Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • New Berlin OKs water deal
    Pact with Milwaukee should help solve radium problem
    The cities of New Berlin and Milwaukee are now in agreement over extending Lake Michigan water to another chunk of New Berlin, as the New Berlin Common Council voted unanimously late Tuesday to approve the deal.
    (Aug. 27, 2008)
  • He hopes checks stimulate donations
    Bishop asks churchgoers to give 10% of rebate
    A bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is asking churchgoers in southeastern Wisconsin to consider donating a portion of their economic stimulus checks, which the federal government plans to begin mailing next month.
    (April 5, 2008)
  • Bank branches proliferate in state
    Economic troubles aren't reflected in fast pace of building
    Although gloomy news about the nationwide banking industry has dominated recent headlines, new bank offices have proliferated in Wisconsin in the last few years, both statewide and in metro Milwaukee - and there's little sign of easing up.
    (Oct. 31, 2007)
  • City seeks upgrade in rescue services
    New Berlin hopes to hire 19 more paramedics; some EMTs take offense
    In one fell swoop, by juggling city funds this year - and counting on voters to approve future tax increases - the city is about to upgrade its rescue services to rival that of larger urban areas.
    (Oct. 31, 2007)
  • City bans phosphorus in fertilizer to aid lakes
    Oconomowoc joins others in state acting to improve water quality
    Concerned about the proliferation of weeds and algae in its chain of lakes, Oconomowoc has banned property owners from using phosphorus to fertilize lawns in what one official said is a regional trend.
    (Aug. 27, 2007)
  • Polling sites told to lift barriers
    This "watchdog" story idea came to me while covering budget hearings in various communities, which were under mandate to purchase handicap-accessible voting machines.  I uncovered the fact that an appalling percentage of  Wisconsin's voting sites had significant physical barriers for the elderly or disabled that prevented many citizens from voting, new machines or not. I focused on the City of Milwaukee for this piece, which drew reader mail from as far away as South Dakota, and which led to positive action on the city's part.
    (November 6, 2005)
  • City boosts access for those with disabilities
    My reporting on widespread barriers at polling sites led to action on the part of the City of Milwaukee, which took steps to improve voter accessibility.
    (April 3, 2006)
  • The hills are alive with joy
    Residents get in touch with nature in Town of Delafield development
    Town of Delafield - The Hills of Delafield is about as close as a Waukesha County subdivision gets to resembling the Colorado Rockies.
    (Jan. 16, 2005 )
  • Wales of an Area
    Despite some twist, residents love Lochtyn Ridge
    Wales - Those who seek nature in their backyard can certainly find it in the rolling, wooded Lochtyn Ridge subdivision in the village of Wales.
    (Nov. 30, 2002)
  • Ghost story
    Indian legend haunts the waters of a Mukwonago lake
    Mukwonago - Some residents of the neighborhood near Lower Phantom Lake appear to have extrasensory perception. Others simply sensed that this would be an extraordinary place to live.
    (Aug. 18, 2002)