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Jeff Hanson: Building digital bridges across the community

While his mission has taken him around the world to establish computer labs in impoverished countries, he sees a dire need for technology help at home. A chance eMail while a student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering led Jeff Hanson to start a Milwaukee non-profit to reduce e-waste and remove barriers in the digital divide. | Q&A with Jeff Hanson Milwaukee Independent: You started Project Community Computers while a student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. What motivated you to develop this idea? Jeff Hanson: I signed up for a servant leadership project at MSOE that involved traveling to Kenya...

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A chocolate shop that would make Wonka proud

A generation of children grew-up with a fascination for candy making, and singing like Oompa-Loompas from the movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Time has not diminished this love of scrumdiddlyumptious confectionaries even as adults. But it may come as a surprise to some in the metro Milwaukee area that Chocolatiers are creating edible magic in Wauwatosa. Ultimate Confections was started by Pat and Lori Murphy in an industrial-equipped kitchen in the basement of a local church. “We had a family recipe for peanut brittle, and friends would ask for it more and more,” explained co-owner Pat Murphy,...

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Milwaukee’s Finest: U.S. Navy Commissions Newest Ship

USS Milwaukee enters active service after ceremony in Wisconsin. The U.S. Navy commissioned the nation’s fifth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) – in Milwaukee today, officially placing the ship designed and constructed by a Lockheed Martin-led industry team into active service. Milwaukee, the third Freedom-variant in the LCS class, successfully passed Acceptance Trials in September and was delivered to the U.S. Navy on October 16. “The USS Milwaukee is a warship with capabilities unlike any others,” said Stephanie C. Hill, vice president of Ship & Aviation Systems for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training business....

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