Which is more important: taking advantage of modern technology to take an even bigger bite out of crime or preserving centuries-old protections against unreasonable searches?
Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Last week, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recognized Wisconsin as one of the best states in the country to do business.
Reform of Milwaukee County Board is necessary to allow county residents to "take back their county government."
David Craig is the Representative of the 83rd Assembly district, which includes Muskego, Big Bend, Vernon portions of Waukesha, Mukwonago, Hales Corners, Waterford and East Troy. On Wednesday, Representative David Craig (R-Town of Vernon) voted in favor of Assembly Bill 85, which will reform the Milwaukee County Board. In response to his vote and the passage of AB 85, Rep. Craig issued the following statement: “Today the people of Milwaukee County got one step closer to reclaiming control of their county government. For far too long the Milwaukee County Board has ignored the voters, whether it be through their failure to act on referendums asking them to reduce their size and pay, or whether it be their labor negotiations with public …
Monday, May 6, 2013
This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week 2013. Take a moment to thank a teacher who had an impact in your life.
Editor's Note: The following column was written by Waukesha Superintendent Todd Gray. Once again, National Teacher Appreciation Week is here. We are fortunate to have a dedicated and caring team of educational professionals in the School District of Waukesha. With the latest state and national educational initiatives, our teachers are asked to do more for students, both in and out of the classroom, and with less resources from year to year. Yet they never fail to meet these new challenges each and every time. Please join me in thanking our teaching and professional staff for all they do to prepare our children for success in our schools, in the community, and in their future lives. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
"We are the birthplace of Les Paul – innovator of the electric guitar – and the only small town Gibson GuitarTown. We are home to thousands of caring families, responsible business people and gifted artists."
Editor's note: This column was submitted to Patch by Mayor Jeff Scrima. The Waukesha family has rhythm. We are the birthplace of Les Paul – innovator of the electric guitar – and the only small town Gibson GuitarTown. We are home to thousands of caring families, responsible business people and gifted artists. And by bringing our tax levy in tune the last three years, in 2012 we were the only city in Wisconsin to make Money Magazine’s list of “Best Places to Live” in America. Welcome to Waukesha, where we are amplifying our values of empathy, responsibility and creativity. So stroll down our Riverwalk, or just sit and talk. Skip through the Frame Park formal gardens to our children’s library. Grab a steaming cup from one of our unique …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
State Rep. Adam Neylon: One story a Waukesha voter told me really stuck with me, about a young man approaching him in a grocery store parking lot, attempting to sell $100 worth of food stamps for $50 cash.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sean Luedke, a Waukesha marathon runner, explains his feelings of the day he crossed the finish line and witnessed the horrific events of the Boston Marathon bombing.
A first-hand account of the Boston Marathon bombings from a Waukesha man who finished the race before the attack. By Sean Luedke I’ve experienced terrorist attacks and tragedy before. We all have; it's becoming a more common part of our lives. I watched the World Trade Center towers fall; the televised images of people jumping out of windows is still burned in my mind. I watched attacks on London trains, Mumbai hotels, United States embassy’s, and soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. There’s also been more local events, including the mass shootings at the Shikh Temple in Oak Creek and Azana Spa in Brookfield, WI. Boston was different, though. The timing was two hours after I ran down Boylston Street, potentially in front of the same victims…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Alderman Vance Skinner is up for election on the Waukesha Common Council.
Editor's Note: This letter to the editor was submitted to Patch. I am proud of the way Alderman (Vance) Skinner has represented District 8 for the last three years. He has proven that he can ask the right questions, weigh the benefits along with the costs and make informed decisions for his district. He looks at all aspects of the decision including the short term and long term effects. Along with making thoughtful and informed decisions, he has represented District 8 in a highly professional manner and has always been proactive in his decision making. Skinner has shown that he can work with other Common Council members and the mayor along with various stakeholders in the district including Carroll University and the School District of …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Adam Jankowski is running for the District 6 election for the Waukesha Common Council.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The air traffic control tower could be cut as the federal government attempts to reduce 5 percent of expenses. But how will that affect the third busiest airport in Wisconsin?
Editor's Note: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Waukesha County Supervisor Michael Crowley. There is the potential of the air traffic control tower closure here at Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field because of federal budget cuts that may take effect due to the requirement for federal agencies to cut about 5 percent from their overall budgets. Since Congress and the President were unable to reach a different deal before the sequester deadline, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has informed us this week that they may close the tower here at Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field that is operated by Midwest ATC Services, Inc. Although the FAA did not specify the date when the tower would close, we have learned …