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Greater Milwaukee Foundation goes ‘On the Issues’

Olivia Morrissey

November 10, 2011

Filed under News

Ellen Gilligan, president and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, was the guest last Tuesday for the latest edition of Mike Gousha's "On the Issues." Sitting before an appellate courtroom in Eckstein Hall filled with ... Read more »

Workers clean up, investigate bluff collapse

Olivia Morrissey

November 8, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

One week after a large section of a bluff collapsed at a We Energies power plant in Oak Creek, Wis., crews are still working to clean up the debris in Lake Michigan and determine what exactly caused the collapse. The landslide... Read more »

Humane societies see surge in pets

Olivia Morrissey

November 3, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

In these tough economic times, many people nationwide have been forced to make sacrifices, including giving up a beloved family pet. In many cases, pet owners turn over their dogs and cats to animal shelters because they cannot afford to keep them. But these shelters are su... Read more »

Wisconsin divided on recalling Gov. Walker

Olivia Morrissey

November 1, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

The results of a recent poll revealed that Wisconsinites are almost evenly divided on recalling Governor Scott Walker. The poll, conducted by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling, found that 48 percent favor a recall... Read more »

Urban farm CEO promotes good food, healthy living on Gousha

Olivia Morrissey

October 27, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

Will Allen, founder and CEO of Milwaukee-based urban farm Growing Power, sat down Tuesday with Mike Gousha for the most recent installment of "On the Issues." In front of a packed house, he discussed his own roots as well as those of Growing Power and his “Good Food Revolution” initia... Read more »

Proposed bill allows school districts to favor abstinence education

Olivia Morrissey

October 25, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

Some Wisconsin legislators are looking to alter the Wisconsin Healthy Youth Act to allow schools to emphasize abstinence in sexual education classes as the only way to avoid teen pregnancy. But local advocates of the act say stressing... Read more »

Wis. Democratic Party organizers look to recall Walker, senators

Olivia Morrissey

October 18, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

Democratic Party organizers have announced round two of recall efforts in Wisconsin are slated to begin Nov. 15. The newest efforts focus on recalling Gov. Scott Walker but will also look to recall state senators. Walker... Read more »

Wall Street protests prompt ‘Occupy Milwaukee’ offshoot

Olivia Morrissey

October 13, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

Wall Street may be thousands of miles away, but that will not stop local activists from joining forces this Saturday to protest what they call the proverbial “financial oligarchs” on the block. Occupy Milwaukee is a local offshoot of the Occupy... Read more »

MPS gets $30 million grant to help at-risk students, schools

Olivia Morrissey

October 11, 2011

Filed under News

Wisconsin is gearing up to better prepare students, parents and teachers for high school graduation and higher education, thanks to a recently obtained $30 million grant. Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin's largest school... Read more »

Local leaders form initiative, aim to improve education

Olivia Morrissey

October 4, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

Local leaders in business, education and philanthropy have joined together to improve the educational outlook for Milwaukee children in pre-K through high school, whether they attend public, private, choice or charter schools. The Gr... Read more »

Legislators look to repeal margarine law

Olivia Morrissey

September 29, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

Some state legislators think Wisconsinites should be able to choose more than just on which side their bread is buttered—they should be able to choose whether they're spreading butter or margarine. Twelve legislators are co-sponsoring a bill to repeal a decades-old law that makes it illegal for restau... Read more »

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