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Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

The Milwaukee Public Schools board is in the process of recruiting a new super-intendent who will hopefully have the experience, vision and leadership skills to move the struggling school system forward. This is serious business because our future, the children, depend on our...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

It seems like a logical vote for any lawmaker: mandate that all drivers pass a written and road test before they’re allowed to drive on their own. Which legislator, interested in public safety, would vote otherwise? But when certain drivers are illegal immigrants, logic becomes scrambled.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Thousands of Milwaukeeans will join their allies across the nation on May 1 to urge President Barack Obama to enact fair immigration reform this year, as he promised during his campaign. The rallies are organized by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM); Voces de la Frontera, a member of FIRM, will organize the march...
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

Driver’s certificates would lead to safer roads

The clock is ticking on the implementation of the Real ID Act in Wisconsin. The state has until Dec. 31, 2009, to “materially comply” with the federal law that requires state driver’s licenses and ID cards to meet new standards and also develop a database that would allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to share data...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008

Lots of room for growth and influence

Sen. John Kerry barely squeaked out a victory in Wisconsin during the 2004 presidential election, with just 11,400 more votes than President George Bush. So it’s no wonder that community organizers are working to register the tens of thousands of Latino voters in Wisconsin who are eligible to vote but don’t show up...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
In the short term, the summertime gas tax holiday advocated by Republican John McCain and Democrat Hillary Clinton could save consumers a little money. But it could also have huge consequences for the safety of our roads, as the money from the gas tax helps pay for the infrastructure of our roadways.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Immigration raids in homes, on the street

It sounds like something that happens in Baghdad or 1980s El Salvador— individuals being taken from their homes, never to return again. But it isn’t happening a world away in a war zone or under a brutal regime.