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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The Charter School Advantage

A new study shows charter schools outperform MPS schools. But they still trail the average state school.

Exploding the Myths About Poverty

America didn’t “lose” the War on Poverty. Poverty declined. Can it be reduced further in cities like Milwaukee?

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Spring Is Finally Here!

I do like winter biking but what a thrill to take my first ride of the season in shorts and a jersey.

Not Riding a Bicycle is Hazardous to Your Health

Even factoring in occasional traffic deaths for bicyclists, they live longer, healthier lives than automobile drivers.

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1800 E. North Ave. Arises From the Ashes

Five years after the Pizza Man fire, a mixed-use building with 39 apartments and 6,000 square feet for retail is nearly built. But what about those darn ventilation grills?

Early Progress on Kimpton Hotel

The nine-floor, 158-room hotel will fill a gap on Broadway, and add more density and foot traffic to the bustling Third Ward.

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Bucks Plan Envisions Arena Streetcar

$1 billion plan for new arena and other development would transform Park East land and tear down Bradley Center.

Journal Sentinel 20 Years Later

What is it about April Fool's Day? 20 years after the Journal-Sentinel merger comes its absorption into a chain of dailies.

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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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Molly Clarey

"Milwaukeeans have a lot of pride in their city."

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..."

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Don’t Change UW System’s Governance

There’s already an exodus of top faculty concerned about ending tenure.

The Fallacy of Black-on-Black Crime

83% of white murders are committed by whites, so why doesn't that get similar discussion?

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$1 Million Plan to Upgrade Near West Side

Milwaukee Police, Marquette University and Harley-Davidson involved in project to redevelop area and cut crime.

Why City Workers Can’t Get to Suburban Jobs

Milwaukee County Transit has reduced service by 14% since 2000, and 13% of city households lack a car.

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Shirley Abrahamson Against the World

Chief Justice’s fight against a constitutional change to demote her is a minor issue. So why such a juicy battle involving so many conservatives?

The Secret Tax Subsidy Society

Republicans and Democrats conspire to create stealth taxes to fund the NBA arena. Will they succeed?

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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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1800 E. North Ave. Arises From the Ashes

Five years after the Pizza Man fire, a mixed-use building with 39 apartments and 6,000 square feet for retail is nearly built. But what about those darn ventilation grills?

Early Progress on Kimpton Hotel

The nine-floor, 158-room hotel will fill a gap on Broadway, and add more density and foot traffic to the bustling Third Ward.

Whitefish Bay’s Welfare Fraud Home

This lovely Colonial has abundant nooks, color-coordinated ceilings, and a family whose parents have been arrested for welfare fraud.

NM’s 27-Hour Concrete Pour

Photos and a time-lapse video of the project that poured 10,000 cubic yards of concrete for what will become the state's biggest building.

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How To Become An Entrepreneur

Panel at The Commons offers advice, encouragement, and anecdotes.

Kiva Already Funding City Entrepreneurs

In less than two months, 28 small businesses have gotten loans. Kiva hopes to increase that to 200.

Can Ray Cross Reposition the UW System?

Legislators see it as a Madison-centered liberal redoubt. Maybe it needs a stronger base in Milwaukee.

Predicting Wisconsin’s Economic Future

Two commentators fiercely disagree as to whether Wisconsin has turned the corner. Who’s right?

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Prison Guard Fired for Sexually Harassing Inmates

State Department of Corrections releases records of this seven months after they were requested.

Shirley Abrahamson Against the World

Chief Justice’s fight against a constitutional change to demote her is a minor issue. So why such a juicy battle involving so many conservatives?

State Relents on Squeezing Family Planning Clinics

State auditor had demanded millions in repayment from clinics offering birth control, but now backs off.

A Tale of Two Health Plans

A private company's managed-care plan is far less costly than the state employee health care plan. What can we learn from that?

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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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Lakefront Looking North, 1880s

Oh, what a view Juneau Park offered back then.

When the Lakefront Was At Its Ugliest?

In the 1870s, the lakefront mostly served as a rail line, with a ramshackle railroad depot.

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