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    “We’ll see them in court:” Sheriff Clarke defiant after county board authorizes $35,000 to sue him for blocking investigation

    April 20, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke was defiant on Thursday, April 20th after the county’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved spending $35,000 on private lawyers so county auditors could sue Clarke for blocking an investigation. Jerry Heer, director of the county’s Audit Services Division, said in his request to the board that Clarke wasn’t… [Read More]

    Trump’s First Legislative Effort Fails as G.O.P. Pulls Bill to Repeal Obamacare

    March 24, 2017 Leave a Comment

    WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday afternoon in a humiliating defeat for President Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidency. Paul D. Ryan, the House speaker, rushed to the… [Read More]

    President Trump’s budget would eliminate funding for Great Lakes restoration program

    March 16, 2017 Leave a Comment

    President Donald Trump’s budget would eliminate funding for a Great Lakes restoration program. Great Lakes cleanup and protection is not among President Trump’s “highest national priorities,” according to a budget document released by the White House on Thursday. Eliminating federal funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and other regional environmental efforts in other parts… [Read More]

    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]