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NightWare: New system uses Apple Watch technology to help Veterans with PTSD find relief from nightmares

Every night for more than a decade, Robert Guithues dreaded closing his eyes and falling asleep. That was because when he did, he was transported back to the burning oil fields outside of Baghdad, or to a forward operating base in the mountains of Afghanistan, where his unit was attacked for 278 days out of its yearlong mission there. “Your mind and your psyche are not meant to take some of the stuff that you run across when you’re deployed and fighting a war,” said Guithues, who retired as a first sergeant in the Army in 2012 after serving...

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David Claerbout: Milwaukee to host American premiere of groundbreaking multimedia exhibit “The Close”

The Milwaukee Art Museum will mount the U.S. museum premiere of Belgian video and digital artist David Claerbout’s multimedia installation “The Close (2022).” With the presentation, the Museum bolsters its commitment to exploring the work of contemporary artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional disciplines and inspires new modes of thinking about our past, present, and future. Claerbout’s conceptual practice investigates the relationship between images and the passage of time, and with The Close, the artist merges innovative new technology with historic photographic techniques, demonstrating how the practice of photography has evolved in today’s digital age. The Close...

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A Water Centric City: New self-guided interactive walking tour focuses on Milwaukee’s water identity

The City of Milwaukee launched the Water Current Tour on October 18, a self-guided walking tour that draws visitors from Downtown and the Historic Third Ward to locations throughout Walker’s Point, along the Water Technology District, and into the Harbor District. The tour is part of Milwaukee’s Water Centric City Initiative, which showcases the city’s global leadership in managing its natural water resources in a sustainable and resilient way. The Water Current Tour features signage and artwork that showcases and educates visitors about Milwaukee’s efforts to improve water quality, preserve, protect, and restore water resources, and develop innovative water...

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Port Milwaukee celebrates city’s growing Great Lakes cruise industry and its rebound since COVID pandemic

Mayor Cavalier Johnson was joined by officials from the City of Milwaukee, the State of Wisconsin, and the Great Lakes region on October 19 to celebrate a banner year for the city’s growing cruising industry. Mayor Johnson announced that his 2023 Proposed Budget would complete the financing package for the redevelopment of South Shore Cruise Dock, located immediately east of the Lake Express High-Speed Ferry terminal. “Milwaukee is a great destination, filled with attractions and hospitality. People from around the globe are clearly taking notice of our city, and the growing passenger and vessel visit numbers speak for themselves,”...

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DNR releases tool to understand PFAS contamination in Wisconsin on anniversary of Clean Water Act

Governor Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), launched the PFAS Interactive Data Viewer on October 18, a new tool to understand how polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are impacting Wisconsin’s lands and waters. The PFAS Interactive Data Viewer is an interactive mapping tool that combines multiple types of data into one resource and shows where PFAS have been found in Wisconsin. The development came as the state recognized the 50th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act. Governor Evers and the DNR said that the state would start collecting and disposing of at least 25,000 gallons...

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Earnell Lucas resigns early as Milwaukee County Sheriff to take senior security position with Fiserv

Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas announced on October 21 that he would be serving as Fiserv’s Vice President of Security for Wisconsin starting on October 24. In this new role, Lucas will be involved in every aspect of physical security, integrity investigations, and all other incidents impacting Fiserv. Fiserv is a global leader in Fintech and payments enabling innovative financial services experiences that are in step with the way people live and work today. The company’s solutions connect financial institutions, corporations, merchants and consumers to one another, millions of times a day, behind the scenes, reliably and securely. The...

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