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4:59 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Essay: The Magic Is In The Memory

Credit Alexandra Rosas

Holiday displays like the one at the BMO Harris building often shape our memories of the season and remain with us long after we’re no longer children. But sometimes different memories define the perfect Christmas for us, as essayist Alexandra Rosas discovers:

On a thin carpet over bare wood floors, my brother and I sat and waited. Buzzing with anticipation, our   eyes wide, giggling, with our fingers in our mouths. It was Christmas Eve, and my entire family was sitting around our tinsel covered, brightly lit Christmas tree.

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Regional
4:59 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Twitter Photos Show Demonstrators Blocking Freeway Lanes in Milwaukee

Credit Wisconsin Jobs Now, Twitter

There are reports that people involved in protests against police killings of black men, are blocking traffic on I-43 in Milwaukee.

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Environment
4:56 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Federal Judge Puts Great Lakes Wolves Back on Engandered List

Hunters in Wisconsin killed 154 wolves, well before the deadline.
Credit WI DNR

The ruling by a federal judge in Washington D.C. also bans the hunting and trapping of gray wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.

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Regional
4:27 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

42 Years of a Milwaukee Holiday Tradition

Young visitors admiring the 2014 BMO Harris Bank Holiday Display.
Michelle Maternowski

If you grew up in Milwaukee, the holiday display downtown at M&I Bank, now BMO Harris, might bring back memories.

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Arts & Culture
4:08 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Spread Joy And Raise Awareness Through Music

A few members of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars with Mitch Teich
Credit Bonnie North / WUWM

The easing of the Ebola crisis in Africa comes as a relief to public health officials around the world, but even more so to the people in the African countries affected by the crisis - places such as Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Economy & Business
3:56 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Useful Tools & Tips For Your Year-End Charitable Giving

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The end of the calendar year is also the end of your chance to donate money or items to charitable causes - if you’d like to deduct them from the taxes you’ll file in 2015.

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Education
12:05 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

New Chancellor’s Goals Include Supporting Predecessors’ Projects

Mark Mone is the ninth chancellor of UWM
Credit Courtesy of University of Wisconsin System

Mark Mone became UW-Milwaukee’s new chancellor this week.

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Health & Science
10:50 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Essay: Sunday is NOT the Shortest Day of the Year

Hundreds mark the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge.
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Sunday is the solstice, an important marker in the progression of the year.

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Arts & Culture
10:33 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Poetry: "East Wood"

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The holiday season is a time many of spend with family, and with memories of family, as we hear in the words of Milwaukee poet Jenny Benjamin.

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Politics & Government
4:42 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Milwaukee Supervisors Clear the Way for Couture at Lakefront

Credit WUWM

While the county board refused to sell O'Donnell Park on Thursday, the board agreed to sell the nearby transit garage, for development of a high-rise.

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