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Published Thursday, March 26

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Urban Spelunking: Calvary Presbyterian Church

Published Thursday, March 26

I was a little disappointed the first time I stepped into Henry Koch's 1870 Calvary Presbyterian Church - that soaring red building on 10th and Wisconsin. The sanctuary has been completed remodeled and modernized. The pews are gone, replaced by stacks of movable chairs. The wooden chancel isn't ornately adorned as one might expect in a 150-year-old church, and the new hardwood floors gleam rather than creak with accumulated history. But, then, Pastor Mark McDonough converted me.

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State economic policies have consequences

Published Wednesday, March 25

By virtually every measure, Minnesota is taking Wisconsin's lunch money, according to a recent study by the LaCrosse Tribune, which lies right at the border.

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Arena discussion should turn around and look north

Published Wednesday, March 25

In all of the discussions of the siting of a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, the discussion has been about connecting to Wisconsin Avenue and points south of the current Bradley Center. But, let's not ignore the other side.

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New South Side library draws on the past to build the future

Published Wednesday, March 25

In recent years, Milwaukee Public Library has been building for the future, replacing aged branches with mixed-use developments that ensure the libraries will be community fixtures for years to come. For its next project, MPL is moving the Forest Home branch into the future by reviving an old South Side neighborhood gem.

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Barrett, Donovan release statements after Manney appeal

Published Tuesday, March 24

Last night, a panel comprised of three Milwaukee Police and Fire Commission members upheld the decision to fire Officer Christopher Manney, who shot and killed Dontre Hamilton during a confrontation in Red Arrow Park last April. Mayor Tom Barrett and Ald. Bob Donovan both released statements in response to the panel's verdict.

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Here's to the next five years of Obamacare

Published Tuesday, March 24

This week in 2010, five years ago, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. It has not led to a revolution - yet - but if you asked your average conservative which was worse, the oppressive taxation without representation of King George or giving 16 million Americans access to affordable health insurance, they would say Obamacare every time, I'm sure. I do not understand this.

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One-time $2 M-CARD charge goes into effect April 6

Published Tuesday, March 24

This morning, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will begin charging $2 per card starting on Monday, April 6. The fee is a one-time charge for the smart card; after that fee, customers only have to pay for the fares that are put on it.

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Milwaukee All-Star: Photographer Jessica Kaminski

Published Sunday, March 22

Jessica Kaminski is a professional, freelance photographer who has worked for the Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Film, Summerfest and more. Someday, she'd like to high five Gene Wilder.

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Meet the "Brady Street cheater"

Published Friday, March 20

Last Saturday was a 50-something degree day that was perfect for biking, grilling, the St. Patrick's parade and, apparently, confessing your sins at a busy intersection wearing nothing but tighty-whities.

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Is the Starbucks CEO coming to Milwaukee?

Published Thursday, March 19

According to an employee of the Starbucks at 17980 W. Bluemound Road, CEO Howard Schultz is scheduled to visit the store and hold a meeting for employees only at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 790 N. Van Buren St., on Wednesday, April 1.