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MKE County: Hemp Proposal Passed By Committee
MKE County

Hemp Proposal Passed By Committee

4-1 vote okays plan for high-end hemp operation in Mitchell Park greenhouse. Next comes full board.

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Run for County Executive?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Run for County Executive?

The list is long and could get longer. Handicapping the favorites. 

MKE County: Hemp Could Make Money for County
MKE County

Hemp Could Make Money for County

New report says Mitchell Park greenhouses could grow valuable hemp clones.

Elected officials rally behind Rebecca Kiefer in race to be Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
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Elected officials rally behind Rebecca Kiefer in race to be Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

“I am grateful to State Representatives Bowen and Zamarripa, and the other elected officials who have endorsed my campaign thus far.”

Nicholson Calls for Repeal of Federal Crime Bill, More Investment in Public Education
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Nicholson Calls for Repeal of Federal Crime Bill, More Investment in Public Education

"There is a growing consensus that past efforts supposedly aimed at reducing violent crime in this country were really about the continued repression and subjugation of black and brown bodies."

Milwaukee County Announces $4 Million Grant to Support Young Adults Experiencing Mental Health Diagnoses
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Milwaukee County Announces $4 Million Grant to Support Young Adults Experiencing Mental Health Diagnoses

Federal grant will support DHHS Behavior Health Division’s Wraparound Milwaukee program to connect young adults to employment, education and housing opportunities

MKE County: Supervisors Question Couture Project
MKE County

Supervisors Question Couture Project

Staskunas says county should consider other options, doubts 44-story tower will happen.

Milwaukee County Announces Upcoming Budget Public Engagement Sessions
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Milwaukee County Announces Upcoming Budget Public Engagement Sessions

Four sessions in partnership with Milwaukee County Supervisors provide forum for residents to share priorities and weigh in on new revenue options

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and The Department of Health and Human Services Announce New Approach for Youth Justice Reform
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and The Department of Health and Human Services Announce New Approach for Youth Justice Reform

Milwaukee County’s submission for State funding proposes a transformative approach to youth justice by developing a continuum of responsive services, including residential setting development

MKE County: The County’s Queen of Hemp
MKE County

The County’s Queen of Hemp

Why Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez is pushing so hard for county to grow hemp.

Photo Gallery: Juneteenth Day 2019
Photo Gallery

Juneteenth Day 2019

State and local leaders join community for Juneteenth Day celebration.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Signs Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Signs Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

"Racism is a public health crisis, and we have a moral imperative to put our indifference aside in the face of injustice."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Says Marcus Center Isn’t Historic
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Says Marcus Center Isn’t Historic

City committee overrules Historic Preservation Commission. Full Common Council up next.

MKE County: Could The County Clone Hemp Plants?
MKE County

Could The County Clone Hemp Plants?

Report on county growing hemp is not positive. But expert says the study all wrong.

Milwaukee County Leaders Proclaim Racism is a Public Health Crisis
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Milwaukee County Leaders Proclaim Racism is a Public Health Crisis

Following the lead from the Wisconsin Public Health Association, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and County Board Vice Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, proclaim racism is a public health crisis, and are actively taking steps to achieve racial equity throughout Milwaukee County.

Green Group’s Washington Park Plan Proceeds

Green Group’s Washington Park Plan Proceeds

With county board approval of long-term lease, Urban Ecology Center will expand facilities, services.

Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson Appointed to the Milwaukee Public Museum Board of Directors
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Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson Appointed to the Milwaukee Public Museum Board of Directors

I want to thank Chairman Lipscomb for appointing me to the Milwaukee Public Museum Board, and my colleagues for their faith in my ability to serve.

Board of Supervisors Approves Urban Ecology Center Lease of Washington Park
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Board of Supervisors Approves Urban Ecology Center Lease of Washington Park

"The Urban Ecology Center's investment in Washington Park will benefit county residents for years to come."

Supervisor Nicholson to Attend Young Elected Officials Network Women’s Conference to take place in New York City Jan. 31-Feb. 3
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Supervisor Nicholson to Attend Young Elected Officials Network Women’s Conference to take place in New York City Jan. 31-Feb. 3

A new generation of young elected women from across the U.S. to convene for skills-building and leadership development

Should Washington Park Get Historic Designation?

Should Washington Park Get Historic Designation?

Proposal for Olmsted-designed park could alter Urban Ecology Center’s plans for renovation.

City-wide School Board Candidate Bob Peterson announces endorsement from 23 elected officials
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City-wide School Board Candidate Bob Peterson announces endorsement from 23 elected officials

The full list of elected officials to have endorsed Bob Peterson for MPS school board represents a broad span of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods.

MKE County: County Committee Mollified on Couture
MKE County

County Committee Mollified on Couture

Delay on 44-floor lakefront tower had been issue, but key supervisors now happy.

Supervisors Optimistic on Progress of The Couture
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Supervisors Optimistic on Progress of The Couture

Supervisors Optimistic on Progress of The Couture

Last Minute Amendment Saves Job Line

Last Minute Amendment Saves Job Line

County board will pay to extend bus line to jobs in Waukesha, Washington counties.

Plats and Parcels: An East Side High Rise in 2019?
Plats and Parcels

An East Side High Rise in 2019?

Mandel announces plans to break ground on Prospect Ave. tower

Plats and Parcels: County Officials Suggest Taking Back Couture Site
Plats and Parcels

County Officials Suggest Taking Back Couture Site

Supervisors cite lack of progress on county-owned lakefront land.

Supervisor Nicholson Statement on Comments Disparaging MPS Students
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Supervisor Nicholson Statement on Comments Disparaging MPS Students

"Right Wisconsin owes all MPS students an apology. I stand with them in demanding one."

Union Serve Notice on SSP America

Union Serve Notice on SSP America

Workers at company that serves airport demand a union, give company till Monday to officially respond.

Labor Battle Looms at Airport

Labor Battle Looms at Airport

Service and hospitality workers for SSP America demand union vote, may call for picketing or a strike.

The Collective PAC Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor of Wisconsin
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The Collective PAC Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor of Wisconsin

Today’s endorsement joins Mahlon Mitchell’s growing list of support.

Urban Ecology Center Lease for Washington Park Advances
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Urban Ecology Center Lease for Washington Park Advances

"The Urban Ecology Center's investment in Washington Park will benefit county residents for years to come."

Make Change With Spare Change: New Donation Boxes at Airport to Help Fight Homelessness in Milwaukee County
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Make Change With Spare Change: New Donation Boxes at Airport to Help Fight Homelessness in Milwaukee County

County Executive Chris Abele introduces new donation boxes at Mitchell Airport, where travelers can donate to support Milwaukee County's Housing First endowment

The Federal Government Should Never Separate Families
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The Federal Government Should Never Separate Families

"Separating families is cruel and is completely contradictory to our American values."

County Board Funds New Playground for Cathedral Square Park
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County Board Funds New Playground for Cathedral Square Park

"I hope that Milwaukee County's investment in Cathedral Square Park can be a catalyst that brings more dollars and improvements to what I and many others consider our town square."

County Board Okays Pot Referendum

County Board Okays Pot Referendum

Hope is that advisory referendum will push state legislators to act.

Supervisor Nicholson Statement on Sterling Brown Incident
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Supervisor Nicholson Statement on Sterling Brown Incident

"The criminalization of Black bodies has to stop, and the police must be held accountable for their abusive treatment towards Sterling Brown, who was attempting to comply with police instructions."

County Board Votes to Implement Eviction Reduction Plan
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County Board Votes to Implement Eviction Reduction Plan

"In Milwaukee County we are moving beyond talk and into real action to confront the eviction crisis head on."

County Board Committee Recommends Proposal for Donation Containers at Airport to Fight Homelessness
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County Board Committee Recommends Proposal for Donation Containers at Airport to Fight Homelessness

County Exec. Chris Abele thanks Sup. Marcelia Nicholson and Economic and Community Development Committee for supporting ordinance change to aid in efforts to support housing-first initiatives

Chairman Lipscomb Announces Committee Assignments
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Chairman Lipscomb Announces Committee Assignments

Standing committees typically meet every month, prior to the County Board meeting.

County Board Elects Nicholson as First Vice Chairwoman
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County Board Elects Nicholson as First Vice Chairwoman

Supervisor Nicholson was first elected to the Milwaukee County Board in 2016

Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Elects Lipscomb as Chairperson
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Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Elects Lipscomb as Chairperson

No other supervisors were nominated to serve as Chairperson for the 2018-2020 term.

“Money Isn’t Everything” — Working Families Party Candidates Win Big in Milwaukee; Racine Elections
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“Money Isn’t Everything” — Working Families Party Candidates Win Big in Milwaukee; Racine Elections

Winning Shea campaign outspent by Leadership MKE PAC nearly 10-1; pulls off upset

House Confidential: Classic Eschweiler Home Back on Market
House Confidential

Classic Eschweiler Home Back on Market

Astor St. home, long used commercially, connected to 20th century's most famous stamp.

2018 County Budget Includes Funding to Combat Sex Trafficking
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2018 County Budget Includes Funding to Combat Sex Trafficking

"The epidemic of sex trafficking is present in all 72 Wisconsin counties and affects us all..."

2018 County Budget Includes Dimitrijevic’s Eviction Reduction Plan
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2018 County Budget Includes Dimitrijevic’s Eviction Reduction Plan

County Departments Unite to Keep Families in Their Homes Using Best Practices

Supervisor Dimitrijevic Thanks Finance Committee for Approval of Eviction Reduction Plan
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Supervisor Dimitrijevic Thanks Finance Committee for Approval of Eviction Reduction Plan

County Departments Unite to Keep Families in Their Homes Using Best Practices

Wisconsin is Hiring! People-driven Organizations Launch Major Grassroots Effort to Shape 2018 Election and Race for Governor
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Wisconsin is Hiring! People-driven Organizations Launch Major Grassroots Effort to Shape 2018 Election and Race for Governor

Effective grassroots organizations coming together to build a government that works for the people of Wisconsin

House Confidential: Tiny Railroad Tower House Is Unique
House Confidential

Tiny Railroad Tower House Is Unique

Third Ward's "Interlocking" Tower may be only such residential home in America.

Milwaukee County Supervisors Condemn Terrorist Attack in Charlottesville
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Milwaukee County Supervisors Condemn Terrorist Attack in Charlottesville

"Hate has no place in America, and we condemn the individuals and groups that came to Charlottesville seeking violent confrontation as a platform to spread their racist ideology."

House Confidential: The Manderley Bed & Breakfast
House Confidential

The Manderley Bed & Breakfast

1886 West Side home of world's most acclaimed woman farmer now a classic B&B.

Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson to Attend Nation’s Largest Summit for Young Elected Leaders
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Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson to Attend Nation’s Largest Summit for Young Elected Leaders

Will Join Progressive Elected Officials in San Francisco

County Measure Calling for Non-Partisan Redistricting Advances
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County Measure Calling for Non-Partisan Redistricting Advances

Supervisor Nicholson Urges Legislature to Follow Milwaukee County's Lead

Supervisors Allocate $210,000 for Washington Park Soccer Fields
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Supervisors Allocate $210,000 for Washington Park Soccer Fields

Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson authored the resolution after listening to constituents.

Supervisors Take Action to Address Child Abuse and Neglect
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Supervisors Take Action to Address Child Abuse and Neglect

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks child abuse among America’s top public health crises.

Eyes on Milwaukee: County Board Okays Bid for Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

County Board Okays Bid for Streetcar

Despite long odds against winning, county will submit bid to the city.

Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson Praises Passage of Anti-Discrimination Resolution
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Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson Praises Passage of Anti-Discrimination Resolution

"Today, we stood together for justice and inclusion, in support of our most vulnerable residents."

Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson to Hold Community Information Session January 20
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Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson to Hold Community Information Session January 20

She Invites All Residents of the 5th District to Learn and Discuss Proposed Repairs to Washington Park

House Confidential: Ben Handelman’s Nautical Outpost
House Confidential

Ben Handelman’s Nautical Outpost

Fox 6 anchor watches for ships for his Big Boats blog from a classic lakeside apartment.

Bar Exam: My Office, East Town’s Last Dive Bar
Bar Exam

My Office, East Town’s Last Dive Bar

The 136-year-old building, the clientele, the atmosphere are all unique.

Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson: “I Stand with My Constituents”
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Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson: “I Stand with My Constituents”

Dark money has no place in County Board proceedings

Bar Exam: Fish Market’s Outdoor Bar
Bar Exam

Fish Market’s Outdoor Bar

It's a bar... on the street... with barstools!

Bar Exam: Milwaukee Ale House
Bar Exam

Milwaukee Ale House

A Milwaukee staple that was quite the pioneering enterprise when it opened in 1997.

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.

Edgar Lin Endorsed by Two Leading Milwaukee Newspapers
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Edgar Lin Endorsed by Two Leading Milwaukee Newspapers

Leading Challenger in 16th AD Race Continue to Rack up Endorsements

Mandela Barnes Announces Key Community Endorsements
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Mandela Barnes Announces Key Community Endorsements

Key Community Leaders and More Progressive Organizations Endorse New Leadership They Can Count On

Statements from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Delegates on Hillary Clinton Accepting the Democratic Nomination for President
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Statements from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Delegates on Hillary Clinton Accepting the Democratic Nomination for President

"Hillary Clinton will lead the charge from the White House to win social, economic and racial justice for all working families from and we are with her," said Peter Rickman, Bernie Sanders Delegate

Bar Exam: Pourman’s Used To Be Sausage Factory
Bar Exam

Pourman’s Used To Be Sausage Factory

Yet it's been a tavern for more than a century. This is truly old Milwaukee.

Edgar Lin Announces Major Endorsements
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Edgar Lin Announces Major Endorsements

Local Unions, Community Organizations and Community Leaders Express Support for Leading Challenger in 16th AD Race

Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald Makes Threats to Further Cut Funding for Milwaukee Public Schools
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Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald Makes Threats to Further Cut Funding for Milwaukee Public Schools

Low-income and minority children will be adversely impacted

“I Am 53206”

“I Am 53206”

Young people from MICAH march for equality in city’s most impoverished and segregated zip code.

Board Chairman Lipscomb Announces Standing Committee Assignments for the 2016-2018 term
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Board Chairman Lipscomb Announces Standing Committee Assignments for the 2016-2018 term

I am excited to announce the historic appointment of Supervisor Peggy A. West as Chairwoman of Milwaukee County’s Finance Committee.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Officially Welcomes New County Board Members
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Officially Welcomes New County Board Members

"This group brings talent, passion, and experience to the County."

Wisconsin Working Families Party Continues Political Revolution With New Endorsements
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Continues Political Revolution With New Endorsements

After propelling State Sen. Chris Larson to a surprise win against County Exec. Abele, Wisconsin WFP works to establish progressive voting bloc in Milwaukee

Wisconsin WFP’s Marina Dimitrijevic Statement on Tonight’s Election Results
Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Larson for Milwaukee County Exec, Progressive Board & Council Slate
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Larson for Milwaukee County Exec, Progressive Board & Council Slate

New progressive coalition releases first wave of Milwaukee county endorsements, pledges to aggressively support slate in run-up to Election Day

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Larson for Milwaukee County Exec, Progressive Board & Council Slate

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