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6:05 am
Wed December 10, 2014

As County Committee Backs Couture Project, Supervisor Vows to Fight It

A rendering of the Couture Project.
Credit Rinka Chung Architecture

  A 44-story development proposed for Milwaukee’s lakefront got a boost this week.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Protesters Demand Action in Dontre Hamilton Case

A protest this week in Milwaukee organized by a Marquette University student mirrored recent demonstrations around the country.
Credit Erin Toner

As they’ve done for months, protesters gathered Tuesday in Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee to demand action in the Dontre Hamilton case. They're calling for former police officer Christopher Manney to be charged in Hamilton’s death.

The incident occured in April in Red Arrow Park downtown. Manney says he shot Hamilton after he became combative with the officer and struck him. Hamilton, who was 31, had schizophrenia.

Manney has since been fired from the Milwaukee Police Department for failing to follow protocol leading up to the shooting.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

After-School Programs in Milwaukee Lose 2015 Grant Funding

Running Rebels serves thousands of children and teenagers in Milwaukee through after-school programs and other activities
Credit LaToya Dennis

Children in Milwaukee may have fewer after-school options next year after an organization cut funding for the programs.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Dozens of Milwaukeeans Sign Up for Affordable Care Act in Second Year

Several people stood in line this week at the Washington Park Library to inquire about the Affordable Care Act.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Some Milwaukee residents are signing up for health care coverage as the federal Affordable Care Act enters its second year.

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Arts & Culture
5:06 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

North Meets South with Lucette

Canadian songwriter Lucette.

“There isn’t really a specific kind of music that is Canadian,” says Lauren Gillis, whose stage moniker is Lucette. “Because we’re such close neighbors, it just makes sense to draw so much from American music.”

The 22-year-old Canadian songwriter took to Nashville to work with producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson) on her latest record, Black is the Color.

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Politics & Government
1:37 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Wisconsin Writer Sees Discontent with Partisan Politics Reaching Critical Mass

Blue Jeans in High Place by Mike McCabe

Congress is taking up a one trillion dollar spending bill that would keep the federal government in business through the end of the fiscal year. But that news is unlikely to signal a watershed new era in bipartisan cooperation in the capital.

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Economy & Business
9:20 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Positive Job Growth Expected to Continue, Some in Milwaukee Question Projected Rate

Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Business owners are optimistic about the future, according to a new survey by Milwaukee-based Manpower.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Decision on Charges in Dontre Hamilton Case Expected Soon

Protesters in Milwaukee call for justice for Dontre Hamilton, who was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in April.
Credit Credit Dontre - Never Forget, Facebook

The Milwaukee County District Attorney says he’ll issue a decision soon in the Dontre Hamilton case.

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Arts & Culture
5:40 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Album of the Week: "The Real Book" by Danielia Cotton

Danielia Cotton
Credit 2014 © Danielia Cotton

 

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Arts & Culture
4:53 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

"(Just Like) Starting Over" with Producer Jack Douglas

Jack Douglas in New York City. Photo by Jim Herrington.

"In a way, I've been working on this story for forty years," says Tom Matthews, author of a new profile of producer Jack Douglas in Milwaukee Magazine called (Just Like) Starting Over. 

"I was fifteen in 1975 and I was the kid sitting in his basement in Janesville reading the back of all my rock albums," says Matthews. "Douglas's name - as editor, engineer, or producer - was on the back of a lot of these albums." 

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