Weekly Happy Hour: Vista King Offers Great Lake Cruises
Weekly Happy Hour

Vista King Offers Great Lake Cruises

And on certain nights, the cruise has a happy hour. It’s my favorite bar.

Best of Doors Open: Doors Open to Milwaukee’s Taj Mahal
Best of Doors Open

Doors Open to Milwaukee’s Taj Mahal

Visual tour of the Tripoli Shrine Center, built in Moorish Revival style. Second in our series.

Jazz in the Park: Questions for Bill Bonifas & Legends of Jazz
Jazz in the Park

Questions for Bill Bonifas & Legends of Jazz

Bonifas has been playing for 50 years and has connected to every jazz musician in town.

Murphy’s Law: The Meltdown of Scott Walker
Murphy’s Law

The Meltdown of Scott Walker

Onetime frontrunner for Iowa primary is “finished,” most covering presidential campaign say.

NEWaukeean of the Week: Heather Pechachek
NEWaukeean of the Week

Heather Pechachek

"In five years I see Milwaukee as a city that other cities envy."

New Leaders Could Impact Neighborhoods

New Leaders Could Impact Neighborhoods

Interviews with four new executive directors of community groups.

Best of Doors Open

Top Stop at Doors Open Milwaukee

City Hall Bell Tower is an annual favorite. First of a series of classic stories on Doors Open attractions.

Sieger on Songs: “Farmer John”
Sieger on Songs

“Farmer John”

No, it’s not cerebral, but this 1959 rocker by Don & Dewey is pure joy.

Back in the News: Minority Women-Owned Firms Rise 97%
Back in the News

Minority Women-Owned Firms Rise 97%

State still ranks low in entrepreneurship but new firms by women and minority owners soar.

Government Policies Tough on Working Poor

Government Policies Tough on Working Poor

Many work for fast food chains and are hurt by Badger Care changes.

First Ciclovia MKE Is a Success

First Ciclovia MKE Is a Success

Bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages joined the fun.

Photo Gallery: Petfest Was For the Dogs
Photo Gallery

Petfest Was For the Dogs

And cats and birds. Pets and their owners descended on Summerfest for fun, education and music.

Now Serving: Lucky Ginger Finally Opens
Now Serving

Lucky Ginger Finally Opens

Asian restaurant along the river will add more customers to the throng packing the water side.

Classical: John Adams Meets Mozart
Classical

John Adams Meets Mozart

Present Music dares to present Mozart! Yet it's still a very modern concert.

Your Right to Know: Court Creates Loophole in Open Records Law
Your Right to Know

Court Creates Loophole in Open Records Law

State Supreme Court ruling may allow governments to evade or delay obeying law.

Op-Ed: Schools Need Help For Hungry Children
Op-Ed

Schools Need Help For Hungry Children

Assembly bill seeks to give more kids access to quality meals for breakfast and lunch.

Murphy’s Law

Common Ground’s $30 Million Victory for City

Pressure on Bucks owner Wes Edens results in Nationstar’s $30 million pledge to prevent foreclosures.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Public Museum Exhibits, 1880s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Public Museum Exhibits, 1880s

The museum would move 12 years later, saving it from the exposition building's disastrous fire of 1905.

New School Opens in Silver City Neighborhood

New School Opens in Silver City Neighborhood

Escuela Verde, charter school authorized by UWM, has new campus on 36th and Pierce.

Dining: La Masa Is Tasty Addition to Brady Street
Dining

La Masa Is Tasty Addition to Brady Street

The empanadas are mostly delicious and you could eat the sauces with a spoon.

Data Wonk: Mysteries of the John Doe investigation
Data Wonk

Mysteries of the John Doe investigation

The probe has left many mysteries and unanswered questions. First of two parts.

Op-Ed: TIF Districts Are Overused, Abused
Op-Ed

TIF Districts Are Overused, Abused

Legislation requiring “best practices” in their use is needed.

Wisconsin Women Earn 81% Of What Men Do

The gap has fallen from 59 cents for every dollar earned by men to 81 cents. Why does the gap persist?

Don’t Dabble With Future of UW, Tech Colleges

Don’t Dabble With Future of UW, Tech Colleges

Republican proposal to merge them is neither timely nor well thought out.

The State of Politics: Home Values Rising Amid Hot Market
The State of Politics

Home Values Rising Amid Hot Market

Values have risen for 41 months, but have yet to match the 2008 peak.