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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:16:06 CDT


OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:02:00 CDT

The great Milwaukee weekend is here, and so is the one and only OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview. The Film Festival continues, MKE Octoberfest pops up Downtown, the Bucks hold Fan Fest, marathoners take to the Lake, Pokemon pops with the MSO, Boerner lights up with amazing lanterns, the Night Nation Run lights up Miller Park, pets parade on Brady Street and so very much more. Cheers, Milwaukee, your weekend is delivered.

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Trump and Clinton need theater world hints to fix debate performances

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:16:00 CDT

Something like the presidential debates is, in essence, theater. And both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump need to have a better sense of what to do onstage. Over the years directors have helped me, and I want to pass some of that on to the two candidates.

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MPL seeks development partners for new Martin Luther King branch library

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:06:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) has issued a Request for Proposal from qualified firms who want to partner on a mixed-use development of a new Martin Luther King branch library at 310 W. Locust Street.

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Rad Milwaukee Woman: Attorney Katherine Charlton

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:07:00 CDT

Katherine Charlton has worked as an attorney at Hawks Quindel since 2005. Her practice areas include employment law representing employees, family law and fair housing law. But it's her level of fairness and compassion that make her an integral part of the justice system.

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Rad Milwaukee Woman: Northwestern Mutual's Sandra Botcher

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:02:00 CDT

Sandra Botcher has served as the vice president of campus and event experiences at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance for 15 years. In a nutshell, she oversees all of the facilities, events/field meetings, security and more.

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Pro-pot Johnson a bad choice for pro-pot millennials

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:56:00 CDT

Gary Johnson may have said some mock-worthy things this past week about space colonization. As it turns out, though, Gary Johnson is pretty serious - maybe not about the science fiction, but in terms of consequences for this election.

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Volunteers, here and abroad, fuel MPM push to digitize collections

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:03:00 CDT

You know the old saying, "it takes a village." Well, that village is what's currently fueling the Milwaukee Public Museum's push to get its vast collections digitized and online. That and some funding from grants, too, of course.

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Westown Crossing holds kickoff meeting next week

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:36:00 CDT

A business and residential alliance looking to create more vibrant commercial corridors on W. Burleigh St. and W. Lisbon Ave. will hold its kickoff meeting early next week at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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Milwaukee County gets initial federal approval for bus rapid transit

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:52:00 CDT

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that the County has received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation to enter into the Project Development (PD) phase of the East-West Bus Rapid Transit Project.

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Groundbreaking study gauges impact of Wisconsin's new voter ID laws

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:16:00 CDT

The upcoming election is the first presidential face-off since Wisconsin instituted a controversial voter ID law considered one of the nation's most restrictive. Looking to determine its effects, Madison365 reports a comprehensive study of the 2016 election is set.

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Leaked John Doe docs reveal what pay-to-play really looks like

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:06:00 CDT

The fallout for Gov. Walker and those tangled in the John Doe web may well continue because all of the prosecution's documents in the case are now available for all to see. They provide a remarkable picture of what a true political pay-to-play scheme looks like.

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Bublr Bikes expands outside Milwaukee, adds new stations and bikes in Tosa

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:56:00 CDT

Bublr Bikes, Milwaukee's bike-share system, opened its first stations outside of Milwaukee over the weekend, with seven stations containing 75 bikes installed and available in Wauwatosa.

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Gifts to the Community returns with free admission to four lakefront locales

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:56:00 CDT

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Gifts to the Community program will return in 2016 with a special, one-day opportunity to explore four signature lakefront destinations for free on Saturday, Oct. 15.

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Milwaukee Pride honors National Coming Out Day with BeOUT Milwaukee celebration

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 14:16:00 CDT

Coming out still strongly matters to Milwaukee Pride. So, in honor of National Coming Out Day, the organization will host its first BeOUT Milwaukee celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 11, throughout the Walker's Point neighborhood.

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Longtime talk radio host Eric Von dies at 58 of heart attack

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 09:15:00 CDT

Eric Von, a longtime leader in black community talk radio, died Thursday at the age of 58. Cause of death was an apparent heart attack. Von had survived a heart attack just one month earlier. He was a radio host at WNOV when he died.

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The missing JS archives and the digital age's great failure

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 13:16:00 CDT

Last month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel made headlines across the country when its archives disappeared from Google Newspapers - as good a time as any to remind the world that our digital present, and especially our digital past, is fragile and transitory.

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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: Sept. 1-5, 2016

Sun, 4 Sep 2016 09:20:00 CDT

Labor Day weekend is here, and so is the OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview. Send out summer with a visit to Big Gig BBQ, savor the final Jazz in the Park, join a Labor Day celebration, explore art at the Third Ward Art Festival, check out the Milwaukee Rally or much, much more.

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Rad Milwaukee Woman: Kara Kaiser of BMO Private Bank

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 08:03:00 CDT

Whether she's at work or at home, Kara Kaiser generates rad-ness. She is the managing director for BMO Private Bank and also very committed to her family.

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Tales from the Road: The 10 most popular Uber destinations

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 11:03:00 CDT

I have now passed the 1,000 mark in my career as an Uber driver, and that doesn't even count friends who've gotten rides for free. Over that time, I've noticed there are a few popular and frequent destinations. Here are the top 10.

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Rad Milwaukee Woman: Amalia Todryk of Quarles and Brady

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:27:00 CDT

Attorney Amalia Todryk is one of 15 women who will be honored for her radness at "The Rad Women Celebration: Being Rad for Social Change." The event is hosted by the Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20.

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County Executive Abele releases pun-filled statement on Pokemon Go

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:46:00 CDT

Today, County Executive Chris Abele released a statement in the hopes of clarifying Milwaukee County's stance on Pokemon Go. It's fairly identical to what his office and the Parks Department said yesterday - just this time, with a lot of puns.

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Pokemon Go (somewhere else): County Parks gets in turf war with viral game

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:16:00 CDT

The year 2016 has seen some powerful, earth-shattering tiffs in just its eight months, and now our city has a pop cultural beef of its own: Pokemon Go versus the Milwaukee County Parks Department. OnMilwaukee spoke to players and the Parks director for reaction.

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Progress report: More UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena upgrades

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:02:00 CDT

This past spring, the Wisconsin Center District and the Milwaukee Admirals began work on $6.3 million in renovations and building upgrades at the UWM Panther Arena. We've been popping in to check on the progress of the work. Here are a few photos.

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Trump's appeal to African-Americans is both clumsy and ahistorical

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:16:00 CDT

Whether or not the party's current standard-bearer is a true believer, it's still just flatly false that Republican leadership would be better for African-Americans. The GOP has had its chance to help black voters, and they have chosen not to do so.

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St. Josaphat gets a lift with new sandstone

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:29:00 CDT

Yesterday, St. Josaphat Basilica, 601 W. Lincoln Ave., got some new sandstone to replace exterior stone that had deteriorated. Crumbling stones were replaced with new 9,000-pound blocks from the same Ohio quarry as the originals.

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Milwaukee Talks: Kent "The Milwaukee Blacksmith" Knapp

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:03:00 CDT

This segment of Milwaukee Talks answers all the questions you have for local, soon-to-be-famous reality TV star, Kent Knapp. What was it like filming the show? Is he rich now? The first two episodes of "Milwaukee Blacksmith" will air on the History Channel this Tuesday, Aug. 23.

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Sherman Park officer posted rap video with violent lyrics

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:56:00 CDT

The officer who shot and killed Sylville Smith Saturday afternoon, now identified as MPD Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, also moonlighted as an amateur rapper - as seen in a 2015 YouTube video now making the rounds on social media.

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Local woman takes her love for the city and turns it into a bike tour company

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:02:00 CDT

Ever want to turn your love for Milwaukee into a career? Well, Heidi Dressler did just that. After taking a bike tour in Munich, Dressler - born and raised in Milwaukee - found the seed of a idea planted in her head: Spirit Bike Milwaukee.

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Bicyclists denied service in McDonald's drive-thrus

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:03:00 CDT

Recently, Clive Promhows wanted to grab a sandwich on his way home so he attempted to ride his bicycle into the drive-thru at the McDonald's at 707 S. 1st St. in Walker's Point. He was, however, refused service, because his vehicle wasn't motorized.

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Sham candidates discover hard truth that money can't buy them love

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:03:00 CDT

Election day has come and gone and some of the results in the primary contests are satisfying, but also quite a bit troubling. Leading the satisfaction category is the reelection of District Attorney John Chisholm over Verona Swanigan, 65% to 35%.

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Airport unveils new service animal area

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 12:01:00 CDT

General Mitchell International Airport has installed an indoor Service Animal Relief Area with soft green synthetic grass made specially for dogs. The new area is separate but adjacent to the family restroom in the Concession Mall.

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Hangin' with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Sun, 7 Aug 2016 09:16:00 CDT

Hello, Shelia Stubbs. We would like you to meet the author, filmmaker, activist, columnist, global icon and six-time NBC champion that changed the game of professional basketball. That's what happened last month, Madison365 reports.

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Tempests in the teapot keep Milwaukee and Wisconsin buzzing

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 11:22:00 CDT

First take a tempest. Then take a teapot.Then put the tempest in the teapot. Here's what you get, according to the dictionary. "A small or unimportant event that is over-reacted to, as if it were of considerably more consequence." We've got them.

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The "tiny doors" are back in Humboldt Park

Wed, 3 Aug 2016 17:12:00 CDT

In 2013, "tiny doors" were installed at the base of trees in Bay View's Humboldt Park. Shortly after, they were vandalized. Today, OnMilwaukee placed seven tiny doors in the park - go find 'em before they're gone.

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Milwaukee Fire Department announces tribute events for 15th anniversary of 9/11

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 20:36:00 CDT

Representatives from the Milwaukee Fire Department and On Purpose Journey Inc., today announced a collection of events to pay tribute to the upcoming 15th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Trump's rise is about racial resentment, not anti-establishment sentiment

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 15:06:00 CDT

I have no argument with Robert Reich when he writes that this election is "between the anti-establishment and the establishment." But Reich's argument that Clinton doesn't "get" what this election is about mistakes his own differences with Clinton for reality.

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Clarke's political pandering continues in Trump radio interview

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:03:00 CDT

Milwaukee is a proud city, but we are not without our warts - and our biggest wart, the one that we should all be ashamed of, hobnobbed with a presidential candidate Thursday. Filling in for Mark Belling, Sheriff David Clarke interviewed Donald Trump.

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Trump vs. Clinton looks more like a survival contest than a race

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:03:00 CDT

It is now official that Democrat Hillary Clinton will oppose Republican Donald Trump in the race to be the next president of the United States. We won't get a winner, however. Instead, we will end up with a president who is merely a survivor.

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Hillary's Bill Clinton problem

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:06:00 CDT

The Democratic National Convention has focused on a key argument: Our children are watching and listening, and what are they learning from Trump? However, watching the DNC Tuesday night, I couldn't help but think: What have our children learned from Bill Clinton?

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America, you want a president, not an "outsider"

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:16:00 CDT

Everyone always says that what they want in an elected official - mayor, senator, student council treasurer, POTUS - is an "outsider." However, if the 2016 election is good for nothing else, it has shown us the fallacy inherent in such a belief.

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Tales of the road: Convention fun and games

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:03:00 CDT

Being an Uber driver in Milwaukee is a one-of-a-kind experience that lets Dave Begel meet some of the most interesting people, residents as well as visitors to the city. Find out where Begel took guests in the latest installment of Tales of the Road.

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Crossing the street in Wisconsin might kill you

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:02:00 CDT

Anyone who walks around the city will notice that the majority of motorists have either forgotten or are unaware that it is illegal not to stop for a pedestrian at a crosswalk. Statistically, more people are dying each year while walking across the street in Wisconsin and walkers have more and more stories about almost getting hit.

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New Potawatomi Hotel and Casino emojis are here

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:01:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee continues to update its LocaMoji options, and this newest update - available as of today - brings iconic images from Potawatomi Hotel and Casino. Download it now, and send another bit of Milwaukee to your friends and family!

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Kosciuszko Park offers South Side serenity

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:04:00 CDT

Every time we visit "Kosy" we wonder why we don't stop by more. It's peaceful, accessible and a great way to take a quick break from the city bustle and take in some serenity for five minutes, 10 minutes or more.

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Wisconsin conservatives split on Trump nomination

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:03:00 CDT

So the nightmare is true and Donald Trump actually may be president. The whole thing has made Dave Begel wonder about prominent conservatives in Wisconsin and whether they will support Trump. It turns out that they are split on the nomination.

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5 reasons why Donald Trump pulled it off

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:06:00 CDT

It's astonishing when you think about it: a reality TV star who was only a joke a year ago became the Republican nominee this week. But how'd he pull it off? Here are the five key reasons why we are now truly looking at a potential President Trump.

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10 ways to beat the heat when you don't have AC

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:15:00 CDT

Here are 10 ways to stay cool on a hot summer night.

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Common Council releases statement on ambush of MPD officer, police shootings

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:56:00 CDT

The following is a joint statement from all members of the Milwaukee Common Council on the ambush of MPD Officer Brandon Baranowski early this past Sunday and other police shootings throughout parts of the nation.

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Here's a test Newt Gingrich can give Muslims

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:06:00 CDT

Last week, Newt Gingrich said we should test every person of Muslim background here and deport them if they believe in Sharia law. Well, OnMilwaukee's resident school teacher Jay Bullock decided to get to work on writing up that test for him.

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City leaders past and present celebrate Riverwalk anniversary and accessibility

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:56:00 CDT

On Wednesday, July 20, Milwaukee leaders will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Milwaukee Riverwalk District, as well as the completion of a project that makes the Riverwalk accessible to persons of all abilities from end to end.

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