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2004 has lessons for Democrats in 2016

Published Tuesday, Sept. 1

My fear today, as I write this, is that 2016 is looking more like 2004 than like 2008. It's not just the coincidence of another crazy white guy from Vermont running in the Democratic primary. It's that Hillary Clinton is now being treated by Democrats like John Kerry, like she is an elitist pseudo-liberal eager to make war with both Iran and the American middle class. Which is just not true.

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Goldmann's Department Store sign finds a new home ... in North Dakota?

Published Monday, Aug. 31

The former Goldmann's Department Store is in the process of becoming the new home to the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center. As a part of the renovation process, however, its iconic sign was taken down. After spending some time for sale in the construction lot, the popular Milwaukee and Mitchell Street landmark has found a new home. But, not in Milwaukee.

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LISC appoints "collaborator," "thought leader" as new executive director

Published Monday, Aug. 31

According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, change is in the air at LISC Milwaukee, where Laura Bray has begun her tenure as executive director, replacing 15-year veteran Leo Ries. LISC will be moving to new offices at the beginning of next year, as well.

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Why is this video not getting more Milwaukee media attention?

Published Saturday, Aug. 29

Two people brazenly and brutally stomp and beat a woman outside a north side Milwaukee gas station while other people watch. Then, a video of it turns up online. Yet, if you Google the video, you discover that this story is getting a lot of national media attention on various websites - and almost none locally.

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5 crucial differences between Donald Trump and Scott Walker

Published Thursday, Aug. 27

With Donald Trump monopolizing the airwaves with his amazing campaign, it's important to recognize that our very own governor is also in this race. It is also important to note that there are significant differences between these two candidates.

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Urban Spelunking: Engine Co. No. 4

Published Tuesday, Aug. 25

Bobby Tanzilo is slowly becoming a "collector" of old firehouses. Here he explores the first home of Engine Co. No. 4, located in the heart of Downtown.

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Win $100 for being kind

Published Monday, Aug. 24

A Chicago-based organization announced a #WhereKindnessCounts competition to reward people $100 for doing acts of kindness. It's time to get even kinder, Milwaukee.

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Open Streets "Ciclovia" MKE: Aug. 29

Published Monday, Aug. 24

Head to the South Side this Saturday and re-imagine Milwaukee without cars. Bike or walk down the middle of the street as vendors, performers and community events line the sidewalks.

Milwaukee All-Star: Philanthropist and biker Sarah Berg Image

Milwaukee All-Star: Philanthropist and biker Sarah Berg

Published Sunday, Aug. 23

After a storied career history, Bay View's Sarah Berg retired at the age of 55 and is currently motorcycling around the country, giving money to organizations she believes in and sharing her wit and warmth with her friends and family.

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Is the "Age of Walker" over? 10 takeaways from the Marquette poll

Published Friday, Aug. 21

Is the Age of Walker over in Wisconsin? It's too soon to tell, of course. The next governor's race isn't for three years, a lifetime in politics (and then some). However, any way you cut it, the new poll Thursday from Marquette University Law School was not good for our Republican governor. Here are 10 big takeaways from the poll.

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Could Menominee tribe end Wisconsin's reservations about pot?

Published Thursday, Aug. 20

No less an authority than the United States Department of Justice has cracked open the door to allowing tribes, which are sovereign states, to grow marijuana on their reservations. Could this mean more revenue for Wisconsin tribes?

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Abele leads celebration to reopen Moody Park

Published Wednesday, Aug. 19

County Executive Chris Abele will join Amani neighborhood residents and community partners on Thursday, Aug. 20 to celebrate the grand re-opening of Calvin Moody Park, 2200 W. Burleigh St.

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Urban spelunking: BMO Harris Bradley Center

Published Wednesday, Aug. 19

Standing in the penthouse - the highest point you can access inside the BMO Harris Bradley Center - and gazing down about 13 stories through the metal grate beneath your feet, the view down to the Bucks playing floor is stunning. For some it might be vertigo-inducing, but the view made me philosophical about Milwaukee's pro sports arena, which is unlikely to survive more than a few more years.