News

Pages

Environment
12:09 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Milwaukee County Board Votes Down Sale of O'Donnell Park

A view of O'Donnell Park from the east.
Credit S Bence

After lengthy debate, and an attempt to put the vote off another month, the Milwaukee County Board narrowly rejected the $14 million sale of O'Donnell Park to Northwestern Mutual.

Read more
Regional
10:52 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Milwaukee County Supervisors Stand in Solidarity with Dontre Hamilton

Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen
Credit David Bowen, Twitter

The five African American men on the Milwaukee County Board revealed shirts that read “I Can’t Breathe” at today's meeting.

Read more
Education
6:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver Says Her Focus is Successful Students

MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver says there are a lot of opportunities within her district

It’s been about three months since the Milwaukee Public School System named 36-year-old Darienne Driver as its Superintendent.

Read more
Politics & Government
5:02 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Milwaukee Attorney Calls New Cuba-U.S. Ties, a Win for People in Both Countries

While some Cuban-Americans will not recognize the Cuban government because of human rights violations, others predict life there will now improve.

Read more
Arts & Culture
4:14 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Bubbly Isn't Just for Celebrations, It's a Great Palate Cleanser

Credit Brent Hofacker - Fotolia.com

Hanukkah has begun and Christmas is next week. If you’re like most of us at this time of year, you’re awash in holiday parties of all kinds. 

Read more
Health & Science
3:28 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Milwaukee Researcher Works to Find Most Effective Treatments for Cardiac Arrest

A volunteer teaches a couple how to perform CPR using a mannequin.
Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

On the surface, the news about Wisconsin and cardiac arrest seems good. If you go into cardiac arrest in the Milwaukee area, your chances for survival are greater than they are in most other parts of the country. 

Read more
Regional
12:45 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Essay: ‘Tis the Season

Demonstrators gather in Philadelphia to protest the Eric Garner grand jury decision during a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at City Hall.
Credit Mark Makela/Getty Images

There's been violence in the news this week - the mass murder of school children in Pakistan, the hostage drama and killings in Sydney, Australia.

And it's a time of year that leads Lake Effect essayist Aleta Chossek to think back on the violence that touched her family, years ago.

Read more
Regional
1:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

As Co-Sleeping Deaths Mount in Milwaukee, Officials Want Attention on Premature Births

Officials say prematurity is the leading cause of infant deaths in Milwaukee.
Credit dgrilla - Fotolia.com

Milwaukee’s medical examiner this week is investigating another suspected co-sleeping death, though officials want more attention paid to a bigger problem in the city - premature births.

Read more
Regional
1:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Hundreds Expected at Kenosha Casino Rally

An artist's rendition of the proposed Kenosha casino project

About 500 people are expected to attend a rally Wednesday night in Kenosha to support the construction of a tribal casino.

Read more
Arts & Culture
4:23 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

A Wish List of Changes for the Automotive World

Credit Blend Images - Ned Frisk / Getty Images

Over the past week, Lake Effect has offered some suggestions for people who are wishing for books or for games this holiday season.

Read more

Pages