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Milwaukee Becoming a Cruise Ship Destination

Milwaukee Becoming a Cruise Ship Destination

Milwaukee is an increasingly important port of call for cruising on the Great Lakes, visits to city up 100 percent this year.

Convention Hosts Tell Milwaukee To Play The Long Game

Convention Hosts Tell Milwaukee To Play The Long Game

Cleveland and Philadelphia experienced long-term economic impacts following national conventions.

Police Chief Touts Successes

Police Chief Touts Successes

City's homicide and non-fatal shootings are down, but chief faces reappointment with rumors swirling that he might not be retained.

Bill Would Eliminate 6-Month Waiting Period To Remarry After Divorce

Bill Would Eliminate 6-Month Waiting Period To Remarry After Divorce

Bill has bipartisan support, but is opposed by the Wisconsin Family Council.

County Ends Vendor’s Contract Due to Actions at Border

County Ends Vendor’s Contract Due to Actions at Border

Southwest Key's immigrant detention centers for unaccompanied minors cause termination.

Business, Property Owners Discuss How To Benefit From DNC

Business, Property Owners Discuss How To Benefit From DNC

50,000 people expected to pour into Milwaukee during the DNC.

2 Police Brutality Settlements Before the City

2 Police Brutality Settlements Before the City

Council could approve $260,000 in settlements Tuesday.

Carthage College Slashing Tuition by 30%

Carthage College Slashing Tuition by 30%

To reduce “sticker shock,” Kenosha college will cut tuition from $45,100 to $31,500.

Betsy DeVos Comes to Town

Betsy DeVos Comes to Town

U.S. Education Secretary visits St. Marcus Lutheran School, promotes $5 billion federal plan for private schools.

City Tops in TIF Money for Streetcar

City Tops in TIF Money for Streetcar

State tax system forced Milwaukee’s dependence on TIF, WPF report finds.

Foxconn Changes Plans In One Day

Foxconn Changes Plans In One Day

Announces fancy nine-story dome it will build, then switches to one-story warehouse-like building.

Homeowners Near Foxconn Say They Were Misled

Homeowners Near Foxconn Say They Were Misled

Now their homes are gone for road widenings that never happened.

Abele Urges Bus Drivers to Settle Contract

Abele Urges Bus Drivers to Settle Contract

Union and county transit system have been in contract fight for 18 months.

Kathy’s House Seeks to Double Capacity

Kathy’s House Seeks to Double Capacity

Sanctuary for cancer patients near Regional Medical Center hopes to raise $12 million.

DNC Official Downplays Illinois Hotels

DNC Official Downplays Illinois Hotels

5,000 hotel rooms a small part of 50,000 people coming to convention, Lasry notes.

Airport Requests $25.5 Million for Upgrade

Airport Requests $25.5 Million for Upgrade

Expanded international terminal could draw more flights, passengers.

Public Museum Could Lose Accreditation

Public Museum Could Lose Accreditation

MPM asking county for funding to fix leaky roof, air conditioning system.

Foxconn Goes Vertical in Mount Pleasant

Foxconn Goes Vertical in Mount Pleasant

Installing the first of more than 400 precast panels, weighing up to 75,000 pounds each.

Startup Scene Growing One App at a Time

Startup Scene Growing One App at a Time

Former UWM student creates music industry social networking app.

We Energies, MGE Investing $195 Million In Solar

We Energies, MGE Investing $195 Million In Solar

Utilities filed joint application to own remaining power in Badger Hollow Solar Farm near Dodgeville.

Task Force Wants Local Green New Deal

Task Force Wants Local Green New Deal

A joint City-County task force will tackle climate change and economic inequality.

Transportation: Evers Touts $75 Million Local Grants Fund
Transportation

Evers Touts $75 Million Local Grants Fund

Competitive grants for local transportation replace state roads fund, includes mass transit.

County Proposal Replaces Youth Prison

County Proposal Replaces Youth Prison

Tells state it can renovate county Juvenile Justice Center to house children now in state prisons.

Evers Says Foxconn Won’t Meet Jobs Goals

Evers Says Foxconn Won’t Meet Jobs Goals

Governor tells CNBC the company will likely hire 1500 employees, not 1800.

How Healthy Are State’s Lakes?

How Healthy Are State’s Lakes?

E coli advisory closed South Shore Beach on July 4th. Dozens of beaches with issues since 2013.

Milwaukee Protests Immigrant Detention Centers

Milwaukee Protests Immigrant Detention Centers

“Close the Camps” protests also held in Brookfield, Oshkosh, De Pere and Viroqua.

New Milwaukee-to-Green Bay Bus Begun

New Milwaukee-to-Green Bay Bus Begun

Amtrak replaces shuttered Greyhound service, with two daily round-trip buses.

Foxconn Delaying Mount Pleasant Plant?

Foxconn Delaying Mount Pleasant Plant?

WEDC says company moving back completion of promised plant to early 2021.

Bill Allows Red Light Cameras in City

Bill Allows Red Light Cameras in City

Legislation would give Milwaukee Police another tool to combat speeding, reckless driving.

Will Schools End Alternative Lunches?

Will Schools End Alternative Lunches?

Cudahy School board may change policy. Bill in state Legislature would end “lunch shaming”.

Public Museum Narrows New Location Search

Public Museum Narrows New Location Search

4 sites all in Downtown. Marcus Center’s campus under consideration.

Funds Approved For Rail Line to Chicago

Funds Approved For Rail Line to Chicago

Budget committee approves $35 million to expand Hiawatha, but Illinois DOT still has proposal on hold.

Milwaukee 3rd Worst for Black Homeowners

Milwaukee 3rd Worst for Black Homeowners

Milwaukee's African American home ownership rate is 3rd worst, only Memphis, New Orleans rank lower

Sen. Johnson Supports Mexico Tariffs

Sen. Johnson Supports Mexico Tariffs

And he’s considering running for governor or a third term for senator in 2022.

UWM Grapples with Hate Speech

UWM Grapples with Hate Speech

Swastika symbol, “gas the Jews” comment by student causes outrage, but free speech at issue.

County Launches Investigation Into Former Register Of Deeds

County Launches Investigation Into Former Register Of Deeds

John La Fave retired after his office was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Did Ex-Cudahy Mayor Commit Forgery?

Did Ex-Cudahy Mayor Commit Forgery?

DOJ investigating long-time mayor John Hohenfeldt for possible felony.

High Tolerance: Why Legislators Want Tougher Drunk Driving Law
High Tolerance

Why Legislators Want Tougher Drunk Driving Law

Wisconsin is the only state that doesn't criminalize drunk driving on the first offense.

Medical College Looking at Racial Disparity in Cancer Deaths

Medical College Looking at Racial Disparity in Cancer Deaths

Black residents get cancer 22.2% more often than white residents in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Police Target Speeding

Milwaukee Police Target Speeding

Vehicle crashes, hit-and-runs spiking, police working with state patrol to clamp down.

Evers Says He Has Clarity on Foxconn

Evers Says He Has Clarity on Foxconn

Governor also blasts Republican rhetoric on abortion as “blasphemy.”

City May Expand Residency Incentives

City May Expand Residency Incentives

Proposal would extend incentives to police and fire fighters.

We Energies Quits Pro-Coal Lobbying Group

We Energies Quits Pro-Coal Lobbying Group

Joins 10 other utilities leaving powerful Washington, D.C. lobbyist, Utility Air Regulatory Group.

Perez Sees Regional Impact For DNC Convention

Perez Sees Regional Impact For DNC Convention

Milwaukee’s 2020 convention will give Democratic Party springboard to organize Midwest.

MU Faculty, Grad Students Demand a Union

MU Faculty, Grad Students Demand a Union

SEIU says Marquette’s non-tenured workers need higher wages, health care.

Can City Combat Food Deserts?

Can City Combat Food Deserts?

City panel hears report on many residents living far from full-service grocery store, but takes no action.

Zoo Opening New Elephant Exhibit

Zoo Opening New Elephant Exhibit

Bigger exhibit with better care of African elephants will open in May.

New Program Combats City’s Gun Violence

New Program Combats City’s Gun Violence

City Health Department, hospitals team up to treat gun violence as public health problem.

City’s Violent Crime Down in 2019

City’s Violent Crime Down in 2019

First quarter of year shows murders, non-fatal shootings, carjackings down.

County Submits Youth Prison Proposal

County Submits Youth Prison Proposal

Asks state for $41.4 million to build secure residential center for youth now at Lincoln Hills.

Port Milwaukee Sees Overseas Growth

Port Milwaukee Sees Overseas Growth

Last year, port had 43 international visits, up 25 percent from 2017.

MillerCoors Sues Over Corn Syrup Ads

MillerCoors Sues Over Corn Syrup Ads

Company claims Anheuser-Busch commercials mislead, calling it “fear mongering.”

New Effort Provides Doulas to 100 Women

New Effort Provides Doulas to 100 Women

County funding of $52,000 would provide doulas to help pregnant women in 53206 ZIP code.

Bill Targets Illicit Massage Parlors

Bill Targets Illicit Massage Parlors

Helps municipalities close them down. Another bill imposes fine for soliciting prostitutes.

Cross Champions New UWM Chemistry Building

Cross Champions New UWM Chemistry Building

Building outmoded, UW System president says. Evers also backs $130 million project.

Task Force Says Dump the Domes

Task Force Says Dump the Domes

Report commissioned by Milwaukee Public Museum and Mitchell Park Domes recommends demolition.

Budget Expands Rail Service to Chicago

Budget Expands Rail Service to Chicago

Money would be leveraged with federal grant to expand Hiawatha from 7 to 10 daily roundtrips.

Evers Budget Overlooks Convention Center

Evers Budget Overlooks Convention Center

Wisconsin Center District plans downtown expansion by 2020, still hopes for state funding.

Hagedorn Says He’ll Keep Politics Off Bench

Hagedorn Says He’ll Keep Politics Off Bench

High court candidate has faced weeks of controversy for writings on gays, abortion.

Sheriff Won’t Work With Federal Immigration

Sheriff Won’t Work With Federal Immigration

Lucas changes policy, won’t give information to ICE about people detained in the jail.

Foxconn Insider Says Project Globally Unique

Foxconn Insider Says Project Globally Unique

"We’re not building a supply chain, we’re curating an ecosystem.”

Evers Wants to Re-Examine Business Incentives

Evers Wants to Re-Examine Business Incentives

And bring back scientists to the DNR.

South Suburbs Consider Merging Fire, Police

South Suburbs Consider Merging Fire, Police

Franklin, Greenfield will have discussions. Will others join talks?

Sup. Shea Condemns We Energies’ Pollution

Sup. Shea Condemns We Energies’ Pollution

Many Oak Creek residents oppose request for DNR permit, company says others along lake pollute more.

Beto O’Rourke Visits Milwaukee

Beto O’Rourke Visits Milwaukee

Potential 2020 presidential candidate campaigns at MATC on national tour of college campuses.

Neighbor and Employer Remembers Slain Cop

Neighbor and Employer Remembers Slain Cop

“Matt was a happy guy. This whole situation is heart breaking.”

MPD Releases Name, Details About Slain Officer

MPD Releases Name, Details About Slain Officer

Matthew Rittner is third officer killed in line of duty in last eight months.

Foxconn No Longer Needs Lake Michigan Water?

Foxconn No Longer Needs Lake Michigan Water?

Environmentalists say company doesn’t need permit to withdraw 7 million gallons per day.

Cities Changing Sex Offender Residency Rules

Cities Changing Sex Offender Residency Rules

Milwaukee, Brookfield, West Allis, others expanding areas where offenders can live.

MKE County: County Prepares for Lincoln Hills Closing
MKE County

County Prepares for Lincoln Hills Closing

Seeks to build secured residential center for youth in Milwaukee.

American Family Gave “Incredibly Rich” Offer

American Family Gave “Incredibly Rich” Offer

So says MillerCoors, which lost Miller Park naming rights to insurance company.

Lead-Free Homes a Priority for Kowalik

Lead-Free Homes a Priority for Kowalik

But “we don’t have enough contractors,” city’s new health commissioner says.

City Ranks High for Home Buyers

City Ranks High for Home Buyers

Milwaukee is nation’s seventh most affordable metro market for first-time home buyers, study finds.

Experts Praise New State Superintendent

Experts Praise New State Superintendent

Evers’s choice, Stanford Taylor, is state’s first black superintendent of public instruction.

County Looks to Grow Hemp at the Domes

County Looks to Grow Hemp at the Domes

Proceeds could be used for Domes' aging infrastructure.

Barnes to Focus on Equity, Sustainability

Barnes to Focus on Equity, Sustainability

Democrat Lt. Gov-elect says he wants to fix issues impacting the entire state of Wisconsin.

Lt. Gov.-Elect Barnes Confident Funding Will be Secured to Host DNC

Lt. Gov.-Elect Barnes Confident Funding Will be Secured to Host DNC

City will know soon if it will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

85% of Land Foxconn Needs Now Sold

85% of Land Foxconn Needs Now Sold

Just a few parcels left to acquire by Mt Pleasant. Special TIF paying for land.

State Is Worst in U.S. for Alcohol Abuse

State Is Worst in U.S. for Alcohol Abuse

24% of adults drink to excess, United Health Foundation report finds.

Two Firms Would Start Commuter Rail

Two Firms Would Start Commuter Rail

One company envisions 23 stations and platforms along 55 miles of existing train tracks in county.

Downtown Cultural Campus Envisioned

Downtown Cultural Campus Envisioned

Plan would include Marcus Center, Public Museum and Children’s Museum on same site.

Sheriff Lucas Pledges to Restore “Integrity”

Sheriff Lucas Pledges to Restore “Integrity”

Sees challenges, promises changes to county office run by David Clarke for 15 years.

Local Officials Oppose Wealth Test for Immigrants

Local Officials Oppose Wealth Test for Immigrants

Barrett, Abele, Moore oppose Trump plan requiring minimum income for immigrants to America.

Evers Will Fight Plan to Limit His Power

Evers Will Fight Plan to Limit His Power

GOP lame duck session set to start today would “invalidate” election, Evers charges.

Public Hearing Probes Solutions To Homeless

Public Hearing Probes Solutions To Homeless

Population is 900 to 1,000 people. More funding, volunteers needed.

City Rated 2nd Worst Place For Blacks

City Rated 2nd Worst Place For Blacks

Milwaukee gets dismal ranking in study tracking relative income, incarceration rates, six other factors.

Donovan Calls on MU To Help Homeless

Donovan Calls on MU To Help Homeless

Alderman suggests Marquette should re-open 155-room Ramada Hotel to house the homeless.

City’s Restaurant Grading System Threatened

City’s Restaurant Grading System Threatened

State board votes to prohibit system grading restaurants for food safety.

Bus Rapid Transit Plan Moves Forward

Bus Rapid Transit Plan Moves Forward

County board passes budget with BRT funding; county will seek federal grant for it.

Will Election Help City Get Convention?

Will Election Help City Get Convention?

City’s huge turnout will help it beat Houston, Miami for 2020 Democratic convention, Lasry believes.