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Fear, not facts, keeps strip club out of Downtown

Published Oct. 1, 2015

Over the last several months Dave Begel has seen a steady parade of fear mongers show up and convince a Common Council committee to turn down applications for a strip club in Downtown Milwaukee.


Bucks host town hall meeting; sign Landry

Published Aug. 17, 2015

The Bucks and Ald. Milele Coggs will host a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Hillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St. to discuss the impact of a new arena a block from the Hillside housing complex. The Bucks also announced the signing of Marcus Landry today.


Local leaders voice mixed reactions to new marijuana rules

Published June 11, 2015

According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, the Milwaukee Common Council's decision to lower the maximum fine for marijuana possession of less than 25 grams to $50 has drawn praise as a first step to reducing racial disparities in enforcement of marijuana laws, as well as criticism for its potential to increase marijuana use.


Penalties for pot smoking reduced while a strip club still prohibited

Published June 4, 2015

The City of Milwaukee has reduced the penalties for first-time possession of marijuana from $500 to $50. Pot is still illegal. A strip club is perfectly legal but the aldermen appear willing to get nailed for an almost $1 million judgement after losing a lawsuit. Doesn't seem to make much sense.

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Four Hot Council Races

All 15  Milwaukee aldermen are seeking re-election this Spring.  Since incumbents have major advantages  in name-recognition, fund-raising and endorsements, they almost always win. But  here are four  aldermanic districts in which incumbents face serious chalenges:8th:&nb...

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