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Author: Lee Matz

Photo Essay: The day Obama came to town

“And you’ve made Milwaukee a model for the nation, and you’re proof that the Affordable Care Act works.” A purely pictorial chronicle of President Obama’s address in Milwaukee on February 3. The event included elected officials, civic leaders, and the general public who all shared in the celebration of the city winning the Presidential Healthy Communities Challenge. The beauty of photojournalism is that the images tell the story. Members of the audience included: John W. Daniels Jr., Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Former United States Senator Herb Kohl, Ricardo Diaz, Keith Stanley, Representative David Bowen, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman José Pérez,...

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How Obamacare saved a Wisconsin Republican’s life

| Thank you for serving me when I didn’t vote for you. | A Republican writes to the President after Obamacare saved his life. The event to celebrate Milwaukee’s participation in and benefit from the Affordable Care Act was held at a packed community center inside Bruce Guadalupe Middle School, where about 780 people had gathered, according to school principal Santiago Navarro. President Obama was introduced to the crowd by Brent Brown from Mosinee, Wisconsin. Brown, who had also joined the President for lunch before the event, said that he didn’t vote for Obama. In fact, he had actually...

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Milwaukee leaders welcome President Obama

| President Barack Obama I congratulate Milwaukee, and all of the other communities who took part in the challenge, for their passion and innovation in finding ways to make sure they and their neighbors could get the health care and peace of mind that they deserve. That’s what the Affordable Care Act is all about. The efforts from mayors, local officials, assisters and residents remind me of what’s best in America, and what I see whenever I travel around the country: good people in strong communities who look out for each other and take care of their own. As always,...

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Countdown to Milwaukee’s Anime Invasion

The Ninth Annual Anime Milwaukee is expected to welcome 8,000 visitors to the 2016 convention. Held from March 11 to 13 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee and Wisconsin Center, it is Wisconsin’s largest Anime and Japanese cultural event. Known by its acronym AMKE, Anime Milwaukee has continued to increase attendance each year, bringing a flood of fans and economic reward to downtown Milwaukee. The three-day celebration of Japanese art will feature programming and activities that run 24 hours a day. These include costume play, or Cosplay, combat chess, Masquerade, Charity Ball, Manga graphic novel library, children’s events, Maid Café,...

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