Express Milwaukee - Expresso http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-4-1-expresso.html Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST en hourly 1 The Sleighriders Raise Money for Variety—The Children’s Charity of Wisconsin - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24572-the-sleighriders-raise-money-for-variety%25E2%2580%2594the-children%25E2%2580%2599s-charity-of-wisconsin-heroes-of-the-week.html Thinking it would be fun to gather local musicians and play a holiday show for charity, about a dozen musicians got together in 1982 to play at Teddy’s (now Shank Hall) and The Sleighriders were born. Today, the group is comprised of 40 professional musicians and has been organized for]]> Another Republican Sneak Attack on Women’s Health - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24573-another-republican-sneak-attack-on-women%25E2%2580%2599s-health-issue-of-the-week.html The voters have spoken. And apparently what Gov. Scott Walker and his conservative allies heard is that they want to continue the war on women. But instead of “dropping the bomb” on women, as Walker did on public employees, this time they’re planning a sneak attack. In this way, Walker]]> Privatizing the Attorney General’s Office - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24521-privatizing-the-attorney-general%25E2%2580%2599s-office-issue-of-the-week.html ]]> Tosa Cares Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24522-tosa-cares-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Tosa Cares is a food and clothing pantry in Wauwatosa that serves families in need while also striving to create a sense of community. This nonprofit was organized in 2008 to continue the work of the Tosa For Kids food pantry and is operated solely by volunteers who collect and distribute ]]> Saving the Bucks is Important but the Jock Tax is not the Answer - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24487-saving-the-bucks-is-important-but-the-jock-tax-is-not-the-answer-issue-of-the-week.html
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Club Kids 414 Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24488-club-kids-414-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Founded in 2000, Club Kids in Danger Saved Inc., better known as Club Kids 414, offers fun and safe enrichment opportunities and activities for lower-income children of all ages to help keep them off the streets and out of jail. Every event this nonprofit runs is free for the community and many]]> COPE Services Staff and Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24461-cope-services-staff-and-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html For more than 30 years, Ozaukee County has been home to COPE Services, a free 24-hour hotline available to everyone for emotional support and crisis intervention. The COPE hotline is 262-377-COPE (2673) and the Teen/Home-Alone hotline is 262-377-7786. The hotline is open to anyone]]> Extortion by Any Other Name Is Still Extortion - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24462-extortion-by-any-other-name-is-still-extortion-issue-of-the-week.html ]]> Walker’s Wisconsin Is Going the Wrong Way on Roads http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24406-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-wisconsin-is-going-the-wrong-way-on-roads.html
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Mothering the Mother Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24407-mothering-the-mother-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html The nonprofit Mothering the Mother, founded in 2011 by Michelle Hardy, is dedicated to improving pregnancy, childbirth and mothering experiences for all women, regardless of income, in Milwaukee and surrounding counties. Mothering the Mother is certified to offer prenatal care coordination and]]> What Democrats Need To Do - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24360-what-democrats-need-to-do-issue-of-the-week.html
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Feast of Crispian Participating Veterans and Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24361-feast-of-crispian-participating-veterans-and-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html The Battery Factory, a nonprofit organization that focuses on igniting new performance and visual arts projects and organizations, is currently backing Feast of Crispian (FoC), a nonprofit program that uses Shakespeare plays as a tool to help veterans struggling with emotional and]]> Milwaukee Center for Children and Youth Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24318-milwaukee-center-for-children-and-youth-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Milwaukee Center for Children and Youth (MCCY) was founded by Michele Wink and Cyrus Behroozi in 2011 in response to gaps in services for abused and neglected children. The organization has brought the first onsite family advocate at Milwaukee County Children’s Court. Its Children’s ]]> State Calls Foul on Phony Supporters of We Energies Rate Hike http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24319-state-calls-foul-on-phony-supporters-of-we-energies-rate-hike.html
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Feed Your Soul Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24270-feed-your-soul-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html In 2004, a small group of professionals in the design and architecture industries wanted to use their talents and community relationships to give back to those in need. They created Feed Your Soul, a volunteer-driven art auction event that benefits Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. The]]> County Board Starts Repairing Abele’s Walker-like Budget - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24271-county-board-starts-repairing-abele%25E2%2580%2599s-walker-like-budget-issue-of-the-week.html Add Milwaukee County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic to the list of people who think Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is following in Scott Walker’s footsteps. While]]> SERVE 60 and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Fighting Hunger Together - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24228-serve-60-and-feeding-america-eastern-wisconsin-fighting-hunger-together-heroes-of-the-week.html SERVE 60, founded by L. Maxwell McKissick in 2009, is a grassroots initiative designed to increase service and volunteerism in America for at least 60 minutes at a time anytime throughout ]]> Abele Follows Walker’s Lead in Attacking Workers - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24229-abele-follows-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-lead-in-attacking-workers-issue-of-the-week.html
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Veterans For Diversity Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24187-veterans-for-diversity-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Originally founded as Vets Do Ask Do Tell in 2008, Veterans For Diversity (2025 S. 107th St., West Allis) is a nonprofit that supports LGBT military personnel and veterans (though no veteran is ever turned away) by offering free programming such as therapeutic social functions, scholarships to]]> The Governor Can and Should Raise the Minimum Wage - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24188-the-governor-can-and-should-raise-the-minimum-wage-issue-of-the-week.html Did you know that Wisconsin’s governor, on his or her own, can raise the minimum wage? In fact, the governor is required by law to ensure that all Wisconsinites—not just those earning a minimum wage—are paid a living wage for their work. ]]> The X-Man Foundation Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24147-the-x-man-foundation-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html The X-Man Foundation draws attention to the dangerous habit of driving while distracted—specifically, while texting. Valetta Bradford founded this nonprofit in 2011 after her son, then]]> Voter ID Is Here: Don’t Let Anyone Stop You From Voting - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24148-voter-id-is-here-don%25E2%2580%2599t-let-anyone-stop-you-from-voting-issue-of-the-week.html On Monday, three federal appellate court judges—all of whom were appointed by Republicans—declared Wisconsin’s restrictive voter ID law to be constitutional. These are the same judges ]]> Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee Skilled Laborers and Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24091-rebuilding-together-greater-milwaukee-skilled-laborers-and-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Rebuilding Together, founded in 1973, is a national organization with individual nonprofit affiliates located throughout the U.S., one of them being Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee (RTGM)]]> Latest John Doe Temper Tantrum Reeks of Desperation - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24092-latest-john-doe-temper-tantrum-reeks-of-desperation-issue-of-the-week.html Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm scored a big win in federal appeals court last week, which apparently has created a new wave of desperation in the allies of Gov. Scott Walker.]]> SALS Houses Staff and Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24064-sals-houses-staff-and-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Founded in 2004 by Executive Director John Arneson, the nonprofit Sober Alternative Living Services (SALS) Houses sponsors five voluntary, non-institutional sober living houses that offer]]> Don’t Let Scott Walker Distract You From His Economic Record - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24065-don%25E2%2580%2599t-let-scott-walker-distract-you-from-his-economic-record-issue-of-the-week.html
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The Friendship Circle Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24014-the-friendship-circle-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Founded in Milwaukee 10 years ago, the Friendship Circle of Wisconsin serves children and adults with special needs by offering a wide range of educational, social and recreational programs. This nonprofit focuses on offering children and adults with special needs a full range of unique social]]> Republican Appeals Court Throws Wisconsin Election into Chaos - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24015-republican-appeals-court-throws-wisconsin-election-into-chaos-issue-of-the-week.html Late in the day on Friday, just hours after hearing oral arguments, a three-judge federal appeals court panel allowed Wisconsin’s discriminatory voter ID law to be put ]]> Animal Fairy Charities, Generations Against Bullying, Humane Animal Welfare Society and The Women’s Center of Waukesha - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23974-animal-fairy-charities-generations-against-bullying-humane-animal-welfare-society-and-the-women%25E2%2580%2599s-center-of-waukesha-heroes-of-the-week.html Nonprofit Animal Fairy Charities’ (AFC) co-founders Debra Lopez and Lori Charney wanted to raise awareness about the proven link between animal abuse, bullying and domestic violence. ]]> Driving While Black in Milwaukee—The Victims Speak Out - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23976-driving-while-black-in-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2594the-victims-speak-out-issue-of-the-week.html Last Thursday’s Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission meeting was adjourned when demonstrators showed up to demand the release of the name of the Milwaukee police ]]>