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Milwaukee Public Museum Planetarium Reopens Thursday, July 22

MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, July 22, the Milwaukee Public Museum will reopen the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium, Wisconsin’s largest planetarium screen. Visitors to MPM can experience programs at the Planetarium every hour between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and admission to the programs are included as part of Museum admission. “The stars have aligned and […]

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Racine’s Monument Square To Become “Deer District Racine” In Support Of The Milwaukee Bucks During the NBA Finals

City of Racine – Today, Mayor Cory Mason announced that Racine’s Monument Square will become “Deer District Racine” for the remainder of the NBA Finals. With support from the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services (PRCS), Downtown Racine Corporation, Pub on Wisconsin, and Littleport Brewing Company, Monument Square will be set up for […]

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Free Admission to Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition

MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, July 1, admission to Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition will be free to all Milwaukee Public Museum visitors as part of the ongoing Kohl’s “Thank You Thursday” program. Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition, is a new, global-touring exhibition that takes visitors on a personal journey through the life of the world’s […]

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Drop out or drown in debt? Many Black students in Wisconsin face stark choices in paying for college

By Alyssa Huglen, Wisconsin Watch When Clint Myrick graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2010, he left with two consequential pieces of paper: a diploma for a bachelor’s degree in music education — and an eye-popping student loan bill. The Milwaukee native was one of the first in his family to attend college, and […]

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In wake of Wisconsin’s racial justice protests, curfew tickets raise equity and speech questions

By Clara Neupert and Jim Malewitz Wisconsin Watch The envelope looked like any other — slightly wrinkled, a handwritten address scrawled across the front. But Jared Cain said he felt violated after looking inside. He saw a ticket for breaking the curfew Milwaukee adopted to regulate protests after a May 25 murder in Minneapolis seen […]

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Milwaukee VA Needs Volunteer Drivers to Take Patients to Appointments

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is seeking volunteer drivers to take patients back and forth to their hospital appointments. The Disabled American Veterans, which oversees the driving program, needs volunteers for the Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, and Milwaukee area. The program is set up to give free rides to patients for their hospital appointments at the […]

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Trump Wisconsin recount seeks to throw out tens of thousands of votes in Democratic strongholds

By Nora Eckert and Anya van Wagtendonk Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. It may feel like 2016 all over again for some Wisconsin election officials: a presidential contender wins by about a 20,000-vote margin, there is a nearly even partisan […]