News

Pages

Politics & Government
9:37 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Both Sides Ramp up the Rhetoric in Casino Battle

The Menominee tribe wants to build a casino in Kenosha. Three other tribes are opposed to the plan.
Credit m-i-k-e.jpg

If you watch television, you probably know a casino battle is underway in southeastern Wisconsin. Each side is running ads.

Read more
Politics & Government
8:42 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Gov. Walker Unveils Job Creation Legislation

The Walker administration wants action on a number of bills designed to put people to work.

Gov. Scott Walker says bill proposed for the fall session will help him live up to his promise to create 250,000 jobs. Democratic leaders express skepticism.

Read more
Regional
4:46 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Council Members Urge Walker to Reject Kenosha Casino

Casino opponents fear the project would lure jobs from the Milwaukee area. Those who support the casino say it would create regional jobs
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

Milwaukee leaders say the city could lose thousands of jobs, if the Menominee tribe is allowed to build a new casino.

Read more
Arts & Culture
4:22 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

New Book Features "Eyes of India" and Work of Milwaukee Kids

Art is often a leap of faith - an innate belief that your painting, or your music, or writing is going to touch people the way you intended. 

Read more
Arts & Culture
4:16 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Minister Takes Leap of Faith in Mystery Writing

Nanci Rathbun's first novel is a mystery starring protagonist Angelina Bonaparte, a librarian-turned-PI.

Wisconsin native Nanci Rathbun is proof positive that you can have more than one career in a lifetime. In fact, she's had three.

Read more
Politics & Government
1:42 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

County Board Looking for More Routes, Cheaper Fares from Future Transit Manager

Milwaukee County is looking for a new managerial partner to take over running the county buses.

The future management of the Milwaukee Country Transit system is still in flux.  The for-profit Dallas-based MV Transportation emerged as the leading bidder in the process. 

Read more
Politics & Government
12:49 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Barrett Budget Raises Taxes to Hire Police Officers, Tackle Foreclosures

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett delivers his 2014 budget address to the Common Council

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett introduced a budget Tuesday that would modestly raises taxes. The typical homeowner would pay about $18 more in 2014.

Read more
Education
12:25 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Form and Function Are the Winners In New MIAD-Marquette Partnership

Marquette University's College of Engineering will collaborate with the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design to co-train the next generation of Industrial Designers.
Credit Marquette University photo

Industrial designers and engineers work very closely together to create the products we use: from toothbrushes to jumbo jets. 

Read more
Environment
10:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Riveredge Nature Center Hits Stride at 45

Executive director Jessica Jens (left) and development director Julia Courtright outside sturgeon rearing trailer.

We travel to Riveredge, northwest of Milwaukee, to learn about the energy and vision of the place, starting with its new executive director.

Read more
Politics & Government
8:47 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Deadline Today in Assembly Special Eelection

The first phase of a special election in southeastern Wisconsin ends today.

Nomination papers from candidates seeking the 21st Assembly District seat a due today.

Read more

Pages