West Side Stories

Seeing the President

February 5, 2014

What do you wear to see the President? That’s the first thing that I thought about when I heard that the opportunity had arisen for me to go see President Obama speak for the first time in person, as a high school student. As a journalist in high school, these sort of opportunities don’t arise everyday. However, this time, the opportunity was really just handed to me on a silver platter, or...

Obama Speaks At Waukesha General Electric Plant

January 30, 2014

Obama spoke at the General Electric engine plant in Waukesha Thursday in front of a crowd of several hundred people. He was introduced by several speakers, including GE Power CEO Lorraine Bolsinger, and GE employee Reggie Troop. Troop underwent a job training program that led to him working at Ge. He said the training was essential to helping him earn a living. Obama started off his speech with a f...

West Side Stories Covers Obama Visit

January 29, 2014

West Side Stories' Deanna Ross and Mark Salamone follow Obama's visit to Waukesha with live Twitter coverage. Follow @wauwatosawest on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Tweets by @WauwatosaWest !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs....

Obama to Visit Waukesha Thursday

January 29, 2014

President Barack Obama is coming to Waukesha to speak Thursday about the success of a local General Electric factory, following his State of the Union address. In his address, Obama reflected on 2013 and outlined his ideas for the new year. President Obama repeatedly returned to the idea of hard work in his address. "what I believe unites the people of this nation ... is the simple, profound ...

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