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The Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival returns for its 20th year as Downtown Milwaukee’s warm embrace of the holiday season. Read more

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The Rumpus Room in Downtown Milwaukee is so popular on weekends that, during a recent visit, the party ahead of us was told there was a two-hour wait. Read more

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While the changing picture of the Foxconn development signals trouble to some, supporters have framed it as just the company’s way of adapting to ensure long-term success. Read more

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Since late-August, incarcerated people have been participating in work stoppages, hunger and sit-down strikes and commissary boycotts to end prison slavery and demand systemic reform. Read more

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In the wake of the Sterling Brown tasing incident, racial minorities are still waiting for enforcement of a simple rule: that police treat black and brown citizens with the same respect for their lives as they do citizens in white neighborhoods. Read more

Taking Liberties 3 Comments

Milwaukee Alderman Bob Bauman said he has learned a lot from reading the “anti-displacement plan” released last month by Milwaukee officials, but the lessons he took away from it might not be exactly what the people behind the report had envisioned. Read more

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The Wisconsin Center District—a business-building entity overseen by a board appointed by the governor, mayor, Common Council president and the country executive—though few know it, is at the heart of what’s happening in Downtown Milwaukee. Read more

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Wisconsin Rep. Evan Goyke talks about his efforts to increase awareness about Milwaukee’s importance to the State of Wisconsin and to increase the city’s influence in state politics. Read more

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Will Downtown Milwaukee once again see a flourishing “red-light district”? A strip club has recently won a lawsuit against the city and obtained a license to begin operation. Read more

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As the organization nears 160 years old, Milwaukee YMCA President Carrie Wall discusses the Y’s path forward. Read more

Off the Cuff

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In the coming months, Milwaukee officials will have to answer a central question: Is gentrification actually happening in Milwaukee? If it is, is it essentially a good thing? If it’s not a positive for the city, then what can be done to prevent it? Read more

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Milwaukee Area Technical College represented an innovative approach to education when it opened a century ago and remains vital for training workers in the metro area today. Read more

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Milwaukee County plans to install parking meters in many of its landmark parks, raising questions about public access as well as the need to raise revenue to maintain the park system. Read more

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Should Downtown Milwaukee’s Pere Marquette Park have a beer garden or not? The debate is on regarding how best to use this rare, little, urban green space. Read more

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Milwaukee team scores high for wages and good corporate citizenship. Read more

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Uhle Tobacco Company hascalled downtown Milwaukee home since 1939. Throughout these 78 years, ownershiphas changed over from founder Jack Uhle to Jeffrey Steinbeck, who began workingat Uhle’s when he was 19 years old.In this video, made .. Read more

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The Shepherd Express 2017 Burger Guide lets you know where to find 20 of Milwaukee’s greatest hamburgers. Read more

Dining Out 1 Comments

In a dream move, Optimist Theatre will present the eight season of its free outdoor Shakespeare in the Park at the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion, the state of the art outdoor stage in Downtown Milwaukee. Read more

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There are a lot of weird and creepy stories to tell aboutdowntown Milwaukee (I’ve told many myself), but Anna Lardinois, a former highschool English teacher, does her storytelling on-site and in character. As thefounder of Gothic Milwaukee.. Read more

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The sculptures and locations have been announced forSculpture Milwaukee, an outdoor urban sculpture experience going on DowntownJune 1–Oct. 22 along Wisconsin Avenue from 6th Street to O’Donnell Park.The installation will include internation.. Read more

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