Thirteen years ago this week, Manitowoc special education student Brendan Dassey was convicted of participating in the murder of Teresa Halbach based on a confession now widely acknowledged to be false. Brendan was 16-years-old and in the tenth grade when he gave that confession; today, he's 30. And he remains behind bars, serving a life term.
On Monday morning, Chris Marsicano, president of the Tavern League of Wisconsin issued a statement urging Gov. Tony Evers to allow state taverns, restaurants and supper clubs to reopen on May 1.
Governor Tony Evers and Working Moms of Milwaukee proclaimed that Thursday, March 12 is "Working Moms Day" and will be a new annual celebration from this year forward.
This morning Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will provide $23.3 million toward a complete rebuilding of National Avenue, from South 1st through South 39th Streets.
Gov. Tony Evers said from day one that he puts his money where his mouth is. That's why today, he announced that he's sold the Wisconsin Governor's Mansion and erected a "tiny house" on the lawn of the State Capitol.
Milwaukee is well-acquainted with Joel Brennan, who has served in most every level of government and has for more than a decade been the face of Discovery World. Now he's in Gov. Tony Evers' administration, and we caught up with him last week.
Discovery World, Wisconsin's largest science and technology center, announced today that, in light of President and CEO Joel Brennan's appointment as the new Wisconsin Secretary of the Department of Administration under Governor-elect Tony Evers, John Emmerich will be leading the organization on an interim basis, effective Jan. 7.
Herb Kohl Philanthropies - which funded educators' crowdsourcing campaigns last fall - is celebrating the work of educators this Teacher Appreciation Week by anteing up another $500,000 to match donations made to Wisconsin teachers' Donors Choose campaigns.
At Ronald Reagan IB High School, where I teach Spanish, Wednesday was a different kind of day for one teacher who stood out among educators across the nation.
Voter turn-out will likely be smaller than usual because there aren't a lot of "sexy" races today. No candidates for governor, mayor or county executive to elect. Most city aldermen aren't running either.
This is kind of a classic race. The incumbent is Dr. Tony Evers, a veteran educator with a decades-long file of experience. He's being challenged by Don Pridemore, a right-wing lawmaker from Hartford who has no meaningful education experience and has made a name for himself by saying single parenthood is the leading cause of child abuse.
BizTimes is taking the editorial stance that a smarter Milwaukee will be a better Milwaukee, and a better Milwaukee will be best-positioned to compete in a global economy in the 21st century.
Beginning at 11 a.m. today in Madison, the Joint Committee on Finance goes into executive session on a number of items, but two of special interest to Milwaukee public school parents, students, employees and supporters.
If our tests stink, why aren't we making them better? I tweeted that a few hours ago. So, you know I received today's statement from the Dept. of Public Instruction with interest.
If the current system for funding Wisconsin public schools does not change, the gap between rich and poor school districts will grow. That was the consensus among panelists Thursday afternoon at the "4th Street Forum" discussion, moderated by Denise Callaway, titled, "Political Dynamite: Paying for Wisconsin's Schools."