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Shakespeare and Huckleberry Finn featured in new productions by Milwaukee’s First Stage

One of Shakespeare’s greatest and most beloved comedies “As You Like It” and a family adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” brings a...
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New Saint Kate hotel to host downtown location for Museum of Wisconsin Art

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) recently announced the opening of a new site within Saint Kate, Wisconsin’s first-of-its-kind arts hotel to open this spring in Milwaukee. The new affiliation,...
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Dolls Like Me: New Berlin Mom creates toys for children with disabilities

There were no dolls with prosthetics or missing fingers or casts on their feet. None on the shelves reflected albinism or came with an attached blind cane. So New Berlin mother of three Amy...
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Laura Wozniak: On being gay and missing my United Methodist family

When people ask about my relationship with religion, I tend to fall back to the Facebook option, “it’s complicated.” The United Methodist Church (UMC) I was raised in was actively...
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Gubernatorial powers restored for Tony Evers after judge blocks lame-duck session laws

A Wisconsin judge issued a temporary block on a series of laws signed by then-Governor Scott Walker in December that limited the powers of his successor, Tony Evers. In his ruling on March 21, Dane...
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Reggie Jackson: The Racial Implications of the Pledge of Allegiance

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people...
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Former St. Anthony’s Hospital transformed into apartments and resource center for the homeless

After more than three decades of sitting vacant, the former and historic St. Anthony’s Hospital has a new name and new purpose purpose for serving the Milwaukee community. Located at 1004 N. 10th...
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Amtrak’s Hiawatha service sees record increase in passenger ridership

The Milwaukee-Chicago Amtrak Hiawatha Service served an all-time record of more than 858,000 passengers in calendar year 2018, a 3.6 percent increase over calendar year 2017. Ridership has more than...
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Senator Tammy Baldwin celebrates Sherman Phoenix’s success during visit with business owners

United States Senator Tammy Baldwin visited the new Sherman Phoenix and met with small business owners and employees on March 16, celebrating the neighborhood entrepreneurial hub that she helped...
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Black Lives Black Lungs: How Big Tobacco used advertising to target communities of color

By Nelson Sederstrom • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service An estimated 45,000 African Americans die each year from tobacco-related illnesses, according to the National African American Tobacco...
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Hate over Faith: Our growing poverty of empathy for the welfare of other human beings

America is facing a growing poverty in these days. We are going broke an alarming rate, and we need to do something quickly to change our corporate fortunes. This is a national paucity of the...
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“Girls’ Day at City Hall” shows students career paths in public service and leadership roles

The 9th Annual Girls’ Day was held at Milwaukee City Hall on March 14, providing an opportunity for young women to be inspired by strong female leaders and learn more about a future in public...
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