Mining company closing office in northern Wisconsin

Written by SCOTT BAUER,
Associated Press writer
Sunday, 01 March 2015 12:20

The company looking to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin announced this past week that it was closing its office in Hurley, saying future investment was “unfeasible at this time,” a move that marks the end for now of the project near Lake Superior that sparked fierce debate and opposition from environmentalists and tribal members near the site.

Bill Williams, president of mining company Gogebic Taconite, released a statement announcing the decision.

Debunking objections to the Milwaukee streetcar

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:02

A conceptual drawing of the Milwaukee streetcar.

Update Feb. 10: The Milwaukee Common Council approved the streetcar connecting downtown to the lower east side the morning of Feb. 10. 


John Chisholm

The Democratic Party of Milwaukee County issued a statement today expressing sharp disagreement with Democratic District Attorney John Chisholm’s decision not to press charges against ex-MPD officer Christopher Manney for the shooting of Dontre Hamilton.

Dontre Hamilton's family, in the background, holds a sign during a protest in Red Arrow Park in August. -PHOTO: Dave Lauersdorf

Gov. Scott Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to respond to any unrest that might be prompted by an impending announcement on whether to charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man 14 times in Milwaukee’s Red Arrow Park.

Milwaukee Common Council approves streetcar project

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:11

The Milwaukee Common Council on Feb. 10 gave final approval to a $124-million, 2.5-mile streetcar project that would connect downtown with the lower east side and the lakefront.

Has Marquette University grown weary of John McAdams’ right-wing shenanigans?

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 15 January 2015 17:00

Marquette University's John McAdams. — Photo: Rahoul Ghose/PBS

A conservative professor at Marquette University remains “off duty” and “under review” more than two months after writing a blog post criticizing a graduate student for not permitting critique of same-sex marriage during her ethics class.

Feds will review Dontre Hamilton's killing

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Monday, 22 December 2014 14:13

Dozens of activists gathered in a cold rain at Red Arrow Park late yesterday afternoon to protest the decision not to file charges against former police officer Christopher Manney, who shot unarmed Dontre Hamilton 14 times at the park in April. -PHOTO: Dave Lauersdorf

U.S. Attorney James Santelle issued a statement yesterday saying the U.S. Department of Justice would review Dontre Hamilton's shooting to determine if his federal civil rights laws were violated.

Autopsy shows Dontre Hamilton was shot in the back

Written by Carrie Antlfinger,
AP writer
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 17:55

Ralliers showing solidarity with Michael Brown and the black community of Ferguson, Missouri, march down West State Street in Milwaukee on Aug. 18. –Photo: Dave Lauersdorf

One of the 14 bullets fired by a Milwaukee police officer at a mentally ill man killed in a downtown park in April hit him in the back, according to official autopsy results released Monday by an attorney for the man’s family.

Right-wing bias, political jockeying conspire to derail Milwaukee’s streetcar proposal

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:50

Passengers look out from an Atlanta streetcar.
— Photo: AP/David Goldman

Update Feb. 10: The Milwaukee Common Council approved the streetcar connecting downtown to the lower east side the morning of Feb. 10. 

Milwaukee aldermen propose police reforms

Written by AP Friday, 26 December 2014 19:41

Following the decision not to charge a white ex-MPD officer for shooting an unarmed black man 14 times in Milwaukee, some aldermen are demanding police reforms, including equipping patrol officers with body cameras and identifying officers who are prone to violence.

Dontre Hamilton

D.A. John Chisholm's final report on the investigation into the April 30 shooting of Dontre Hamilton, an unarmed black man, in Red Arrow Park follows.

Dogfighting thrives in Milwaukee and around the nation in years since Vick case

Written by Jason Dearen,
AP writer
Sunday, 23 November 2014 10:18

In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.