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Trains of the Milwaukee Road immortalized in photos by Wallace Abbey

Veteran journalist Kevin P. Keefe and Scott Lothes, president of the Center for Railroad Photography &a Arts, compiled a photo book chronicling the life and photography of Wallace W. Abbey. The Milwaukee-based photographer and magazine editor captured this city’s bustling railroad scene at its peak before ultimately getting a job overseeing communications for the Milwaukee Road. The book, Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography (Railroads Past and Present), features more than 175 gorgeous photos from Abbey’s collection, as well as details about Abbey’s work ranging from his time at Trains magazine in Milwaukee to running public relations...

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Remembering the Revolutionary Life of Vel Phillips

A visitation for Vel Phillips took place on May 4 at the Feerick Funeral Home in Shorewood. Governor Scott Walker ordered flags to half-staff on May 5 in honor of the former Secretary of State. Waking up in the middle of the night to three missed calls from Vel Phillips wasn’t an unusual occurrence. If she wanted to talk to you, the time of day sure wasn’t going to stop her. Vel ran her life just like she did her 3 a.m. phone calls, without regard for tradition. When she wanted to get something done, she was going to...

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Rebecca Dallet’s Wisconsin Supreme Court win seen as a bellwether for midterm elections

Liberal Judge Rebecca Dallet defeated conservative judge Michael Screnock, who was endorsed by Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker, narrowing conservative control of the state Supreme Court to 4-3 from 5-2. Judge Dallet positioned herself as a staunch opponent of President Trump, and defeated her GOP-backed rival on April 3, in what is seen as another bellwether for the upcoming midterm elections. “I’m so proud to say that our hard work has paid off. It will be my immense pleasure to serve the state of Wisconsin as a justice on our Supreme Court,” said Judge Dallet in the Twitter post...

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Judge Derek Mosley: Using social media to educate Milwaukee for Black History Month

For the 9th year, the Honorable Judge Derek Mosley has leveraged the reach of Facebook to share stories of black empowerment during Black History Month. The daily historical reminders offered an important view of American history not taught as part of the standard public education system. The impact of Facebook comes from the real-time delivery of messages. One of the weakness, however, is finding posts from the past after time and a volume of subsequent discussions have swallowed them. Therefore, Judge Mosley’s entire month of lessons for February 2018, in chronological order, has been compiled here for future reference....

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Alzheimer’s Institute grant to expand outreach for African Americans

Bader Philanthropies, Inc. recently approved a two-year $310,000 grant to the University of Wisconsin Foundation for the Milwaukee office of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI). The grant will expand outreach activities that help the underserved aging populations of African-Americans in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties. The funding will also be used to help increase the number of African-American participants in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) study. In addition to the grant awarded to WAI, the board allocated more than 142 grants, worth a total of $8.6 million, to support various projects and organizations throughout Wisconsin, the United...

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Yokohama: The city Milwaukee’s ramen shop was named after

Despite being a crucial gateway to Japan since having been designated a treaty port during the Edo period, Yokohama has nonetheless lived in the shadow of neighboring Tokyo in terms of its global reputation. That status looks to be changing. Major events, such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup, once again will bring international attention to the city. Already, the British Olympic Association has chosen Yokohama as one of its three training bases for Team GB ahead of the Games, and International Stadium Yokohama will host the Rugby World Cup final....

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