Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Don Behm

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin, United States

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Past articles by Don:

Milwaukee County Board pushes hiring county workers instead of private company for jail inmate medical services

The Milwaukee County Board favors hiring county employees instead of private company to provide jail medical services. → Read More

Milwaukee County Board cuts troubled nonprofit UNISON out of contracts for 2019 and delays action on pension overpayments

The Milwaukee County Board severed ties with UNISON in wake of arrest of its CEO on suspicion of theft by fraud and release of audit critical of record keeping. → Read More

Milwaukee County Board to decide if nearly 200 retirees should repay $1.5 million in pension overpayments

Chris Abele and County Board leaders offer to forgive interest charges if retirees agree to repay pension overpayments caused by county mistakes. → Read More

Investigation of nonprofit leader focuses on public funds intended for purchase of computers

Laurene Gramling Lambach, suspended CEO and president of UNISON, is the subject of Milwaukee County investigation for misuse of funds, officials said. → Read More

Large majority of voters in Milwaukee and Dane counties favor legalizing adult use of marijuana, taxing sales

Advisory referendums: Voters in Milwaukee and Dane counties want Legislature to end prohibition on adult marijuana use. → Read More

Voter guide: Here's what you need to know about Wisconsin's Nov. 6 general election

A voter guide to major state races and referendums on the Nov. 6 general election. → Read More

County should study locating Milwaukee Public Museum with the Domes at Mitchell Park, under proposal

Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic proposed study of locating new Milwaukee Public Museum next to Domes at Mitchell Park. → Read More

Crash closes two lanes of southbound I-43; traffic backups reported

The state Transportation Department is reporting backups of three miles north of West Hampton Avenue. → Read More

Male suspect dies in officer-involved shooting in Elkhorn after a vehicle chase

The suspect drove toward the officer, who was walking toward the suspect's vehicle, authorities said. → Read More

Here's what you need to know about registering to vote and casting ballots in Wisconsin for the Nov. 6 election

A "how-to" on exercising voting rights in Nov. 6 general election. → Read More

More time for Pandas: China Lights lantern festival extended through Oct. 28

China Lights: Panda-Mania lantern festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens extended one week through Oct. 28. → Read More

Artisans, entertainers and a tent kitchen for the crew: A peek behind the scenes at China Lights

China Lights workers don't get to see much of Milwaukee. They're too busy putting on the show, which may be extended a week. → Read More

Taxes in check as southeastern Wisconsin property values catch up to pre-recession levels

The aggregate total of all property values in the seven counties finally caught up to and surpassed the 2008 pre-recession level of $193.18 billion. → Read More

Homeowners and businesses would see sewerage costs rise in 2019, under MMSD's budget proposal

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District proposed increases in user charges, the tax levy and spending in 2019 budget. → Read More

Milwaukee County's maintenance backlog for parks now 'seemingly insurmountable,' report says

Wisconsin Policy Forum report says Milwaukee County lacks resources to take on "insurmountable backlog" of deferred maintenance. → Read More

Federal appeals court reverses jury award of $6.7 million to woman raped in Milwaukee jail

A federal appeals court reversed a jury award of $6.7 million to a woman raped in the Milwaukee County Jail by a guard in 2013. → Read More

West Bend police issue Silver Alert for missing 84-year-old woman

West Bend Police Department issued a Silver Alert for a missing 84-year-old woman. → Read More

Entire South Shore Park beach to be moved to avoid E. coli and frequent closings

The Milwaukee County Parks Department has proposed relocating the South Shore Park beach to a new location with better water quality. → Read More

Lincoln Hills: Judge OKs deal to eliminate pepper spray, reduce solitary confinement at teen prison

Under the deal, the state won't use pepper spray and will greatly curb the use of solitary confinement at Lincoln Hills School for Boys. → Read More

Milwaukee area heavy rains cause fifth combined sanitary and storm sewers overflow this year, the highest since 2000

Combined sanitary and storm sewers overflowed Wednesday to local rivers and Lake Michigan after intense rain storm. → Read More