Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Alison Dirr

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Alison:

Milwaukee County to open House of Correction alternate care facility in response to COVID-19 cases

The Milwaukee County House of Correction alternate care facility will open Saturday to address a rise in COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Milwaukee Common Council further delays COPS grant for 30 more police officers, citing additional questions

"I believe this is an opportunity to really figure out how we continue to work with the administration and the Police Department on some real change." → Read More

Recounts in Milwaukee, Dane counties begin with objections from Trump campaign

The recounts are expected to continue at least into the middle of next week. → Read More

How Milwaukee and Dane counties are gearing up for the recount requested by the Trump campaign

President Donald Trump's campaign on Wednesday filed a petition for the partial recount in the state's two largest and most liberal counties, which required his campaign to pay $3 million up front. → Read More

In suspicions raised about validity of Milwaukee's vote, leaders see harmful racial undertones

"The 20th Century is littered with cases where the selective questioning of votes cast by people of color has been used to silence their political strength." → Read More

What you need to know about President Trump's requested recount of two Wisconsin counties, Milwaukee and Dane

The Trump campaign has requested a recount of votes in Milwaukee and Dane counties, where Wisconsin's two largest cities are located. → Read More

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett vetoes two measures in 2021 budget, finds other funding sources

His veto letter directs other funding sources be used for the measures aimed at addressing the city's lead crisis and making neighborhoods safer. → Read More

In divided vote, Milwaukee Common Council committee recommends grant for 30 police positions

Acceptance of grant gained committee approval after much debate over the last month on both philosophical and fiscal considerations. → Read More

City Attorney Tearman Spencer accused of 'dereliction of duty' by cops unions in proposed Sterling Brown settlement

The Milwaukee Police Association is asking to get its own attorney in the proposed settlement talks with Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown. → Read More

Two Milwaukee County supervisors elected to state Assembly; one will also remain on the board

Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde will resign his seat Dec. 18, having won the District 17 seat in the state Assembly. → Read More

Fine for non-compliance with Milwaukee COVID-19 orders would increase to max of $20,000 under new measure

"We are really hoping this increase will make a difference and it will make operators think twice before they decide to risk it." → Read More

Milwaukee Health Department asks those with COVID-positive tests to help in contact tracing

The department may now rely solely on the person who tested positive to reach out to close contacts, depending on the case. → Read More

Milwaukee Health Department asks those with COVID-positive tests to help in contact tracing

The department may now rely solely on the person who tested positive to reach out to close contacts, depending on the case. → Read More

Impending storms close Milwaukee's Miller Park, Northwest and Southside COVID testing sites

The Miller Park COVID testing site will close its line at 4 p.m. due to approaching storms. → Read More

UWM's plan to replace Wauwatosa research buildings with a proposed business park wins County Board approval

The Irgens Partners LLC development firm has been seeking to purchase about 29 acres from a UWM affiliate at the Innovation Campus site. → Read More

Milwaukee County Board adopts $1.18 billion 2021 budget

Supervisor Ryan Clancy was unable to gain traction on redirecting millions from the Sheriff's Department. → Read More

'Absurd and insulting': Milwaukee officials reject Vos' call for investigation into vote count

Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall-Vogg called Vos' claims of inefficiency at Central Count "absurd and insulting." → Read More

Milwaukee Common Council adopts 2021 budget, maintains cut of 120 police positions, fire station closure

The budget was adopted on a vote of 8-7. → Read More

Wisconsin state, local officials seek to assure voters of safety, security ahead of Tuesday election

There is no information leading officials to believe that there are specific physical threats against polling sites. → Read More

Amendments to divert funding from Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department largely fail in committee

One after the next, residents charged that the county board wasn't taking the calls for diverting funding from the Sheriff's Department seriously. → Read More