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Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. blazed into national headlines and became a sort of conservative folk hero over his Friday radio ad telling listeners, "Simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option" -- they should consider...
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. has a message for residents in his jurisdiction: You can't rely on him anymore. You need to arm yourself. On Friday, the nominally Democratic sheriff issued a recorded public safety announcement on the...
Wisconsin’s embattled Republican governor, Scott Walker, has defeated an effort by labor unions and Democratic activists to end his tenure early, according to early results and exit polls. The state has been a center of political controversy for...
It should surprise no one that I'm opposed to the recall of Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor whose fate will be decided Tuesday. But that's only in part because I support what he's been trying to do in the Badger State. I'm also against recalls as a...
Surrounded by dozens of supporters at an evening campaign rally in Madison on May 30, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin’s tumultuous recall election, had something encouraging to tell the crowd: The fact...
Milwaukee Journal SentinelIf you thought Summerfest CEO Don Smiley was already being paid like a rock star, wait until you see the latest set of numbers. Officials with Milwaukee World Festival just released data for 2012, and Smiley's total package climbed to $886,185 -- an...
Associated PressLOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Boston's police department and mayor's office will conduct twin reviews of the response to last month's bombing of the Boston Marathon, police commissioner Ed Davis said Saturday. Davis said the aim of the reviews is to learn...
Milwaukee Journal SentinelThe city's chief engineer says design consultants have been able to minimize the impact relocating utility lines would have on a proposed Milwaukee streetcar project. In an affidavit filed with the Public Service Commission this week, city engineer Jeff...
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Milwaukee Journal SentinelWith time running out, Mayor Tom Barrett and city lobbyists continue to work to convince state legislators to leave the city's 75-year-old residency rule alone. After last week's move by the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee to end residency rules...
Milwaukee Journal SentinelEven before such hot topics as residency and a proposed streetcar came before the Republican-dominated Legislature's Joint Finance Committee last week, one City Hall partisan was preparing for the worst. "We're calling it Screw Milwaukee Day," the...
Milwaukee Journal SentinelSweeping aside a 75-year-old City of Milwaukee residency ordinance and others like it, Republicans on the Legislature's budget committee voted Thursday to allow police and firefighters to live at least 15 miles outside of any community in the state and...
The Wisconsin State JournalLawmakers were working Wednesday on a compromise deal to Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal aimed at eliminating any requirements that Wisconsin's municipal workers live in the cities where they work. Local workers would likely be allowed to live...
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