Coalition backing local ID card in Milwaukee

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Monday, 05 October 2015 12:21

A coalition of progressive community organizations and public officials on Oct. 5 are announcing their support for legislation creating a local identification card to be available to all people in the city of Milwaukee.

Another Milwaukee voucher school closes, raising more questions

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 17 September 2015 19:17

Just nine days into the school year, a Milwaukee voucher school abruptly shut down, drawing renewed criticism from opponents of efforts to privatize Wisconsin’s K–12 public school system.

Daughters of the Father Christian Academy, 1877 N. 24th Place, says it closed voluntarily, but the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction had cited it for multiple problems and tried to remove it from the state’s Parental Choice Program over the summer. The school maintains a website that still features an enrollment tab.

All Milwaukee police officers on the street would be wearing body cameras by the end of 2016 under a proposal announced July 30 by Mayor Tom Barrett.

Jerome Listecki

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee has agreed to pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy sex abuse — an amount decried as “paltry” by a leading advocate for the men and women who were molested by priests when they were children.

Research center opening at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Written by The AP Wednesday, 30 September 2015 06:18

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is set to officially open its new five-story, $80 million research center.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex is the first new academic building on the east side campus in more than 20 years.

Milwaukee Common Council endorses $47M to help finance new Bucks arena

Written by AP Wednesday, 16 September 2015 23:19

A committee of the Milwaukee Common Council has endorsed a $47 million city proposal to help finance a new Milwaukee Bucks downtown arena.

West Nile virus found in Milwaukee mosquitoes

Written by AP Saturday, 22 August 2015 06:01

Milwaukee health officials say West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes collected in the city.

Milwaukee police take 3 hours to respond to sex assault

Written by The AP Tuesday, 28 July 2015 04:09

An 82-year-old woman waited three hours for Milwaukee police to respond to her call for help after she was sexually assaulted, according to police department records.

The department has been criticized for long response times in the past, and a spokesman acknowledged this one was “excessive.”

Socialist Party to convene in Milwaukee

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 11:34

Victor Luitpold Berger.

The Socialist Party USA is returning to its roots — in Milwaukee.

Cream City comeback: Milwaukee developers reveal old brick

Written by GREG MOORE,
AP writer
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 10:18

It’s in swanky new condos and historic old buildings, and it’s a focal point in new construction and renovation: Milwaukee’s once-forgotten signature, Cream City brick, has made a comeback.

“Oh, yeah, it’s everywhere,” Tony Torre said, pointing out downtown buildings made of the clean, golden-yellow bricks that stand out from common reds nearby.

Cruz joins chorus of Republicans opposed to birthright citizenship

Written by The AP Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:24

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said this week that the United States shouldn't automatically grant citizenship to children of immigrants in the country illegally.

The Texas senator is the latest White House hopeful to weigh in the debate that has divided the GOP 2016 presidential class since billionaire businessman Donald Trump outlined his opposition to "birthright citizenship" as part of his immigration plan earlier in the week.

Survey shows generational gaps on science issues

AP Science Writer
Thursday, 09 July 2015 08:00

Age divides Americans on science issues just as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows.

There are dramatic generation gaps in opinions on global warming, offshore drilling, nuclear power, childhood vaccines, gene modification to reduce a baby’s disease risk, untested medicine use, lab tests on animals, and evolution, according to the Pew Research Center.