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Lawmakers push to make English the official language of Wisconsin in latest anti-immigrant effort

Republican lawmakers have resurrected yet another anti-immigrant bill, this time in an effort to make English the official language in Wisconsin. It is a renewal of their argument that the measure will push immigrants to learn the language and make them more attractive to employers. Senators Andre Jacque, Dave Craig, and Steve Nass began circulating the bill for co-sponsors on January 6. The three are among the most conservative members of the Republican majority, and noted for their anti-immigrant legislation. The proposal would declare English as Wisconsin’s official language and require all state and local government officials to write...

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First-of-its-kind portal launched by Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee offers searchable venue database

The Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee recently launched its Venue Search Portal, a first-of-its-kind digital search platform that features information about over 400 venues from across Milwaukee and the surrounding region. The Search Portal platform will serve as a valuable resource for groups as they look to determine the best locations for their convention-related events based on their custom needs. “When we consider the reasons why Milwaukee was selected to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, it’s clear that the region’s incredible hospitality is at the top of the list,” said Liz Gilbert, President of the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee. “As...

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Milwaukee Museum Week returns for second year with a wide collection of local cultural interests

The second annual Milwaukee Museum Week takes place January 18 to 26 with fun events, interesting programs, and special experiences to participate in at seventeen Milwaukee museums. The special week was created to bring to light the meaningful impact these museums have for our residents, tourism and the economy, and to forming Milwaukee’s well-rounded cultural community. More than a hundred programs or events will be offered during the week and people are encouraged to support their local museums by participating. In its first year, Milwaukee Museum Week scored a big success by welcoming thousands of people to participating museums....

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Campaign aims message at men to take a stand against sex trade and human trafficking in Milwaukee

“Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It’s insidious and many times, men don’t realize they’re a part of it. If they’re watching porn, the women or young girls they’re watching could be part of the sex trafficking industry, which is modern slavery. Have you ever thought about the fact that it could be your daughter, it could be your aunt, could be your mother? I think it’s time for us men to take a stand.” – Arnold Cifax A two-month campaign that sought to motivate local men into taking a public stand against the sex trade and...

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Cardinal Stritch receives $2.5M gift to help support students and academic programs

As respected leaders in the Milwaukee business and philanthropic communities, Ted and Mary Kellner announced a $2.5 million gift at a special event on December 12 to support Cardinal Stritch University, its students, academic programs, and related activities. Mary Kellner earned an Ed.D. in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Stritch in 2007. She has served on the University’s Board of Trustees since 2009 and is a member of the College of Education and Leadership Advisory Council. Mary and her daughter, Dr. Kristin Schultz, ’13, who earned a Ph.D. in Leadership with a focus on Clinical...

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All MCTS Bus Routes will again be free on New Year’s Eve through Miller Lite safe ride program

Miller Lite will continue its partnership with the Milwaukee County Transit System for the 32nd consecutive year to encourage members of the community to Celebrate Responsibly and let MCTS be their designated driver. Miller Lite Free Rides will provide safe and free rides on all MCTS routes starting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 until end of regular service. Several popular bus routes – GreenLine, BlueLine, PurpleLine, and Routes 14, 15, 19, 30 – will have extended service until 4:00 a.m. The GoldLine will extend service to Brookfield Square Mall until 3:00 a.m. “Miller Lite believes in making...

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