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1. A Downtown beacon will shine brighter starting Dec. 7
On Wednesday, Richard H. Driehaus and M & J Wilkow, Ltd., owners of the Milwaukee Gas Light Building, 626 E. Wisconsin Ave., will flip the switch on a newly completed lighting upgrade that will cause the building's iconic weather flame to burn more brightly.
2. Our long municipal nightmare is over! Parking regulations that make sense
Grab your flags, your noisemakers, your flashing lights. Our long municipal nightmare is over, as Ald. Nik Kovac has spearheaded a drive to change the 24-hour parking regulations to make some sense.
3. Milwaukee County Zoo's three tiger cubs make public debut
The Milwaukee County Zoo's three Amur tiger cubs made their public debut today in the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country. The cubs, one male and two females, have been named: Kashtan, Eloise and Bernadette. They were born Sept. 14 to mother, Amba, and father, Strannik.
4. Part of East Side building falls onto Farwell Avenue
Some excitement quite literally hit Farwell Avenue early Monday afternoon, as a significant part of a building set for demolition fell onto the street.
5. Op-ed: Educational reform, improving schools should not be feared
Dire situations require bold thinking and innovation, so we proposed three reforms that could have an immediate, meaningful impact on Milwaukee's schools across sectors. There are many other ideas that could be considered, but what cannot be considered is doing nothing.
6. To celebrate 25 million M*Card rides, MCTS is giving away 5 golden passes
To celebrate 25 million M*CARD rides, the Milwaukee County Transit System is giving away five Golden M*CARDs, personalized with the winner's name and preloaded with a 31-Day Pass good for unlimited rides during those 31 days.
7. MCTS goes Wonka on M*Card anniversary
To celebrate the second anniversary of its M*Card travel fare card, Milwaukee County Transit System says it's announcing "the most exciting giveaway ever" at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
8. Trying to make sense of - and move on from - Election Day
Earlier this week, I wrote that a nasty presidential campaign was fueling the worst in everyone and predicted a close election result. Still, I didn't quite expect this.
9. After all the exhaustion, there's only one thing left in this election: vote
Let's escape the haunting recounts and find it somewhere in our hearts to vote - despite the crudeness of the past year of election news and hoopla.
10. Bublr Bikes offers free rides on Election Day to get voters to polls
With 57 stations and nearly 512 bikes located around Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, Bublr Bikes is offering anyone free, convenient rides of up to 30 minutes on Election Day - Tuesday, Nov. 8 - to encourage voting.
11. Millennial Life Hacks: How to vote now
We know time is a precious thing, so these Millennial Life Hacks will never take you longer than five minutes to get some excellent advice. What will you do with all that extra time? Vote in the presidential election ... now.
12. Start a new family tradition with the 2016 WE Energies Cookie Book
For nearly 90 years WE Energies has put out its annual Cookie Book. It has been a tradition for my family for decades and it could be in yours, too.
13. Washington High window restored
Luckily, someone had the foresight to save the beautiful transom window from above the entrance to Washington High School. Taken out of storage, the window was recently restored and put back into an entrance facing Sherman Boulevard, thanks to the efforts of a number of people.
14. Desert Dome scheduled to reopen on Oct. 29
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that work has been completed in the Desert Dome at the Mitchell Park Conservatory, and that the third and final Dome will reopen to the public this Saturday, Oct. 29 - about a week ahead of schedule.
15. Rad Milwaukee Woman: The Woman's Fund of Greater Milwaukee's Margaret Henningsen
Margaret J. Henningsen, a community activist who has run The Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee since 2011, will retire on Friday. But first, she will be recognized for her rad-ness.
16. Rad Milwaukee woman: Sojourner's Carmen Pitre
Carmen Pitre is the president and CEO of Sojourner, Wisconsin's largest service provider for families dealing with domestic violence. Pitre leads a staff that provides crisis housing, system advocacy and individual support to thousands of women, men and their children.
17. Rad Milwaukee Woman: OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder
Molly Snyder is a senior writer here at OnMilwaukee and has been a leader on the editorial team for the past 15 years. She's so damn rad. Find out why.
18. Rad Milwaukee Woman: Tammie Xiong
Tammie Xiong is the executive director for the Hmong American Women's Association and a very rad woman.
19. Domes named to 2016 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the Domes to its 2016 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places. The list spotlights important examples of the nation's architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or damage.
20. Rad Woman of Milwaukee: FIS Global's April Calvert
April Calvert has served as the operations director for FIS Global, an international provider of financial services technology and outsourcing services, for a decade.
21. Rad Milwaukee Woman: Linda Benfield of Foley & Lardner
Linda Benfield, managing partner and attorney for Foley & Lardner, was nominated as a Rad Woman by a coworker who said, "Linda is the definition of a Rad Woman; a trailblazing attorney who brings a positive, energetic approach to her leadership of Foley's Milwaukee office."
22. Rad Milwaukee Woman: Deborah Telman of Johnson Controls
Deborah Telman serves as the vice president and general counsel and COE leader - Litigation, Labor & Employment and Legal Operations - for Johnson Controls. But Telman's "radness" runs deeper. Keep reading.
23. What's your vision for 4th and Wisconsin?
Today, the city began accepting requests for proposals for developments on the Wisconsin Avenue site between 4th and 5th Streets that has long been a surface parking lot. I want to know what you'd like to see in this long-underutilized, high-profile Downtown space.
24. MPL seeks development partners for new Martin Luther King branch library
The Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) has issued a Request for Proposal from qualified firms who want to partner on a mixed-use development of a new Martin Luther King branch library at 310 W. Locust St.
25. Rad Milwaukee Woman: Attorney Katherine Charlton
Katherine Charlton has worked as an attorney at Hawks Quindel since 2005. Her practice areas include employment law representing employees, family law and fair housing law. But it's her level of fairness and compassion that make her an integral part of the justice system.