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.

Milwaukee circuit court candidate Jean Kies hopes to beat the odds by unseating Walker appointee

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Sunday, 01 November 2015 17:17

Jean Kies. — PHOTO: Courtesy

Gov. Scott Walker’s appointment of Rebecca Bradley to a Milwaukee Circuit Court bench in 2012 was the first step in a meteoric judicial career that he seems to have mapped out for his conservative friend and donor. Some legal experts complained at the time that Walker should have left the seat vacant for a few months rather than give a political ally the advantage of running as an incumbent.

Milwaukeeans want to replace ad hoc memorials for homicide victims with lasting markers

Written by Greg Moore,
AP writer
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 06:57

On what would have been his friend’s 18th birthday, a solemn teenager stared at a slumping display of helium balloons and a giant stuffed doll tied to a tree.

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.

Coalition rallies for Milwaukee ID card

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 03 November 2015 11:18

A diverse coalition on Nov. 2 rallied in support of a Milwaukee County budget amendment to create a work group to produce a Milwaukee ID card.

$14.2 million federal grant to help launch Milwaukee streetcar line

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 27 October 2015 12:34

The city of Milwaukee has been awarded $14.2 million in TIGER grant funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation's for the Milwaukee Streetcar Lakefront Line.

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.

Wisconsin lawmaker arrested for drunken driving

Written by The AP Monday, 02 November 2015 09:39

A police report says a Wisconsin lawmaker arrested for drunken driving told an officer he had "five or six beers."

Greenfield police on Oct. 31 released the dash cam video and the report about Rep. Josh Zepnick. The Milwaukee Democrat was stopped around 8:20 p.m. on Oct. 29.


A jury today ordered a gun shop to pay nearly $6 million to two Milwaukee police officers who were seriously wounded after being shot by a gun that was purchased illegally at the store.

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.