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The Shepherd Express’ Best of Milwaukee, the area’s premier contest of its kind, celebrates 25 years. Read more

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E-retailers and big box stores are loaded for the holidays. Most of us will fight through crowds at the mall or click our way through practical, but impersonal, online sellers. The personal touch seems to diminish as credit card stress rise... Read more

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Although his byline is infrequent, Louis Fortis—the publisher and editor of the Shepherd Express—provides the guiding vision for the newspaper's news coverage... Read more

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Wisconsin seems to be in perpetual campaign mode these days. But one of the standout races to watch is the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Herb Kohl after 24 years in the Senate. Kohl, one of the most popular elected officials i... Read more

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The Green Bay Packers own four of the trophies named after their greatest coach, Vince Lombardi... Read more

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Now that Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining bill is being implemented and Republicans... Read more

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Back in 1990, when Alberta Darling won her first election to the state Assembly, the media glowingly referred to her as a “liberal” “pro-choicer” who recognized the wisdom of gun control. Twenty-one years later, Darling, now represen... Read more

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Perhaps the most telling sign of how bad the economy got in the late 2000s is that consumers cut back on an indulgence that historically had been one of the most recession-proof: beer. Sales of beer fell by more than 2% in 2009, and by abou... Read more

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The unprecedented recalls of nine state senators have sparked the interest of organizations seeking an advantage in Wisconsin politics. For Republicans, it's a do-or-die moment. If the Democrats can flip three seats in the Senate, the GOP.... Read more

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Run it like a business. Improve customer service. Fast turnaround times. Those are the guiding concepts in a draft plan to reorganize the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) into a “charter agency... Read more

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Since it settled into its permanent home at the Summerfest grounds at Henry W. Maier Festival Park in 1996, Milwaukee's PrideFest has grown into one of the country's biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual and... Read more

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In just five short months, Gov. Scott Walker has consolidated power in the executive branch like no other Wisconsin governor before him has. Instead of working within a system of checks and balances that has served the state well for decade... Read more

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No need to scrap your summer vacation because of budget-guzzling gas prices. These nine good-value options won't drain the tank. Free attractions are noted; others require a reasonable fee or donation. Read more

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As we go to press, the state Legislature is poised to kill off what could have been a big opportunity to keep communities safe and reduce the budget. Last week the state Senate voted to end the state's Earned Release Program, which allows ... Read more

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A rare glimpse into the Palace Museum of Beijing's Forbidden City awaits visitors of the Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition “The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures From the Forbidden City.” Ninety works were chosen from the Palace Garden... Read more

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Though the city is renowned for manufacturing motorcycles, Milwaukee also boasts an active bicycling subculture. With so many local bike clubs and group rides popping up around the city, it's not difficult to find one to suit any cycling ni... Read more

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Beginning with the 1994 independent comedy Clerks, director Kevin Smith and longtime friend Jason Mewes have worked together on more than a half-dozen of Read more

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Last month, the Shepherd Express invited readers to vote at in our inaugural Best of Milwaukee Web Awards, the first awards honoring Milwaukee's vibrant social-media scene.The weekly alternative newspapers in Los Angele... Read more

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