A virtual DNC means Milwaukee loses revenue — and more

Aug 17, 2020
The city was expecting 50,000 visitors. Only a few hundred will actually turn up.
A view of the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, where the 2020 Democratic National Convention would have been held.
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Milwaukee restaurants hope to feed low-income people with 'pay what you can' model

Feb 15, 2017
Customers can eat for free if they can't afford to pay, or pay a little extra to help others.
The Tricklebee Café in Milwaukee asks restaurant patrons to "pay what you can."
Latoya Dennis

Once famous for beer, Milwaukee now bets on water

Jan 26, 2016
Milwaukee, on the shore of Lake Michigan, hopes to become a center for water-technology research and jobs
Milwaukee was a city built on water. Now it's trying to become the global center of technology to address the world's water woes. 
Jeffrey Phelps

Is a sports arena an investment or a subsidy?

Aug 13, 2015
Wisconsin, urged on by Gov. Scott Walker, will spend $250 million to help two New York hedge fund managers build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Waukesha fights for a share of Lake Michigan's water

Feb 4, 2015
So close yet so far away: A town short on water tries to tap the lake 15 miles away.