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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Alexander Mitchell’s Conservatory, Mid-1870s

The fabulously wealthy business man created an unusual, two-story conservatory within his home.

Exterior of Alexander Mitchell’s Mansion, Mid-1870s

What would soon be known as Grand Avenue became a row of millionaires' mansions.

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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.

Milwaukee Quietly Adds Buffered Bike Lanes

The changes on south 2nd are welcome, but when will the city start creating protected bike lanes?

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Posner Renovation Kicks Off

Our photos capture a new start for an old building.

Inside the Wells Building

Step inside the 15-story high-rise, which was the largest terra cotta building in the world when built in 1901.

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City Illegally Collected $196,000

State appeals court says Milwaukee must refund illegally collected BID assessment from Yankee Hill apartments.

Is Barry Mandel the Michael Jordan of Development?

Barrett rhapsodizes over developer at groundbreaking of North End III. And Fresh Thyme owner adds praise of Mandel style.

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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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Jabril Faraj

"If we continue to leave a large portion of our city behind, we will never be able to realize Milwaukee’s full potential."

“You had to learn how to take care of yourself”

Jared Lazarevich has lots of autographed baseballs and sports memorabilia. But a good job can be hard to come by.

Carlton Reeves

"When I look at the potential of Milwaukee, I would like to see the collective spirit of disruption and social responsibility take over Milwaukee..."

“God gives you a creativity”

An artist, musician and stonecutter, now 67, stills believes in the joy of life.

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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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A Community Organizer at Heart?

Observers sing praises of Ian Bautista, the new head of the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative

Build Bucks Arena in Inner City?

Community leader calls on new owners to consider North Side location.

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The Decline of ALEC

The right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council, long a big influence on state legislatures and Wisconsin, is bleeding business support.

Walker’s Curious Debate Strategy

His strategy was to “largely ignore” Burke. That may have been a mistake.

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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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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.

Bay View ArtStop Opens

It's a bus stop, art work, and urban island. Grand opening is tonight, but we've already got photos of the new amenity.

Tau Kappa Epsilon House

The TKE fraternity's 1904 home has operated as a rooming house for generations, but it's now suspended and its president faces drug charges.

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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.

Does Milwaukee Need a Fashion Incubator?

Downtown activist Beth Weirick is leading the charge to create one in or near the Third Ward.

What Explains the Democratic Economic Advantage?

Possible explanations for why the economy and stock market perform better under Democratic presidents.

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The Decline of ALEC

The right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council, long a big influence on state legislatures and Wisconsin, is bleeding business support.

How Rivals for Governor, Attorney General Would Handle Drunken Driving

Only Burke calls for making first-offense OWI a crime in Wisconsin.

Pols Raise Cash Behind Closed Doors

Both parties have ever-more secret fundraisers attended by lobbyists and insiders who influence state policy.

Walker’s Curious Debate Strategy

His strategy was to “largely ignore” Burke. That may have been a mistake.

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From Atop the Hilton Hotel

Make that the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, which, with its radio antenna, is about as tall as the U.S. Bank building, and offers stunning views.

Rooftop Dining

The dramatic yet oh-so-civilized views from Cafe Benelux, Wolf Peach and Hotel Metro's Zen on 7.

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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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