Proposed cutbacks in bus routes and lack of road construction in the interstate system threaten Milwaukee’s advantage as an easy city for commuting. Read more

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Wisconsin State Fair Park officials encourage fair goers to take advantage of a variety of transportation options to get to the Fair quickly and economically. Read more


Finding your way to Summerfest is easier than ever. 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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Democrat Jack Redmond is running against Republican Rep. Jessie Rodriguez to represent Assembly District 21 on the county's southern border. Here are Redmond's answers to the Shepherd's candidate questionnaire. Rodriguez didn't respond to the Shep.. Read 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. Read more

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Last week, just after Gov. Scott Walker won re-election on a tax cut platform, Walker and Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb announced they need $750 million in new taxes and fees to pay for the highway Read more

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On the campaign trail, Gov. Scott Walker and his allies keep insisting that “it’s working.” Is that true? Take a look and see if Walker’s Wisconsin is working for you. Read more

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One of the most outspoken and effective members of the Milwaukee Common Council, Robert Bauman, has also emerged as one of the city’s most forward thinking Read more

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Corey Hart is a very good baseball player. He is also a very injury-prone baseball player. When he's not ruining one knee, he's ruining the other while trying to heal the first knee. Missing the entire 2013 season with those injuries has driven do.. Read more

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Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget could provide the death knell for public transit systems across the state. Read more

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Is Wisconsin is planning to expand too much roadway in the coming years, given the state’s slow population growth and transportation trends? A report by the public interest WISPIRG Foundation answers an emphatic “yes” and contends that t... Read more

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It's a motley mix of new releases this week, including a new They Might Be Giants record (for adults) and a new album from non-producing producer DJ Khaled. I haven't digested any of these releases enough to weigh in on them, but I am getting a ki.. Read more

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In Philip Roth’s novella Nemesis, Bucky Cantor is a physical education teacher in a Jewish part of Newark struck by a polio epidemic in the stifling summer of 1944. Told in an often-reportorial style by a narrator who turns out to be a neig... Read more


In this case, the federal government is showering $823 million on Wisconsin to build the latest version of one of them newfangled high-speed train systems. Even though rail transportation has existed in this country since the early 1800s, R... Read more

Taking Liberties 6 Comments

Four months after President BarackObama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), thebillions of dollars slated for Wisconsin are beginning to appear. ,News Features Read more

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In addition to far more serious concernsabout our schools, such as whether we have either What’s your take? ,Taking Liberties Read more

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In Pride andPrejudice's famous opening sentence, Jane Austen supplies the major motif for Pride and ,Theater Read more

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