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Louis Fortis, Editor/Publisher

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Despite political upsets during the last year, progress on all LGBTQ issues continues. For the third year, the Shepherd Express honors community leaders who have made a difference in the lives of the city’s gay, lesbian and trans residents ... more

Jun 6, 2017 1:02 PM Around MKE

A reflection upon the Shepherd Express’ 35-year history of continuous publication in the city of Milwaukee, by David Luhrssen, editor of the annual City Guide. more

Apr 11, 2017 11:12 AM City Guide 2 Comments

Thanks for participating in Shepherd Express' Best of Milwaukee! more

Jan 18, 2017 12:01 AM Best of Milwaukee

Since the election, I have received more than 60 phone calls and a few hundred emails from wonderful and patriotic individuals who are simply devastated by the election of Donald Trump. Many of these people who contacted me wanted the Sheph... more

Nov 15, 2016 4:34 PM News Features 15 Comments

Please take this election seriously because there may actually be more at stake than which party will occupy the oval office for the next four years. more

Nov 1, 2016 5:25 PM News 3 Comments

“People in the state feel very damaged by what was done to them after 2010 by Gov. Walker and the tea party people, who sought to divide the people against each other.”—Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold more

Oct 25, 2016 2:00 PM News Features 14 Comments

Milwaukee County, John Chisholm, district attorney, John Doe, Lincoln Hills, Verona Swanigan, criminal justice, mental health, car jackings, campaign finance, domestic violence, Sojourner Truth, Dallas shooting, racial disparities, crime, W... more

Jul 19, 2016 4:30 PM News Features 2 Comments

Progress is the first word that comes to mind when thinking about LGBT issues. For the second year, the Shepherd Express honors community leaders who have made a difference in the lives of the city’s gay, lesbian and trans residents with th... more

Jun 7, 2016 4:27 PM Around MKE

A letter from editor/publisher Louis Fortis on the recent sale of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. more

Apr 19, 2016 3:32 PM News Features

In last week’s elections, the best-financed candidates won, except in some local races that had an organized grassroots effort supporting progressive campaigns. more

Apr 12, 2016 4:36 PM News Features 7 Comments

Today with Donald Trump spewing anti-Muslim rhetoric and the tragic event in San Bernardino, Calif., we are unfortunately seeing a new wave of anti-Muslim bigotry, and believe it is necessary to do another special issue on Muslims in Milwau... more

Mar 15, 2016 3:17 PM News 1 Comments

On Tuesday, April 5, Tom Barrett will be on the ballot for his fourth term as Milwaukee mayor. Seemingly amiable and easy-going on the surface, in recent years he’s become more aggressive on implementing his agenda items despite stiff oppos... more

Mar 8, 2016 4:48 PM News Features 1 Comments

State Sen. Chris Larson’s underdog status doesn’t seem to bother him in his race to unseat Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele in the 2016 election. more

Nov 3, 2015 8:58 PM News Features 4 Comments

Off the Cuff sits down with Milwaukee attorney Robert Habush whose exceptional career has lasted 53 years. His firm, Habush Habush & Rottier, represents persons injured or survivors of those killed by auto and vehicular crashes, defective p... more

Oct 6, 2015 7:25 PM Off the Cuff

Milwaukee County Supervisor Theodore Lipscomb was elected chair of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in July and comes into power at a unique time in Milwaukee County history. more

Aug 25, 2015 9:00 PM News Features 1 Comments

The steady pace of scandals during the Gov. Scott Walker administration are signs that Wisconsin’s elected officials are corrupting the public trust for the benefit of a select few insiders. more

Aug 18, 2015 11:24 PM Issue of the Week 21 Comments

Progressive Wisconsinites cheered when Russ Feingold announced in May that he was running for U.S. Senate against Ron Johnson, the Republican who defeated him in the 2010 tea party wave election. more

Jun 30, 2015 9:44 PM News Features 12 Comments

Like it or not, utilities that rely on coal-fired power plants are facing a perfect storm. The cost of harnessing renewable energy sources is dropping while coal is becoming more expensive at the same time customers want cleaner energy and ... more

Jun 9, 2015 9:16 PM News Features 8 Comments

Off the Cuff sits down with Wendy K. Baumann, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) president/CVO. She has served on the Consumer Federation of America—America Saves board and working committee to increase income in low-... more

Mar 3, 2015 7:23 PM Off the Cuff 3 Comments

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Quarles & Brady Chair Emeritus John Daniels, former chair of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, discusses revitalizing Downtown Milwaukee, the Milwaukee streetcar, the proposed sports arena and ways to close the achievement gap in Milwaukee. more

Feb 17, 2015 10:14 PM News Features 7 Comments

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