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Passengers arrive to new concourse at Intermodal Station

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary Mark Gottlieb joined federal, state and local officials and partners to celebrate the completion of the $22 million reconstruction of the train passenger concourse at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station (MIS). The passenger concourse now provides easy access for all and resembles the architectural design of the MIS, which was extensively remodeled in 2007. The passenger concourse is an enclosed area where passengers can board on any of five different tracks. Construction took approximately 18 months, with final painting being completed when Wisconsin spring temperatures were warm enough. Construction was staged to accommodate at...

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Zero: the number of Syrian refugees in Milwaukee

Milwaukee World Refugee Day highlighted the plight of displaced people around the world on June 20. A crowd of more than one hundred gathered at Pere Marquette Park to remember, honor, and bring attention to the suffering of 65.3 million people who have been forcibly driven from their homes, mostly due to war. A recent Amnesty International report noted that more than 4.5 million refugees from Syria are distributed across the five countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. “Imagine that you have to leave your home right now. Pack a small bag if you have time for it....

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Lynching survivor’s memoir wins prestigious book award

“Its been ten years since Dr. Cameron passed. His burial was on Juneteenth Day. Juneteenth was very special for Dr. Cameron. That was the day he opened America’s Black Holocaust Museum. And so it played a very important part of his life.” – Reggie Jackson The Life and Writings of Dr. James Cameron, an America’s Black Holocaust Museum’s traveling exhibit, will be on display for the public weekdays from June 13-23 at the Rotunda of City Hall. Dr. James Cameron’s memoir A Time of Terror: A Survivor’s Story recently received the 20th Annual 2016 Independent Publisher Book Award. “IPPY”...

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