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Op Ed: Schimel and Pruitt, the Anti-Environmentalists
Op Ed

Schimel and Pruitt, the Anti-Environmentalists

State attorney general and federal EPA head never met a green policy they liked.

Op Ed: Will Walker Learn From Hurricane Harvey?
Op Ed

Will Walker Learn From Hurricane Harvey?

Texas ignored good planning and impact of climate change. The results are clear.

Op Ed: Will Stepp Join U.S. EPA Wrecking Crew?
Op Ed

Will Stepp Join U.S. EPA Wrecking Crew?

Her radical reshaping of state DNR may make her the perfect candidate.

Op Ed: Loss of Talgo Train Hurts Foxconn Deal
Op Ed

Loss of Talgo Train Hurts Foxconn Deal

High speed rail would have better connected Racine area to Madison, Chicago.

Op Ed: Don’t Give Away Acres of State Park
Op Ed

Don’t Give Away Acres of State Park

State allowing for-profit golf course to take over public land on Lake Michigan.

Op Ed: Schimel Gives Amnesty to Big Polluter
Op Ed

Schimel Gives Amnesty to Big Polluter

3M, a big Walker donor, gets no financial penalty for repeatedly polluting.

Op Ed: Why Walker Killed DNR Magazine
Op Ed

Why Walker Killed DNR Magazine

Too popular? Or too many stories promoting recycling and clean water?

Op Ed: The Un-Greening of Wisconsin
Op Ed

The Un-Greening of Wisconsin

Walker policies help political donors, hurt environment. Trump could pile on.

Wisconsin Leads in Climate Change Study

Wisconsin Leads in Climate Change Study

Even as state agencies censor the issue, UW is national leader in its research.

Will Trump Ape Wisconsin DNR?

Will Trump Ape Wisconsin DNR?

State’s scrubbing of all climate change info could be a model for Trump administration.

Op Ed: The Anti-Green Governor
Op Ed

The Anti-Green Governor

While Republicans like John Kasich embrace green measures to boost jobs, Walker rejects them all.

Op Ed: Only Wisconsin Scrubs Climate Change info
Op Ed

Only Wisconsin Scrubs Climate Change info

Other Great Lakes states inform citizens of climate change impact on environment.

Op-Ed: Stepp’s Slothful Style of Running DNR
Op-Ed

Stepp’s Slothful Style of Running DNR

Or is it a Chamber of Commerce mentality? You be the judge.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Bizarre Choice for High Court
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Bizarre Choice for High Court

From a state with countless judges, he picks a crackpot lawyer named Daniel Kelly.

Plenty of Horne: Behold The ECO Mayor

Contribution to Michael Murphy of $25

Plenty of Horne: Behold The ECO Mayor
Plenty of Horne

Behold The ECO Mayor

Barrett touts green efforts, changes name of environmental sustainability office to ECO.

Walker Budget Targets Downer Woods

Walker Budget Targets Downer Woods

Provisions buried in budget bill eliminate protected status of conserved forest, the sole natural area on UWM campus.

Murphy’s Law: Crazy Casino Politics
Murphy’s Law

Crazy Casino Politics

Both Gov. Walker and Mary Burke have mishandled the Kenosha Casino issue.

City People: Sam McGovern-Rowen
City People

Sam McGovern-Rowen

The former aldermanic aide now works as a community economic developer trying to bring jobs to the city.

Milwaukee Streetcar Round-Up

Milwaukee Streetcar Round-Up

The Milwaukee circulator streetcar is moving forward, but there is still confusion in the mind of many. We've covered the issue in the past, but this article attempts to bring everything together in one place, the history, the frequently asked questions, and the proposed route.

What is the True Value of Water?

What is the True Value of Water?

Or as Common Council President Hines put it "What is Water Worth?" This question has been on the minds of local officials and citizens as of late because of the City of Milwaukee approving an agreement to sell water to New Berlin.

The Roundup: Buffett Tour on Hold
The Roundup

Buffett Tour on Hold

“Spirit – The Seventh Fire” has been put on hiatus.

The Roundup: McGee’s Folly
The Roundup

McGee’s Folly

If you want to get a chuckle and a “no comment” out of a Milwaukee alderman these days, just tell him that Ald. Michael McGee, Jr. “certainly has a way with words.”

The Roundup: Jim Glynn Dead at 64
The Roundup

Jim Glynn Dead at 64

I had no idea it would be this soon.

Murphy’s Law: Did Marilyn Want Millions From The Mayor?
Murphy’s Law

Did Marilyn Want Millions From The Mayor?

Marilyn Figueroa never wanted money from the mayor