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MKE County: Domes Task Force Recommends $66 Million Plan
MKE County

Domes Task Force Recommends $66 Million Plan

Plan to radically alter the domes and Mitchell Park demands fast decision making.

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

MKE County: Sup. Alexander Wants More Public Input
MKE County

Sup. Alexander Wants More Public Input

County board, less than excited, votes to have the ordinance undergo a review.

City Hall: Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election
City Hall

Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election

The race for Terry Witkowski's seat had surprises -- and key lessons.

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.

County Board Votes Unanimously to Condemn We Energies’ Mercury Variance
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County Board Votes Unanimously to Condemn We Energies’ Mercury Variance

“We Energies should be moving towards 100% renewables. This is 2019, not 1919.”

Senator Taylor Acknowledges Clean Communities Week
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Senator Taylor Acknowledges Clean Communities Week

Senator Taylor looks forward to the week’s remaining events including Thursday’s Hemp Small Business and Financing Session with State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski.

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.

4 Questions and Answers on The Domes

4 Questions and Answers on The Domes

What's going to happen? That could be the toughest question of all.

Board of Supervisors Endorses Expanded Access to Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
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Board of Supervisors Endorses Expanded Access to Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

"Expanding access to driver's licenses will make the roads safer for everyone."

MKE County: Rumors of Domes’ Demise Exaggerated
MKE County

Rumors of Domes’ Demise Exaggerated

Despite report recommending their death, county board members want to save domes.

Supervisor Ortiz-Velez Committed to Repairing Mitchell Park Domes
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Supervisor Ortiz-Velez Committed to Repairing Mitchell Park Domes

"To be clear: It is not Milwaukee County's policy to demolish the Domes, nor is that my position."

County Looks to Grow Hemp at the Domes

County Looks to Grow Hemp at the Domes

Proceeds could be used for Domes' aging infrastructure.

County Board Resists Review of Homelessness Funding
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County Board Resists Review of Homelessness Funding

Resolution to House County’s Remaining Homeless Not Scheduled

MKE County: Should County Go Into Hemp Business?
MKE County

Should County Go Into Hemp Business?

Facing huge budget problems, supervisors push for county to grow and sell hemp.

County Panel Nixes Bus Fare Crackdown

County Panel Nixes Bus Fare Crackdown

Sebring wants enforcement against those who don’t pay fare. Committee defeats it on 3-2 vote.

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 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."

Supervisor Ortiz-Velez to Join UMOS Advisory Committee
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Supervisor Ortiz-Velez to Join UMOS Advisory Committee

Supervisor Ortiz-Velez will be sworn in on Saturday, June 9 at 9:30 AM at the UMOS offices, 2701 S. Chase Ave.

Battle Over The Winter Farmers Market

Battle Over The Winter Farmers Market

Weddings at Domes far more lucrative, Parks leader says, but board backs farmers market.

House Confidential: Travails Of An 1870 Walker’s Point Home
House Confidential

Travails Of An 1870 Walker’s Point Home

Lovely Italianate mansion featured on Spaces & Traces tour. But its restoration was oh-so-hard.

MKE County: Committee Okays Referendum on Legalizing Pot
MKE County

Committee Okays Referendum on Legalizing Pot

Unanimous vote in favor of November referendum asking to legalize and tax marijuana.

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.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez Endorses Matt Flynn for Governor
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez Endorses Matt Flynn for Governor

"I want to thank Supervisor Ortiz-Velez for her endorsement."

7 Election Takeaways

7 Election Takeaways

What did we learn as the blue wave washed over Wisconsin?

Vote Today; Key Races Will Be Decided

Vote Today; Key Races Will Be Decided

A breakdown of everything on Milwaukee ballots.

Leadership MKE announces support for 14 candidates running for local office
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Leadership MKE announces support for 14 candidates running for local office

Leadership MKE supported candidates have already scored significant primary victories.

Vote for Supreme Court, County Board Tuesday

Vote for Supreme Court, County Board Tuesday

One county board race and a hotly contested race for state's highest court.

Airborne Asbestos Plagues South Side?

Airborne Asbestos Plagues South Side?

A KK river restoration project may be causing asbestos and lead contamination while tearing down homes too near the river.

Concerned citizen brings health and safety issue to light
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Concerned citizen brings health and safety issue to light

I am very concerned about safety and health violations that have been brought to light related to the ongoing Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) demolition project of certain properties along the Kinnickinnic River.