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Electric scooters have returned to Milwaukee (via Lime so far) and are raising questions on their presence in the city. Read more

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The Milwaukee Common Council voted Tuesday to override all of Mayor Tom Barrett’s five vetoes of the council’s amendments to the 2019 city budget. Read more

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After almost five hours of debate, the 2019 proposed City of Milwaukee budget was passed by the Common Council Tuesday. Read more

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The search for answers at the Milwaukee Health Department continues. Read more

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Even a week before The Hop, Milwaukee’s new streetcar, starts running, it is still facing staunch opposition and questions about its future. Read more

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The City of Milwaukee is taking drastic measures to gain control over an issue that has dominated the headlines for months; the lead crisis. Read more

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Like women in all places and professions, Milwaukee women have faced sexual harassment at work. Many are beginning to speak out assertively. Read more

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We are asking Shepherd readers to support some very accomplished candidates for Milwaukee Common Council in the April 5 general election. Read more

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This morning, the Milwaukee Common Council voted 9-6 to approve the streetcar—not much of a surprise there.What is more surprising is that the opposition ended with a whimper, not a bang.The trio of major streetcar opponents—Bob Donovan, Joe D.. Read more

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Opponents of a Milwaukee streetcar have launched a petition drive that they say would kill it. But the Milwaukee Common Council could approve the project even if the opponents submit at least 30,800 valid signatures that would put a binding... Read more

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A plan to convert the vacant Dover Street School into reasonably priced apartments designed for teachers will be coming before the Milwaukee Common Council. As we Read more

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Tensions rose last week as the Kinnickinnic Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) #44 approved a $350,000 plan to revitalize Bay View’s main commercial Read more

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There's something to be said for style. And you've got to respect the style of Fools For Tragedy . . . a group that has had the audience sit onstage for a performance while actors sit in the house . . . a theatre company that has staged a show at.. Read more


When is a cup of coffee more than just a cup of coffee? When it's produced according to fair trade standards... Read more

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Milwaukee Alderman Tony Zielinski and Jan Pierce are vying to represent District 14 on the Milwaukee Common Council. The general election will be held on Tuesday, April 3. (Not sure you live in District 14? Verify your voter registration and distr.. Read more

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“Willie: Do the Right Thing” read one sign held aloft at a “people's public hearing” convened by the Milwaukee... Read more

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Producer-remixer Carmen Rizzo has written film scores for Michael Apted, worked with Coldplay and K.D. Lang, recorded Tuvan throat singers and collaborated with Paul Oakenfold and Seal. He is also a recording artist in his own right and his... Read more

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As we witness the BP oil hemorrhage devastate communities and ravage a precious natural resource, the past reminds us of a similar scenario that occurred in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP) 139 years ago—the worst ... Read more

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