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09.02.2014 | 6 hours ago | Posted at 02:41 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
 President Barack Obama spoke to an estimated 6,000 enthusiastic union members and their families at Milwaukee’s Laborfest yesterday.But they weren’t only enthusiastic about Obama’s appearance. And they’re not the only ones who support the agenda items he listed in his wide-ranging half-hour speech.You can say what you will about his poll numbers right now, but Obama’s fighting for the ...
08.21.2014 | 12 days ago | Posted at 04:18 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
 It doesn’t just happen in Ferguson.Too many young black men in Milwaukee have been victims of police brutality and misconduct.Tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 22, the African American Roundtable and its allies are holding a march to show Milwaukee’s commitment to seeking justice for all victims of law enforcement violence.The march will begin at 4 p.m. at Red Arrow Park (920 N. Water St.)—where Dont...
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Community schools can provide urban students with the resources they need

Seeking to change the conversation from one driven by high-stakes testing and privatization, a group of educators, parents and their allies came together last Thursday to learn more about community schools, an increasingly popular educational model
08.15.2014 | 18 days ago | Posted at 02:05 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
It was a tough campaign, but this morning, the three Democratic candidates for attorney general put that behind them and came together to let the state know that all of them are firmly backing nominee Susan Happ in her upcoming battle with the GOP candidate, Brad Schimel.Jefferson County DA Happ--who won 52% of the vote on Tuesday, leaping past Milwaukee state Rep. Jon Richards and Dane Co. DA Ism...
07.22.2014 | 42 days ago | Posted at 12:27 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
It was a long time coming, but the Milwaukee Common Council voted unanimously this morning to eliminate its cap on taxicab permits.
07.14.2014 | 50 days ago | Posted at 08:48 AM
By Kristina Byas
Early this month Central Standard Craft Distillery opened the doors of its 1600 square foot space. Joining other unique establishments in the thriving Walker’s Point neighborhood, the distillery will bring handmade craft spirits to the area. Located next door to Milwaukee Brewing Co., the distillery is owned and operated by Evan Hughes, Pat McQuillan and Brandt Foster. With the help of head dist...
07.10.2014 | 54 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
"Shark Tank," the hit ABC reality show that somehow makes cutthroat, billionaire one-percenters seem like the most likable people on television, is hosting a casting call in Milwaukee this month. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to audition for the show on Monday, July 21 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. It'll be the show's first time recruiting from Milwaukee. Candidates ...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A big court case and new technology force industry changes

 On July 22, the city’s existing taxicab industry could be completely upended if the Milwaukee Common Council votes to eliminate

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