Chris vs. Chris: Meet the candidates

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:03

Chris Larson and Chris Abele are the heavy-hitters in a race that includes Steve Hogan and Pirate Party candidate Joseph Thomas Klein, who unsuccessfully campaigned twice to represent the 19th Assembly District. After a Feb. 16 primary, Larson and Abele are likely to square off in a runoff election on April 5.

Profiles of Larson and Abele …

Bobblehead museum moves closer to reality in Milwaukee

Written by BARRY ADAMS
Wisconsin State Journal
Friday, 15 January 2016 09:45

Pete Rose may never be enshrined in Cooperstown, New York, but Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader has a terrific shot at having a hall of fame induction ceremony in Milwaukee.

Instead of joining the likes of Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Robin Yount and Paul Molitor in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Charlie Hustle may one day share wall space with Fred Flintstone, Mahatma Gandhi, Bart Starr, Jesus Christ and Homer Simpson.

Justice Department announces Milwaukee Police Dept. review

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 18 December 2015 09:38

The U.S. Justice Department's Community Oriented Policing Services this week announced the start of the "collaborative reform initiative" with the Milwaukee Police Department. 

Under new leader, MIAD continues transforming Milwaukee

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:29

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design at night. — PHOTO: Courtesy

The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design was a pioneer in transforming the Third Ward from an area of urban decline into one of the city’s trendiest, most vibrant neighborhoods.

No love lost in county exec race

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 28 January 2016 09:55

It’s safe to say that Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele won’t get a Valentine’s Day card from state Sen. Chris Larson.

Feds close investigation of Milwaukee school voucher program

Associated Press
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 11:39

Federal officials have closed a long-running investigation into whether Milwaukee’s school voucher program discriminates against disabled student.

Homeless men get a taste of Milwaukee’s best restaurants

Written by Carrie Antlfinger,
AP writer
Friday, 18 December 2015 07:18

Award-winning chef Justin Aprahamian and his staff decided that a hearty French cassoulet — a stew with meat and vegetables — was a good dish for his regulars on a December night.

Six protesters arrested during Red Arrow Park Christmas tree lighting

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 13:08

Dontre Hamilton

Police arrested six demonstrators on Nov. 19 during downtown Milwaukee’s annual Christmas tree lighting at Red Arrow Park.

Debate central: Milwaukee to host the Democratic candidates for president

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 10:12

The national spotlight returns to Milwaukee next month. The city, which hosted a GOP debate last fall, will host a Democratic presidential debate at 8 p.m. on Feb. 11.

Year in Review: The Bucks buck political gridlock

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Saturday, 19 December 2015 13:57

Democrats and Republicans in Madison seldom agree on anything, but one proposal in 2015 drew cheers and jeers from both sides of the aisle: a massive new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks and an adjacent “entertainment complex” filled with bars and a public courtyard where drinkers can congregate. The three billionaire Bucks owners from outside the state who drew up the proposal had more than an admirable charm offensive, which was filled with promises of unimaginable riches for one of the nation’s poorest cities. They had the assistance of the NBA, which threatened to move the team to another city unless the project won approval.

New infractions emerge for Mobile Zoo called 1 of the worst

Written by The AP Wednesday, 16 December 2015 12:19

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited the Mobile Zoo again for a series of new infractions.

The latest inspections at the Alabama zoo by the USDA found numerous infractions including food spoilage that led to maggot infestation, nails jutting out of structures and lack of employees.

Officer who killed Milwaukee man to receive disability pay

Written by The AP Saturday, 07 November 2015 09:26

A police officer who fatally shot a man in a downtown Milwaukee park will receive duty disability pay.