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Governor Tony Evers projects Wisconsin’s state budget surplus could reach $6.6 billion

Wisconsin’s projected state budget surplus is now forecast to hit nearly $6.6 billion by July, up from earlier $5 billion estimates, according to a report released on November 21 by Governor...
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Wisconsin DNR Secretary Preston Cole retires after a 35-year career dedicated to public service

Governor Tony Evers announced on November 18 that Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Preston D. Cole would be retiring from the Evers Administration on November 23 after a...
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Angry crowds across China protest Xi Jinping’s “zero COVID” lockdown policy in unprecedented rebuke

Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China’s powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress...
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Volodymyr Karplyuk: Irpin needs to be heard as the city faces both problems and progress with recovery

Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau, Anthony Blinken, Olaf Scholz, Bono from U2, Mario Draghi. About 100 world-famous people have visited Irpin over the past 9 months. Destroyed, but unconquered Irpin...
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Zdyrko Yaroslav: My journey across Ukraine to report on the war with a photojournalist from Milwaukee

“Without the help of the Milwaukee Independent’s editorial team for the project Reports From Ukraine, I would not have been able to take a single photograph. Very heartfelt thanks is due them....
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Holodomor Memorial Day: Honoring Ukrainian victims on 90th anniversary of Stalin’s genocide and famine

The observation of Holodomor Memorial Day on November 26, a solemn time to remember the Ukrainian people who were victims of Stalin’s genocide by famine, takes place against a backdrop in 2022...
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Irpin officials say foreign philanthropic foundations have used the city’s suffering as a PR stunt

In a recent interview with the Polish publication “Gazeta Wyborcza,” the Mayor of Milwaukee’s Sister City detailed his frustration with foreign foundations that toured Irpin with...
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Diane Baima: Former Milwaukee teacher shares stories of life in rural Ukraine during 9 months of war

Diane Baima grew up in America’s midwest, being born and raised in Minnesota, attending college in Madison, and later working in Milwaukee. Her love of education would eventually bring her to...
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A Polish legacy of faith: Historic St. Hyacinth Church recognized as a Milwaukee County landmark

The Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Landmarks Committee recognized St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church, at 1414 W. Becher Street, as a County Landmark on November 14. Named for Hyacinth of...
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Milwaukee-based education program works with men and boys to take a stand against human trafficking

HEMAD Milwaukee launched its five-week campaign to educate men about how they can end human trafficking, during a press conference at City Hall on November 21. The HEMAD (Human trafficking Educators...
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The predictable tragedy of Club Q: When intolerant Conservatives lament the hate crimes they help create

The mass shooting at a Colorado Springs nightclub on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance that killed five people and left dozens clinging to life or permanently disfigured and traumatized, is...
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Justin Aprahamian: Sanford’s James Beard Award-winning chef offsets inflation with culinary passion

Of the many complex factors affecting the American economy after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, food inflation has hit families particularly hard in 2022. The unprovoked full-scale invasion of...
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