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Three Naval Air Crewmen from Wisconsin part of rescue squadron credited with saving sailor at sea

Three of the four team members on the Guam-based “Island Knights” responded to a civilian in distress aboard a sailboat on June 24. The Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 was notified by the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam after the civilian utilized a satellite phone to request assistance. The Sailor was injured three days earlier while sailing through a severe thunderstorm aboard the 32 foot sailboat approximately 100 nautical miles west of Guam. HSC-25 Search and Rescue, led by Aircraft Commander Lt. Nathan Gordon, was on scene within two hours of the initial call. “We were told the...

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Backspin: Podcast explores Milwaukee’s Hip-Hop roots in black culture

Burning curiosity about who recorded Milwaukee’s first hip-hop song led the 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (88.9 FM) team down a path that started with a 1980s movement, through hip-hop icons such as Speech of Arrested Development, Darryl McDaniels of RUN-DMC, and Milwaukee DJs and MCs – and ultimately to finding that elusive, first hip-hop record. In “Backspin,” 88Nine’s new podcast series released, hip-hop expert and DJ Tyrone Miller (DJ Bizzon) teamed up with 88Nine’s Music Director Justin Barney on a quest to definitively answer the questions – who exactly recorded Milwaukee’s first hip-hop song, and how did Milwaukee create a...

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Milwaukee moves forward with a pilot study for dockless electric scooters

Following Governor Evers signing into state law the authorization for local governments to regulate the rental and operation of dockless scooters, the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) launched a pilot study. Dockless scooter systems are privately operated and consist of self-service electric scooters made available to users on a short-term basis. Dockless scooters do not require a permanent or fixed location to reserve or return a scooter. “This pilot is yet another example of the City of Milwaukee exploring opportunities to create a more robust, holistic transportation network,” said Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Polenske. “In...

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Governor Tony Evers will visit Tokyo and Yokohama during Wisconsin’s trade mission to Japan

Governor Tony Evers will lead a trade mission to Japan from September 6 to 14 as part of the state’s efforts to expand exports by Wisconsin companies. This will be the first trade mission of the new administration. The trip will include visits to Tokyo, Yokohama and Chiba City. Governor Evers will also attend the Midwest U.S.-Japan Conference. “This mission provides an excellent opportunity to establish the personal relationships that are so important to doing business in Japan,” Governor Evers said. “Japan is Wisconsin’s sixth-highest export destination, and our exports continue to grow. In just the first quarter of...

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Milwaukee’s PrideFest and Pride Parade set new records in 2019 for public participation

PrideFest Milwaukee reported record-breaking attendance for the 2019 Milwaukee Pride festival, held June 6 to 9 at Henry W. Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee. This year’s total confirmed festival attendance was 45,787, an increase of +1% over the 2018 total of 45,400. The growth is especially significant, following this year’s cost-conscious decision to reduce Sunday hours and footprint in response to a three-year downtrend. The choices allowed festival operators and visitors to attend the largest Milwaukee Pride Parade in history, which also broke records with 133 parade entries. The 2nd Annual Ride with Pride, presented in partnership with Harley-Davidson,...

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LULAC and Airbnb partner ahead of 2020 DNC to promote entrepreneurship for Latinx women

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Airbnb announced a national partnership at LULAC’s 90th Annual Convention in Milwaukee on July 11. Because Hispanic residents in Milwaukee is the fastest growing ethnic population in Wisconsin, and the city will host next year’s 2020 DNC National Convention, the opportunity encourages the Latino community to offer their homes as guest lodgings. The two organizations joined forces to promote entrepreneurship in the Latino community, especially among Latinx women. Through LULAC’s Mujeres Poderosas program, LULAC and Airbnb plan to work together to help Latinas start their own Airbnb Experience and learn...

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