Express Milwaukee - News Features http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-34-1-news-features.html Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 A Positive Vision of Schools Emerges - Community schools can provide urban students with the resources they need http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23838-a-positive-vision-of-schools-emerges-community-schools-can-provide-urban-students-with-the-resources-they-need.html Seeking to change the conversation from one driven by high-stakes testing and privatization, a group of educators, parents and their allies came together last Thursday to learn more about community schools, an increasingly popular educational model]]> Exclusive: Milwaukee County Zoo Food, Catering and Retail Concessions May Be Privatized - No public warning on fast-tracked bid requests http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23839-exclusive-milwaukee-county-zoo-food-catering-and-retail-concessions-may-be-privatized-no-public-warning-on-fast-tracked-bid-requests.html With no public discussion, the Milwaukee County Zoo offered a request for proposals (RFP) to operate and manage its lucrative food service, catering and retail operations]]> The ‘Shepherd Express’ is Introducing a New Column: You Be The Judge http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23840-the-%25E2%2580%2598shepherd-express%25E2%2580%2599-is-introducing-a-new-column-you-be-the-judge.html With the primary election behind us, campaigns]]> The Big Money Behind Walker’s Campaign - Who maxed out this year? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23801-the-big-money-behind-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-campaign-who-maxed-out-this-year.html The latest campaign finance filings show]]> Walker’s Wisconsin Is a New—and Struggling—Wisconsin - New study shows tax and spending cuts haven’t created jobs and undermine our future http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23802-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-wisconsin-is-a-new%25E2%2580%2594and-struggling%25E2%2580%2594wisconsin-new-study-shows-tax-and-spending-cuts-haven%25E2%2580%2599t-created-jobs-and-undermine-our-future.html A new review of policies put in place during Gov. Scott Walker’s term in office shows Wisconsin breaking with longstanding state tradition by cutting taxes for the wealthy]]> Shepherd Express Endorsements: Vote Tuesday, Aug. 12 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23762-shepherd-express-endorsements-vote-tuesday-aug-12.html

 We encourage Shepherd readers to head to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 12, for the partisan primaries. Candidates from both major parties are on the ballot that day so

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Milwaukee Alderman Bob Bauman Speaks Out on the City’s Future - We Energies, the Bucks and transportation top his list of priorities http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23730-milwaukee-alderman-bob-bauman-speaks-out-on-the-city%25E2%2580%2599s-future-we-energies-the-bucks-and-transportation-top-his-list-of-priorities.html

 One of the most outspoken and effective members of the Milwaukee Common Council, Robert Bauman, has also emerged as one of the city’s most forward thinking

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Four East Side Democrats Sprint to the Aug. 12 Primary - Assembly District 19 will have a new representative http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23731-four-east-side-democrats-sprint-to-the-aug-12-primary-assembly-district-19-will-have-a-new-representative.html

 When Democratic

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Is It Time For a New Sheriff in Town? - David Clarke and Chris Moews are vying for your vote http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23685-is-it-time-for-a-new-sheriff-in-town-david-clarke-and-chris-moews-are-vying-for-your-vote.html

 It’s pretty safe to say that Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke didn’t want to talk about his record in office during last Friday’s interview

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Democrats Vie for Pasch’s Former Assembly Seat - Bowen, Grant, Johann and Torhorst are on the Aug. 12 ballot http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23693-democrats-vie-for-pasch%25E2%2580%2599s-former-assembly-seat-bowen-grant-johann-and-torhorst-are-on-the-aug-12-ballot.html

 Democratic state Rep. Sandy Pasch announced earlier this year that she would not seek another term in office, which presents a huge opportunity for up-and-coming leaders. Four Democrats will

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Democratic Candidates for Attorney General Make Their Case - Winner of the Aug. 12 primary will be on the November ballot http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23647-democratic-candidates-for-attorney-general-make-their-case-winner-of-the-aug-12-primary-will-be-on-the-november-ballot.html

 On Tuesday, Aug. 12, voters in the statewide Democratic primary will have a chance to select their candidate for attorney general, either Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ, Dane

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Democratic Candidates for Congress Kaleka and Zerban on the Issues - Aug. 12 primary winner will face Paul Ryan in November election http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23648-democratic-candidates-for-congress-kaleka-and-zerban-on-the-issues-aug-12-primary-winner-will-face-paul-ryan-in-november-election.html


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Inside the City’s Taxicab Wars - A big court case and new technology force industry changes http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23615-inside-the-city%25E2%2580%2599s-taxicab-wars-a-big-court-case-and-new-technology-force-industry-changes.html

 On July 22, the city’s existing taxicab industry could be completely upended if the Milwaukee Common Council votes to eliminate

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Walker’s Version of Health Care Reform Is Expensive - His actions cause rates on the insurance exchanges to be $251 higher annually http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23616-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-version-of-health-care-reform-is-expensive-his-actions-cause-rates-on-the-insurance-exchanges-to-be-%2524251-higher-annually.html ]]> The Buying of Walker’s Wisconsin - Why did out-of-state contributors give millions to Walker? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23575-the-buying-of-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-wisconsin-why-did-out-of-state-contributors-give-millions-to-walker.html

 Recently unsealed John Doe court documents shed light on what prosecutors call a “criminal scheme” in which Gov. Scott Walker’s

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Primary Races to Watch on August 12 - Mid-summer election will have some drama http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23576-primary-races-to-watch-on-august-12-mid-summer-election-will-have-some-drama.html

 All eyes—and the media—will be focused on the gubernatorial race this fall. But before voters determine whether Gov. Scott Walker deserves a second term on Nov.

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Bradley Foundation Bankrolled Groups Pushing Back on Scott Walker’s John Doe Criminal Probe - $18 million poured into right-wing think tanks, media outlets, pundits and judges http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23544-bradley-foundation-bankrolled-groups-pushing-back-on-scott-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-john-doe-criminal-probe-%252418-million-poured-into-right-wing-think-tanks-media-outlets-pundits-and-judges.html

 The campaign against Wisconsin’s John Doe criminal probe is being led by groups bankrolled in part by the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, which has $600

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Scott Walker’s Right-Wing Network Exposed - Unsealed John Doe documents detail the governor’s ‘criminal scheme’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23545-scott-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-right-wing-network-exposed-unsealed-john-doe-documents-detail-the-governor%25E2%2580%2599s-%25E2%2580%2598criminal-scheme%25E2%2580%2599.html

 Republican Gov. Scott Walker may be arguing that the John Doe investigation into alleged illegal campaign coordination

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St. Marcus Makes an Aggressive Push for MPS Building - Voucher school plans to enroll an additional 850 students in Lindsay Heights http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23499-st-marcus-makes-an-aggressive-push-for-mps-building-voucher-school-plans-to-enroll-an-additional-850-students-in-lindsay-heights.html

The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) board will be taking up a fast-tracked offer by St. Marcus Lutheran School to purchase the shuttered Lee Elementary School in the 

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Milwaukee Leaders Force Walker To Address Sex Offender Placement Policy - City has 89% of Milwaukee County’s sex offenders but few resources http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23500-milwaukee-leaders-force-walker-to-address-sex-offender-placement-policy-city-has-89-of-milwaukee-county%25E2%2580%2599s-sex-offenders-but-few-resources.html

  A very public scolding by Milwaukee Common Council President Michael Murphy has resulted in a letter from Gov. Scott Walker stating that the state Department of Corrections (DOC) would work with local leaders on concerns about the city’s disproportionate share of registered sex

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Milwaukee Is Indian Country - Local Native Americans keep their traditions alive in the city http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23437-milwaukee-is-indian-country-local-native-americans-keep-their-traditions-alive-in-the-city.html ]]> Top New York Prosecutor Sheds Light on What Milwaukee Can Expect in the Growing Heroin and Painkiller Crisis http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23438-top-new-york-prosecutor-sheds-light-on-what-milwaukee-can-expect-in-the-growing-heroin-and-painkiller-crisis.html

 “America’s got a big taste for painkillers,” New York Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan told the crowd assembled at last week’s regional

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Scott Walker-Era Pension Problem Rears Its Ugly Head - Abele tries to take money back from retirees who followed county pension advice http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23399-scott-walker-era-pension-problem-rears-its-ugly-head-abele-tries-to-take-money-back-from-retirees-who-followed-county-pension-advice.html

 Put yourself in Robert Angeles’s shoes. Back in 2005, the longtime Milwaukee County employee paid

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Board President Michael Bonds on MPS in Transition - The ‘hidden miracle’ happening in Milwaukee’s public schools http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23400-board-president-michael-bonds-on-mps-in-transition-the-%25E2%2580%2598hidden-miracle%25E2%2580%2599-happening-in-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-public-schools.html ]]> County Mental Health Hospital Nurses Ask Abele for New Hires - Forced overtime and staff shortages are compromising safety http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23355-county-mental-health-hospital-nurses-ask-abele-for-new-hires-forced-overtime-and-staff-shortages-are-compromising-safety.html

 Nurses who work at the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Department (BHD) say deficient staffing levels are causing safety problems for workers and patients

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Lawsuit Prompts Funding of City Buses Out to Suburbs - Money is tied to $1.7 billion Zoo Interchange upgrade settlement http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23356-lawsuit-prompts-funding-of-city-buses-out-to-suburbs-money-is-tied-to-%252417-billion-zoo-interchange-upgrade-settlement.html

 The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to provide $13.5 million for buses originating

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Grassroots Group is Fighting Highway 164/J Redesign in Waukesha and Washington Counties - Wisconsin DOT wants to charge $10,000 for agency records on highway expansion http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23323-grassroots-group-is-fighting-highway-164_j-redesign-in-waukesha-and-washington-counties-wisconsin-dot-wants-to-charge-%252410000-for-agency-records-on-highway-expansion.html

 A grassroots group critical of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s planned reconstruction of Highway 164/J in Waukesha and Washington counties alleges the

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Sheldon Lubar’s Next Target: The Democratically Elected MPS Board - Businessman behind Abele and Sanfelippo’s destruction of the Milwaukee County board gets candid about his plans http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23324-sheldon-lubar%25E2%2580%2599s-next-target-the-democratically-elected-mps-board-businessman-behind-abele-and-sanfelippo%25E2%2580%2599s-destruction-of-the-milwaukee-county-board-gets-candid-about-his-plans.html

 Last Thursday, in a discussion devoted to Milwaukee County government “reforms,” businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Lubar casually dropped a bomb: His next

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Judge Randa Goes Rogue on John Doe Ruling - Conservative judge gives a radical interpretation of campaign finance laws http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23282-judge-randa-goes-rogue-on-john-doe-ruling-conservative-judge-gives-a-radical-interpretation-of-campaign-finance-laws.html

 

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Still Separate, Still Unequal - 60 years after the ‘Brown v. Board of Education’ decision, Milwaukee struggles with racial divisions http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23283-still-separate-still-unequal-60-years-after-the-%25E2%2580%2598brown-v-board-of-education%25E2%2580%2599-decision-milwaukee-struggles-with-racial-divisions.html ]]>