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Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014
Shepherd Express Arts Guide covers the entire fine arts season, September 2014 through June 2015. Longtime readers of our local arts coverage won’t be surprised at the number and diversity of performing arts groups in Milwaukee or the museums with regular visual arts
09.05.2014 | 107 days ago | Posted at 02:05 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Wow.  We Energies is totally out of step with sentiment in Wisconsin. At the very moment this regulated monopoly is attacking solar, wind and biodigester owners, a new bipartisan poll shows unbelievable support for clean energy production in the state. The poll, commissioned by Clean Wisconsin and conducted by a Republican firm (Public Opinion Strategies) and a Democratic firm (Fairbank,...
09.03.2014 | 109 days ago | Posted at 12:09 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
This morning, a pro-solar energy resolution sponsored by Ald. Tony Zielinski and Common Council President Michael Murphy was sent to the Judiciary and Legislation Committee for a hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15.  The resolution takes aim at We Energies’ proposal to make solar and other renewable energy sources more expensive so that they don’t become a threat to their monopoly. ...
09.02.2014 | 110 days 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 | 121 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 | 128 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 | | 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 | | 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...

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