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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

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Lakefront gets brighter with new lights

Published Wednesday, Sept. 17

This afternoon, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced that lights along the lakefront will get an LED lightbulb facelift.

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Hunger Task Force receives $25,000 pledge from SWARMM Events

Published Tuesday, Sept. 16

This afternoon, Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee's free and local food bank, announced a new partnership with SWARMM Events. The new partnership includes a commitment from SWARMM Events to donate a minimum of $25,000 to Hunger Task Force over the next year.

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Deficit attention disorder

Published Tuesday, Sept. 16

Walker, who claimed budget management skills as his primary qualification to be your governor, has run up a deficit more than double what Jim Doyle did during the Great Recession.

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5 things we'd want from St. Louis if they take (buy) Miller Coors

Published Monday, Sept. 15

The mill is buzz with news that Anheuser-Busch InBev is talking with banks about financing an acquisition of its rival, SABMiller. That got us thinking ... if Busch takes Miller Brewing from Milwaukee, what would we want from St. Louis?

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6 must-see Doors Open Milwaukee sites

Published Monday, Sept. 15

There are few events more exciting for me than Doors Open Milwaukee, which takes place this coming weekend, Sept. 20-21, as dozens of locations around town as venues of all kinds swing open their doors to let Milwaukeeans see inside. There are churches, schools, office buildings, historic sites and much more.Here are six you won't want to miss!

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Hickman drives her way into a dream

Published Thursday, Sept. 11

Last July, exactly one day before she turned 40, Kelley Hickman bought a school bus. It was the first step in starting her transportation business, Beautiful Endeavors, which launched last October. Little did she know when she made the initial purchase that within the year she would be able to leave her bus driving job of 11 years to focus her efforts exclusively on her own venture.

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10 Downtown eyesores: Westown edition

Published Sunday, Sept. 7

A few weeks ago, I looked at missed opportunities, ugly spaces and other problem spots east of the river. This time, I go west.

"Get Smarter" and jumpstart your career

Published Thursday, Sept. 4

"The Transfer of Knowledge and Power to the Next Generation" will be the theme of the 2014 BizTimes Get Smarter Talent Development Conference. The breakfast event will take place at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee on Friday, Oct. 17.

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Why Milwaukee is not Ferguson

Published Thursday, Sept. 4

Keith Stanley has heard that Milwaukee will be the next Ferguson, Mo., and disagrees. Here's why.

Trimborn Farm is a time machine back to 19th century Milwaukee Image

Trimborn Farm is a time machine back to 19th century Milwaukee

Published Thursday, Sept. 4

Driving down Grange Avenue around the border of Hales Corners and Greendale, the two towns look like typical pleasant suburbs, with assorted shops, strip malls, small businesses and parks mixed in between the cozy subdivisions and homes. And then you come across Trimborn Farm, a seven-and-a-half-acre time machine back to the 1800s, providing a glimpse at the history of the two towns and the city of Milwaukee.

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Governor's race lacks big dreams and inspiration

Published Thursday, Sept. 4

What we have now running for governor is not magic. Instead it is a tightly packaged, single-issue campaign that may well be decided on which set of statistics more voters believe. What we are left with is boring, sad and way, way short of any kind of inspiration.

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Poll position: Somehow, Walker is more popular than his policies

Published Tuesday, Sept. 2

Yeah, I know what you're thinking. "Oh, look, it's a day that ends in Y, so Bullock is slamming Scott Walker again." You bet! But this day, I have new results from the Marquette University Law School poll to talk about, and since the poll has been eerily accurate - nailing Gov. Walker's recall win in 2012, for example - the results are worth paying attention to.