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Orbiting Astronaut tweets Milwaukee photo from Space

Clear weather gave U.S. Astronaut Tim Kopra the perfect opportunity to take a high orbit snapshot of Milwaukee from his position aboard NASA’s International Space Station. Kopra tweeted the photo to his twitter fans on April 23. © Photo Tim...

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Map: Spring River Clean-Up

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring River Clean-Up. Volunteers will remove tons of trash from miles of Milwaukee area rivers. On Saturday, April 23rd, thousands of volunteers will join Milwaukee Riverkeeper for the 21st annual Spring River Cleanup. The volunteers will clean riverbanks at more than 50 locations throughout the Milwaukee River Basin. The Cleanup will take place from 9:00 a.m. until noon, is free and open to people of all ages, and will be followed by a volunteer thank-you party on each of the three...

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Co-Robots for CompuGirls

The Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics (HEIR) Lab was founded in 2012 by Dr. Andrew B. Williams to develop an ethical and affordable humanoid robot for use in every home to assist children and adults from all backgrounds with life tasks, healthy living, and education. Humanoid Health Coaching for Childhood Obesity The developing theory and principles for the project is to produce a social and mobile humanoid health coach that will explain and perform physical exercises as a mentor to humans, in an effort to increase their physical activity. The humanoid health coach, Stacy, also provides motivation and encouragement....

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Photo Essay: Cesar Chavez Statue Unveiled

Cesar Chavez Day has been a commemorative holiday by proclamation of President Obama since 2014, to honor the labor organizer and union leader who dedicated his life to the working conditions, pay, and treatment of farm workers. As a special tribute from the Latino community this year, his life-sized bronze statue was unveiled on the south side of Milwaukee. Fundraising events collected the $50,000 needed to erect the monument, which stands in front of El Rey supermarket, along Cesar E. Chavez Drive. City leaders and members of the community crowded in the rain to take part in the event....

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Photo Essay: Pabst for Paws

A look inside the mansion of Beer Baron and Wisconsin Humane Society co-founder, Captain Fredrick Pabst, on the anniversary of his 180th birthday.

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