National Media Jumps on “College Dropout” Walker

Walker’s presidential run brings on stories about the hole in his resume.

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Does Walker Have Losing Strategy for Global Warming?

States that are unfriendly to new technologies confronting the problem could be economic losers.

The Bogus Claims on Right to Work

Serious researchers on impact offer many caveats, which advocates blithely ignore.

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More Trails, More Plowing and Better Maps

An update on all the improvements for biking both locally and state-wide.

More Protected Bike Lanes and Greenways Needed

2015 agenda by Bike Federation will push city for these and other improvements.

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700 Lofts Takes Shape in Westown

49 new apartments are slated to open in June 2015 on the west side of Downtown.

Dohmen Moves to Historic Third Ward

The consulting company relocates to neighborhood where it all began 156 years ago.

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What Is Milwaukee River Commons?

The recently-formed grassroots group, which looks to make sure all citizens benefit from Milwaukee's water resources, holds a fundraiser.

Who Will Replace Paul Jakubovich?

Ald. Bauman is pushing for prompt action to replace the longtime historic preservation head, who died last month.

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The Bus Stop That Isn’t

The Bay View “art stop” is neither art nor a good bus stop. For one-tenth the price, the city could have done far better.

Why the Swing Park Failed

It became a comedy of errors, but raises serious questions about the city’s strategy for “creative placemaking.”

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Laura Gramann

"Milwaukee is walkable, which allows for heads to turn up and gaze at a plethora of structures donning beautiful architecture."

“I would like to be my own boss.”

Lorenzo Williams is training to be a carpenter and eventually wants to start his own company.

“I have no trust in the judicial system.”

Lu Ann Will's mentally-ill son was shot by police answering her call for help. She still doesn't understand how it happened.

Alex Lasry

"Marc, Wes, Jamie and the Bucks are determined to help rejuvenate the city."

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Why the Streetcar Won’t Work

The planned route will duplicate bus routes and won’t solve any of the city’s needs.

“Jock Tax” Will Actually Increase Your Taxes

Proposal to fund NBA arena is really a Republican Tax Increase to help billionaire owners pay for the facility.

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Avenue of Entrepreneurs

A new chocolate company is among the small businesses attracted to Lisbon Avenue.

South Side Organizing Committee Has New Director

Tammy Rivera replaces Steve Fendt, who was dismissed by board after 22 years of service.

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Koch-Funded Group Backs Anti-Streetcar Drive

Americans for Prosperity has provided paid staff for petition drive, its state director says.

Who Is Funding the Anti-Streetcar Effort?

Ald. Bauman and others are certain that dark money is pouring in for this, which streetcar opponents deny.

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Streetcar Responses Shows Wide Support

Eleven out of 15 aldermanic districts, and 76 percent of all respondents support the proposed streetcar starter system.

Streetcar Approved, but Held

Large majority votes to approve streetcar, but parliamentary maneuver puts issue on hold until February 10th meeting.

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700 Lofts Takes Shape in Westown

49 new apartments are slated to open in June 2015 on the west side of Downtown.

The Mysterious Kondos Chateau

One of the town's most magnificent mansions has a strange history, complete with a jailed lawyer who once served a governor.

An Overlooked Gem Off Brady Street

Built in 1891 by then-prominent architect Bernard Kolpaki, the home was restored and is now owned by a Whitefish Bay school principal.

The House of Holiday Lights

The building with Libby's Lounge on Van Buren St. has long had a wonderful display of lights and the show is still on, even though the bar was sold.

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Avenue of Entrepreneurs

A new chocolate company is among the small businesses attracted to Lisbon Avenue.

The Importance of Business Improvement Districts

Milwaukee has 34 BIDs, which are changing the landscape of city neighborhoods.

Does Walker Have Losing Strategy for Global Warming?

States that are unfriendly to new technologies confronting the problem could be economic losers.

State Is a Leader in Women Workers

New York Times analysis shows Wisconsin is one of the leading states in the percent of women working.

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Portrait of a Gay Married Couple

We’re much like any American family. Except for all the legal hurdles and headaches.

Streetcar Responses Shows Wide Support

Eleven out of 15 aldermanic districts, and 76 percent of all respondents support the proposed streetcar starter system.

Does Walker Have Losing Strategy for Global Warming?

States that are unfriendly to new technologies confronting the problem could be economic losers.

Streetcar Approved, but Held

Large majority votes to approve streetcar, but parliamentary maneuver puts issue on hold until February 10th meeting.

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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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Wolcott & Gregg Sewing Machine Store

Located on E. Wisconsin near what is now the Iron Block building, the store offered an item that was greatly desired.

The Wheeler & Wilson Emporium, 1870s

The company manufactured sewing machines, and this was the interior of its Downtown store.

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