Friday Photos: RNC Build Out Takes Over Westown
Friday Photos

RNC Build Out Takes Over Westown

Here a tent, there a fence, everywhere an elephant image.

June Was One of Wettest Months in Wisconsin History

June Was One of Wettest Months in Wisconsin History

Wisconsin is drought-free after the entire state struggled with drought conditions in 2023.

Officers From 103 Outside Police Departments Will Guard RNC

Officers From 103 Outside Police Departments Will Guard RNC

And that's before counting federal agencies and private security guards.

Wisconsin GOP Chair Excited for RNC, Not Scared of Protests

Wisconsin GOP Chair Excited for RNC, Not Scared of Protests

Brian Schimming said holding the convention in Milwaukee will boost Trump's chance of winning Wisconsin.

Rain Soaked Summerfest Sees Attendance Drop

Rain Soaked Summerfest Sees Attendance Drop

Festival reports rain was a factor on six of nine days.

MKE County: RNC Will Cause Some County Services To Be Moved to Wauwatosa
MKE County

RNC Will Cause Some County Services To Be Moved to Wauwatosa

Milwaukee County launches webpage to detail what office is going where.

Hank Aaron State Trail Will Be Closed For RNC, State Fair

Hank Aaron State Trail Will Be Closed For RNC, State Fair

Hank Aaron Trail closed for third year in a row for security concerns during state fair.

Burrito Bueno is Closed, New Restaurant Planned

Burrito Bueno is Closed, New Restaurant Planned

New location for Los Tuxtla Mexican Restaurant plans to open in the coming months.

Ben and Jerry’s Opening Third Ward Location

Ben and Jerry’s Opening Third Ward Location

RNC will receive frosty reception as ice cream store opens July 14.

Elections Commission Issues Bipartisan Guidance On How To Use Restored Ballot Drop Boxes

Elections Commission Issues Bipartisan Guidance On How To Use Restored Ballot Drop Boxes

Best practice recommendations include placing drop boxes in well-lit areas, recording when ballots are removed, reporting any damage.

Entertainment: Bastille Days Headlines Pre-RNC Weekend
Entertainment

Bastille Days Headlines Pre-RNC Weekend

Plus: Pints with a Purpose, Frida Fest and a Black Cat Alley concert series.

City Hall: Attempt To Expand Disorderly Conduct Fine, Ban Bump Stocks Before RNC Fails
City Hall

Attempt To Expand Disorderly Conduct Fine, Ban Bump Stocks Before RNC Fails

Council members concerned about unintended consequences.

Milwaukee-Area Bars Can Stay Open Until 4 a.m. During RNC

Milwaukee-Area Bars Can Stay Open Until 4 a.m. During RNC

Monday night through early Friday morning will see taverns in 14 counties serving until the sun comes up.

Regardless of Who Wins Presidency, Health Experts Believe Affordable Care Act Is Safe

Regardless of Who Wins Presidency, Health Experts Believe Affordable Care Act Is Safe

Panel of Wisconsin health leaders predicts next president will be focused on prescription drug costs.

Report Says Wisconsin Utilities On Track For Emissions Goals, Advocates Raise Concern

Report Says Wisconsin Utilities On Track For Emissions Goals, Advocates Raise Concern

Advocates warn the report's data is provided by utilities and represents only a snapshot in time

Loans, Subsidies Approved To Support 301 Affordable Apartments

Loans, Subsidies Approved To Support 301 Affordable Apartments

Redevelopment Authority working to advance three developments to groundbreakings.

City Hiring GRAEF For Northridge Mall Replacement Design

City Hiring GRAEF For Northridge Mall Replacement Design

Plan calls for a market analysis and many different options for development. Public input sought.

Transportation: MCTS Designing New Bus Shelters
Transportation

MCTS Designing New Bus Shelters

First 25 bus shelters -- of some 600 total -- will be installed next year.

Data Wonk: The Imperial Legislature Is Shot Down
Data Wonk

The Imperial Legislature Is Shot Down

6-1 decision by Wisconsin Supreme Court a surprise. What does it tell us about the court?

New Beer Honors Women’s Rights Advocate Mathilde Anneke

New Beer Honors Women’s Rights Advocate Mathilde Anneke

Collaborative creation by women at two different breweries set for release this weekend.

Valentine Coffee Expanding to Downer Avenue

Valentine Coffee Expanding to Downer Avenue

Cafe and roastery plans to open third location on the East Side this fall.

Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee Arts Groups in Big Trouble
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee Arts Groups in Big Trouble

Huge declines in the percent of earned income are a very worrisome sign.

PFAS in Foam Far Worse Than Water in Wisconsin’s Rivers, Lakes

PFAS in Foam Far Worse Than Water in Wisconsin’s Rivers, Lakes

Study finds PFAS levels in foam were 50 to 7,000 times higher than in the water.

MKE County: County Breaks Ground On Youth Detention Facility
MKE County

County Breaks Ground On Youth Detention Facility

New facility a long-awaited first step in the plan to close state youth prisons.

City Awards $100K in Fresh Food Grants

City Awards $100K in Fresh Food Grants

Fresh Food Access Fund grants for 7 groups include a sober living center, food pantry and hydroponic farm.