Milwaukee

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It's summer and time for Shakespeare in the Park. The Optimist Theatre has a new production - and a new home.

Amy Puzia, Flickr

It seems that not a week goes by when we don't learn that Milwaukee has been named to a national list of the best things or the worst things.

A Dollar Tree store is hoping to open in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood, at North and MLK, but a Common Council committee dealt the project a setback Thursday.

computerjeramy, flickr

New York City is known as “The City that Never Sleeps.” Could Milwaukee be one in the same?

(Brian Zalewski/Flickr)

While Milwaukee may never gain the reputation of being a city that never sleeps, there is a lot more going on during a full 24 hour day than many of us might expect.

kylemac, flickr

Milwaukee retail and civic leaders have spent the last several days in Las Vegas attending an event they hope will leave a mark on the city's retail scene.

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Milwaukee is in something of a food renaissance, for restaurants, ingredients, and simply for the interest of people in what goes onto their plate.

Where are you from?  Ask that to the next person you meet on the street in Milwaukee, and they’ll probably look at you funny.  So, instead, take our word for it – the answer is probably someplace local.

Writer and Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank says where we are from says a great deal about where we are going:

Some public school advocates are sounding alarms over several issues in Governor Walker's proposed biennial budget. They point to essentially unchanged state aid and a call for expanding the state's voucher program as new challenges to Wisconsin's public school systems. Some also say that the effort to reward higher-performing schools would come at the expensive of schools already facing a steep climb, in districts such as Milwaukee Public Schools.

Milwaukee Public Schools

In the last several weeks, the news cycle has been filled with stories of young men - many African-American - signing letters of intent to play sports at various American colleges and universities.

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