Open and transparent democracy is missing in action. Redistricting is required every 10 years after the census to assure equal representation for state assembly and senate districts. Since Republicans control the state senate, assembly and governor’s office, they took advantage of the situation to draw lines favorable to their party without public input or consultation […]
Archive | August, 2012
by Ellen C. Warren Rodney King died a couple weeks ago. At 47 years of age. Anyone over 12 probably remembers Mr. King. Beaten to a pulp by L.A. policemen, whose acquittal from charges sparked riots in Los Angeles. Rodney King, whose simple question, “Can we all get along?” lives on, still unsatisfactorily answered. Would […]
by Tess Reiss, photo by Jan Christensen On Tuesday morning, July 17, Riverwest lost an iconic building, irreplaceable art, galleries, apartments, jobs, and an anchor business to a sudden fire in Joe’s East Coast Car Shop. The five-alarm fire raged on a sweltering 90 degree day at 631 E Center St.
JUL 23-AUG 3 FREE ART FOR KIDS Gordon Park Mon-Fri, 1-4PM, awe-inc.org AUG 1-31 RIVERWEST CO-OP CAFÉ 733 E Clarke St, Art Exhibit: Eleanor Bleksley, abstract oil pastels AUG 9-26 MILWAUKEE CHAMBER THEATRE 158 N. Broadway, A Thousand Clowns AUG 10-12 DANCEWORKS 1661 N Water, Danceworks On Tap: The Pursuit of Tappyness AUG 13-23 CITY […]