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Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:16:05 CDT

 



National Trust says Domes are a National Treasure and can be repaired

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:00:00 CDT

Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation releases a new engineering report on the Mitchell Park Domes - which it calls a National Treasure - that the trust says "demonstrates a more comprehensive and cost-effective path forward for preserving the Domes."


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Milwaukee needs a fountain

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:10:00 CDT

I'm again calling for the creation of a new, Lake Michigan Milwaukee fountain. Milwaukee means water, and what better way to showcase our connections to fresh water than a giant fountain in Lake Michigan.


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Plans for new location in the works for Milwaukee Public Museum

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 17:46:00 CDT

As first reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, after 53 years in its current location on Wells Street, the Milwaukee Public Museum is in the early planning phases of finding a new home.


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Urban spelunking preview: Plum Media kicks off Milwaukee Casket building reno

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 08:30:00 CDT

On Friday, folks from Menomonee Valley Partners, City of Milwaukee, Design 2 Construct, Paradigm Real Estate and BMO Harris were on hand as Plum Media President Rich Schmig turned the ceremonial shovel of dirt on the project to restore a 1920s Milwaukee building and turn it into Plum's new home.


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Barrett's State of the City address transcript

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 12:42:00 CDT

Here is the full text of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's 2017 State of the City address, which was delivered Monday, March 6 at Harley-Davidson University.


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The daily newspaper is on life support and the plug is being pulled

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 16:36:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is on life support as it continues a slide into oblivion. The publishers and higher-ups try to put a good face on it, but facts are facts. The question is whether anyone, especially younger people, care about the newspaper.


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LISTEN: An analysis and autopsy of the 2017 Oscars

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:01:00 CDT

In Episode 20 of OnMilwaukee's podcast, The Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss and dissect the 2017 Oscar's, from the ordinary to the outrageous, the perfunctory and the political, and then whatever that was at the end. Later, the guys talk some Bucks, too.


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Cut the crap! How can we all help clean up our city's highway shoulders?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:03:00 CDT

There seems to be no end to all the development activities taking place around Milwaukee. But I've got one small thing that everybody can do that will go a long way toward making Milwaukee more attractive. Let's pick up the litter on our expressways.


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"Price is Right Live" comes on down to the Riverside Theater

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:06:00 CDT

Walking up to the Riverside Theater, all you could see was a swarm of people lined up along the river, dressed in outrageous outfits, homemade shirts and eccentric accessories. It was clear: "The Price is Right" had taken over.


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First gardening radio show since 2005 hits WNOV next month

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:02:00 CDT

When "The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener" airs on WNOV-860 AM next month it will be the first gardening-themed radio show to hit Milwaukee's airwaves in 12 years.


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Gizmodo: Park East freeway demolition changed Milwaukee forever

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:03:00 CDT

San Francisco, Madrid, Seattle, Portland, Seoul and Milwaukee. These are the six cities celebrated by Gizmodo for having the foresight to tear down the freeways that served as wounds across their landscapes, dividing neighborhoods and destroying development.


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PawsLikeMe is like eHarmony.com but pairs you with the perfect puppy

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:26:00 CDT

Meet PawsLikeMe, a dog adoption matching website that works like eHarmony.com, but for pairing you up with the perfect rescue puppy - and with an algorithm that claims an average 91 percent match accuracy.


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Milwaukee Talks: DCD's Rocky Marcoux

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:06:00 CDT

Spend a little time with Milwaukee Department of City Development Commissioner Rocky Marcoux, and it won't take long to realize he has an encyclopedic knowledge of this city. He shares some of it in this edition of Milwaukee Talks.


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For Valentine's Day, Burger King serves up burgers with a side of sex toys

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:46:00 CDT

Not to be outdone by Taco Bell and KFC, Burger King may have found the most uncomfortable culinary combo yet: a Whopper and a sex toy.


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Urban spelunking: A peek inside the old Renaissance Books

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:58:00 CDT

For years, many of us were conflicted when it came to the Renaissance Bookstore at 834 N. Plankinton Ave., Downtown. It was a place that was packed with books. Great! But it was also clearly too packed with books. Last week, we went inside to take a look.


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Send these punny Milwaukee Valentines to your sweets

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:00:00 CDT

Cupids and chocolates are fine, but to spread the local and cheesy love send one of these free Brew City Valentines to your sweetheart.


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New Fondy Park aims to ease stormwater stress and green a vacant lot

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 11:11:00 CDT

This morning, Mayor Tom Barrett tweeted before-and-after images of a new park envisioned for a vacant lot next to the Fondy Farmers Market on 22nd Street and Fond du Lac Avenue. Here's some more info on the park, for which ground is expected to be broken by April.


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Hard rights are the best rights

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 18:26:00 CDT

If we desire to have a future America where rights are subjective-free and will still apply equally to all, then you must support all rights for all Americans - even the ones you strongly are personally against, like Richard Spencer.


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Milwaukee Bucket List: Gambling at Potawatomi

Sat, 4 Feb 2017 13:06:00 CDT

If you only had six months left in Milwaukee, what would you do? Here's the second item Lily has scratched off her Milwaukee Bucket List: a night of gambling at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.


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LISTEN: #OscarsSoWhite, plus Trump and Clarke talk, with Sherwin Hughes

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:01:00 CDT

On episode 16 of The Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller are joined by Sherwin Hughes, a local radio host, to discuss whether this year's Academy Award nominees will continue the #OscarsSoWhite trend. They also talk Donald Trump canceling his Milwaukee visit and Sheriff David Clarke.


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This American Carnage

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:56:00 CDT

For this week's column, Jay Bullock takes over transcribing duties for "This American Carnage," which takes a look at the current political climate and "the forgotten men and women of our country."


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Milwaukee Bucket List: Seeing "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at midnight

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 13:02:00 CDT

If you only had six months left in Milwaukee, what would you do? Here's Lily's first item scratched off her Milwaukee Bucket List: a midnight showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at Oriental Theatre.


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The Forum: The Corporate States of America

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:16:00 CDT

America is a country but far more like a corporation, and these next four years under our newly elected CEO should be an exciting adventure for corporate America. What could possibly go wrong?


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Most Milwaukeeans don't like winter, but do we like winter festivals?

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:06:00 CDT

This weekend, Newaukee and Underground Collaborative will take a crack at hosting a winter festival called Snowpocalypse in Downtown Milwaukee. But will Milwaukeeans embrace this cold-weather party?


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Donald Trump and David Clarke form tag team, 'rassle as Ebony and Ivory

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:03:00 CDT

Everybody knows the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is fake and the matches are scripted. What people don't know is that there are radio broadcasts, and those are scripted, as well, and taped in advance. Donald Trump and David Clarke are a new tag team.


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Watch: Fun facts about Milwaukee with Martin Moore

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Martin Moore takes us around Milwaukee and shares some fun facts about our city. How many did you already know?


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Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife started a Sheriff Clarke for Senate website

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:26:00 CDT

The official Sheriff Clarke for Senate draft campaign was created last Tuesday, with an official site and an advisory board of politicians, attorneys and activists - and also Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife.


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36 Milwaukee alternative facts

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:06:00 CDT

Inspired by the invention of "alternative facts" over the weekend, we created some of our own alternative facts about Milwaukee. Enjoy - and then go back to cheering on the Packers as they prepare to take on the Cleveland Browns in the Super Bowl!


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The Forum: Two inaugurations summon two very different emotions

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:56:00 CDT

Last week, President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech to the nation. A few days ago, I watched his last press conference. The era of #44 is officially over. The inauguration of Donald J. Trump is in effect. Everything is different now.


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Sheriff Clarke responds to recent complaint with Facebook meme threat

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Sheriff David Clarke posted a threatening meme today to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Facebook page in response to the controversy surrounding a recent complaint filed against the sheriff.


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Urban spelunking: Hoyt Park's Great Hall

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:02:00 CDT

Looking for an unusual place to watch the Packers take on the Falcons this Sunday in the NFC title game? Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa has the perfect spot. Located between The Landing Beer Garden and the Hoyt Park Pool is a Grand Hall that was built in the '30s by the WPA.


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5 sweet pearls of wisdom from Pooh on Pooh Day

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:23:00 CDT

For anyone feeling a little blue this week, and because it's National Winnie The Pooh Day, these are for you.


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Why would a man with Obamacare celebrate the end of the ACA?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:06:00 CDT

Cognitive dissonance is what happens when you have conflicting information streams mingling in your brain. It's also a part of the reason why people with ACA coverage are excited for the repeal of Obamacare and other conflicting political opinions.


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LISTEN: Packers prevail in Dallas, move on to Atlanta, and a "Bachelor" check-in

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:07:00 CDT

In episode 14 of The Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss the Packers' Divisional Round playoff win over the Cowboys in Dallas, preview Green Bay's NFC Championship Game showdown with the Falcons and offer a "Bachelor" update on Waukesha Nick, Germantown Danielle and the rest.


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Bay View "barks back" after woman and dog attacked

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:30:00 CDT

While walking her dog in November, Kate O'Keefe was attacked. This Thursday, friends and neighbors host a fundraiser "Bay View Barks Back." Read O'Keefe's harrowing but hopeful story here.


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Anti-abortion assault hits too close to home

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:03:00 CDT

When I was a young man in the U.S. Navy, stationed far from my home, I had to borrow $300 from my father in order to pay for an abortion. It's stayed with me since then and I now find myself thinking of it again as new abortion attacks are underway,.


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The return of the political whistle swallowers

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:06:00 CDT

Sports may be the birthplace of the phrase "swallowing their whistles," but it's far from the only place where it happens. After an eight year hiatus, critics of presidential politics are beginning to make their triumphant return to the arena.


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In defense of governing

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:06:00 CDT

There's an old political cliché: Republicans campaign claiming government doesn't work and then prove it once elected. I'm pretty sure 2017 will see that cliché proven true over and over again, to the detriment of everyone.


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Domes' light show melts away winter blahs

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:02:00 CDT

Baby, it's cold outside, but even in the depths of a Wisconsin winter overlaid with a polar vortex, it's always warm in the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, 524 S. Layton Blvd., which launches its annual train show and a stellar Thursday night light show.


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St. Patrick's Day Parade marches into Downtown March 11

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:31:00 CDT

The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will set off on its march Saturday, March 11, beginning at noon and starting at Wisconsin Ave. and Old World Third St. before winding its way through Downtown.


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LISTEN: Packers win, Golden Globes lose and OnMilwaukee gets nostalgic

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 20:27:00 CDT

In episode 13 of The Postgame Tailgate podcast, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss the Packers' playoff win over the Giants, look ahead to Dallas and argue that Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are actually good. Then, they recap the Golden Globes. Also, tune in for OnMilwaukee radio jingles from 1999!


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TV in the bedroom: yay or nay?

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:03:00 CDT

People seem to have extremely strong opinions as to whether or not tube time belongs in the sleep space. In fact, whether or not to have a television in the bedroom is almost as polarizing as topics such as religion and politics.


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Get ready: Expect Madison cabal to ram all kinds of crap right down our throats

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:06:00 CDT

Republicans in the Senate and Assembly celebrated their increased stranglehold on Wisconsin politics by smiling with glee over the prospect of being able to do just about anything they want without any real regard for people who might think differently.


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Bublr Bikes moving into The Shops of Grand Avenue

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 10:50:00 CDT

Bublr Bikes, a non-profit organization that operates a rapidly growing bike-sharing network in the Milwaukee area, will move its headquarters and bicycle maintenance facility into The Shops of the Grand Avenue, becoming the initial permanent tenant in the property's redevelopment.


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Here's footage of (probably not) a new Milwaukee lion

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 17:26:00 CDT

Remember the Milwaukee lion, from those halcyon days of 2015? Well, according to some residents, he's back - or at least another big cat's taken his place. Take a look and decide for yourself!


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The no-fault Congress

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 15:06:00 CDT

Despite walking back its plan to curtail the power of The Congressional Ethics Office, Congress was squarely blamed for its actions. I am here to convince you that the fault for this action is entirely misplaced. Congress isn't to blame; we are.


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LISTEN: Two "Bachelor" rookies dissect the Wisconsin-tastic season premiere

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 18:13:00 CDT

In episode 12 of OnMilwaukee's podcast, The Postgame Tailgate, sports editor Jimmy Carlton and pop culture editor Matt Mueller discuss "The Bachelor" season premiere, especially the local elements, as a couple of guys who'd never before watched the show. They also talk Packers and playoff football.


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Lake Park neighbor launches web site about threatened Ferry and Clas bridge

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:34:00 CDT

Today, a neighbor of Lake Park on Milwaukee's East Side launched a web site focused on the threatened Ferry and Clas bridge that spans Ravine Road in the park.


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Nuggets for the New Year

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 09:02:00 CDT

To begin 2017, I've compiled a few thoughts, inspirational nuggets and observations that may help power you to help make this the best year yet. It's a list I've kept for a while and refer to often. Figured it was time to share it.


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Burns statue salutes "Auld Lang Syne" creator

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:02:00 CDT

This seemingly unusual Milwaukee monument - the great poet never visited Milwaukee - is the result of a 1909 gift to the city. With New Year's Eve upon us, we take a look at its history and remind you of the lyrics to an enduring holiday favorite.


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