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Lots of Discussion But Little Agreement At City Meeting On Lead

What was different about Friday's meeting than the many before it was that community members and city department leaders were equal participants at the Public Safety and Health Committee session. Chairman Bob Donovan said he was hoping for some resolution. The city has been at odds with activists for several years over the city's response to the risks of lead in lateral pipes that carry city water into private property. " I know my colleagues agree with me when I say we have an obligation to get

Not All Hives Survived This Bee-rutal Wisconsin Winter

Bees play an important role in our — and nearly every — corner of the world. Eco- and food systems depend on their power to pollinate. With bees already at risk, what sort of impact does extreme weather like the polar vortex have on honey bees in Wisconsin? In Wauwatosa, some of honey bee hobbyist Brad DeLanty's four hives — each a series of stacked wooden boxes called Langstroth systems — didn't fare so well. "This past weekend I came and unfortunately these three hives are gone. So, I actually

After New Zealand Mosque Massacre, Milwaukee Comes Together To Honor & Support

Community members and leaders turned out Thursday night to support the Muslim community in Milwaukee and worldwide. It was a vigil in response to the terror attack in New Zealand last week when a white supremacist gunned down 50 people at two mosques. The vigil was held at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee . It opened with 10th graders Obaid Grays and Samawia Akhter reading and translating from the Qur'an. "In the name of God, the most compassionate, the most merciful. O you who believe, seek

After New Zealand Mosque Massacre, Milwaukee Comes Together To Honor & Support

City Taxpayers May Help Take The Mall Out Of Grand Avenue

$9 million in city of Milwaukee financing to help redevelop the former Grand Avenue Mall is a step closer to being approved. Thursday, the Redevelopment Authority okayed a tax incremental financing district for a project called "The Avenue." Most of the stores and restaurants have moved out of the former mall. The large atrium is closed and reconstruction is underway. What's going in instead is a combination of offices, apartments and a first floor food hall of about 20 vendors. It's at least a

Proposed State Building Projects Fail To Win Building Commission's Endorsement

The fate of proposed state building projects at UW-Milwaukee, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and other sites remains unclear. Republican lawmakers Wednesday blocked the State of Wisconsin Building Commission from recommending more than 80 projects wanted by Democratic Governor Tony Evers.

Proposed State Building Projects Fail To Win Building Commission's Endorsement

Summit on Black Male Youth In Its Sixth Year: 'They Just Need To See Us'

For the last two days, hundreds of young black men in Milwaukee were at the center of conversation about how to thrive in society as men of color. It was the sixth annual Summit on Black Male Youth that gave them the platform to do so. About 700 young black and brown boys filled the Wisconsin Room inside the UWM union Tuesday for day two of the summit. The UWM African American Male Initiative organizes the event, and this year's theme was Black Boys Thriving: Reimagining the Narrative. Jim Hill,

Summit on Black Male Youth In Its Sixth Year: 'They Just Need To See Us'

Three Minute Thesis Competition Aims At Keeping Graduate Students Clear, Concise

What if you had just three minutes to tell someone about your academic career? That's the idea behind a graduate school contest that's been held at several universities around the U.S. — including Marquette, here in Milwaukee.

Three Minute Thesis Competition Aims At Keeping Graduate Students Clear, Concise

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates Face Off, Address Partisanship & Past

While the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court is officially non-partisan, during this election season appeals court Judge Brian Hagedorn is being backed by conservatives, and fellow appeals court Judge Lisa Neubauer is backed by liberals. As the April 2 election approaches, the candidates say that partisanship has no place on the court, and both say they want to improve the public's confidence in an independent judiciary. At a Milwaukee forum hosted by the Milwaukee Bar Association Tuesday,

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates Face Off, Address Partisanship & Past

Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese Removes Names of Former Archbishops From Buildings

The Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee has removed the names of two former Milwaukee Archbishops — William Cousins and Rembert Weakland — from buildings as part of the church's response to sexual abuse by clergy.

Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese Removes Names of Former Archbishops From Buildings

Number Of Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents On Rise Around The World

All across the world people are grappling with how to deal with hate crimes. Fifty people were killed last week in New Zealand after someone opened fire at two mosques . It's in the aftermath of such heinous crimes that questions such as how and why and when will this end are the most prevalent. Fatih Hartpci teaches religion at Carthage College in Kenosha. He was saddened by the incidents in New Zealand but says hate can also be found here in Wisconsin. He's from Turkey and is Muslim and says

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