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Hmong community’s future the focus of development conference

More than a thousand community leaders, professionals, advocates, and youth from across the country will gather in Milwaukee for the 18th Hmong National Development Conference (HNDC) from April 21 to 23. Hosted by Hmong National Development, Inc. (HND) the event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Milwaukee. Guided by this year’s theme, “Power of the Past, Force of the Future,” the gathering will engage attendees in critical conversations regarding key issues impacting the Hmong American community. “It has been almost a decade since the conference has come to Wisconsin. In that time there has been...

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Common Council approves grants for homeless and homeowners

Housing Trust Fund grants totaling $526,000 will help the homeless, promote accessible housing, create jobs and help with homeowner repairs. The Common Council has approved the Milwaukee Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Advisory Board’s $526,000 in funding recommendations for six projects that will construct new housing for those in need, rehabilitate existing housing stock and convert historic buildings to adaptive reuse residential developments. The projects will leverage an investment of more than $28.7 million in local construction and rehabilitation work over the next year, said Alderman Michael J. Murphy, chair of the HTF advisory board. Since 2008, the Housing Trust...

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Transit System to launch new mobile-friendly

The site has been re-designed to be more mobile-friendly, easier to navigate and optimized for riders on the go. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced the launch of the all-new The site features better trip-planning functionality, easier access to real-time bus arrival information and clear rider alerts. “The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) needs to be applauded for making so many improvements the past few years. From more new buses, improved routes and technology updates, it’s never been easier or more convenient to ride MCTS,” said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. “Thanks to this new website, people going...

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Radio station offers new voice to change political dialogue

An independent and progressive voices to returned to Wisconsin radio airwaves on February 1. Michael Crute, co-host of the nationally syndicated and Wisconsin-based, Devil’s Advocates Radio Show, announced the acquisition of WRRD 1510 AM Milwaukee/Waukesha. Crute and current licensee, Good Karma Brands, agreed to the terms of sale. The operating agreement permitted the immediate format change, while application for licensing transfer was processed by the FCC. The station has a strong and clear 25,000 watt daytime signal that covers the entire Milwaukee metro area, and reaches West all the way to Madison. On February 1, WRRD 1510 AM began...

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Mitchell Park Domes to host Bonsai exhibit

The Milwaukee Bonsai Society’s Winter Silhouettes will be on view at the Mitchell Park Domes on February 5. The exhibit focusing on the form of intricately pruned dwarf trees, will be on view from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is included with regular admission. To reveal the structure of the trees, only deciduous specimens free of buds, leaves, and flowers will be on display. Species may include Maple, hornbeam, elm, hawthorn, apple, crabapple, pomegranate, crape myrtle, ginkgo, larch, and swamp cypress. “This time of year, we have the opportunity to view our landscape in the ‘raw.’ Looking out...

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New exhibits to offer winter break at Art Museum

From a contemporary site-specific installation, to photographs and videos of New York City street life, to icons from the Layton Art Collection, there’s an abundance of art to explore over the winter season. The Milwaukee Art Museum will open four new exhibitions in the coming weeks. From a text-based art installation on the walls of Windhover Hall, to New York City street life explored through photography and media arts, to the first exhibition in a new series focused on paintings from the Layton Art Collection, the Museum is offering a range of experiences this winter. Visitors have the opportunity...

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