the data show?

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Second Fatal Crash On Sheboygan Highway

Two people have now been killed at that location. Paving the road's shoulders could help make it much safer.

Farewell to a Lovely Winter

Spring is welcome, but I had so many wonderful experiences on fat bikes that I'll remember this winter fondly.

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Walker’s Landing Aims for Third Ward Style

133 unit apartment complex on Commerce Street is beginning construction a bit later than planned. Our photos capture the early progress.

833 East Building Making Progress

Despite some serious problems that arose, construction of the $102 million, 18-story office building on East Michigan is proceeding, as our photos show.

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Are Abrahamson’s Days as Chief Justice Numbered?

Constitutional amendment on April referendum would result in her being replaced as chief justice. Even if it fails, her salary will be reduced.

Second Sage Building Will Be Super Green

The new Sage on Prospect, a 34-apartment complex, will have every imaginable green feature.

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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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Bill Bravener Loves Working With Kids

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

Dan Sievers

"Milwaukee’s walkability is really a great asset for those of us that live downtown."

Denise Thomas

"Milwaukee will be the 'go to' city for emerging professionals and innovative entrepreneurs..."

Julio Maldonado

"Downtown drives the success of the city!"

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Don’t Sell O’Donnell Park

The proposed plan is being sold as a chance to simply get bids from buyers, but it's really about selling our heritage to private developers.

A Tale of Two Cities

Milwaukee could learn from Auckland, which created a separate, non-profit authority to run the streetcar system.

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MPS Commitment Schools Show Improvement

Federally funded schools have raised student achievement in reading and math.

We Serve Burmese Immigrants

Program at Neighborhood House offers tutoring in English, social and recreational opportunities for Burmese newcomers to city.

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Wisconsin’s Shrinking Middle Class

No state has seen a bigger decline in the percent of middle class households than Wisconsin, new data shows.

Can Daley Beat Bradley for Supreme Court?

Challenger could get lots of right-wing money, but that may not be enough in this case.

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Bublr Bikes Returns

Second season of bike-sharing program aims for simpler pricing and four times as many bikes and stations.

Milwaukee Streetcar Approved

After years of debate, streetcar will finally move forward. Final engineering will begin immediately, and construction by the end of the year.

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Walker’s Landing Aims for Third Ward Style

133 unit apartment complex on Commerce Street is beginning construction a bit later than planned. Our photos capture the early progress.

833 East Building Making Progress

Despite some serious problems that arose, construction of the $102 million, 18-story office building on East Michigan is proceeding, as our photos show.

Harvey Jay Goldstein’s Home is a Prison

Sentenced to house arrest, the felonious attorney can only stare at the walls of his Bay View duplex for six months.

The Northwestern Mutual Tower Begins

NM is laying the structure for huge, 32-floor complex that will be largest building in the state.

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Should City/County Donate More to NBA Arena?

Actually, local taxpayers will be donating $450 million. But the press won’t report the details.

Will Right-to-Work Cause Sickness and Death?

Logic of the law’s supporters suggest this -- and other terrible things -- will happen.

Milwaukee a Leader in City Center Job Growth

So says a recent study. But is the data more than a passing fad?

Kiva Comes to Town

Global micro-loan program for small businesses expands to Milwaukee, and city fund will match its loans.

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Wisconsin’s Shrinking Middle Class

No state has seen a bigger decline in the percent of middle class households than Wisconsin, new data shows.

E-Cigarettes Lights Up Capitol Fight

Should they be taxed like cigarettes, banned from restaurants/bars or protected from local regulations?

Walker Would End Oversight of For-Profit Colleges

His budget eliminates Educational Approval Board, which costs the state nothing to oversee for-profit colleges.

Are Abrahamson’s Days as Chief Justice Numbered?

Constitutional amendment on April referendum would result in her being replaced as chief justice. Even if it fails, her salary will be reduced.

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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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The Lakefront, About 1866

Prior to the settlers arrival, the lakefront wasn't a gorgeous green space, but an often-grassless bunch of eroded bluffs.

The Lakefront in 1911

This scene from a century ago, with paths winding down to the lake, may have been when this area was at its peak.

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