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Lindsay Heights residents who face employment barriers find rewarding profession in landscaping

By Andrea Waxman • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service When Henry Hopkins was released from prison in October 2017, he returned to his mother’s home on 14th Street in Lindsay Heights. Growing up in...
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Fiserv Forum awarded LEED Silver Certification on Earth Day

Fiserv Forum was awarded a LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Milwaukee’s world-class arena received an A+ rating and is the first sports and entertainment venue...
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Environmental contamination pushes cities to cut plastic waste within a decade

By Chelsea Rochman and Diane Orihel, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University,...
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MAGA Christians cast a terribly tiny God in their own image of hate

I feel sorry for professed Christians who support this President. They have a profound and fundamental spiritual problem: their God is too small. They passionately worship a deity made in their own...
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Resettlement process in Wisconsin can limit educational dreams for refugees

Refugees who make a new home in Wisconsin carry with them hopes and dreams as diverse as their backgrounds. But many find upon arrival that their education and career goals do not necessarily align...
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With unrealistic goal of creating 13,000 jobs, Wisconsin seeks to renegotiate Foxconn contract

Governor Tony Evers said it was “unrealistic” to expect Foxconn would still create 13,000 Wisconsin jobs as promised, in light of the company’s plans to change its manufacturing facility in Racine,...
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Empty Foxconn buildings across Wisconsin seen as 2020 election strategy in US-China trade war

Foxconn’s vaunted Wisconsin facilities, backed by U.S. President Donald Trump, have so far amounted to “a bunch of empty buildings and a lot of questions,” an investigation...
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ACLU’s “Smart Justice” proposal outlines cost benefits for cutting Wisconsin’s prison population

Wisconsin would have 12,171 fewer people in prison under the suggested reforms and save $886 million. Wisconsin can cut incarceration in half and save hundreds of millions of dollars by pursuing...
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Dan Kaufman’s book remains a source of unheeded lessons on Wisconsin’s political upheaval

The election night map in 2016 brought many surprises, but none more stunning than Wisconsin’s switch from blue to red — marking its first vote for a Republican presidential ticket since 1984....
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Stealth Depression: A lack of mobility compounds economic disadvantage for 53206 residents

While Wisconsin’s unemployment rate hovers near historic lows, one Milwaukee neighborhood’s chronic economic misery continues to weigh heavily on the prospects of thousands of its...
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Raising the overtime threshold would improve quality of life for Wisconsin workers

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced a proposal to set the salary threshold under which American workers are entitled to overtime pay to about $35,300 a year. While the Trump...
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Business coalition forms to ensure Milwaukee’s July 3 lakefront fireworks show will continue

The annual Milwaukee summer tradition of fireworks on July 3 will return in 2019, thanks to a new partnership announced by Milwaukee County Chief Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Brewers MVP...
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