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More Evidence John Doe is Bipartisan

Court filings release more information showing investigation of Walker and conservative groups is not partisan.


Yesterday's Milwaukee

Western Menomonee Valley,1880s

Before the viaducts arrived, this part of the valley was semi-pastoral, with many stone quarries. Part 3 of series.

Menomonee Valley Rail Industry

By the early 1880s, railroads and the rail industry were well-established in the valley. Part 2 of a series.


Bike Czar

The Heart of New Milwaukee

The Menomonee Valley's renaissance personifies how Milwaukee is becoming a new city -- without losing its roots.

Governor Signs Vulnerable User Bill

Bill to protect bikers and pedestrians and a separate bill allowing biking on state trails after 11 p.m. were both passed by legislature.


Photo Galleries

Transforming Reed Street Yards

The city is spending $6.2 million to pave way for new water technology park.

Digging Up Our History

Construction of Frederick Lofts has unearthed tunnels used by Pabst Brewery to keep its beer cold.


The State of Politics

Republicans Purge Their Elders

No matter how experienced, moderates willing to negotiate with Democrats are getting purged from the party.

Casualties of War

The war over Act 10 may be a key reason 46% of legislators have left or will leave in just over two years.


Plenty of Horne

Why the Bucks Arena is Downtown — And Will Stay There

If not for an obnoxiously insistent mayor, the Bradley Center would have been built in the Menomonee Valley.

The City’s New “Social Network for Neighbors”

National social networking platform hopes to connect every neighborhood in town.


In Public

Why the Art Museum Addition Must Not Be Built

This could be the biggest architectural mistake Milwaukee has ever made.

The Resistible Rise of Public Art

More and more of it is scattered about the city. But how much of it does anyone actually like? 



Matt Wild

"I’d like to see Milwaukee finally acting like the big-time city it constantly claims to be."

Emily Vitrano

"I didn’t always see Milwaukee as a viable place to create an artistic home. But it is possible here."


Hard Hat Tour

18-Story Potawatomi Hotel Nears Completion

The 261 foot high, 371,000 square foot, $150 million hotel will be smoke-free in all rooms.


Bruce Murphy

Let Them Take Taxis…or Uber or Lyft

City may lift cap on caps and embrace upstart ride sharing services. There will be rides for everyone!

Why Moderates Are Extinct

The retirement of Petri, Ellis and Cullen suggests neither party has room for moderates.


Eyes on Milwaukee

7 Can’t Miss YP Week Events

Young Professional Week features some 30 events. Here's our pick of the top seven.

A Night At the MANDIs

The once-tiny awards show is now a prestige event that packed the Pfister ballroom while another crowd watched the show streamed.


House Confidential

Eyon Biddle’s Rescued Rental

The candidate for alderman lives in Triangle North neighborhood, on a block rescued by investor Yusuf Dahl.

Russell Stamper’s Century-Old Sherman Blvd. Home

The ever-busy county supervisor and aldermanic candidate also handles rental evictions on the side.


Neighborhood News

Milwaukee Tough on Undocumented Immigrants

More likely than state or nation to deport them for minor offenses. A special report.

New Program Helps Minority Entrepreneurs

Dream MKE is non-profit that offers seed loans, consulting and one-on-one mentoring for start-up businesses.



New Program Helps Minority Entrepreneurs

Dream MKE is non-profit that offers seed loans, consulting and one-on-one mentoring for start-up businesses.

Decline of the Dairy State

Walker’s policies may help depopulate farms. How will cities be affected?


Bill Lueders

Say Goodbye to the Party of Lincoln

State Sen. Dale Schultz retires, shaking his head at how the Republican Party has changed.

Big Money Backfires in Local Elections

Attempts by Koch Brothers and other outsiders to outspend locals and elect friendly parties doesn't work.



Why America’s Roads Are More Dangerous

U.S. and Wisconsin have seen less decline in traffic fatalities than other countries. Why?

More Transit Funding Needed, Fitch Ratings Warns

Economy could suffer if governments don't recognize decline in driving and other trends that favor transit.


Car Culture

It’s PARK(ing) Day, Let the Celebration Begin

Parking spots will be transformed into public space -- with entertainers performing -- as part of international event today.

Why WisDOT Is Behind the Times

Auto traffic per capita has declined since 2004, other states now spend less on highways, but Wisconsin wants to keep expanding.