My favorite navigation option was the Neighborhood section. For someone who is not from the Milwaukee area, I do not really know where any of these neighborhoods are located within the city. Having the maps on the sidebar are really helpful and add a unique twist to a classic sidebar. The maps made it easier for me to see if the neighborhoods are close to other landmarks that I know.
In looking at most of the articles and pieces on the website, I found that the coverage was very unbiased, which is rare in the news industry. It was all about the information. There was no opinions inserted or agendas pushed. It was very effective journalism. Looking at the recent article on teens speaking out about problems they see with education on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, this had the potential to go drastically wrong because of the subject matter. Instead, it presented the facts without bias and let the reader make up his or her mind.
The second thing that really glared at me was the use of white space. Especially towards the bottom of the home page and on the right side, there seems to be an overwhelming amount of white space. That can indicate to some readers that there might not be enough content to fill up the home page. I do not believe this is correct, but some readers might interpret it that way.