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Anti-abortion assault hits too close to home

Published Friday, Jan. 13

When I was a young man in the U.S. Navy, stationed far from my home, I had to borrow $300 from my father in order to pay for an abortion. It's stayed with me since then and I now find myself thinking of it again as new abortion attacks are underway,.

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The return of the political whistle swallowers

Published Wednesday, Jan. 11

Sports may be the birthplace of the phrase "swallowing their whistles," but it's far from the only place where it happens. After an eight year hiatus, critics of presidential politics are beginning to make their triumphant return to the arena.

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In defense of governing

Published Tuesday, Jan. 10

There's an old political cliché: Republicans campaign claiming government doesn't work and then prove it once elected. I'm pretty sure 2017 will see that cliché proven true over and over again, to the detriment of everyone.

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Domes' light show melts away winter blahs

Published Tuesday, Jan. 10

Baby, it's cold outside, but even in the depths of a Wisconsin winter overlaid with a polar vortex, it's always warm in the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, 524 S. Layton Blvd., which launches its annual train show and a stellar Thursday night light show.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade marches into Downtown March 11

Published Tuesday, Jan. 10

The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will set off on its march Saturday, March 11, beginning at noon and starting at Wisconsin Ave. and Old World Third St. before winding its way through Downtown.

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LISTEN: Packers win, Golden Globes lose and OnMilwaukee gets nostalgic

Published Monday, Jan. 9

In episode 13 of The Postgame Tailgate podcast, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss the Packers' playoff win over the Giants, look ahead to Dallas and argue that Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are actually good. Then, they recap the Golden Globes. Also, tune in for OnMilwaukee radio jingles from 1999!

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TV in the bedroom: yay or nay?

Published Monday, Jan. 9

People seem to have extremely strong opinions as to whether or not tube time belongs in the sleep space. In fact, whether or not to have a television in the bedroom is almost as polarizing as topics such as religion and politics.

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Bublr Bikes moving into The Shops of Grand Avenue

Published Thursday, Jan. 5

Bublr Bikes, a non-profit organization that operates a rapidly growing bike-sharing network in the Milwaukee area, will move its headquarters and bicycle maintenance facility into The Shops of the Grand Avenue, becoming the initial permanent tenant in the property's redevelopment.

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Here's footage of (probably not) a new Milwaukee lion

Published Wednesday, Jan. 4

Remember the Milwaukee lion, from those halcyon days of 2015? Well, according to some residents, he's back - or at least another big cat's taken his place. Take a look and decide for yourself!

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The no-fault Congress

Published Wednesday, Jan. 4

Despite walking back its plan to curtail the power of The Congressional Ethics Office, Congress was squarely blamed for its actions. I am here to convince you that the fault for this action is entirely misplaced. Congress isn't to blame; we are.

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LISTEN: Two "Bachelor" rookies dissect the Wisconsin-tastic season premiere

Published Tuesday, Jan. 3

In episode 12 of OnMilwaukee's podcast, The Postgame Tailgate, sports editor Jimmy Carlton and pop culture editor Matt Mueller discuss "The Bachelor" season premiere, especially the local elements, as a couple of guys who'd never before watched the show. They also talk Packers and playoff football.

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Nuggets for the New Year

Published Sunday, Jan. 1

To begin 2017, I've compiled a few thoughts, inspirational nuggets and observations that may help power you to help make this the best year yet. It's a list I've kept for a while and refer to often. Figured it was time to share it.

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Burns statue salutes "Auld Lang Syne" creator

Published Friday, Dec. 30

This seemingly unusual Milwaukee monument - the great poet never visited Milwaukee - is the result of a 1909 gift to the city. With New Year's Eve upon us, we take a look at its history and remind you of the lyrics to an enduring holiday favorite.

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100 things to do during a Milwaukee winter

Published Tuesday, Dec. 27

With flakes returning to the forecast, you may be dreading another wicked Wisconsin winter. Have no fear. From braving the blustery outdoors to layering up the long johns and curling up by the fire, we've got the goods to make the most of a Milwaukee winter.