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Although his byline is infrequent, Louis Fortis—the publisher and editor of the Shepherd Express—provides the guiding vision for the newspaper's news coverage......

Baldwin, Thompson and Neumann among big-name possibilities

Wisconsin seems to be in perpetual campaign mode these days. But one of the standout races......

Flip-flops and bad votes triggered her recall

Back in 1990, when Alberta Darling won her first election to the state Assembly, the media glowingly referred to her as a “liberal” “pro-choicer” who recognized the wisdom of gun control. Twenty-one years later, Darling, now representing the North Shore in the state Senate, is more likely to generate headlines for her political flip-flops, support......

As sales spike, festivals raise a glass to microbrews

Perhaps the most telling sign of how bad the economy got in the late 2000s is that consumers cut back on an indulgence that historically had been one of the most recession-proof: beer. Sales of beer fell by more than 2% in 2009, and by about another 1% last year......

Local and out-of-state groups show strong interest

The unprecedented recalls of nine state senators have sparked the interest of organizations seeking an advantage in Wisconsin politics. For Republicans, it's a do-or-die moment. If the Democrats can flip three seats in the Senate, the GOP......

The agency wants to improve 'customer' service, but will the environment pay the price?

Run it like a business. Improve customer service. Fast turnaround times. Those are the guiding concepts in a draft plan to reorganize the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) into a “charter agency......

Vivian Creekmore, Milton

I am disgusted by the type of campaign that Senator McCain and the Republican Party are running. Speeches by Mr. McCain and Governor Palin are creating fear and inciting hatred and violence against Mr. Obama. People in the Republican crowds have responded by calling Senator Obama "A terrorist," and have shouted "Kill him!" and "Off with his head." "Joe the Plumber" was a Republican plant and his s...

Don Wescher

Residents of the South Shore, in areas like South Milwaukee and Oak Creek, have suffered too long under the unhelpful "leadership" of incumbent Representative Mark Honadel. Our current legislator has made choices, which have clearly been against the interests of his constituents....

Elizabeth Abert, South Milwaukee

Voters in the 21st Assembly District (South Milwaukee, Oak Creek and two wards of Milwaukee) will have a chance on November 4th to select someone other than incumbent Mark Honadel. In my view, Representative Honadel has failed to take into account the interests of his constituents. In February this year, he voted against the HOPE property tax exemption which would have closed corporate tax looph...

Dick Schultz

I am sick and tired of the disgusting campaigns we are being subjected to, now just three weeks from the election. JohnMcCain came into this race riding the "straight talk express," but has changed to campaigning from a manure spreader. He is now running what is probably the most dishonest and dishonorable campaign in recent history....

Jeff Simpson, Cottage Grove

Dear Editors: I was happy to see Congressman Paul Ryan passionate about someone's job as he spoke in favor of the Wall Street bail out. Unfortunately, the job he was worried about losing was his own. In the last two weeks alone, Paul Ryan has voted against: reducing our dependency on foreign oil, regulating overseas energy traders, stopping the credit card companies from preying on lower income e...

Don Lawson, South Milwaukee

Today I found a flier on my door for Mark Honadel, who is the Republican candidate for State Assembly. The brochure says "An Independent Voice Working for You!" Independent? Honadel's record shows he's in lockstep with the Republican leadership....

Frank Wayne, Milwaukee

When Tom Nardelli was on the Common Council, he used to say "I don't like to chew my cabbage twice." But since the city has parity with the county when it comes to pensions, the rich pimp style raise Scott "Easy Rider" Walker gave his sidekick will have him chewing pension cabbage till he goes to that Big Hutch in the Sky. But nobody but his loved ones will remember Nardo when he's gone. Fortunate...

Tim Sheehy, President of MMAC

The opinion piece penned by Joel McNally “Secret Plans for MPS” was long on speculation and short on any real facts, and unfortunately full of race baiting. Specifically, MMAC, the organization I represent responded to the MPS request to help them pass legislation authorizing a Neighborhood Schools Initiative that would have put money into schools in neighborhoods where there were more...

Penny Manke, South Milwaukee

Bay View High School offers a variety of academic programs for students with diverse talents and interests The Math/Science Specialty is for the college bound. This 4-year curriculum offers advanced courses in Math and Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Ten Units of mathematics, science, and related fields are required to complete this course of study. The program is complimented by resources and...

Jack Winters , Milwaukee

As a scientist, engineer, and educator at a local university, watching Sarah Palin's speech was like entering a black hole going back in time - an absence of content, or considerations of the realities of the 21st century in which we live....
 Complaints about political bias in the media, except for the well-earned ones against Fox News, usually come from partisans who are simply upset when the media report something true that...
Being responsible for the entire future of NBA basketball in Milwaukee is a lot to put on the shoulders of even an outstanding young player like Jabari Parker, but, believe it or not...
President John F. Kennedy warned emerging foreign leaders about turning to political tyranny, saying: “Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside...