Marquette Wire

Walker, Barrett square off in heated debate

Brooke Goodman

October 19, 2010

Politics turned personal in the showdown between gubernatorial candidates Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker (R) during Friday’s UPFRONT Town Hall Challenge, hosted by Mike Gousha at th...

Wisconsin’s fall political preview

Brooke Goodman

September 2, 2010

With the final scheduled debate over for Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Walker and Mark Neumann, the only question left is how the public will distinguish the two very similar campaigns from each other come the primary election day on Sept. 14. Both ca...

Milwaukee crime decreases for seventh consecutive quarter

Derrick Chengery

October 27, 2009

Crime in Milwaukee has decreased by 12.3 percent overall throughout the first nine months of 2009 compared with the first nine months of 2008. These statistics mark a 14.5 percent decrease from 2007 to 2009, as well as the seventh...

Aldermen argue for mayoral takeover of MPS

Tim Seeman

August 31, 2009

The deficiencies in Milwaukee Public Schools, including low test scores on Wisconsin standardized tests, high dropout rates, graduation rates considerably lower than the state average and a large budget deficit, have long been...