Marquette Wire

Bipartisan gun legislation fails to pass senate

Ben Greene

April 18, 2013

A bipartisan bill backed by President Barack Obama that would have expanded background checks on gun sales failed to pass in the U.S. Senate Wednesday. Authored by Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Senator Pat Toomey, R-Pa.,...

Gun control controversy continues in MKE

Nick Biggi

April 9, 2013

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke continued his public argument with Police Chief Ed Flynn and Mayor Tom Barrett Monday when he released a statement challenging Flynn and others to be tougher on gun incidents in the city. Clarke’s...

Marquette Law poll suggests support for increased gun control

Jason Kurtyka

March 26, 2013

A Marquette Law School poll released on March 19 found that a majority of Wisconsinites favor increased gun control, with 81 percent of respondents said support for expanding background checks at private gun sales and gun shows. Lara...

Obama pushes for greater gun control

Nick Biggi

February 5, 2013

In his latest effort to push stricter gun control legislation, President Obama traveled to Minneapolis Monday, where he praised the city’s efforts to decrease gun violence. The campaign-like speech, Obama’s first time speaking...

Windfall ‘Nurtures’ a dark, topical comedy

Jennie Jorgensen

February 17, 2011

We all love a good oxymoron. It’s that push and pull of opposites that catches our eye: jumbo shrimp, same difference, Microsoft Works. But there’s one oxymoron in the city that should do more than just catch your eye — it should draw you in. “Disturb...