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From roads and bridges to aging buildings and buses, the Milwaukee area is facing a lot of infrastructure needs. When taken in its totality, the dollar amount required for those needs is enormous and far beyond the area’s financial capabilities.

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The latest installment of I’m An American tells the story of a Rohingya man. The series explores what it means to be an American for people from underrepresented groups. It also gives them the chance to share their stories about their racial and ethnic identities.

I met Anuwar Kasim on a chilly Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee. It was at the headquarters of the Burmese Rohingya Community of Wisconsin (BRCW) on Howell near Layton Boulevard.

Susan Bence

Picture this. You're in a field in central Wisconsin. You're one of hundreds of people squeezing as close as possible to a 16-by-12 foot elevated track as 12 handcrafted shoebox-sized wooden vehicles prepare to compete.

That's exactly what people were doing recently — including yours truly — at the 6th annual Green Mini Demo Derby. The derby is a highlight of the Energy Fair in Custer, Wis.

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Makeal Flammini is a 2018 Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships For Individual Artists' recipient. Flammini has two young children, and she describes herself as a mom who hasn't slept in four years.

Flammini's work, along with that of all of the Nohl fellows, is currently on view at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Her show,  titled ‘How About I Eat You’, was inspired by a dream Flammini's daughter shared with her.  

How Andy Nunemaker Went From Corporate Executive To Serial Entrepreneur

Jun 27, 2019
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Milwaukee native Andy Nunemaker studied electrical engineering and business at some of our country’s top universities and held high-level jobs at two of its biggest companies. He got an undergraduate degree at Valparaiso and a master's degree at Georgia Tech, both in electrical engineering.

After running major operations for GE Healthcare, first in Australia and New Zealand, then for all of Southeast Asia, Andy was deep into a career as a very successful corporate executive. But then came a moment when he was presented with a life-changing decision.

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Canada-based Enbridge Energy doesn't need to carry additional insurance for a pipeline project in Dane County, despite the local government's insistence that it do so in case of an accidental spill.

Dane County officials made a $25 million environmental liability policy a requirement for Enbridge's permit for a project to triple the flow of crude oil from its Line 61 pipeline to 1.2 million barrels per day. The pipeline runs from northern Wisconsin to Illinois.

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On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. The Apollo 11 mission was the pinnacle of NASA’s decade long efforts to conquer space flight. It occurred just eight years after President John F. Kennedy announced a national goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s.

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A three-judge panel has dismissed a federal lawsuit challenging Republican-drawn legislative boundaries in the wake of a key U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 27 that federal courts have no place in policing political district boundaries.

READ: Supreme Court Rules Partisan Gerrymandering Is Beyond The Reach Of Federal Courts

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The state budget that's headed to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers contains language added by Republicans this week that would make it easier to sell Tesla-brand cars in Wisconsin.  

Sen. Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, voted for the budget. He sells rebuilt Tesla vehicles and Tesla parts. The GOP lawmaker tearfully denied Wednesday that the amendment would benefit him.

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There's a special archive that's been curated in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood for the past 15 years: the Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP). Zines are typically small, self-published magazines with a limited circulation, covering certain topics or communities. The zines in the Riverwest archive are written by LGBTQ folks or focus on a wide variety of LGBT issues. 

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Republicans who control the Wisconsin Senate approved a two-year spending plan Wednesday, with just a one vote majority. The Assembly passed the budget earlier this week.

The budget now goes to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who could make some big changes. The office of the Wisconsin governor is known for having “the most powerful veto pen in the country.” Senate Democrats spent much of Wednesday blasting the Republican plan.

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All baby boomers will be over 65 by 2030, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. So, one in every five residents will be of retirement age. That means more people will be living with chronic conditions and general age-related issues, even as their life expectancy increases. Here in Wisconsin, Waukesha County is home to the state’s largest senior population.

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Wisconsin's next biennial budget is now in the hands of the state Senate. That’s after the Republican-led Assembly approved the spending plan Tuesday night, on a party-line vote of 60 to 39.

Democrats were unsuccessful in efforts to amend the budget. But Assembly Republicans made some changes, in an attempt to make the proposal more palatable to skeptical colleagues in the Senate.

The 31 GOP amendments include one that slightly reduces property tax increases and another that would give counties more prosecutors.

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After Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced he had stage four pancreatic cancer, many took the diagnosis as a death sentence. The American Cancer Society estimates that just 3% of patients with pancreatic cancer at that stage will survive beyond 5 years after diagnosis.

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The $286 million project to get Lake Michigan drinking water to Waukesha and send treated wastewater back to the lake needs people to build the infrastructure. 

About 50 potential contractors attended a briefing in Waukesha Tuesday. They discussed some of the engineering and construction challenges ahead.

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