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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Felons and juveniles illegally possess guns in Milwaukee

The vast majority of gun owners purchase and use firearms legally. But a new study of guns seized by the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) shows that felons and juveniles—who are not allowed to legally possess guns— are getting their hands on them.
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Power Plant’s Water-Intake Pipe Moves Ahead

Riverkeeper Robert F. Kennedy Jr. called it “a giant fish-killing machine,” but the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) just gave a preliminary OK to We Energies’ plan to build a 1.5-milelong water-intake pipe into Lake Michigan.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

DNR OKs We Energies’ plans

Riverkeeper Robert F. Kennedy Jr. called it “a giant fish-killing machine,” but the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) just gave a preliminary OK to We Energies’ plan to build a 1.5-mile-long water-intake pipe into Lake Michigan.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bars remain the sticking point

Although the statewide smoking ban was held up in the state Legislature this past session, it still seems to be popular among voters. A just-released survey from Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) and St. Norbert College found that 41% of respondents want a complete ban, now.
Monday, April 14, 2008

Dennis Johnson, Milwaukee

Have you heard the news? 400 Code Pink members are on a fast for impeachment of Messrs. Bush and Cheney for charges of "high crimes and misdemeanors", two candidates are running against Nancy Pelosi because she isn't considering impeachment, two towns in Vermont have voted to prosecute our Nation's top two leaders if they enter their jurisdiction, and polls say 54% of Americans want impeachment for Cheney if hearings prove wrongdoing.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Featured from this week's Expresso

One good bill is getting stuck in the final days of the regular legislative session: insurance coverage of autism. Senate Democrats—plus 15 Senate Republicans—voted to mandate that insurance companies cover treatment for autistic kids (SB 178). But Assembly Republicans want to give private insurers $6 million of state money and $8 million of federal money for coverage. "...That means the insurance companies would get the giveaway, while Wisconsin parents receive no new guarantee that treatments for their autistic children would be covered.”
01.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
I kept watching Jim Doyle deliver the State of the State last night and kept wondering what was missing. I think I figured it out. He is not having any fun. He smiles, introduces lots of people in the audience, shakes hands, but its part of his job not an adventure. And the speech reflected his mood. He threw out a few gems but he acts as if Milwaukee is not part of Wisconsin; the poor not his con...
Monday, Dec. 31, 2007

Success in the state Assembly—finally

It took six years, but advocates for sexual assault survivors scored a major victory last week when the state Assembly voted 56-41 in support of new hospital protocols for women who seek medical attention in emergency rooms.

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