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Jamie Kripke / PeopleForBikes

As the future of Wisconsin's Complete Streets program is still in question, having reliable funding for bicycle infrastructure is not just an issue Wisconsin faces.

Professional cyclist Tim Johnson led a group bike ride from Minnesota through Milwaukee to Chicago to illustrate the need for improved bike infrastructure.

scott.tanis / Flickr

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation – the quasi-public body created by Governor Walker to replace the state department in charge of job creation – has been plagued by controversy. Most recently, it’s taken criticism for a half-million dollar loan to a Walker campaign donor with a failing business.

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You might remember the game Sim City... It had users create and manage a city, making key decisions along the way about what to build, how much to spend and how to prioritize.

A new website developed by Marquette University and the Public Policy Forum, or PPF, takes a page from the Sim City playbook. But in this case it doesn’t ask you to develop a new city, it asks you how you would fund the one we live in.

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The Women’s World Cup soccer tournament is underway in Canada, and it’s attracting a lot of attention in the United States with the U.S. team a perennial favorite.  Soccer is booming in general around the United States both in participation and as a spectator sport.

An international friendly match drew thousands of people to Miller Park last year – and proved popular enough that another match was announced for this summer.

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"There's no place like home," says Michael Paul Thiry of Partners in Art.

After a  successful 15 year stint in the Southern California art community, Milwaukee artists Jerry Hirschmann and Michael Paul Thiry (also known as Partners in Art) have returned home. With them, they have brought their unique blown glass and stainless steel flower sculptures, which also double as practical bowls and plates and have gained them notable praise.

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Governor Scott Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and County Executive Chris Abele held a joint press conference yesterday to announce a deal reached that would allow for the construction of a new basketball arena in downtown Milwaukee.  

teakrulos.com

Milwaukee writer Tea Krulos isn’t holding any ordinary launch event for his new book.  Instead, he’s holding a conference - and it’s definitely not any ordinary conference.

Essay: PrideFest

Jun 5, 2015
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Milwaukee's first summer festival gets underway at 3:00 this afternoon. PrideFest is a celebration of LGBT culture and accomplishments.

Essayist Paul Masterson is on the board of Milwaukee Pride, which plans the festival.  He says it's appropriate that Pride Fest is happening on the first anniversary of marriage equality in Wisconsin:

Carroll University

Public art often gets a bad rap – rightly or wrongly.  Typically an artist is chosen, a piece is created, installed, and the only real public part is whatever reaction you have to it once it’s on display.  Artist Kasia Ozga works differently.

She takes the public part of public art quite literally.  Her latest project is a public art installation based on water at Carroll University in Waukesha, being installed with the public’s help and input at the university.

Present Music

This Friday evening, Milwaukee's Present Music presents its season finale concert, called "Present Music Nation," at The Warehouse. One of the pieces that can be heard is from a new community collaboration called ComposeMilwaukee.

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