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CEOs to Consider Creating Jobs on Milwaukee's North Side

Could jobs be headed to Milwaukee's north side? A local businessman is hopeful, and he’s talking with others.
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Marti Mikkelson

    

About two dozen churches in Milwaukee will hold events Saturday to bring neighbors together and assess their needs. It’s called “All Things In Common.” North side Common Council members launched it in June. Perhaps the program carries special significance now, in light of the violence that broke out in the Sherman Park neighborhood nearly two weeks ago, after a police officer shot and killed a man. We stopped by one of the churches, as it was preparing for the weekend event.

Mitch Teich

For more than a hundred years, the Basilica of St. Josaphat has been a landmark on Milwaukee’s South Side.  The building has been central to the spiritual life of the largest Polish Catholic parish in Wisconsin.  But it has also been a tourist destination – drawing tens of thousands of visitors each year.

Now that a federal judge has struck down a Wisconsin law restricting early voting, the City of Milwaukee plans to offer it for four weeks, during some evening and weekend hours and at a number of locations. The dates will be Oct. 10 - Nov. 4, according Neil Albrecht, executive director of the city's Election Commission. 

A relatively-new state law had limited early voting to business hours on weekdays, during the two weeks before an election and to a central location.

Wisconsin LGBT History Project

For decades, LGBT culture was – out of necessity - hidden and unspoken of in daylight. But three-quarters of a century has brought a lot of social change in America.

For a smaller industrial city with German roots, you may not have expected Milwaukee to be a spot for gay and lesbian culture to thrive; but it did.

Brian Smith/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Northeast Region / American Bird Conservancy/Flickr

“Bird-friendly” coffee might sound like coffee brewed and developed for our feathered friends, but it’s actually a certification for what is more commonly referred to as shade grown coffee. It’s coffee grown using agroforestry, which encourages more biodiversity, including a variety of trees, small mammals and birds.

Wisconsin’s two candidates for U.S. Senate have been crisscrossing the state this summer, talking about issues that matter to voters. In Milwaukee lately, people have been concerned about a fatal police shooting and violence in the Sherman Park neighborhood. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and Democratic challenger Russ Feingold have weighed in on Milwaukee’s struggles. The two have differing solutions.

While speaking to the Kiwanis Club in Milwaukee, incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson says the violence that broke out near Sherman Park is understandable.

Maayan Silver

If you frequent a coffee shop, you probably recognize some familiar faces: people you notice every day who stop in for their coffee and who chat with other patrons and the staff.  You know, the regulars.

For Lake Effect's coffee series, we wanted to know why these people become regulars at a coffee shop and what this says about the role of coffee shops in our lives.

David Mendoza

Texas singer-songwriter Trevor Borden has always been at home on the road and in wide open spaces. The only catch is that those wide open spaces were once the Masai Mara and the Serengeti Plain, places that exist only in the imaginations of most of us.

Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

For parts of four baseball seasons, John Axford made his way to the pitcher's mound from the bullpen, heavy metal music blasting from the speakers at Miller Park.  Axford was the Brewers' closer, the relief pitcher brought in at the end of games to try to preserve a victory. 

A potentially habitable planet about the size of Earth is orbiting the star that is nearest our solar system, according to scientists who describe the find Wednesday in the journal Nature.

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