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State Home Sales Rebound in July

State Home Sales Rebound in July

Up 3 percent, rebounding from June decline, and average price of home up 6.8 percent.

Home Sales Rebound in May

Home Sales Rebound in May

Up 3.2% in May after several months of decline.

Home Prices Rising Across State

Home Prices Rising Across State

Shortage of homes for sale pushing up prices, 8 percent increase last month.

Sheriff David Clarke’s Resignation is a Victory for Milwaukee
Press Release

Sheriff David Clarke’s Resignation is a Victory for Milwaukee

In response to Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s resignation, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) issued the following statement:

Supervisor Moore Omokunde Statement on Clarke Resignation
Press Release

Supervisor Moore Omokunde Statement on Clarke Resignation

"Sadly, the public may never get a full accounting from Clarke regarding his failures..."

Trump Impacts Dairy Farms, Milwaukee Police

Trump Impacts Dairy Farms, Milwaukee Police

Crackdown on illegal immigrants, “sanctuary cities” may force changes in county and state.

Grassroots Group Targets Sheriff Clarke

Grassroots Group Targets Sheriff Clarke

But Clarke calls group’s leaders “mush-minds” and “rabble rousers.”

Op Ed: Unlawful Tactics Used Against Immigrants?
Op Ed

Unlawful Tactics Used Against Immigrants?

Federal investigators use surveillance technology on anyone living in a known gang area.

You Can Balance the County Budget

You Can Balance the County Budget

Abele’s new widget gives citizens a chance to submit draft spending plans.

Sheriff Clarke Should Withdraw from Public Service
Press Release

Sheriff Clarke Should Withdraw from Public Service

"It was absurd for the Trump Administration to have offered Clarke any position in the first place."

Court Watch: Raped Jail Inmate Awarded $6.7 Million
Court Watch

Raped Jail Inmate Awarded $6.7 Million

But no award from jury for being shackled while delivering her baby.

Op Ed: What We Need in a New Sheriff
Op Ed

What We Need in a New Sheriff

If Clarke leaves, what kind of sheriff should replace him?

Local Leaders Demand Clarke’s Removal

Local Leaders Demand Clarke’s Removal

Legislators, community leaders call on Gov. Walker to remove sheriff from office.

Court Watch: Clarke Evading State Law on Jail?
Court Watch

Clarke Evading State Law on Jail?

Tells court he’s not in charge of jail medical care; state law says he is.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Exposed
Press Release

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Exposed

CNN Reports Sheriff Clarke Plagiarized Portions of his Master's Thesis On Homeland Security

Sheriff Clarke Loses Key Ruling

Sheriff Clarke Loses Key Ruling

Judge won’t dismiss case on shackling of pregnant inmates in county jail.

Op Ed: Clarke Shouldn’t Get National Promotion
Op Ed

Clarke Shouldn’t Get National Promotion

County Jail deaths on his watch disqualify him from Homeland Security Job.

Sen. Taylor Celebrates Sheriff David Clarke’s Decision to Giddy Up and Leave
Press Release

Sen. Taylor Celebrates Sheriff David Clarke’s Decision to Giddy Up and Leave

"I pray for the sake of human life that Sheriff Clarke has learned from the horror show that he has left behind in Milwaukee County."

Rep. Bowen’s Statement on Trump Appointment of Sheriff Clarke
Press Release

Rep. Bowen’s Statement on Trump Appointment of Sheriff Clarke

"It is positive news that Milwaukee County now has the opportunity to have an actual Sheriff."

Lock Your Doors, Protect Your Neighbors
Press Release

Lock Your Doors, Protect Your Neighbors

"Trump knows that Clarke will back bad policies that betray our values, harm our neighbors, and enforce policies that rip families apart. "

David Clarke’s Greatest Outrages & Lowlights
Press Release

David Clarke’s Greatest Outrages & Lowlights

‘Clarke Is Incompetent, Bombastic & Hates Showing Up for Work: He’s The Perfect Trump Appointee’ — One WI Now

Op Ed: Why Clarke Is Wrong About Trump
Op Ed

Why Clarke Is Wrong About Trump

The sheriff’s defense of the president is out of touch with reality.

Gov. Scott Walker Still Refuses To Act As Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against Sheriff Clarke’s Staff
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Still Refuses To Act As Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against Sheriff Clarke’s Staff

"Unfortunately, this is right in line with Walker's record on public safety."

Is Sheriff David Clarke Backing Down From Challenging Sen. Tammy Baldwin?
Press Release

Is Sheriff David Clarke Backing Down From Challenging Sen. Tammy Baldwin?

"Sheriff Clarke has tried everything under the sun to increase his profile."

Op Ed: Clarke At Fault On County Jail
Op Ed

Clarke At Fault On County Jail

Inmate denied water for seven days? Walker should replace the sheriff.

Trump Administration Issues Unconstitutional Threat to Milwaukee County Over Pro-Immigrant Stance
Press Release

Trump Administration Issues Unconstitutional Threat to Milwaukee County Over Pro-Immigrant Stance

"This latest exercise in bullying is part of Trump and Jeff Sessions' campaign of terror against immigrant families, Muslims, African Americans, Latinxs and LGBTQ people."

Murphy’s Law: Sykes’ War Against Sheriff Clarke
Murphy’s Law

Sykes’ War Against Sheriff Clarke

Their bromance has gone bitter, the love has turned to hate. Why?

Court Watch: Another Suit Against Clarke, County Jail
Court Watch

Another Suit Against Clarke, County Jail

It’s the second suit alleging jail workers shackled pregnant woman inmate.

Just Call Her ‘D.C. Leah’
Press Release

Just Call Her ‘D.C. Leah’

Vukmir Kicks off Senate Campaign with Lobbyists, Elite in DC

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Keeps Public in the Dark on His Whereabouts
Press Release

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Keeps Public in the Dark on His Whereabouts

It May Be Hard for the Sheriff to See the Sun From Under His Hat, but During Sunshine Week the People Deserve to Have His Office Follow the Open Records Law

Court Watch: County May Hike Lockup Costs
Court Watch

County May Hike Lockup Costs

Would mean higher rate for inmates, municipal ordinance violators, from suburbs, city.

Court Watch: Clarke Could Face Constitutional Claim
Court Watch

Clarke Could Face Constitutional Claim

Oregon court decision suggests Sheriff is wrongly detaining immigrants.

Plenty of Horne: Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools
Plenty of Horne

Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools

Evers and Holtz square off in superintendent's race; sparks fly both ways.

Court Watch: Clarke Can’t Delay Class Action Suit
Court Watch

Clarke Can’t Delay Class Action Suit

Pregnant women shackled in county jail, could be as many as 300 in suit.

House Confidential: A Slumlord’s Modest Cape Cod
House Confidential

A Slumlord’s Modest Cape Cod

Mohammad Choudhry has 46 properties, 3,000 code violations and this house.

Milwaukee County Executive Abele goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Abele goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

Abele says his focus is not on conflict but cooperation to address the county’s biggest problems, including persistent racial disparities.

“Day Without Immigrants, Refugees” Planned

“Day Without Immigrants, Refugees” Planned

Local immigrants, advocates ramping up opposition to Trump executive orders.

Campaign Cash: GOP Bill Penalizes Sanctuary Cities
Campaign Cash

GOP Bill Penalizes Sanctuary Cities

Milwaukee and Madison won’t change immigration policies, would be fined.

Supervisors: All Are Welcome in Milwaukee County
Press Release

Supervisors: All Are Welcome in Milwaukee County

"I commend my colleagues on the County Board for standing on the right side of history today..."

Court Watch: Clarke Clueless On Department Violations?
Court Watch

Clarke Clueless On Department Violations?

In court testimony, Sheriff can’t say how many employees faced criminal charges.

Murphy’s Law: Journal Sentinel Shrinks Further
Murphy’s Law

Journal Sentinel Shrinks Further

Plummeting circulation, shrinking news coverage, closing government pressrooms.

Back in the News: Sheriff Clarke’s Meltdown?
Back in the News

Sheriff Clarke’s Meltdown?

He threatens to eliminate a citizen, uses vicious racial slur against another.

Senator Chris Larson Echoes Congresswoman Moore’s Call for Investigation
Press Release

Senator Chris Larson Echoes Congresswoman Moore’s Call for Investigation

“Over the past six months, four families lost their loved ones due to Clarke’s gross mismanagement.”

Statement on homicide charges against Sylville Smith shooter
Press Release

Statement on homicide charges against Sylville Smith shooter

"Today's announcement that charges have been brought on Sylville Smith's shooter is an important step toward justice for Sylville, his family and friends, and a community that mourns his death."

Sheriff Clarke Rejects Invitation to Meet with Judiciary Committee
Press Release

Sheriff Clarke Rejects Invitation to Meet with Judiciary Committee

Members of the Committee released a joint statement regarding Clarke's absence.

Once Again Clarke No-shows on the Citizens of Milwaukee County
Press Release

Once Again Clarke No-shows on the Citizens of Milwaukee County

"This is another instance of David A. Clark, Jr. abandoning his responsibility to those who elected him and he needs to resign now."

Statement urging the resignation or removal of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
Press Release

Statement urging the resignation or removal of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.

Today, Senator Chris Larson, Representative Jonathan Brostoff, and Representative Christine Sinicki released the following statement urging the resignation or removal of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.

Demands for Sheriff David Clarke
Press Release

Demands for Sheriff David Clarke

Letters to Sheriff David Clarke and Attorney General Loretta Lynch regarding the deaths in the Milwaukee County Jail.

High Time For Sheriff David Clarke To Get Back To Work
Press Release

High Time For Sheriff David Clarke To Get Back To Work

Four prisoners have died at the Milwaukee County Jail in recent months.

Sheriff Clarke Must Resign Before More People Die
Press Release

Sheriff Clarke Must Resign Before More People Die

"He should resign immediately."

Back in the News: Sheriff’s History Of Inmate Mistreatment
Back in the News

Sheriff’s History Of Inmate Mistreatment

Problems at county jail just the latest incidents of mistreatment under Sheriff Clarke.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Reported to be Auditioning for National Security Job With Donald Trump
Press Release

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Reported to be Auditioning for National Security Job With Donald Trump

No Basis By Which ‘All Hat, No Cattle’ Sheriff Qualified for National Security Post

Candidate for Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security Unable to Maintain County Jail
Press Release

Candidate for Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security Unable to Maintain County Jail

Latest Horrific Incident at Facility Overseen by Sheriff David Clarke Involves Newborn Child

The State of Politics: The Incredible Decline of Democrats
The State of Politics

The Incredible Decline of Democrats

GOP soared, Democrats floored, in state vote. Dem decline since 2010 is stunning.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 15 Election Winners and Losers
Eyes on Milwaukee

15 Election Winners and Losers

Clarke to the cabinet? Should pollsters be fired? RoJo trumps Trump. And much more.

Murphy’s Law: David Clarke the Demagogue
Murphy’s Law

David Clarke the Demagogue

A sheriff who once represented law and order has sold his soul to become a media star.

Does Sen. Johnson Agree With Sheriff Clarke and Donald Trump That It’s “Pitchfork Time”
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Following Donald Trump Model Of Withholding Financial Records
Press Release

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Following Donald Trump Model Of Withholding Financial Records

In 2015, private groups or individuals paid $51,840 in airfare for the Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke to fly to 25 events, meetings or speaking engagements.

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

18 states require them, 85% of state residents support them, but Walker, GOP resist.

When Will Sherman Park Curfew End?

When Will Sherman Park Curfew End?

Youth in area say they have nowhere to go. Sheriff Clarke won’t say when it will be lifted.

UW-Milwaukee receives grant to help PhD students prepare for careers outside academia
Press Release

UW-Milwaukee receives grant to help PhD students prepare for careers outside academia

UWM was one of 28 schools nationwide to receive a Next Generation PhD grant.

Rep. Bowen calls on Sheriff Clarke to reopen Sherman Park
Press Release

Rep. Bowen calls on Sheriff Clarke to reopen Sherman Park

“It is time for the sheriff to reverse his poor decision and restore full public access to Sherman Park.”

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Poverty, segregation, racial profiling by police all led to explosion, they note.

Statement from Governor Walker
Press Release

Statement from Governor Walker

"I have activated the Wisconsin National Guard to be in a position to aid local law enforcement upon request."

Sheriff Clarke Seeks 50% Tax Levy Increase

Sheriff Clarke Seeks 50% Tax Levy Increase

His budget request asks for 206 additional full-time positions, a 29% increase in his staff.

Murphy’s Law: Can Chisholm Be Beaten?
Murphy’s Law

Can Chisholm Be Beaten?

The DA pleads for help as dark money from outside the county blasts him.

Your Right to Know: Will Supreme Court Rule for Transparency?
Your Right to Know

Will Supreme Court Rule for Transparency?

Three cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court challenge the public's right to know.

Back in the News: Chisholm Far More Experienced Than Opponent
Back in the News

Chisholm Far More Experienced Than Opponent

He’s handled 14 times more cases than Swanigan. He also shows up for debates.

The State of Politics: Walker Sells Himself at GOP Convention
The State of Politics

Walker Sells Himself at GOP Convention

Uses convention to renew national profile, but Ryan a more likely choice for president in 2020.

Back in the News: Will Clarke Hurt GOP With Black Voters?
Back in the News

Will Clarke Hurt GOP With Black Voters?

His speech adds to anti-black tone at Republican convention, but heightens sheriff’s fame.

Back in the News: Radio Ad Blasts John Chisholm
Back in the News

Radio Ad Blasts John Chisholm

Secretive group blames DA for carjackings, lauds his opponent Verona Swanigan.

David Clarke: Extremist, Bombastic, Incompetent
Press Release

David Clarke: Extremist, Bombastic, Incompetent

Apt Opening Act for Donald Trump’s Coronation as GOP’s Presidential Nominee

Op-Ed: How to Combat Mass Incarceration
Op-Ed

How to Combat Mass Incarceration

Federal bill would reform system. Sen. Baldwin supports it. Will Sen. Johnson?

Murphy’s Law: The Bizarre War Against John Chisholm
Murphy’s Law

The Bizarre War Against John Chisholm

What’s more peculiar, his opponent, or the complicated plot to defeat him?

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cues Up Race Politics
Press Release

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cues Up Race Politics

Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. responds to article published in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ‘Lawmaker blames Tom Barrett for crime spilling into suburbs’

Data Wonk: Why Federal Court Rejected Archer Suit
Data Wonk

Why Federal Court Rejected Archer Suit

Eric O’Keefe’s attempt to punish DA John Chisholm was way thin on evidence.

Murphy’s Law: Is Sheriff Clarke the Black Trump?
Murphy’s Law

Is Sheriff Clarke the Black Trump?

And a possible running mate? Atlantic Mag charts the rising star of Milwaukee’s sheriff.

Murphy’s Law: Will Murphy Lose Council Presidency?
Murphy’s Law

Will Murphy Lose Council Presidency?

Race could be wide open and Ashanti Hamilton might have surprising supporters.

Murphy’s Law: The Plot to Defeat Bob Bauman
Murphy’s Law

The Plot to Defeat Bob Bauman

His opponent has two names, lives outside the district, and is part of anti-streetcar clique.

Sheriff David Clarke Endorses Alexander for Milwaukee County Board
Press Release

Sheriff David Clarke Endorses Alexander for Milwaukee County Board

“I'll be voting to re-elect Deanna Alexander - I hope I can count on you to join me,” said Sheriff David Clarke.

5 questions Wisconsin needs Justice Rebecca Bradley to answer
Press Release

5 questions Wisconsin needs Justice Rebecca Bradley to answer

“Justice Bradley's vague explanations haven't passed the smell test so far,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Kory Kozloski said

Murphy’s Law: Stealth Campaign Targets Mayor Barrett
Murphy’s Law

Stealth Campaign Targets Mayor Barrett

He would easily win the April election. But could he take third in Tuesday’s primary?

Watching Over the City’s Health

Watching Over the City’s Health

Health Commissioner Bevan Baker has had success, but says much more is needed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ten Predictions for 2016
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ten Predictions for 2016

A new downtown strip club, less crime, more Sheriff Clarke. It's all coming… we think.

Data Wonk: How Liberals Imitate Right Wing
Data Wonk

How Liberals Imitate Right Wing

Their stance on Abele and charter schools is just as close-minded as right wingers.

Abele vs. Clarke, Once Again

Abele vs. Clarke, Once Again

Abele cuts sheriff's budget and blasts him as rascist; Clarke and Weishan beat up on Abele.

House Confidential: Chris Abele’s High-Rise Double Condo
House Confidential

Chris Abele’s High-Rise Double Condo

Now separated from his wife, he has a luxurious, 8,132-square-foot suite near the top of the Moderne.

Op-Ed: How Sheriff Clarke Wrecked House of Correction
Op-Ed

How Sheriff Clarke Wrecked House of Correction

And how it’s been improved since he lost control.

Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg calls on Rebecca Bradley to Disavow Sheriff David Clarke’s Support
Press Release

Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg calls on Rebecca Bradley to Disavow Sheriff David Clarke’s Support

In a week in which Clarke made another string of hateful comments, he also sent a fundraising letter on behalf of Rebecca Bradley

Murphy’s Law: Chris Larson’s War Against Abele
Murphy’s Law

Chris Larson’s War Against Abele

State senator running for county executive blasts Abele with personal attacks, will divide Democrats.

County Executive Cuts Millions from Sheriff’s Department
Press Release

County Executive Cuts Millions from Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff David Clarke told the Finance committee that the Executive’s budget “gives me no chance to succeed in terms of balancing the budget.”

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.

Alderman Donovan to honor transit worker fired after helping woman
Press Release

Alderman Donovan to honor transit worker fired after helping woman

Alderman Donovan to honor transit worker fired after helping woman

Supervisor Peggy Romo West Says Milwaukee County Board Has Set a Path for Mental Health Redesign of Today
Press Release

Supervisor Peggy Romo West Says Milwaukee County Board Has Set a Path for Mental Health Redesign of Today

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors has set the course for the significant expansion of mental health programming into the community and the downsizing of the residential units at Milwaukee County's Mental Health Complex, Supervisor Peggy Romo West said today.

Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen in Support of an Ethics Resolution by Supervisor Patricia Jursik Directing All County Officials to Refrain from Using County Funds to Purchase Commercials
Press Release

Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen in Support of an Ethics Resolution by Supervisor Patricia Jursik Directing All County Officials to Refrain from Using County Funds to Purchase Commercials

Sheriff David Clarke has instructed his out-of-county and out-of-state pro-gun-lobby supporters to advocate to my office on his behalf.

County Executive Abele Names House of Correction Superintendent
Press Release

County Executive Abele Names House of Correction Superintendent

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has named Michael Hafemann as the interim Superintendent of the House of Correction (HOC) in Franklin.

Sheriff Clarke’s gun rights diatribe disappointing in the wake of tragedy
Press Release

Sheriff Clarke’s gun rights diatribe disappointing in the wake of tragedy

Sheriff Clarke’s gun rights diatribe disappointing in the wake of tragedy