As Kris McCoy sets up at the Saturday Mineral Point Market in Water Tower Park, she is surrounded by her artfully arranged wooden creations – a large buffet, numerous candle holders, decorative ladders, to name a few.
Mineral Point is home.
McCoy and her husband have lived here 23 years and raised their four children here.
Actress Jenny Wanasek has been working in Milwaukee theaters for many years. She trained at UWM during the days of the professional acting program, and has graced the stages of most of the professional theaters in town. Wanasek has played roles that run the gamut from Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst to Aunt Sponge in James and the Giant Peach.
Friday in Milwaukee, family and friends of Sylville Smith will lay him to rest. He’s the 23-year-old African American a police officer shot and killed on August 13 near the Sherman Park neighborhood.
In the hours following, anger reached a fever pitch as protestors set businesses on fire and attacked police. The city bolstered its force and imposed a 10 P.M. curfew for teens, and since things seem to have simmered.
But it might not last long if conditions don’t improve for struggling residents, according Jay Holmes and Camille Mays.
Now that a federal judge has struck down a Wisconsin law restricting early voting, the City of Milwaukee plans to offer it for four weeks, during some evening and weekend hours and at a number of locations.
The dates will be Oct. 10 - Nov. 4, according Neil Albrecht, executive director of the city's Election Commission.
A relatively-new state law had limited early voting to business hours on weekdays, during the two weeks before an election and to a central location.
Could jobs be headed to Milwaukee's north side? A local businessman is hopeful, and he’s talking with others.
Tim Sullivan used to lead South Milwaukee giant Bucyrus, a mining manufacturer. Now he's CEO of REV Group, a firm headquartered in Milwaukee, which makes ambulances, buses, street sweepers and a range of other vehicles.
REV Group has bid on a contract with the United States Postal Service to build vans.
Sullivan says the city's north side would be the perfect place to do the work because of the area's huge labor pool.
“Bird-friendly” coffee might sound like coffee brewed and developed for our feathered friends, but it’s actually a certification for what is more commonly referred to as shade grown coffee. It’s coffee grown using agroforestry, which encourages more biodiversity, including a variety of trees, small mammals and birds.
Wisconsin’s two candidates for U.S. Senate have been crisscrossing the state this summer, talking about issues that matter to voters. In Milwaukee lately, people have been concerned about a fatal police shooting and violence in the Sherman Park neighborhood. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and Democratic challenger Russ Feingold have weighed in on Milwaukee’s struggles. The two have differing solutions.
While speaking to the Kiwanis Club in Milwaukee, incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson says the violence that broke out near Sherman Park is understandable.