The Milwaukee Police Department Knows It Needs Help

Months before the violent protests this weekend, the city’s mayor and police chief sought out a voluntary review from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Milwaukee Leaders Call for Peace Following Weekend Violence

Crowds clashed with police in reaction to a fatal officer-involved shooting in the Wisconsin city Saturday.

Is There a Better Way to Build a Stadium?

In the past, publicly financed arenas have left cities footing hefty bills. Now, the state of Wisconsin is putting $250 million into a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks—will this venture be any different?

Helping to Close the 'Data Gap' at City Halls Across the Nation

Lack of training and resources challenge U.S. municipalities trying to improve their decisionmaking processes, according to a new What Works Cities report.

New Work Requirements Put Food Stamps at Risk

More than 500,000 people could lose food stamps in 22 states reinstating work requirements. Few states have employment programs ready to help them get back on their feet.

Jurors Order Gun Shop to Pay $6 Million in Damages; Senator Aims to Outlaw Unloading of Adopted Kids

Also: One-third of Louisiana’s uninsured fall into coverage gap and Seattle highway tunnel crews set to start enormous soggy drilling project again.

Police Lawsuit Aims to Make Milwaukee Gun Shop Pay; Major Kentucky ‘Obamacare’ Insurer Goes Belly Up

Also: Salt Lake charter school teachers are ‘unqualified,’ not sticking around and judge orders Arkansas to reveal the identity of its execution-drug supplier.

Milwaukee Leaders Sign Off on City Financing Plan for Bucks Arena

Tuesday’s Common Council vote was one of the final hurdles for a deal that involves a total of $250 million in state and local funding for the project.

Is Keeping an NBA Team in Milwaukee Worth Taxpayers’ Money?

Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign a bill Wednesday that will commit millions of dollars in state and local public funding to a basketball arena project. But some officials still aren’t sold on the deal.