Express Milwaukee - Expresso http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-4-1-expresso.html Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 Heroes of the Week: Outlet: Plugging People In Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23141-heroes-of-the-week-outlet-plugging-people-in-volunteers.html

 Founded in 2011 by recently retired Milwaukee Public Schools teacher Kathleen End, Outlet: Plugging People In is an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit that operates an

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Issue of the Week: Will the City Council Support the Bay View Teacher Housing Plan? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23142-issue-of-the-week-will-the-city-council-support-the-bay-view-teacher-housing-plan.html

 A plan to convert the vacant Dover Street School into reasonably priced apartments designed for teachers will be coming before the Milwaukee Common Council. As we

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Heroes of the Week: SHARP Literacy Volunteers, Staff and Participating Teachers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23102-heroes-of-the-week-sharp-literacy-volunteers-staff-and-participating-teachers.html

 Since 1996, the nonprofit SHARP Literacy (5775 N. Glen Park Road, Suite 202) has helped to instill the love of books and reading in low-income, at-risk first-through-fifth

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Issue of the Week: The Supreme Court Rules for the 1% http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23103-issue-of-the-week-the-supreme-court-rules-for-the-1.html

 If you believe in representative democracy, then last week was pretty brutal. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down aggregate campaign limits to federal candidates, which inevitably will do away with Wisconsin’s

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Heroes of the Week: College Possible AmeriCorps Coaches and Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23055-heroes-of-the-week-college-possible-americorps-coaches-and-volunteers.html

 College Possible, founded in 2000 by low-income and first-generation college student Jim McCorkell, is a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income students earn college

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Issue of the Week: Scott Walker’s Immoral Health Care Reform http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23056-issue-of-the-week-scott-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-immoral-health-care-reform.html

 This is a landmark week for those who have fought for access to affordable health care. Across the country, millions of Americans

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Issue of the Week: Walker’s Austerity Agenda Is Killing Job Creation http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23007-issue-of-the-week-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-austerity-agenda-is-killing-job-creation.html

 The Journal Sentinel seems to be giving Gov. Scott Walker a pass on his lackluster job-creation record, with no real investigation

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Heroes of the Week: Lead2Change Young People and Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23006-heroes-of-the-week-lead2change-young-people-and-volunteers.html In 1996, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation founded the Youth In Service Fund program and due to its enormous success, the nonprofit Lead2Change was founded in]]> Heroes of the Week: Vibha and Our Next Generation Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22875-heroes-of-the-week-vibha-and-our-next-generation-volunteers.html

 Since 1991, the U.S.-based nonprofit Vibha has been positively impacting the lives of disadvantaged children around the world, including Milwaukee. The organization

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Issue of the Week: Paul Ryan and the Bradley Foundation Team Up to Tear Down the Safety Net http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22876-issue-of-the-week-paul-ryan-and-the-bradley-foundation-team-up-to-tear-down-the-safety-net.html

 Janesville Congressman Paul Ryan is at it again. The alleged intellectual leader of the Republican Party is trying to find ways to look concerned about poor people

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Issue of the Week: Abele Is Willing to Waste Taxpayer Dollars on Frivolous Transit Lawsuit http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22800-issue-of-the-week-abele-is-willing-to-waste-taxpayer-dollars-on-frivolous-transit-lawsuit.html

 Once again, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is throwing a tantrum because he didn’t get his way. A legally appointed panel of Milwaukee County supervisors voted to reject the Abele administration

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Heroes of the Week: Adult Learning Center Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22801-heroes-of-the-week-adult-learning-center-volunteers.html

The Adult Learning Center (1916 N. Fourth St.) was founded in 1979 as part of the Community Social Outreach Program of St. Gall Catholic Parish in Milwaukee, and provides general education 

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Heroes of the Week: The Ability Center Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22774-heroes-of-the-week-the-ability-center-volunteers.html

 The Ability Center (TAC), founded by Damian Buchman in 2009, is an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit striving to provide fitness and athletic opportunities to people with disabilities while also

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Issue of the Week: Is Walker’s Jobs Agency Favoring GOP Districts? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22775-issue-of-the-week-is-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-jobs-agency-favoring-gop-districts.html

 Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011 with an ambitious agenda. He quickly “dropped the bomb” on the state with his public employee union-busting Act 10. He also said he’d make good on his promise to create

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Heroes of the Week: Vets 76 Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22736-heroes-of-the-week-vets-76-volunteers.html

 Vets 76 (4222 W. Capitol Drive), a nonprofit veterans organization founded by a group of Vietnam veterans, integrates traditional and nontraditional approaches to

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Reversing Abele’s MV Transit Contract Was the Right Thing To Do http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22737-reversing-abele%25E2%2580%2599s-mv-transit-contract-was-the-right-thing-to-do.html

 A review panel made up of Milwaukee County supervisors did the right thing and reversed the Abele administration’s intent to award Dallas-based MV Transportation

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Heroes of the Week: Tessa’s Black Entertainment and Youth Center Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22687-heroes-of-the-week-tessa%25E2%2580%2599s-black-entertainment-and-youth-center-volunteers.html

 Contessa Cole started developing what would become Tessa’s Black Entertainment and Youth Center (TBEY) when she was 16 years old, prompted by the dance and arts

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Issue of the Week: Wisconsin’s Brain Drain—Why? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22688-issue-of-the-week-wisconsin%25E2%2580%2599s-brain-drain%25E2%2580%2594why.html

 At the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development, speaker Morris Davis pointed out that Wisconsin has a serious problem in that we are losing our college-educated population, whereas our neighboring states like Illinois and Minnesota are gaining college graduates. More college

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Heroes of the Week: Wellspring Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22658-heroes-of-the-week-wellspring-volunteers.html Wellspring, a nonprofit educational retreat center and organic farm, was founded in Milwaukee in the early ’80s and not long after moved to its current location in Newberg (4382 Hickory Road, West Bend)]]> Issue of the Week: Milwaukee Lakefront Bill Gets a One-Sided Hearing http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22659-issue-of-the-week-milwaukee-lakefront-bill-gets-a-one-sided-hearing.html Legislators got only half the story on a bill that could tie up lakefront development in the courts for years. Last week, an Assembly committee heard testimony]]> Issue of the Week: Let’s Legalize Same-Sex Marriage http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22617-issue-of-the-week-let%25E2%2580%2599s-legalize-same-sex-marriage.html

 A lot has happened since Wisconsin voters added a same-sex marriage ban to the state constitution in 2006. Since then, same-sex marriage has been legalized in 17 states and the

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Heroes of the Week: Meta House Staff and Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22618-heroes-of-the-week-meta-house-staff-and-volunteers.html  Founded by Meta Orth in 1963 as Our Home Foundation but known by residents as Meta House, this nonprofit offers treatment in lieu of jail time to women struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Meta House was one of the nation’s first substance-abuse treatment programs that allowed

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Heroes of the Week: NuGenesis Farm Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22577-heroes-of-the-week-nugenesis-farm-volunteers.html

 Founded in 2010 by three-time cancer survivor Kathy Bero, NuGenesis Farm (N68 W33208 County Road K, Oconomowoc) informs communities about the significant impact food choices have on human health and recovery, and teaches people how to grow, cook and understand the health

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Issue of the Week: Republicans Come to Abele’s Rescue Again http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22578-issue-of-the-week-republicans-come-to-abele%25E2%2580%2599s-rescue-again.html

 We’re happy when elected officials reach across the aisle to solve problems

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Issue of the Week: Lawmakers Must Look Beyond Their Self-Interest http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22546-issue-of-the-week-lawmakers-must-look-beyond-their-self-interest.html

 This past week the usually very conservative Wisconsin Assembly passed several forward-looking bills on heroin sponsored by the conservative, law-and-order Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette). So why is Nygren

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Heroes of the Week: Eternal Wish Foundation Volunteers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22545-heroes-of-the-week-eternal-wish-foundation-volunteers.html

 Founded in 2008 by Tim Chirafisi in honor of his grandmother, Eternal Wish Foundation grants wish experiences to adults with a terminal diagnosis or severe, irreversible, life-limiting condition

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Heroes of the Week: Fisher House Wisconsin Volunteers and Fundraisers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22505-heroes-of-the-week-fisher-house-wisconsin-volunteers-and-fundraisers.html

 Since its founding in 1990, the Fisher House Foundation has built 62 Fisher Houses, which are comfort homes available free of charge to veterans receiving medical care for injuries or illnesses

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Issue of the Week: New John Doe 2 Ruling Lacks Common Sense http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22506-issue-of-the-week-new-john-doe-2-ruling-lacks-common-sense.html

 In a ruling Friday by retired Appeals Court Judge Gregory Peterson, subpoenas issued in the new John Doe investigation to some conservative groups that supported Gov. Scott Walker and other

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Issue of the Week: Walker and Kleefisch's War on Workers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22460-issue-of-the-week-walker-and-kleefischs-war-on-workers.html

 Recently, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch led a closed-door roundtable discussion about taxes with some business leaders in Beloit. After viewing footage of the meeting

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Heroes of the Week: Walnut Way Conservation Corp. Volunteers and Staff http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22461-heroes-of-the-week-walnut-way-conservation-corp-volunteers-and-staff.html  Sharon and Larry Adams and their neighbors wanted to revitalize their Lindsay Heights neighborhood, home to more than 2,700 families, into a residential area where people felt safe to leave their homes. So in 2000, Walnut Way Conservation Corp. was born. This nonprofit strives to have

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