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    Senate GOP suspends rules, advances Trump picks without Democrats

    February 1, 2017 Leave a Comment

    Republicans who lead a key Senate panel suspended their own rules Wednesday and advanced President Trump’s picks to lead the Treasury and Health and Human Services departments unilaterally, saying they had no choice after Democrats boycotted committee votes for a second day in a row. The Senate Finance Committee advanced Steven Mnuchin to lead Treasury… [Read More]

    Watch live: Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th president of the United States

    January 20, 2017 Leave a Comment

    It’s a historic day for America: Republican Donald Trump soon takes the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States. Trump’s hand will rest on his family Bible and the Abraham Lincoln Bible when he is sworn in at noon ET. (Read the text of the oath.) Official proceedings conclude with… [Read More]

    President Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago

    January 20, 2017 Leave a Comment

    President Barack Obama gave his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on Jan. 10, 2017.  

    “He needs to apologize:” Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke under fire after abuse of power claim

    January 20, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — A growing number of voices are calling on Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to apologize. This all stems from Clarke’s confrontation with a passenger after a flight to Milwaukee earlier this week. Part of the controversy involves a meme the sheriff posted to Facebook. Some people see it as a threat. “Most cops, most… [Read More]

    Join us for the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration!

    January 13, 2017 Leave a Comment

    Join us this Sunday at 1:00 pm! Free and open to the public at Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall “We Shall Overcome” The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Always taking place in the month of January, this event focuses on keeping the legacy of… [Read More]

    Christmas Family Feast

    December 9, 2016 Leave a Comment

    Join us at the 27th Annual Christmas Family Feast at the Wisconsin Center District, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue from 11:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Christmas Day. A tradition in Milwaukee for 27 years, Christmas Family Feast is free and open to the entire community. “We’re preparing to feed 8,000 to 10,000 people on Christmas Day…. [Read More]

    Summerfest reveals new U.S. Cellular stage for 2018

    December 9, 2016 Leave a Comment

    Summerfest’s U.S. Cellular Connection Stage is getting a built-from-scratch upgrade for 2018, fest officials announced Thursday. Constructed as part of a 10-year sponsorship renewal deal with U.S. Cellular, the stage will have its back to Lake Michigan, with clearer lakefront and skyline views and an increased capacity of 9,000, said Don Smiley, president and CEO of… [Read More]

    Homicides soar in Milwaukee, along with many theories on cause

    December 9, 2016 Leave a Comment

    A sudden rocket-like rise in killings in Milwaukee and elsewhere has experts pondering why — and grasping for solutions A year ago, Tamika Holmes was settling into her new home in Phoenix when she got the call that too many Milwaukee mothers receive. Her 20-year-old daughter, Jahara Kennedy, was dead. Kennedy was celebrating her sister’s birthday… [Read More]

    Woman arrested in boy’s death was convicted in torture case

    December 1, 2016 Leave a Comment

    One of the women arrested in the death of a 7-year-old Milwaukee boy previously was convicted of neglecting a baby who was “tortured” in her home and died from his injuries, court records show. The 7-year-old boy was taken from a home near S. 19th St. and W. National Ave. and to a hospital Tuesday, police… [Read More]

    Presidential recount kicks off in Wisconsin

    December 1, 2016 Leave a Comment

    Madison — A 13-day race to recount nearly 3 million presidential ballots starts Thursday in Wisconsin, with some workers prepared to tally votes until midnight in the nation’s first statewide presidential recount since 2004 — one experts believe has little chance of changing the outcome of the race. Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s campaign paid $3.5… [Read More]