Express Milwaukee - Expresso http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-4-1-expresso.html Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 FUEL Milwaukee Staff and Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23845-fuel-milwaukee-staff-and-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html FUEL Milwaukee (756 N. Milwaukee St.), the nonprofit young professional arm of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC), was developed to attract ]]> Issue of the Week: The Big Loser on Election Day Didn’t Even Have His Name on the Ballot http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23847-issue-of-the-week-the-big-loser-on-election-day-didn%25E2%2580%2599t-even-have-his-name-on-the-ballot.html The elected official who appears to be one of the biggest losers in last Tuesday’s primary election did not even have his name on the ballot. Milwaukee County ]]> Holton Youth and Family Center and Victory Garden Initiative http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23798-holton-youth-and-family-center-and-victory-garden-initiative.html On the corner of East Concordia Avenue and Palmer Street, fertile plots with fruits, vegetables and flowers create the 1.5-acre Concordia Gardens, a serene community ]]> Walker’s and Abele’s Radical Plans to Blow Up County Government - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23797-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-and-abele%25E2%2580%2599s-radical-plans-to-blow-up-county-government-issue-of-the-week.html Did Scott Walker aim to blow up Milwaukee County government at the same time he was leading it? Last week, a judge released files created on computers seized from]]> Heroes of the Week: Genesis in Milwaukee Volunteers and Staff http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23770-heroes-of-the-week-genesis-in-milwaukee-volunteers-and-staff.html

 Founded in 2009 by Arn Quakkelaar, the nonprofit Genesis in Milwaukee Inc. (2454 W. Lisbon Ave.) is a reintegration program

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Issue of the Week: Abele’s Latest Scheme http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23771-issue-of-the-week-abele%25E2%2580%2599s-latest-scheme.html

In his short tenure as Milwaukee County executive, Chris Abele has become the most divisive and combative county executive Milwaukee County has ever had...

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Heroes of the Week: My Home, Your Home Volunteers and Staff http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23725-heroes-of-the-week-my-home-your-home-volunteers-and-staff.html

 Founded in 1989, the nonprofit My Home, Your Home (MHYH) was developed to help improve the foster-care system of Milwaukee. MHYH offers four programs to foster children and (when

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Issue of the Week: Scott Walker’s Campaign Donations Raise Questions http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23726-issue-of-the-week-scott-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-campaign-donations-raise-questions.html

 Republican Gov. Scott Walker is known as a formidable campaign fundraiser. But a recent report by the watchdog group One Wisconsin Now (OWN) is raising questions

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Heroes of the Week: Best Buddies Wisconsin Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23697-heroes-of-the-week-best-buddies-wisconsin-volunteers.html

 Founded in 1989, Best Buddies is an international nonprofit

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Walker’s Pandering on Common Core Standards - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23698-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-pandering-on-common-core-standards-issue-of-the-week.html

 Last week, Gov. Scott Walker decided to cause a stir when he released a one-sentence statement calling for the state Legislature to repeal the Common Core

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Issue of the Week: Taxpayers Are Footing Scott Walker’s Sky-High State Plane Flights and Security Costs http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23661-issue-of-the-week-taxpayers-are-footing-scott-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-sky-high-state-plane-flights-and-security-costs.html

 Gov. Scott Walker spares no expense as he crisscrosses the state and country on the taxpayers’ dime. New state plane records exclusively

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Heroes of the Week: City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps Members http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23662-heroes-of-the-week-city-year-milwaukee-americorps-members.html

 Founded in Boston in 1988, the nonprofit City Year partners with public schools to offer full-time targeted intervention (tutoring and mentorship) for at-risk students. The organization uses the

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Issue of the Week: Walker’s Pals Get Lifetime Job Security in the Public Sector http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23626-issue-of-the-week-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-pals-get-lifetime-job-security-in-the-public-sector.html News broke last week that Scott Walker’s former administrative director at the county, Cindy Archer, is moving up in the salary ranks at the state. Since Walker took]]> Heroes of the Week: Camp Hometown Heroes Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23627-heroes-of-the-week-camp-hometown-heroes-volunteers.html

 Camp Hometown Heroes (995 Badger Circle, Grafton), co-founded by Jim Kacmarcik and Neil Willenson in 2013 under

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Heroes of the Week: NewThreads of Hope Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23597-heroes-of-the-week-newthreads-of-hope-volunteers.html

 NewThreads of Hope, founded as a Wisconsin gift-in-kind charity in 1990, collects manufacturers’ and retailers’ overstocks, past season’s lines and other products to

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Issue of the Week: Supreme Court Sides with Ultra-Conservative Bradley Foundation http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23594-issue-of-the-week-supreme-court-sides-with-ultra-conservative-bradley-foundation.html On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced two stunning—but not surprising—decisions. The five conservative members ruled that some corporations are people]]> Issue of the Week: Abele Should Allow Pensioners To Keep Their Money http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23552-issue-of-the-week-abele-should-allow-pensioners-to-keep-their-money.html Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele should do the right thing and not penalize county retirees who took the advice of administrators]]> Heroes of the Week: ACT Ride 12 Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23553-heroes-of-the-week-act-ride-12-volunteers.html

 Founded in 2003, the ACT Ride is a four-day, 300-mile charity bike ride to raise money for and awareness about the nonprofit AIDS Network. The funds raised by the event are targeted to the

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Issue of the Week: Ron Johnson’s Bad Vote for Veterans http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23513-issue-of-the-week-ron-johnson%25E2%2580%2599s-bad-vote-for-veterans.html

 In the past few weeks, we’ve heard horror stories about the impact of the underfunding of Veterans Affairs hospitals around the country. It seems that the system

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Heroes of the Week: FORGE Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23514-heroes-of-the-week-forge-volunteers.html

 FORGE began in the Milwaukee/Chicago area 20 years ago as a support group for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and communities, those in the female-to-male sphere and

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Heroes of the Week: Burmese Immersion Project Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23440-heroes-of-the-week-burmese-immersion-project-volunteers.html

 Bob Heffernan noticed as a landlord that many of his Burmese refugee tenants were largely isolated from the larger Milwaukee community, the children’s school grades were woefully

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Issue of the Week: Don’t Halt Same-Sex Marriages http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23441-issue-of-the-week-don%25E2%2580%2599t-halt-same-sex-marriages.html

 Last week, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb made the right decision when she struck down Wisconsin’s hurtful ban on same-sex marriages. We applaud her common-sense decision, which

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Issue of the Week: Walker Finds Himself at Odds with the ‘Wall Street Journal’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23404-issue-of-the-week-walker-finds-himself-at-odds-with-the-%25E2%2580%2598wall-street-journal%25E2%2580%2599.html Yet another unsigned op-ed in the Wall Street Journal]]> Heroes of the Week: Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Greater Milwaukee Chapter Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23405-heroes-of-the-week-young-nonprofit-professionals-network-greater-milwaukee-chapter-volunteers.html

 Positioning itself as the preeminent connector and resource for nonprofit professionals, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) includes more than

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Heroes of the Week: Exploit No More Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23366-heroes-of-the-week-exploit-no-more-volunteers.html

 Exploit No More is a new nonprofit (founded January 2013) working to combat child sex trafficking in Greater Milwaukee through building awareness, networking between communities and most

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Issue of the Week: Walker’s BadgerCare Math Doesn’t Add Up http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23367-issue-of-the-week-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-badgercare-math-doesn%25E2%2580%2599t-add-up.html

 Republican Gov. Scott Walker is trumpeting new figures that show that 81,731 Wisconsinites living in poverty now “have access” to BadgerCare, the state’s version of Medicaid. But, much like Walker’s claims about his record on job creation, his BadgerCare boasts aren’t totally believable.

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Issue of the Week: White GOP Flight Led to Our Current Political Polarization http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23329-issue-of-the-week-white-gop-flight-led-to-our-current-political-polarization.html

 In a recent Journal Sentinel series, journalist Craig Gilbert has documented what we’ve all known intuitively: Southeastern Wisconsin is plagued by intense political polarization fed by highly

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Heroes of the Week: Playworks Wisconsin Volunteers and Coaches http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23328-heroes-of-the-week-playworks-wisconsin-volunteers-and-coaches.html Playworks is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1995 that helps transform recess from a chaotic, stressful time for kids and teachers to a positive and productive time for all children and]]> Heroes of the Week: COA Staff and Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23294-heroes-of-the-week-coa-staff-and-volunteers.html

 Founded in 1906, the nonprofit Children’s Outing Association (COA) serves Milwaukee children and families by offering educational and development programming throughout the year at its

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Issue of the Week: Let the People Decide Elections http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23295-issue-of-the-week-let-the-people-decide-elections.html

 On Monday, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted 14-4 to override a Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele veto of a resolution allowing an important

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