Express Milwaukee - Expresso http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-4-1-expresso.html Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 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 ]]> 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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