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Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

The Highway J/164 expansion may not be legal

Residents of Waukesha and Washington counties won a big victory against state and federal agencies that started to pave paradise in southeastern Wisconsin. The case, filed in 2005 by the Highway J Citizens Group, U.A., and the Waukesha County Environmental Action League (WEAL), made...
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

Battery-electric vehicle offers meals on the go

When brothers Manoj and Vijay Swearingen considered opening their own restaurant, they found the price of the endeavor to be more than they were willing to invest. So they scaled down their food service concept and added some wheels. Now known as the Pita Brothers, their storefront...
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

The highly respected Families USA has performed a state-by-state study of health insurance costs over the past 10 years. The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization found that, in Wisconsin, the average annual premium for a family health insurance plan has risen more than 4.5 times faster...
Monday, Sept. 14, 2009

Painting the Capitol with Symbols

Gaze up at the interior of the Wisconsin State Capitol’s dome and you’ll pick out a tightly packed mural of figures arranged in a garland of symbolism. It’s probably easier to...
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009

New spot just off the Ozaukee Interurban Trail

The cultivation of today’s bicycle-commuter generation is showing an upward trend by all the restaurants and cafes setting up shop near bike trails. Like Cedarburg’s newest restaurant, The Hub, located just off the Ozaukee Interurban Trail (OIT), restaurants are positioning themselves...
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009
The organized objections against the presidential school address on right-wing talk radio have been nothing less than a hate campaign. “The thing that concerned me most about it was it seemed like a direct channel from the president of the United States into the classroom, to my child,”...
Friday, Sept. 4, 2009

September Marks a New Era for Milwaukee's Symphony Orchestra

If there’s one thing that leads to the creation of a good orchestra, it’s bad weather. For Edo de Waart, new maestro for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin’s blustery, frigid winters have helped nurture a body of musicians with the potential to one day become a world-class...
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Why are Gov. Jim Doyle and Mayor Tom Barrett so dead-set on taking over Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)? Two words: power and control. But the power and control won’t shift to the mayor and governor. It’ll shift to the ones holding the purse strings—the conservative suburban...
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

A “Council Place” on “Good Land” Near the “Gathering Place of the Rivers”

Even before they arrived in Wisconsin, Europeans had already begun to alter the lives of American Indians in the region. Farther east, the Algonquin-speaking tribes and their French allies were in a fierce war with the Iroquois (a confederacy also referred to as the Five Nations that was originally...

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