Car repairs, hospital trips, rent... for broke students,those expenses can be a real issue, potentially forcing them to drop out ofcollege. To help those students who are struggling financially, the Universityof Wisconsin-Milwaukee is of.. Read more

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On Monday, a former aide to a Republican state senator said under oath what we’ve known all along: that GOP legislators were “giddy” and “frothing at the mouth” at the prospect of disenfranchising voters who traditionally vote for Dem... Read more

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Ifyou're a student, chances are you are feeling that anxiety-ridden, end ofspring semester crunch right about now. Insomnia may have become a familiarfriend, along with a jumpy tummy. So many final projects, regular assignments,readings, and e.. Read more

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“It'sgonna be fun!,” Don Russell says in a public Facebook post. “Think, Chekhovmeets John Waters!” Cool. I’m there. What Mr. Russell is referring to is theseason-opening production of The Seagull being staged byCooperative Performance M.. Read more


I've undergone chemo on and off for years. Every time my hair is starting to fall out I ask unsuspecting people to itch my head as my hands are full. Lots of hair falls out at the first slightest touch Read more

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Miller Park is getting a big new addition next year. Ina move that will probably anger the type of parent who complains when schools handout participation trophies, the Brewers announced that they are building a “Wallof Honor” outside the st.. Read more

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Last week, the Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) launched its 11x15 Campaign for Justice to reduce Wisconsin’s prisoner population to 11,000 by 2015... Read more

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Spring Gallery Night and Day arrives in Milwaukee April 20-21, featuring works of art at 60-plus venues throughout the city. In addition to galleries, Milwaukee colleges and universities use this opportunity to present top student works... Read more

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The Milwaukee Admirals take on the Peoria Rivermen tonight at a 7 p.m. home game. Read more

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Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, the Milwaukee Rep’s production of My Name is Asher Lev plays out on an almost bare stage as it tells the story of a young artist with a great deal of talent, played here by Rep newcomer Jonathan Read more

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By now, much has already been written about Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth’s letter threatening legal action against teachers that abide by the new Healthy Youth Act, which requires schools who offer sexuality education to... Read more


Milwaukee’s East Side lost one of its historic landmarks early in the morning on Jan. 19, when after 40 years anchoring North Avenue, the restaurant Pizza Man burned down in a four-alarm blaze. The fire, which has been ruled arson, demolish... Read more

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"Our entire set tonight is dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson," Conor Oberst announced at the start of his Summerfest performance last night, and sure enough, he periodically evoked the fallen pop singer throughout the evening, albeit impr.. Read more

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In his infamous roast of Bob Saget, Norm MacDonald did a ballsy routine he'd later describe as having "no jokes and no delivery, only context." It was a remarkably incisive experiment, but sure enough, even with the worst material and the worst de.. Read more

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%uFFFD Seven people died of heroin overdoses in Milwaukee County last year, and six in 200 Write: or comment on this story online at ,Cover Story Read more

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Why,then, does he appear increasingly plausible as the next president?Assurance, grace and mastery of the facts have helped to lift hisstature, as did his daring decision to venture abroad, directlyc,News Features Read more

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