Walker’s UW Cuts Get National Press

It’s probably helping his presidential run, but also raising questions about Walker as a person.

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Testing Walker’s Jobs Theory

He’s embraced a low-taxes approach used by other states, which has been a failure.

The Walker Economic Record

Crunching the numbers: How has Wisconsin’s economy fared in his first four years?

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Walker Ends State Funding for Biking Program

His proposed budget eliminates all state funding for Transportation Alternatives Program.

The Thrill of Everyday Adventures

Life is short and bicycling provides adventures close to home. Are you missing out?

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Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

The mayor, business leaders and pols toasted the streetcar in Cudahy's Irish Pub, with Michael Cudahy on hand.

UWM’s First New Academic Building in 20 Years

The nearly completed, $80 million, five-floor interdisciplinary center should raise university's national research profile.

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Sculpture Disappears from Downtown

The 36-foot-high, $200,000 work was installed by Blue Cross in 1978; new owner of property won't reply to calls, artist has no idea what happened to sculpture.

The New Gateway to Bay View?

Development proposed at neighborhood meeting would include 5 stories, 3,000 square feet of first floor retail and 72 apartments on 4 floors above this.

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Ordinary Beauty

Dohmen building’s redesign is a model for how to add value and grace while updating a 1960s creation.

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.

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Maggie Bryde

"In five years, I’d like to think that I wouldn’t have to convince people how great this city is – it will just be undeniable."

Jason Klein

"Milwaukee is one of the next great up-and-coming cities."

Ashley Haag

"Be the change you want to see!"

Greg Matzek

"Five years from now, Milwaukee will have a state of the art facility for the Milwaukee Bucks just north of the current Bradley Center."

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A Tale of Two Cities

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

New Plan to Sell O’Donnell Park Is A Mistake

Proposed resolution would allow county to sell O’Donnell Park for redevelopment by any private developer.

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Rotary Club’s Impact on the City

The club, a Mandi finalist, has created a food program for the poor and the Arboretum along Milwaukee River.

Safe & Sound Will Target 8 High-Crime Neighborhoods

Community organizing group works with residents, high-risk youth and police to combat crime.

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Journal Sentinel Jumps on Sinking Ship

Prospectus shows all 13 newspapers the new Journal company absorbs are losing money.

Hey, Let’s Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients

Walker and Vos love the idea. So what will it cost and what will it accomplish?

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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.

Streetcar Responses Shows Wide Support

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

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John Shannon’s Marvelous Marietta Mansion

One of the great East Side homes, its history includes a remarkable cast of characters, almost a mini-history of Milwaukee elites.

Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

The mayor, business leaders and pols toasted the streetcar in Cudahy's Irish Pub, with Michael Cudahy on hand.

UWM’s First New Academic Building in 20 Years

The nearly completed, $80 million, five-floor interdisciplinary center should raise university's national research profile.

North End III is Rising

New complex with 168 apartments will add density to an area that's booming with development.

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Journal Sentinel Jumps on Sinking Ship

Prospectus shows all 13 newspapers the new Journal company absorbs are losing money.

Testing Walker’s Jobs Theory

He’s embraced a low-taxes approach used by other states, which has been a failure.

Maggie Bryde

"In five years, I’d like to think that I wouldn’t have to convince people how great this city is – it will just be undeniable."

Jobs Program Struggles to Find Eligible Workers

City transitional jobs program for hard-core unemployed still has half of its positions unfilled.

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Walker’s Christmas Tree Budget

The budget has a flock of non-financial items -- 58 in all -- that will quietly change state polices.

Hey, Let’s Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients

Walker and Vos love the idea. So what will it cost and what will it accomplish?

Testing Walker’s Jobs Theory

He’s embraced a low-taxes approach used by other states, which has been a failure.

Legislators Move to Become Lobbyists

Revolving door between governing and lobbying wide open, especially for Republicans.

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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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Chapman’s Biggest Department Store

The third Chapman's store was built in 1885 and would remain in business nearly a century.

Inside T.A. Chapman’s, 1873

Chapman's, the city's first department store for upscale buyers, was the last word in elegance for Milwaukee.

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