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Urban farming was still a largely unknown concept in 1993 when Growing Power began as a program that offered inner-city Milwaukee teens an opportunity to work by growing food for their community. Read more

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Sixty years ago this week, in a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that “separate but equal” schools for black and white Read more

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There are more than 80 acts performing at Saturday's Eastside Music Tour, and yet somehow for its segment previewing the event TMJ4 ended up with Juiceboxxx, arguably the one least suited for live television. The enthusiastic Milwaukee rapper grac.. Read more

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Men are in deep trouble, and it would seem it’s their own damn fault. In The End of Men and the Rise of Women (Riverhead), Hanna Rosin lays out an impressive array of studies, statistics, stories and anecdotes... Read more


We'll give credit where it's due. The job numbers that Gov. Scott Walker rushed out before the June 5 recall election were confirmed by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics last week. They show that Wisconsin gained jobs in 2011, instead.... Read more

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Last week, Gov. Scott Walker rushed out new, unverified employment data showing the “good news” that the state added 23,321 jobs in 2011, or less than 1% of the 2.7 million jobs in Wisconsin. But Walker's “good news... Read more

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When Gov. Scott Walker took office a year ago, he promised to create 250,000 jobs by the end of the first term. But the unfortunate truth is that Walker has the worst job-creation record of all 50 governors. According to the latest figure... Read more

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Looks like the city will let Harley-Davidson off the hook for its obligation to build 100,000 square feet of office or commercial space in the Menomonee Valley. As part of its 2005 museum complex... Read more

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It's a motley mix of new releases this week, including a new They Might Be Giants record (for adults) and a new album from non-producing producer DJ Khaled. I haven't digested any of these releases enough to weigh in on them, but I am getting a ki.. Read more

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Despite not being on the ballot, Corey Hart, who leads the league in many offensive categories, made the player vote and due to injury to fan-voted Jason Heyward of the Braves, may be in line to start the All-Star Game next to Ryan Braun. Braun .. Read more

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Atlanta's rising star B.o.B. raps like English is not his native language, emphasizing the wrong words as if he doesn't always understand the meaning of what he's saying. He doesn't just gravitate toward cliches and easy rhymeshe delivers them wit.. Read more

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Selecting a college has always been one of the most important decisions a person will make, but with today’s one-two punch of rising tuition costs and spiking unemployment, the stakes have rarely seemed higher. For most of the population, a... Read more

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Four months after President BarackObama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), thebillions of dollars slated for Wisconsin are beginning to appear. ,News Features Read more

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With the approval of the $789billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, President Barack Obamadelivered on his promise to stabilize the sagging economy he inheritedfrom ex-President Geor,News Features Read more

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Milwaukee job czar Donald Sykes discusses the city’s efforts to create employment Shepherd ,None Read more

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Even in a good job market, the most difficult to employ are those with a criminal record a What’s your take? Write: or comment on this story online at www.ex ,News Features Read more

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Some low-income Milwaukee women were able to boost their wages by 62% just by earning back What’s your take? Write: or comment on this story online at www.ex ,News Features Read more

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Engineers,skilled machinists and welders are among the hardest-to-fill jobs in the Milwau Funnyin Farsi ,The New Economy Read more

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The 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill 1.Engineers Source: Manpower Inc.'s 2008 survey of U.S. employers ,The New Economy Read more

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