Marquette Wire

Milwaukee housing sales continue to boom, despite high foreclosure rates

Monique Collins

April 19, 2012

Filed under News

The metro Milwaukee housing market continued to improve in March, with housing sales increasing by 26.5 percent. This is the ninth consecutive month that housing sales increased by double-digit percentages. Milwaukee County...

Report indicates that despite progress, Wis. families still face unemployment struggles

Monique Collins

April 12, 2012

Filed under News

Despite unemployment rates in Wisconsin dropping below the national average, more Wisconsinites are working multiple jobs to make ends meet, according to a March report by the Center on Wisconsin Strategy. But unemployment...

Marquette Women’s Basketball: Looking for second straight victory over rival Badgers

Trey Killian

November 15, 2011

Filed under Sports

The women’s half of the Wisconsin-Madison vs. Marquette basketball rivalry is set for tonight at the Al McGuire Center as the Golden Eagles (2-0) look to beat the Badgers (1-1) for the second consecutive year. “Comin...

Wis. teachers retiring in record numbers

Pat Simonaitis

September 15, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

Teachers are retiring from schools across the state of Wisconsin en masse, with the Milwaukee Public School system being hit especially hard, according to one local education leader. Bob Peterson, president of the Milwaukee...

A mad month in Madison

Caroline Campbell

April 5, 2011

Filed under Featured

There was not a lot of love in Madison, Wis. this Valentine’s Day. Thousands of protesters gathered in front of the capitol and the Governor’s Mansion. Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed a budget repair bill Feb. 1...

Pending federal budget cuts threaten loss of student grants

Brooke Goodman

March 10, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

In Wisconsin alone, 95,023 college students are currently receiving or waiting for financial aid. That entire group, according to the Higher Educational Aids Board of Wisconsin, could potentially lose a portion of their aid...

Senior setter is cool, calm and “amazing”

Andrei Greska

September 21, 2010

Filed under Featured, Sports

Senior Nikki Klingsporn leans slightly forward on the tips of her toes, hands in front of her, preparing for what is about to come. A 70 mph serve whizzes past, but Klingsporn has no time to focus on that. She has to run to...

Website holds politicians accountable

Brooke Goodman

September 16, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

Words such as dishonesty, scandal and confusion are commonplace in today’s political sphere. These doubts, however, may be put to rest with PolitiFact.com, the 2009 Pulitzer-Prize winning website that aims to help the public...

Wisconsin’s fall political preview

Brooke Goodman

September 2, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

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...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Assign an age for minors drinking with their parents

April 29, 2010

Filed under Editorials, Featured, Viewpoints

As of now, underagers in Wisconsin can drink in any location with their parents’ supervision. Most 16-year-olds think, “Booyah!” But considering the state’s drunken driving stats, and that Wisconsin ranks highest in...

Bill passage could stop parent-accompanied underage drinking

Tim Seeman

April 22, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

Wisconsin may soon be cutting off minors from drinking in taverns, even with parental supervision. Under current law, children of any age can drink alcohol with a parent’s supervision in any location, including bars, if...