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Hillview Hall becomes Milwaukee County’s first property to provide emergency housing for homeless

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, Milwaukee County officials, representatives from the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and local partners hosted a...
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Waging Peace: Le Ly Hayslip reflects on 35 years of humanitarian work with Vietnam War Survivors

Marquette University hosted a keynote event featuring Le Ly Hayslip, the founder of the Global Village Foundation, as part of the “Waging Peace in Vietnam” series in April. Hayslip, a...
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Milwaukee Common Council honors local LGBTQ+ trailblazers at a special Pride Month ceremony

The Milwaukee Common Council held a special ceremony on June 11 to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, honoring local individuals for their significant contributions to the LGBTQ+ community. The...
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Vietnam 2024: RNC confuses Milwaukee with Ho Chi Minh City as Governor Evers declares State of Emergency

In anticipation of the 2024 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Milwaukee, Governor Tony Evers declared a state of emergency. Announced on May 29 ahead of the Republican’s four-day...
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What was lost in anger: Alderman Scott Spiker shared an overview of the troubled MPS situation

Dr. Keith Posley, an honorable man who served the district he loved as best as he knew how, resigned [on June 4] during a closed session of the Milwaukee School Board. This was after a raucous and...
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Milwaukee County highlights successes from initiatives funded by opioid litigation settlements

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley highlighted a recently released report about Milwaukee County’s strategic and data-informed efforts to combat the opioid epidemic through the effective...
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Summer to Be Seen: Wisconsin’s LGBTQ+ community celebrates 30th anniversary with hometown Pride

To celebrate a milestone anniversary of Wisconsin’s LGBTQ+ community, a special interactive traveling exhibit will travel across the state from June 1 to October 5. Taking the show on the...
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Historic Restoration: A first glimpse of next phase to save Theater, Chapel, and Mansion at Soldiers Home

Milwaukee Independent joined an exclusive media tour of historic sites at the Milwaukee Soldiers Home campus, including the Ward Memorial Theater, Chapel, and Governor’s Mansion, for a look at their decayed environments before renovation work was scheduled to begin later this year.

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Severe labor shortage: Business leaders unite in Milwaukee to advocate for Immigrant Work Permits

Leaders from business, labor, and advocacy groups joined elected officials at Milwaukee City Hall on May 22 and called on President Joe Biden to grant work authorization to long-term immigrant...
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Patrick Burke: The artisan who creates masterpieces of fine and decorative arts in Wisconsin

At any single point in human history, there are only a handful of people who can turn a tree into a chair, a cabinet, a floor, or who can turn a lump of iron into a chisel, a lock, or a fork....
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Milwaukee Independent sweeps two categories and earns 12 journalism honors at 2024 Gridiron Awards

The Milwaukee Press Club, the oldest active press club in America and known for honoring excellence in the field of journalism, announced the winners of the 94th Annual Gridiron Awards on May 3....
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Essential Gear: The toolkit of a Milwaukee photojournalist on international assignments

Anyone who has taken a long-distance trip has an idea about what is required to pack for the rigorous necessities of travel. When photojournalists prepare for assignments overseas it is far more...
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