Express Milwaukee - Expresso http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-4-1-expresso.html Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 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 ]]> Obama’s Optimistic But Wisconsin Is Still Struggling - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23923-obama%25E2%2580%2599s-optimistic-but-wisconsin-is-still-struggling-issue-of-the-week.html President Barack Obama told about 6,000 enthusiastic union members and their families at Milwaukee’s Laborfest about his optimism about the future. It wasn’t about]]> MKEKitchen Supports Local Nonprofits and Entrepreneurs - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23924-mkekitchen-supports-local-nonprofits-and-entrepreneurs-heroes-of-the-week.html Kathy Papineau opened MKEKitchen in 2013 to teach people how to prepare healthy food and to support local food entrepreneurs by renting her 1,100-square-foot kitchen at an affordable rate]]> Ferguson Shooting Resonates in Milwaukee - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23883-ferguson-shooting-resonates-in-milwaukee-issue-of-the-week.html The media have been focused on the outpouring of anger following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., by a police officer. But the same anger and]]> Raising Money for ArtWorks for Milwaukee - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23884-raising-money-for-artworks-for-milwaukee-heroes-of-the-week.html There are many great causes to support in Milwaukee and Hatch Staffing Services’ Lori Malett and Kforce Staffing’s Vanessa LaCoste wanted to raise funds for a local cause that helps prepare]]> 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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