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State Rep. Evan Goyke is serving his third term, representing the North and West sides of Milwaukee. Prior to his election, Rep. Goyke served as a state public defender in Milwaukee and is a 2009 graduate of Marquette University Law School.

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Photo credit: State Representative Evan Goyke's Facebook page

Incumbent Evan Goyke is bright, hardworking and spends a great deal of his time working on the issues directly affecting his constituents. more

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Despite a well-researched and understood link between community-based investments and crime reduction, the Wisconsin legislature continues to favor tough-on-crime methods even as other states embrace progressive reforms. more

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Walker needs to show his election year conversion to support for juvenile prison reform isn’t just public relations or, worse, fake news. more

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As Wisconsin’s prison population grows, Democrats and Republicans seem ready to consider new options to reduce the number of inmates. more

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Evan Goyke, David Bowen, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Brad Schimel, police involved shooting, MPD, Sylville Smith, Sherman Park, Loretta Lynch, Department of Justice, Milwaukee, Louis Fortis Editor/Publisher more

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“I’m sure that there are going to be some harsh pieces of legislation that are going to come down the pipeline. How do we even protect Milwaukee from it?” —state Rep. LaTonya Johnson more

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Milwaukee has been through a hell of a lot this pastweekend. We’re still trying to figure out what happened when a Milwaukee PoliceOfficer fatally shot Sylville Smith after a traffic stop Saturday afternoon inthe Sherman Park neighborhood, whic.. more

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The state Department of Transportation is taking public comments until April 15 on its $1.1 billion proposal to expand the I-94 Stadium Interchange through the heart of the city’s West Side. more

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Ekistics is a new nonprofit organization devoted to empowering ex-offenders as they return to the community. It will be hosting a community meet and greet tomorrow with state and local representatives, including state Rep. Mandela Barnes, Milwauke.. more

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The good news is that after giving everyone a big scare this past year, state Rep. Tamara Grigsby is in good health and “feeling wonderful.”The bad news is that Grigsby more

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It seemed preposterous that 2012 could match the high drama of 2011 in Wisconsin. But we were proved wrong. This year had as many sudden developments, twists and turns, conspiracies and surprise endings as last year more

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Milwaukee Democrats resoundingly rejected race baiting, school vouchers, talk-radio party-liners and do-nothings in yesterday's primaries. <br /><br />Down the line, all of the Democrats who won were more progressive than their opponents. And they.. more

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In the hotly contested race to represent Senate District 6, the Shepherd's endorsement goes... more

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State Rep. Tamara Grigsby is stepping down from the Assembly, allowing a new representative to be elected to serve the 18th District. Eight candidates will vie for the position in the Aug. 14 Democratic primary; the winner will face Libert... more

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The fact that Peter Tchaikovsky’s (1840-93) Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 (1878) is both melodious and structurally sound attests to the resilience of its creator, for it was composed shortly after Tchaikovsky’s disastrous marriage and... more

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Foodie Frenzy: A Pfister crowd queued up for seemingly endless small plates of gourmet delights at the 28th annual Taste of Milwaukee, benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin (UCP). From Carnevor’s steak tartare, to the M... more

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From his influential speech during the Leopold and Loeb murder trial to his famous role in the Scopes Trial, Clarence Darrow is a courtroom legend, and an interesting subject for David Rintels’ one-person drama Clarence Darrow. Local actor ... more

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It’s unfortunate that anyone has to say this, but it’s high time that Wisconsin follow other states’ examples of successful criminal justice reform; states ahead of us in this area include not only Michigan, but also Texas and Mississippi. more

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Photo credit: State Representative Evan Goyke's Facebook page

Wisconsin Rep. Evan Goyke talks about his efforts to increase awareness about Milwaukee’s importance to the State of Wisconsin and to increase the city’s influence in state politics. more

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Can Wisconsin’s political leaders muster the will to work together to reform the state’s expensive and ineffective prison system? more

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