Express Milwaukee - News Features http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-34-1-news-features.html Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 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 ]]> Milwaukee’s Spot Abuse Project Targets Domestic and Animal Violence - Abuse of family members and animals are linked http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23244-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-spot-abuse-project-targets-domestic-and-animal-violence-abuse-of-family-members-and-animals-are-linked.html

 An astounding 76% of animal abusers also abuse a family member, according to the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

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The Voter ID Decision Is Bigger Than You Think - Federal judge refutes right-wing allegations of ‘widespread voter fraud’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23245-the-voter-id-decision-is-bigger-than-you-think-federal-judge-refutes-right-wing-allegations-of-%25E2%2580%2598widespread-voter-fraud%25E2%2580%2599.html

 Last week, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman struck down Wisconsin’s Republican-backed voter ID law, a landmark judicial decision in the hard-fought battle over

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Charter School Advocates Pushing Policies That Won’t Help Kids - New report slams school privatization based on ‘no evidence’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23208-charter-school-advocates-pushing-policies-that-won%25E2%2580%2599t-help-kids-new-report-slams-school-privatization-based-on-%25E2%2580%2598no-evidence%25E2%2580%2599.html

 Bigger class sizes, high teacher turnover, computer-based learning and “turnaround

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Democratic Candidate for Governor Mary Burke Makes Her Case - Addresses her jobs plan, Trek outsourcing and Act 10 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23209-democratic-candidate-for-governor-mary-burke-makes-her-case-addresses-her-jobs-plan-trek-outsourcing-and-act-10.html

 With a little more than six months left in the race for Wisconsin governor, Democratic candidate Mary Burke has been crisscrossing the state to introduce herself and her plan to turn around

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Southridge Boots Bus Stop Protesters from Site - Seniors and disabled bus riders unhappy with long walk to the mall http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23172-southridge-boots-bus-stop-protesters-from-site-seniors-and-disabled-bus-riders-unhappy-with-long-walk-to-the-mall.html

 Private security guards asked an estimated 100 protesters—and the media—to leave Greendale’s Southridge Mall property on Saturday afternoon as they protested the

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Endorsement: Eyon Biddle for Milwaukee Common Council District 15 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23173-endorsement-eyon-biddle-for-milwaukee-common-council-district-15.html

 The residents of the near North Side of Milwaukee have the opportunity to support an energetic, progressive candidate to the Milwaukee Common Council—Eyon Biddle. This special election will

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Right-wing Voucher Supporters Train Potential Political Candidates - American Federation for Children, MMAC and Democrats for Education Reform provide candidate training http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23174-right-wing-voucher-supporters-train-potential-political-candidates-american-federation-for-children-mmac-and-democrats-for-education-reform-provide-candidate-training.html “Almost always, the answer is: Take the money.” That’s what former Republican Assembly speaker turned voucher school lobbyist Scott]]> Milwaukee County Residents Lose Control of Mental Health Services - New board to be appointed by governor http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23128-milwaukee-county-residents-lose-control-of-mental-health-services-new-board-to-be-appointed-by-governor.html

 With little fanfare, Milwaukee County’s mental health system was transferred to state control last week. Soon, the Milwaukee County executive and board of supervisors will send to Gov. Scott Walker their

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