Influential group prepares to tackle future of Milwaukee cultural venues 12/13/2013 2:57 pm UTC
A new task force with high-profile players will meet for the first time Friday to craft a vision for the region’s cultural, entertainment and sports attractions.
Common Core panel wants limits on school use of fingerprints, retinal scans 12/13/2013 4:15 am UTC
A legislative task force reviewing Common Core educational standards made eight broad recommendations Thursday, including ones that would limit the ability of schools to fingerprint students or use
Model of Japanese liner/hospital ship Hikawa Maru returning to its home 12/13/2013 4:14 am UTC
Seized as a spoil of war after the attack on Pearl Harbor, an intricate model of a ship with a storied maritime history is returning home.
Discovery of hiker's remains means family can say goodbye after 6 years 12/13/2013 2:01 am UTC
Brian Murphy, 67, set out alone for the the summit of the Mauna Kea volcano on Dec. 5, 2007, and was ill-prepared for the nasty storm headed his way.
House overwhelmingly approves Paul Ryan's two-year budget plan 12/12/2013 11:45 pm UTC
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan won a lopsided victory Thursday for a two-year budget agreement as the House embraced a path from dysfunction back to order.
Scott Walker wants sustainable highway funding, but options controversial 12/12/2013 11:35 pm UTC
Gov. Scott Walker wants the next state budget to ensure a new sustainable source of funds for Wisconsin’s highways to make up for lagging gas taxes.
Report: Cultural, recreational sites in county need $310 million worth of work 12/12/2013 8:39 pm UTC
A new Public Policy Forum report concludes the long-term capital needs of Milwaukee County’s cultural, artistic and recreational facilities are huge and that the county’s ability to address those n
Police cite man involved in scuffle with Bucks' Larry Sanders at club 12/12/2013 5:56 pm UTC
Korab Sejdiu of Sussex received a disorderly conduct ticket after claiming the Bucks center hit him with a champagne bottle at Apartment 720.
Wisconsin bill on police custody deaths gets public hearing 12/12/2013 4:29 pm UTC
The legislation would end the practice of letting law enforcement departments investigate themselves when people die in their custody.
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner objects to lowering flags for Nelson Mandela 12/12/2013 5:22 am UTC
The congressman told a group of Republicans recently that U.S. officials should not lower American flags as a measure of respect for Nelson Mandela, despite an executive order to do so.
BMO Harris Bradley Center showing its age 12/12/2013 4:44 am UTC
At the Bradley Center, rust is working its way through metal exit doors, key mechanical systems are as old as the building and parts of the glassy atrium roof leak.
Pound by pound, Wisconsin's health slips backward as obesity rises 12/12/2013 3:57 am UTC
America’s Dairyland dropped in the overall national rankings released Wednesday from No. 13 to No. 20 healthiest state.
States moving quickly to end delays in newborn screening programs 12/12/2013 3:02 am UTC
States across the country are making significant changes to their newborn screening programs after a Journal Sentinel investigation that found deadly delays.
Farmers say some actions depicted in video may not be animal abuse 12/12/2013 1:58 am UTC
Incidents of dairy cows being slapped, poked and forced to their feet with heavy machinery may not be that unusual, some farmers say.
Alverno College to begin $30 million expansion, renovation next spring 12/11/2013 10:08 pm UTC
Alverno College announced Wednesday it will break ground in March on a $30 million expansion and renovation — the most significant campus transformation in the Catholic liberal arts college’s 126-y
Wisconsin firefighters have two enemies in winter: flames, then ice 12/11/2013 8:12 pm UTC
Emergency responders in Wisconsin must prepare for both when called to a blaze in the chilly dead of winter, and that involves quite a bit of cold-weather planning.
Tom Barrett undergoes angioplasty after blacking out following Sunday run 12/11/2013 6:45 pm UTC
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, hospitalized for exhaustion after completing a 20-kilometer run on Sunday, underwent an angioplasty on Monday to unblock two blood vessels.
Education MBA degree at MSOE could upend educator training 12/11/2013 10:00 am UTC
The Milwaukee School of Engineering is one of two schools that will offer an education-oriented MBA for teachers and principals.
Dairy industry leaders decry video showing abuse of cows 12/11/2013 4:52 am UTC
Wisconsin’s dairy industry leaders say they’re sickened over an undercover video that shows cows being abused on a Brown County farm.
Justice Department supports probe into ATF rogue tactics 12/10/2013 11:00 am UTC
The inspector general should expand probe into undercover storefront operations to include ATF’s rogue tactics found by Journal Sentinel, an official says.