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Ukraine War Stories: Developer releases online game using real life events from Hostomel, Bucha, Mariupol

Kyiv-based game developer Starni Games has launched a special charity project, “Ukraine War Stories.” A demo version of the online game is available now for the PC, with a full release date planned for October 2022. Ukraine War Stories is a set of visual novels about real events that have happened during beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24. The stories tell about civilians who found themselves trapped in Russian-occupied territory. Using a video game framework, it will be completely free to the public with no in-app purchases. The gameplay is text-based and accompanied by music...

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Milwaukee remembers 9/11: City leaders recall the fateful day on 21st anniversary of terror attacks

The Milwaukee County War Memorial Center hosted a ceremony of remembrance for the tragic events of September 11, 2001, with city leaders, local veterans, and community members in attendance during a heavy rainstorm on September 11, 2022. The special observance was co-organized by the city and county, and featured remarks delivered by Mayor Cavalier Johnson and Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley. The September 11 attacks, commonly known as 9/11, were four coordinated suicide terrorist attacks carried out by the militant Islamic extremist network al-Qaeda against the United States. Americans at home and abroad watched in horror as the attacks...

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Ruin and Rejuvenation: Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Irpin during surprise visit to Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced trip to Kyiv on September 8, where he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He also visited Milwaukee’s Sister City of Irpin to survey its war-damage and recovery progress. President Zelenskyy expressed gratitude for support from the United States, as Ukraine continued its resistance against Russia’s aggression. “Saying that the United States are with us and for us, it’s a guarantee of every possibility of returning our territories, our lands,” said President Zelenskyy in a statement. Some of the topics discussed during the meeting included future security guarantees for Ukraine,...

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Yvonne Kemp Day: Pioneering female photojournalist celebrated for her years of documenting Milwaukee

Mayor Cavalier Johnson held a press conference on August 29 in his office at City Hall, describing it a joyous occasion, to honor Milwaukee’s esteemed photojournalist Yvonne Kemp. With an official Proclamation, the City of Milwaukee recognized August 29, 2022 as Yvonne Kemp Day. Friends, family, community members, and professional colleagues gathered in celebration of Kemp, and her life’s work. “She has maintained an attitude of dedication, hard work, and patience, constantly overcoming challenges with professionalism and quality service, which is why she is among Milwaukee’s most prominent artists,” said Mayor Johnson as he read from the Proclamation. Raised...

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Irpin is my home: Art project uses drawings by local children to produce t-shirt collection of solidarity

Deputies of Milwaukee’s Sister City showed their community spirit and national resilience during a public City Council meeting on August 22, by wearing T-shirts from the art project “Irpin – My Home.” The idea behind the patriotic apparel came from Irpin artist Sofia Dzyublyuk, who launched the initiative on July 7. She collected drawings from children who were currently living in Irpin, and those forced to relocate after the full-scale Russian invasion, dedicated to their hometown. The children were encouraged to “draw memories of your hometown, how you remember it, or how you see it in the future.” Based...

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