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Historic Restoration: A first glimpse of next phase to save Theater, Chapel, and Mansion at Soldiers Home

The Alexander Company, Milwaukee Veterans Administration, Center for Veterans Issues, and Milwaukee Preservation Alliance provided exclusive media access on May 22 to historic sites at the Milwaukee...
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A Field of Flags 2024: Milwaukee’s War Memorial Center honors fallen soldiers with 27,316 U.S. flags

Milwaukee’s Veterans Park featured more than 27,000 American flags for the annual Memorial Day weekend tribute, representing every Wisconsin resident who has died in service to their country...
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Richard Bong: Wisconsin explorers believe they found World War II ace’s downed plane in South Pacific

Searchers announced on May 23 that they have discovered what they believe is the wreckage of World War II ace Richard Bong’s plane in the South Pacific. The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical...
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Ukraine can finally target Russian-occupied areas with long-range missiles secretly provided by U.S.

Ukraine for the first time began using long-range ballistic missiles provided secretly by the United States, bombing a Russian military airfield in Crimea and Russian forces in April. Long sought by...
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Severe labor shortage: Business leaders unite in Milwaukee to advocate for Immigrant Work Permits

Leaders from business, labor, and advocacy groups joined elected officials at Milwaukee City Hall on May 22 and called on President Joe Biden to grant work authorization to long-term immigrant...
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will appeal extradition order to U.S. after London court ruling

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal against extradition to the United States on espionage charges, a London court ruled on May 20, a decision likely to further drag out an already long legal...
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Humanitarian aid to Syria falters as global attention is drawn away from its 14-year civil war

For years, Syria’s civil war has been a largely frozen conflict, the country effectively carved up into areas controlled by the Damascus government of President Bashar Assad, various...
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Children welcome Milwaukee’s Big Truck Day for third year at the start of National Public Works Week

For the third year consecutive, Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 partnered with the City of Milwaukee to host the Big Truck Day on May 18 at Red Arrow Park. The free public event provided a unique and...
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The dream of school integration exists on paper but after 70 years has yet to become a reality

Seventy years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled separating children in schools by race was unconstitutional. That decision, the fabled Brown v. Board of Education, taught in most every American...
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Patrick Burke: The artisan who creates masterpieces of fine and decorative arts in Wisconsin

At any single point in human history, there are only a handful of people who can turn a tree into a chair, a cabinet, a floor, or who can turn a lump of iron into a chisel, a lock, or a fork....
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Women feel compelled to campaign for Biden after suffering from detrimental abortion restrictions

A Texas woman who went into premature labor, developed sepsis and nearly died and a Louisiana woman who said restrictive abortion laws prevented her from getting medical help for a miscarriage are...
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Loyalty in Lies: Speaker Mike Johnson makes a stand against the rule of law at Trump’s criminal trial

It was not until after a decade in the fold, after his family pleaded with him, after the FBI raided his office, apartment and hotel room, Michael Cohen testified on May 14, that he finally decided...
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