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The difficulties Milwaukee has in saying “Yes” to success for education

The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Board and administration is currently in the process of considering budget options. One of the proposals is to limit busing to a seven mile radius for city-wide...
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Ruling by Wisconsin appeals court reinstates lawsuit against online gun dealer

An appeals court in Wisconsin ruled on April 19 that a firearms trading website can be held liable for negligence by facilitating the purchase of a gun that was subsequently used in a fatal...
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Public health alert issued as a result of synthetic marijuana hospitalizations

The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) released a warning to the public that medical cases involving synthetic marijuana have been confirmed in Milwaukee. Since April 19, 2018, two confirmed...
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Building bridges for regional collaboration starts with breaking bread together

“This unique opportunity to break bread with Aldermen from other municipalities is both refreshing and enlightening. It allows us to come out of our silos, visit other communities that we might not...
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Artists announced for new Black Cat Alley murals

The East Side’s Black Cat Alley will kick off the installment of two new murals. Beginning on Friday April 20, visiting artist Adam Hernandez of Columbus, Ohio will begin work on a ten-foot piece...
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Milwaukee area selected for site of 2018 Para-Cycling Criterium Nationals

Organizers of the Tour of America’s Dairyland (ToAD) recently announced that USA Cycling has selected ToAD to host the 2018 Para-Cycling Criterium National Championship. The nation’s best...
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On Walking Intently: Mushroom Hunting and Jane’s Walk MKE

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I hiked with my family every late summer and early fall to scan the forest floors of places like Port Townsend and North Bend for matsutake and warabi, “monkey...
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ACLU to host “Photographs of the Resistance” exhibit for Gallery Night

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin will showcase a collection of dramatic political moments captured by some of Milwaukee’s top photographic activists on April 20 at is office at...
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From North Division to Yokosuka: Navy sailor credits growing up in Milwaukee

A Milwaukee native and 2009 North Division High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Petty Officer 3rd Class Elvaughn Riley is an aviation...
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Chinese Supermarket opens in underserved neighborhood of the Near West Side

The grand opening of Mo’s Food Market 中華超市 China Supermarket kicked off on April 13 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a traditional lion dance. Wǔshī 舞狮 brings good luck and fortune in Chinese...
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Local architecture studio to design private school in eastern China

The Kubala Washatko Architects (TKWA) of Cedarburg was recently awarded its second major school project in China. The announcement of TKWA’s selection to design the new Xiang Lake Academy in...
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Wisconsin’s Ginseng export at risk in trade war with China

Wisconsin exports a diverse array of agricultural products around the world. One high-profile item is ginseng, an herb that has been grown in parts of central Wisconsin for over a century. In 2017,...
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