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Milwaukee
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Top: Milwaukee Skyline, Center Left Miller Park, Center Right Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Lower Left Milwaukee River, Lower Right Milwaukee City Hall

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Nickname(s): Cream City, Brew City, Mil Town, The Mil, MKE, The City of Festivals, Deutsch-Athen (German Athens) ' '
Location of Milwaukee in
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Milwaukee is located in the USA
Milwaukee
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 43°03′8″N 87°57′21″W / 43.05222°N 87.95583°W / 43.05222; -87.95583
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Counties Milwaukee, Washington, Waukesha
Government
 - Mayor Tom Barrett (D)
Area
 - City 169 sq mi (251.0 km2)
 - Land 96 sq mi (248.8 km2)
 - Water 1 sq mi (2.2 km2)
Elevation 617 ft (188 m)
Population (2008)
 - City 604,477
 Density 6,296.3/sq mi (2,399.5/km2)
 Metro 1,739,497
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 414
FIPS code 55-53000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1577901[2]
Website www.city.milwaukee.gov
.Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin and 23rd most populous in the United States.^ "Imagine, now, if these angry mobs took place in every major city in the United States.
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^ As an example, the state of Illinois has 180 weather monitoring points and 4 within its largest city of Chicago.
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^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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.It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan.^ It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan .
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^ They lost Michael Cudahy’s money for the County Grounds location - giving the Monarch Butterfly a better future in Milwaukee County.
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^ Despite Lake Michigan, overnight lows in downtown Milwaukee are often much warmer than suburban locations because of the urban heat island effect .
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Its estimated 2008 population was 604,477.[3] Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha Metropolitan Area with a population of 1,739,497 as of 2007.[4] Milwaukee is also the regional center of the seven county Greater Milwaukee Area, with an estimated population of 2,014,032 as of 2008.[5]
.The first Europeans to pass through the area were French missionaries and fur traders.^ French missionaries and traders first passed through the area in the late 17th and 18th centuries.
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^ The first Europeans to pass through the area were French missionaries and fur traders .
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^ Milwaukee has three " founding fathers ", of whom French Canadian Solomon Juneau was first to arrive in the area, in 1818.
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In 1818, the French-Canadian explorer Solomon Juneau settled in the area, and in 1846 Juneau's town combined with two neighboring towns to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee.[6] .Large numbers of German and other immigrants helped increase the city's population during the 1840s and the following decades.^ Drawing of Milwaukee in 1858 A great number of German immigrants increased the city's population during the 1840s, and continued to migrate to the area during the following decades.
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^ The large concentrations of German immigrants contributed to the musical character of the city.
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^ Large numbers of German and other immigrants helped increase the city's population during the 1840s and the following decades.
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.Once known almost exclusively as a brewing and manufacturing powerhouse, Milwaukee has taken steps in recent years to reshape its image.^ Once known almost exclusively as a brewing and manufacturing powerhouse, Milwaukee has taken steps in recent years to reshape its image.
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^ MillerCoors is a joint venture formed last year by Milwaukee-based Miller Brewing Co.
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^ In 2007, three Milwaukee-area companies were among nine firms honored for manufacturing excellence in the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year competition.
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.In the past decade, major new additions to the city have included the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Midwest Airlines Center, Miller Park, an internationally renowned addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, and Pier Wisconsin, as well as major renovations to the Milwaukee Auditorium.^ In the past decade, major new additions to the city have included the Milwaukee Riverwalk , the Midwest Airlines Center , Miller Park , an internationally renowned addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum , and Pier Wisconsin , as well as major renovations to the Milwaukee Auditorium .
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^ Venues such as Pabst Theater , Marcus Center for Performing Arts , the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts , Marcus Amphitheater ( Summerfest Grounds ), Riverside Theater , the Northern Lights Theater , and The Rave frequently bring internationally-known and critically acclaimed acts to Milwaukee.
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^ The city hosts the Wisconsin State Fair , as well as an annual lakefront fair called Summerfest .
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.In addition, many new skyscrapers, condos, lofts, and apartments have been constructed in neighborhoods on and near the lakefront and riverbanks.^ In addition, many new skyscrapers, condos, lofts, and apartments have been constructed in neighborhoods on and near the lakefront and riverbanks.
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History

Statue of Solomon Juneau, who helped establish the city of Milwaukee
.The Milwaukee area was originally inhabited by the Menominee, Fox, Mascouten, Sauk, Potawatomi, Ojibwe (all Algic/Algonquian peoples) and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) (a Siouan people) Native American tribes.^ We the people don't have the power anymore because we are all brain washed by the american capitalist machine.
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^ Organization for Inspiration is a newly founded Non Profit Organization in Milwaukee Wisconsin for Visual Artists, Poets, Musicians, and other creative people in the Milwaukee area.
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^ I participated in this action not because I believe we need more violence in the world, but because I am frustrated with the continuing violence set upon all the people in Iraq and Afghanistan, Americans and others.
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French missionaries and traders first passed through the area in the late 17th and 18th centuries. .The word "Milwaukee" comes from an Algonquian word Millioke which means "Good/Beautiful/Pleasant Land", Potawatomi language minwaking, or Ojibwe language ominowakiing, "Gathering place [by the water]".[7][8] Early explorers called the Milwaukee River and surrounding lands various names: Melleorki, Milwacky, Mahn-a-waukie, Milwarck, and Milwaucki.^ The humans who gathered at Sweet Water were as excited as the fish, who were happy eating by early evening in their new home!
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^ Would it not be a good thing to hear some Earth Poets or some “earth poets” by the Sweet Water worm bins at the Sweet Water Holiday Gathering and Perch Auction coming up(see below)?
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^ Wednesday Early Evenings: Come visit us at Sweet Water Guild School!
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For many years, printed records gave the name as "Milwaukie". One story of Milwaukee's name says,
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[O]ne day during the thirties of the last century [1800s] a newspaper calmly changed the name to Milwaukee, and Milwaukee it has remained until this day.^ They tip dumpsters over in the streets like it's going to change something, then they have a May Day picnic while the biggest demo in the history of Milwaukee is taking place.
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^ We are in desperate need of change, thus feel it imperative that efforts to provide Stimulus assistance be done to assure proper placement in a manner that benefits all Milwaukee citizens.
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[9]
The spelling "Milwaukie" lives on in Milwaukie, Oregon, named after the Wisconsin city in 1847, before the current spelling was universally accepted.
.Milwaukee has three "founding fathers", of whom French Canadian Solomon Juneau was first to arrive in the area, in 1818. The Juneaus founded the town called Juneau's Side, or Juneautown, that began attracting more settlers.^ Organization for Inspiration is a newly founded Non Profit Organization in Milwaukee Wisconsin for Visual Artists, Poets, Musicians, and other creative people in the Milwaukee area.
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.However, Byron Kilbourn was Juneau's equivalent on the west side of the Milwaukee River.^ The Milwaukee stand wil;l be located in a vacant lot turned community garden next door to Amaranth Caf on Milwaukees west side.
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.In competition with Juneau, he established Kilbourntown west of the Milwaukee River, and made sure the streets running toward the river did not join with those on the east side.^ The Milwaukee stand wil;l be located in a vacant lot turned community garden next door to Amaranth Caf on Milwaukees west side.
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This accounts for the large number of angled bridges that still exist in Milwaukee today. Further, Kilbourn distributed maps of the area which only showed Kilbourntown, implying Juneautown did not exist or that the east side of the river was uninhabited and thus undesirable. The third prominent builder was George H. Walker. He claimed land to the south of the Milwaukee River, along with Juneautown, where he built a log house in 1834. This area grew and became known as Walker's Point.
By the 1840s, the three towns had grown quite a bit, along with their rivalries. .There were some intense battles between the towns, mainly Juneautown and Kilbourntown, which culminated with the Milwaukee Bridge War of 1845.^ There will be some time at the Sweet Water “Night School” devoted to conversations advancing collaborations between Milwaukee, Africa, and rain forest peoples, e.g.
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Following the Bridge War, it was decided the best course of action was to officially unite the towns. .So, on January 31, 1846, they combined to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee and elected Solomon Juneau as Milwaukee's first mayor.^ The City of Milwaukee is moving toward privatizing Milwaukee Water even as they speak of making Milwaukee the Fresh Water Capitol of the world (privatization is part of that scenario too).
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^ Other important people to cotact are your state representative/senator, county supervisor if in Milwaukee, city mayor/alderperson if in Wauwatosa.
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^ They hope after creating this space to inspire others to create similar spaces to encourage positive growth and community in the city of Milwaukee and elsewhere!
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German immigration

Drawing of Milwaukee in 1854
A great number of German immigrants increased the city's population during the 1840s, and continued to migrate to the area during the following decades. Milwaukee has been called the "Deutsches Athen" (German Athens), and into the twentieth century, there were more German speakers and German-language newspapers than there were English speakers and English-language newspapers in the city.[citation needed] The German heritage and influence in the Milwaukee area is widespread. .To this day, the Greater Milwaukee phone book includes more than 40 pages of Schmitts or Schmidts, far more than the pages of Smiths.^ How about this: More Wisconsinites have been killed in Milwaukee in the last four years than in Iraq.
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^ This spring, however, much more so than in past springs, I feel my hope and confidence mixed with a sense of greater urgency.
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.During the middle and late 19th century, Wisconsin and the Milwaukee area became the final destination of many German immigrants fleeing the Revolution of 1848 in the various small German states and Austria.^ Organization for Inspiration is a newly founded Non Profit Organization in Milwaukee Wisconsin for Visual Artists, Poets, Musicians, and other creative people in the Milwaukee area.
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^ Many of you already know that the Milwaukee area is considered to be in the forefront of the nation-wide urban agriculture movement.
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In Wisconsin, they found the inexpensive land and the freedoms they sought. .Over the next ten years over a million people left Germany and settled in the United States.^ According to the Department of Agriculture, in 2005 the United States imported 300 million pounds of tilapia but produced only 17 million.
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.Some were the intellectual leaders of this rebellion, but many were impoverished Germans who had lost confidence in the government's ability to solve the country's economic problems.^ Yes, the same government that overthrew many more democraticly elected leaders world wide.
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.Others left because they feared constant political turmoil in Germany.^ American soldiers only want them to quit killing each other Which they do because of one paragraph about the prophet's intentions.
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One prosperous innkeeper wrote after arriving in Wisconsin: "I would prefer the civilized, cultured, Germany to America if it were still in its former orderly condition, but as it has turned out recently, and with the threatening prospect for the future of religion and politics, I prefer America. Here I can live a more quiet, and undisturbed life."[citation needed] One journalist commented in the Houston Post that "Germany seems to have lost all of her foreign possessions with the exception of Milwaukee, St. Louis and Cincinnati."

Polish immigrants

St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, the mother church of all of Milwaukee's Polish parishes
.Although the German presence in Milwaukee after the Civil War remained strong, other groups made their way to the city.^ We can find other ways to support city services.
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^ Stu> Stop the war in Milwaukee first 20.03.2007 - 18:18 Reading some of the other comments on this issue made me laugh about the ignorance and cowardice of the "war protestors."
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Foremost among these were Polish immigrants. The Poles had many reasons for leaving their homeland, mainly poverty and political oppression by Germany (many immigrants came from the German part of Poland). .Because Milwaukee offered the Polish immigrants an abundance of low-paying entry level jobs, it became one of the largest Polish settlements in the USA.^ When I asked them why they would do this the response was simply “because everyone knows Milwaukee has one of the best zoos in the world”.
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^ The father of the boy went on to inform me how amazing it was that here in Milwaukee we had one of the largest populations of this endangered species.
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.For many residents, Milwaukee's South Side is synonymous with the Polish community which settled here.^ Link to Time Exchange here on Milwaukee Renaissance The Milwaukee Time Exchange main link Link to Community Weaver - the software that runs the exchange.
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^ The Milwaukee stand wil;l be located in a vacant lot turned community garden next door to Amaranth Caf on Milwaukees west side.
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^ This should include members of Milwaukee’s wide diversity of community organization that actually reside in the very neighborhoods that are in need.
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The group's proud ethnicity maintained a high profile here for decades and it was not until the 1950s and 60s that the families began to disperse to the southern suburbs.
.By 1850, there were seventy-five Poles in Milwaukee County and the US Census indicates that they had a variety of occupations: grocers, blacksmiths, tavernkeepers, coopers, butchers, broommakers, shoemakers, draymen, laborers, and farmers.^ They lost Michael Cudahy’s money for the County Grounds location - giving the Monarch Butterfly a better future in Milwaukee County.
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Three distinct Polish communities evolved in Milwaukee, with the majority settling in the area south of Greenfield Avenue. Milwaukee County's Polish population of 30,000 in 1890 rose to 100,000 by 1915. Poles historically have had a strong national cultural and social identity, maintained through the Catholic Church. .A view of Milwaukee's South Side skyline is replete with the steeples of the many churches these immigrants built, churches that are still vital centers of the community.^ Located inside Bucketworks, Milwaukee’s one and only community center for the mind, we have ten workstations available for group or individual use where you can: .
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^ The Milwaukee stand wil;l be located in a vacant lot turned community garden next door to Amaranth Caf on Milwaukees west side.
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^ Milwaukee water is vital for families, businesses and community safety.
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St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and the surrounding neighborhood was the center of Polish life in Milwaukee. St. Stanislaus was the first Polish church in urban America.[citation needed] As the Polish community surrounding St. Stanislaus continued to grow, Mitchell Street became known as the "Polish Grand Avenue". As Mitchell Street grew denser, the Polish population started moving south to the Lincoln Village neighborhood, home to the Basilica of St. Josaphat and Kosciuszko Park. .Other Polish communities started on the east side of Milwaukee and Jones Island, a major commercial fishing center settled mostly by Poles from the Baltic Coast.^ The Milwaukee stand wil;l be located in a vacant lot turned community garden next door to Amaranth Caf on Milwaukees west side.
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^ Into an aquaponics fish vegetable farm and community food center!
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^ Purdue Universitys Kwamena Quagrainie, who specializes in aquaculture marketing, does not know of any other commercial urban fish farms.
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Today, St. Stanislaus is staffed by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, which intends to restore the historic edifice.[citation needed]
There were about 30,000 Poles in Milwaukee by the late 1880s compared with over 50,000 Germans—a considerable number, placing the group in second place among the ethnic immigrant communities.[citation needed]
.Milwaukee has the third largest Polish population in the U.S. at 57,485 (9.6%), behind New York City 213,447 (2.7%) and Chicago 210,421 (7.3%).^ As an example, the state of Illinois has 180 weather monitoring points and 4 within its largest city of Chicago.
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^ The father of the boy went on to inform me how amazing it was that here in Milwaukee we had one of the largest populations of this endangered species.
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.June 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The city experienced a major increase in its Polish population during the last 10 years.^ Culture stands will be in use during a Wisconsin growing season (mid June mid October), will be stored for the winter and be in use for at least 5 years.
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^ In addition, the city has ignored over 10 years of residency hiring and subcontracting requirements related to unemployed Black and white residents who live within CDBG targeted areas.
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[citation needed] The city holds America's largest celebration of Polish culture and cuisine at Polish Fest.

Other immigrant groups from Europe

In addition to the Germans and Poles, Milwaukee received large influxes of other European immigrants from Lithuania, Italy, Ireland, and Bohemia. .Italians number in the city at around 42,000, but in Milwaukee County they number around 300,000 to 4000,000.The largest Italian American festival Festa Italiana is held in the city.^ They lost Michael Cudahy’s money for the County Grounds location - giving the Monarch Butterfly a better future in Milwaukee County.
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^ The City of Milwaukee is moving toward privatizing Milwaukee Water even as they speak of making Milwaukee the Fresh Water Capitol of the world (privatization is part of that scenario too).
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^ The proposed sites for 2010 are in southern Wisconsin: rural Sauk County, rural Iowa County, rural Dane County and inner city Milwaukee.
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[10] As well as many Jews from Central and Eastern Europe. .By 1910, Milwaukee shared the distinction with New York City of having the largest percentage of foreign-born residents in the United States.^ "Imagine, now, if these angry mobs took place in every major city in the United States.
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^ As an example, the state of Illinois has 180 weather monitoring points and 4 within its largest city of Chicago.
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^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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[11] Milwaukee has a large Serbian population with Serbian restaurants and Serbian churches along with an American Serb Hall. The American Serb Hall in Milwaukee is known for its Friday fish fries and popular events. Many U.S. presidents have visited Milwaukee's Serb Hall in the past.

African-American migration

.During this time, a small community of African Americans who emigrated from the South formed a community that would come to be known as Bronzeville.^ I'm sure he would have killed anarchists for stalin (as many communists did) if he had lived in spain during the spanish civil war instead of south america.
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As industry boomed, the African-American influence grew in Milwaukee.

Socialism

.During the first half of the twentieth century, Milwaukee was the hub of the socialist movement in the United States.^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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.Milwaukee elected three socialist mayors during this time: Emil Seidel (1910–1912), Daniel Hoan (1916–1940), and Frank Zeidler (1948–1960).^ In memoriam Frank Zeidler (1912-2006) .
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It remains the only major city in the country to have done so. Often referred to as "Sewer Socialists", the Milwaukee socialists were characterized by their practical approach to government and labor.

Historic neighborhoods

The historic Third Ward
In 1892, Whitefish Bay, South Milwaukee, and Wauwatosa were incorporated. .They were followed by Cudahy (1895), North Milwaukee (1897) and East Milwaukee, later known as Shorewood, in 1900. In the early 20th century West Allis (1902) and West Milwaukee (1906) were added, which completed the first generation of "inner-ring" suburbs.^ Milwaukee, Wauwatosa and West Allis will experience loss of property tax revenue.
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^ They lost Michael Cudahy’s money for the County Grounds location - giving the Monarch Butterfly a better future in Milwaukee County.
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In the 1920s Chicago gangster activity came north to Milwaukee during the Prohibition era. Al Capone, noted Chicago mobster, owned a home in the Milwaukee suburb Brookfield, where moonshine was made. The house still stands on a street named after Capone.[citation needed]
With the large influx of immigrants, Milwaukee became one of the 15 largest cities in the nation, and by the mid-1960s, its population reached nearly 750,000. Starting in the late 1960s, however, Milwaukee, like many cities in the "rust belt," saw its population start to decline as a result of various factors, including the loss of blue collar jobs and the phenomenon of "white flight."
.Nevertheless, in recent years the city has begun to make strides in improving its economy, neighborhoods, and image, resulting in the revitalization of neighborhoods such as the Historic Third Ward, Lincoln Village, the East Side, and more recently Walker's Point and Bay View, along with attracting new businesses to its downtown area.^ We expect some local Bay View, Third Ward, Walkers Point, Riverwest, and/or Eastside restaurants to compliment the Sweet Water fish: in Bay View perhaps Wild Flower with rye bread, Lulu’s for slaw, Cafe Central, Svens, Outpost, for example, with potato pancakes.
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^ Founder and principal of a 33 year old downtown Milwaukee business serving editors and authors nationwide.
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^ This year, and last, we have begun seeing the unfortunate results of systemic breakdown.
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The city continues to plan for revitalization through various projects.
Milwaukee's rich European history is evident today. .Largely through its efforts to preserve its history, in 2006 Milwaukee was named one of the "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.^ In fact, I think I have the right to throw a trash can through the window of every one of the protesters there, I can find out the names of those arrested and start with them.
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^ Keep in mind, also, that NOT ONE peace rally or vigil in Milwaukee has attracted national attention.
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[12]
In 2007, the Census Bureau released revised population numbers for Milwaukee that showed the city gained population between 2000 and 2006, making this the first period of population growth since the 1960s.
Historic Milwaukee walking tours provide a guided tour of Milwaukee's historic districts, including topics on Milwaukee's architectural heritage, its glass skywalk system, and the Milwaukee Riverwalk.
Panorama map of Milwaukee, with a view of the City Hall tower, ca. 1898

Geography

Aerial view of downtown Milwaukee
Milwaukee lies along the shores and bluffs of Lake Michigan at the confluence of three rivers: the Menomonee, the Kinnickinnic, and the Milwaukee. Smaller rivers, such as the Root River and Lincoln Creek also flow through the city.
Milwaukee's terrain is sculpted by the glacier path and includes steep bluffs along Lake Michigan that begin about a mile (6 km) north of downtown. In addition, 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Milwaukee is the Kettle Moraine and lake country that provides an industrial landscape combined with inland lakes.
.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 251.69 km² (96.9 square miles).^ "Imagine, now, if these angry mobs took place in every major city in the United States.
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^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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^ According to the Department of Agriculture, in 2005 the United States imported 300 million pounds of tilapia but produced only 17 million.
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248.8 km² (96.1 square miles) of it is land, and 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.88% water.[citation needed]

Cityscape

Panoramic view of Downtown Milwaukee at night, grid system visible
The city runs largely on the grid system, although in the far northwest and southwest corners of the city, the grid pattern gives way to a more suburban-style streetscape. .North-south streets are numbered, and east-west streets are named.^ S. Robinson (one block west of KK, block south of Becher, 3 blocks north of Lincoln) .
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.However north-south streets east of 1st street are named, like east-west streets.^ S. Robinson (one block west of KK, block south of Becher, 3 blocks north of Lincoln) .
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The north-south numbering line is along the Menomonee River (east of Hawley Road) and Fairview Avenue/Golfview Parkway (west of Hawley Road), with the east-west numbering line defined along 1st Street (north of Oklahoma Avenue) and Chase/Howell Avenue (south of Oklahoma Avenue). This numbering system is also used to the north by Mequon in Ozaukee County, and by some Waukesha County communities.
.Milwaukee is crossed by Interstate 43 and Interstate 94, which come together downtown at the Marquette Interchange.^ We have only to drive the Marquette interchange to know that traffic still comes to a standstill at rush hour.
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.Interstate 894 bypass runs through portions of the city's southwest side, and Interstate 794 comes out of the Marquette interchange eastbound, bends south along the lakefront and crosses the harbor over the Hoan Bridge, then ends near the Bay View neighborhood and becomes the "Lake Parkway" (WIS-794).^ We have only to drive the Marquette interchange to know that traffic still comes to a standstill at rush hour.
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^ Founding Member Bay View Neighborhood Association.
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^ Look for “Lake Effect” and “Bay View Compass” coverage of this “renaissance moment!” .
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One of the distinctive traits of Milwaukee's residential areas are the neighborhoods full of so-called Polish flats. .These are two-family home with separate entrances, but with the units stacked one on top of another instead of side-by-side.^ At these public hearings one may elect to give an oral testimony which will be recorded, instead of providing a written comment.
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This arrangement enables a family of limited means to purchase both a home and a modestly priced rental apartment unit. Since Polish-American immigrants to the area prized land ownership, this solution, which was prominent in their areas of settlement within the city, came to be associated with them.

Climate

.Milwaukee's location in the Great Lakes Region means that it often has rapidly changing weather.^ Starting from Milwaukee and the Great Lakes, Opening to the wider world.
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The warmest month of the year is July, when the average high temperature is 82 °F (28 °C), with overnight low temperatures averaging 66 °F (19 °C); January is the coldest month, with high temperatures averaging 27 °F (−3 °C), with the overnight low temperatures around 13 °F (−11 °C).[13] .Of the 50 largest cities in the United States,[14] Milwaukee has the second-coldest average annual temperature, next to that of Minneapolis.^ "Imagine, now, if these angry mobs took place in every major city in the United States.
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^ As an example, the state of Illinois has 180 weather monitoring points and 4 within its largest city of Chicago.
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^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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[15]
Climate data for Milwaukee, WI
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 63
(17)
68
(20)
82
(28)
91
(33)
94
(34)
104
(40)
105
(41)
103
(39)
99
(37)
89
(32)
77
(25)
68
(20)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 28
(-2.2)
32
(0)
42
(5.6)
54
(12.2)
67
(19.4)
77
(25)
82
(27.8)
80
(26.7)
73
(22.8)
61
(16.1)
46
(7.8)
33
(0.6)
56.3
(13.5)
Average low °F (°C) 13
(-10.6)
18
(-7.8)
27
(-2.8)
38
(3.3)
50
(10)
59
(15)
66
(18.9)
64
(17.8)
55
(12.8)
44
(6.7)
31
(-0.6)
19
(-7.2)
40.3
(4.6)
Record low °F (°C) -26
(-32)
-26
(-32)
-10
(-23)
12
(-11)
24
(-4)
33
(1)
40
(4)
42
(6)
28
(-2)
18
(-8)
-14
(-26)
-22
(-30)
-26
(-32)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.30
(33)
1.35
(34.3)
2.22
(56.4)
3.86
(98)
3.08
(78.2)
3.61
(91.7)
3.58
(90.9)
3.93
(99.8)
3.52
(89.4)
2.61
(66.3)
2.78
(70.6)
2.02
(51.3)
33.86
(860)
Snowfall inches (mm) 12.8
(325.1)
9.6
(243.8)
8.7
(221)
1.7
(43.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(5.1)
3.0
(76.2)
10.4
(264.2)
46.5
(1,181.1)
Source: National Weather Service,[16] Weatherbase.com[17] January 26, 2010
.Milwaukee's proximity to Lake Michigan causes a convection current to form around mid-afternoon in light wind regimes, resulting in the so-called "lake breeze", a smaller scale version of the more common sea breeze.^ Milwaukee Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Milwaukee County Downtown Transit Center Harbor Lights Room - 2nd floor 909 E. Michigan Ave., Milwaukee, WI .
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The lake breeze is most common between the months of March and June. This onshore flow causes temperatures to remain milder near the lake compared to inland locations..September 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Residents of the area refer to this phenomenon through the phrase "cooler by the lake," which is sometimes used in a punning manner to refer to Milwaukee's nightlife and festivities as well.^ Milwaukee Area Time Exchange is a network of neighbors building safe and vibrant communities through the exchange of our greatest natural resources: our time, skills and spirit.
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The light (a "gas flame") on top of Wisconsin Gas Building (center-right) gives basic forecast. Here, blue indicates "no change in view."
As the sun sets, the convection current reverses and an offshore flow ensues causing a land breeze. After a land breeze develops, warmer temperatures flow east toward the lakeshore, sometimes causing high temperatures to be reached during the late evening. The lake breeze is not a daily occurrence and will not form if southwest to northwest winds generally exceed 15 mph (24 km/h). The lake acts to moderate cold air outbreaks along the lakeshore during winter months.
.Despite Lake Michigan, overnight lows in downtown Milwaukee are often much warmer than suburban locations because of the urban heat island effect.^ Milwaukee Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Milwaukee County Downtown Transit Center Harbor Lights Room - 2nd floor 909 E. Michigan Ave., Milwaukee, WI .
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.More snow falls in Milwaukee than surrounding areas, because of periodic episodes of lake effect snow.^ How about this: More Wisconsinites have been killed in Milwaukee in the last four years than in Iraq.
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.September 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Onshore winds cause higher daytime relative humidity levels in Milwaukee as compared to other cities at the same latitude.^ We strongly recommend that the Stimulus granting staff investigate the level of the City of Milwaukee contracts that are awarded to companies not located in the city, and which employ no Milwaukee citizens.
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^ Urban fish farms may help fill these gaps, with Milwaukee and other cities reaping economic, health, and environmental benefits.
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^ Other important people to cotact are your state representative/senator, county supervisor if in Milwaukee, city mayor/alderperson if in Wauwatosa.
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[citation needed]
Ice skaters downtown at Red Arrow Park off of Water Street
.Milwaukee's all-time record high temperature is 105 °F (41 °C) set on July 24, 1934. The coldest temperature ever experienced by the city was −26 °F (−32.2 °C) on both January 17, 1982 and February 4, 1996.[citation needed] The 1982 event, also known as Cold Sunday, featured temperatures as low as -40 °F (-40 °C) in some of the suburbs as little as 10 miles (16 km) to the north of Milwaukee.^ At the click of mouse, gardeners from any town or city in all USA states can select by day, month or plant on the correct times to plant, cultivate or harvest their food plants.
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^ There will be some time at the Sweet Water “Night School” devoted to conversations advancing collaborations between Milwaukee, Africa, and rain forest peoples, e.g.
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^ They wear masks all the time- who wants some dope dealer burning your house down because he knows who you are?
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Workers spread salt manually on ice
The wettest month is August, because of frequent thunderstorms.[citation needed] These can at times be dangerous and damaging, bringing hail and high winds. .In rare instances, it can bring a tornado to the more inland parts of the city.^ UWM could send a signal that its school is more than an iconic location (pretty lakeshore) but a worker bee, a working part of the larger city.
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However, almost all summer rainfall in the city is brought by these storms. In spring and fall, longer events of prolonged, lighter rain bring most of the precipitation. Snow commonly falls in the city from early November until the middle of March, although it has been recorded as early as September 23, and as late as May 31. The city receives an average of 46.5 in (118 cm) of snow in winter, but this number is highly variable.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 20,061
1860 45,246 125.5%
1870 71,440 57.9%
1880 115,587 61.8%
1890 204,468 76.9%
1900 285,315 39.5%
1910 373,857 31.0%
1920 457,147 22.3%
1930 578,249 26.5%
1940 587,472 1.6%
1950 637,392 8.5%
1960 741,324 16.3%
1970 717,099 −3.3%
1980 636,212 −11.3%
1990 628,088 −1.3%
2000 596,974 −5.0%
Est. 2008 604,477 [18] 1.3%
Source: U.S. Census[19]

Population

As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 596,974.[1] Its estimated 2008 population was 604,447.[3] As of 2000, there were 232,188 households, and 135,133 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,399.5/km² (6,214.3 per square mile). There are 249,225 housing units at an average density of 1,001.7/km² (2,594.4 per square mile).
There are 232,188 households, of which 30.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.2% are married couples living together, 21.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% are non-families. .33.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older.^ Am I to assume that "grown-ups" are those individuals who march on approved routes, don't cause any trouble and get completely ignored?
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^ Those selected who live farther are responsible for picking up trailer.
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The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.25.
.According to the 2000 Census, there were at least 1,408 same-sex households in Milwaukee which accounts for 0.6% of all households in the city.^ According to U.S. Census figures, Milwaukee’s poverty rate now ranks in the top 10 cities, and 1 out of 3 children in Milwaukee Public Schools is living in poverty.
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[20] .Although this number is slightly lower than other cities in the region such as Chicago and Minneapolis, Milwaukee continues to be noted for its generally accepting attitudes towards the LGBT community.^ Urban fish farms may help fill these gaps, with Milwaukee and other cities reaping economic, health, and environmental benefits.
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^ Other important people to cotact are your state representative/senator, county supervisor if in Milwaukee, city mayor/alderperson if in Wauwatosa.
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^ If Sweet Water succeeds, it will provide a valuable business model for entrepreneurs in Milwaukee and other cities.
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.April 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] As a result, many gay-friendly communities have developed in neighborhoods such as Walker's Point, Bay View, Historic Third Ward, Riverwest, and the East Side.^ We expect some local Bay View, Third Ward, Walkers Point, Riverwest, and/or Eastside restaurants to compliment the Sweet Water fish: in Bay View perhaps Wild Flower with rye bread, Lulu’s for slaw, Cafe Central, Svens, Outpost, for example, with potato pancakes.
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^ A Letter to Tom Barrett about the Community Development Block Grant - April 20, 2009 .
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^ Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway], If you attend this open house you will see that one likely expansion direction will be from downtown to Walkers Point and Bay View.
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In 2001, Milwaukee was named the #1 city for lesbians by Girlfriends magazine.[21]
.In the city the population is spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who are 65 years of age or older.^ The people who say stuff like that are the same scum that were spitting on serviceman returning from SE Asia 30 years ago.
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^ According to U.S. Census figures, Milwaukee’s poverty rate now ranks in the top 10 cities, and 1 out of 3 children in Milwaukee Public Schools is living in poverty.
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^ In addition, the city has ignored over 10 years of residency hiring and subcontracting requirements related to unemployed Black and white residents who live within CDBG targeted areas.
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The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $32,216, and the median income for a family is $37,879. Males have a median income of $32,244 versus $26,013 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,181. 21.3% of the population and 17.4% of families are below the poverty line. .Out of the total population, 31.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.^ For those who have already been to a “Wheat Grass Moment” We will develop break out sessions on other themes Pertaining to urban agriculture and healthy living.
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^ According to U.S. Census figures, Milwaukee’s poverty rate now ranks in the top 10 cities, and 1 out of 3 children in Milwaukee Public Schools is living in poverty.
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.At 43% in 2007, Milwaukee has the second highest black male unemployment rate in the country behind Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.^ The condo boom represents the most massive construction program in the citys history, yet employs few Blacks who have unemployment rates over 50%.
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^ (The Crisis Continues: Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee 2007 by: Marc V. Levine University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Economic Development −10/08) - http://www4.uwm.edu/ced/ .
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[22]
Race in Wisconsin and Milwaukee
Race Milwaukee Wisconsin
White 43.6% 91%
Black 39.5% 6.48%
Native American 0.8% 1.3%
Asian 3.6% 2.21%
Pacific Islander 0.05% 0.09%
Other race 7.3% N/A
Two or more races 2.1% N/A
Hispanic 14.9% 3.35%
Note: Hispanics may be of any race.

Race and ethnicity

.As of the 2005-2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, White Americans made up 45.2% of Milwaukee's population; of which 40.9% were non-Hispanic whites.^ The Voice of Milwaukee> fuckin shit up 19.03.2007 - 22:21 and what did peace action do to accomplish shit?
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.Blacks or African Americans made up 38.7% of Milwaukee's population; of which 38.4% were non-Hispanic blacks.^ Both can claim higher-than-average annual earnings for African-Americans, a higher percentage of black college graduates and a solid base of black-owned businesses.
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American Indians made up 0.7% of the city's population. Asian Americans made up 3.3% of the city's population; of which 3.2% were non-Hispanic. Pacific Islander Americans made up 0.1% of the city's population. Individuals from some other race made up 10.0% of the city's population; of which 0.3% were non-Hispanic. Individuals from two or more races made up 2.0% of the city's population; of which 1.4% were non-Hispanic. In addition, Hispanics and Latinos made up 15.1% of Milwaukee's population.[23][24]
.As of the 2005-2007 American Community Survey, 38.7% of Milwaukee's residents reported having African American ancestry and 20.9% reported German ancestry.^ NPR Report 20.03.2007 - 06:28 Hey Kids, I just heard on NPR that 6 people were "cited" by police for this action.
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^ Dan> HEY F#CKSTICKS! 20.03.2007 - 16:01 It is the soldier, not the reporter Who has given us freedom of the press.
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^ This should include members of Milwaukee’s wide diversity of community organization that actually reside in the very neighborhoods that are in need.
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Other significant population groups include Polish (9.0%), Irish (6.5%), English (2.7%), Italian (2.7%), French (2.1%), with Hispanics totaling at 15.1%.[25]
.The metropolitan area was cited as being the most segregated in the U.S. in a Jet Magazine article in 2002.[26] The source of this information was a segregation index developed in the mid 1950s and used since 1964. In 2003, a more detailed study was conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee which found evidence that Milwaukee is not "hypersegregated" and actually ranks as the 43rd most integrated city in America.^ Enclosed is a copy of a letter our office received from the Milwaukee Area Taxpayers Group regarding the City of Milwaukee’s use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
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^ The proposed sites for 2010 are in southern Wisconsin: rural Sauk County, rural Iowa County, rural Dane County and inner city Milwaukee.
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^ Organization for Inspiration is a newly founded Non Profit Organization in Milwaukee Wisconsin for Visual Artists, Poets, Musicians, and other creative people in the Milwaukee area.
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[27] .Through continued dialogue between Milwaukee's citizens, the city is making an effort to reduce racial tensions and reduce the rate of segregation.^ The City of Milwaukee is moving toward privatizing Milwaukee Water even as they speak of making Milwaukee the Fresh Water Capitol of the world (privatization is part of that scenario too).
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^ We strongly recommend that the Stimulus granting staff investigate the level of the City of Milwaukee contracts that are awarded to companies not located in the city, and which employ no Milwaukee citizens.
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^ According to U.S. Census figures, Milwaukee’s poverty rate now ranks in the top 10 cities, and 1 out of 3 children in Milwaukee Public Schools is living in poverty.
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[28] With demographic changes in the wake of white flight, segregation in metropolitan Milwaukee is primarily in the suburbs rather than the city as in the era of Father Groppi.[29][30]

Religion

St. Josaphat Basilica, in Milwaukee's historic Lincoln Village.
.The Association of Religion Data Archives reported on the religious composition of the Milwaukee-Racine area as of 2000.[31] Approximately 55% of residents were adherents to one of the 188 groups included in the data.^ Located inside Bucketworks, Milwaukee’s one and only community center for the mind, we have ten workstations available for group or individual use where you can: .
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^ We arc transmitting the correspondence to you so that your staff may respond directly to the Milwaukee Area Taxpayers Group and provide a copy to our office .
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^ From: Milwaukee Area Taxpayers Group: Joe Bova, Robert Durrah, Sue Frank, Elmer .
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Of them, 58% were Catholic, 23% Lutheran, 3% Methodist, and 2.5% Jewish. .Others included adherents to other Protestant denominations, Orthodox churches, and Eastern religions.^ Ironically, despite requests and protest by myself and other residents, the detention ponds are not included in the Environmental Impact Statement.
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Historically African-American denominations were not included in the data.
Milwaukee is home to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee. .The School Sisters of the Third Order of St Francis have their mother house in Milwaukee, and several other religious orders have a significant presence in the area, including the Jesuits and Franciscans.^ Organization for Inspiration is a newly founded Non Profit Organization in Milwaukee Wisconsin for Visual Artists, Poets, Musicians, and other creative people in the Milwaukee area.
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.Milwaukee, where Father Josef Kentenich was exiled for 14 years from 1952 - 1965, is also the center for the Schoenstatt Movement in the United States.^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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St. Joan of Arc Chapel, the oldest church in Milwaukee, is located on the Marquette University campus. St. Josaphat Basilica was the first church to be given the Basilica honor in Wisconsin and the third in the United States. Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, located northwest of Milwaukee, in Hartford, Wisconsin, was also made a Basilica in 2006.
.Milwaukee is home for several Lutheran Church Synods, including The Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), which operates Concordia University in Mequon and Milwaukee Lutheran High School, the oldest Lutheran high school in the nation; and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), which was founded in 1850 in Milwaukee and maintains its national headquarters there.^ This recruiting center was right down the block from both a high school and a university.
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In addition, numerous mosques, synagogues, and temples serve Milwaukee's Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist communities.
Masons have various meeting locations in Milwaukee. The Tripoli Shrine Temple and Mosque, located on Wisconsin Avenue, is architecturally inspired by India's Taj Mahal and is home to the headquarters of all Shriner activities in Milwaukee. .Completed in 1928, it is on the National Register of Historic Places and one of Milwaukee's most unique landmarks.^ Keep in mind, also, that NOT ONE peace rally or vigil in Milwaukee has attracted national attention.
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Shriners, or Shrine Masons, belong to the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America.

Education

The John P. Raynor, S.J. Library at Marquette University

Higher education

Milwaukee has one of the highest per capita student populations in North America, ranking 6th among U.S. and Canadian cities in number of college students per 100 residents, according to a January 2000 study from McGill University[32]
Milwaukee area universities and colleges:

Primary and secondary education

.Milwaukee maintains Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), the largest school district in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the nation.^ Keep in mind, also, that NOT ONE peace rally or vigil in Milwaukee has attracted national attention.
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^ According to U.S. Census figures, Milwaukee’s poverty rate now ranks in the top 10 cities, and 1 out of 3 children in Milwaukee Public Schools is living in poverty.
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^ The father of the boy went on to inform me how amazing it was that here in Milwaukee we had one of the largest populations of this endangered species.
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.As of 2007, it had an enrollment of 92,935 students[33] and as of 2006 employed 6,100 full-time and substitute teachers in 223 schools.^ The School is open for students and teachers.
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^ And…at The School, it is intended that the teachers be also students, and the students be also teachers.
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.Milwaukee Public Schools operate as magnet schools, with individualized specialty areas for interests in academics or the arts.^ According to U.S. Census figures, Milwaukee’s poverty rate now ranks in the top 10 cities, and 1 out of 3 children in Milwaukee Public Schools is living in poverty.
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.Washington High School, Riverside University High School, Rufus King High School, Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School,Samuel Morse Middle School for the Gifted and Talented, Golda Meir School, Milwaukee High School of the Arts, and Lynde & Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School are some of the magnet schools in Milwaukee.^ This recruiting center was right down the block from both a high school and a university.
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^ There will be some time at the Sweet Water “Night School” devoted to conversations advancing collaborations between Milwaukee, Africa, and rain forest peoples, e.g.
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In 2007, 17 MPS high schools appeared on a national list of "dropout factories" - schools where fewer than 60% of freshmen graduate on time.[34] Milwaukee is also home to over two dozen private or parochial high schools (e.g., St. Anthony High School, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Thomas More High School, Dominican High School, Messmer High School, Marquette University High School, Milwaukee Lutheran High School, St. Joan Antida High School, Pius XI High School, and University School of Milwaukee among others) and many private and parochial middle and elementary schools.
Of persons in Milwaukee aged 25 and above, 84.5% have a high school diploma, and 27% have a bachelor's degree or higher. (2000)[35]

Government and politics

Milwaukee has a mayor-council form of government with a strong-mayor plan. .The mayor oversees a Common Council of elected members, each representing one of 15 districts in the city.^ Under the administration of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Willie Hines, and the Commissioner of the Department of City Development (DCD), Rocky Marcoux, Milwaukees quality of life has been crippled by the conditions of its deteriorated Inner City.
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.Milwaukee has a history of giving long tenures to its mayors; from Frank Zeidler to Tom Barrett, the city has had only four mayors in the last 60 years.^ How about this: More Wisconsinites have been killed in Milwaukee in the last four years than in Iraq.
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^ In October, Milwaukee Comptroller W. Martin “Wally” Morics floated the idea of privatizing the city’s Water Works as a possible solution to Milwaukee’s long-term financial problems.
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^ You guys are angry, and I can relate, anyone who's been awake for the last four years (not too many, sadly) is angry.
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.When 28-year incumbent Henry Maier retired in 1988, he held the record for longest term of service for a city of Milwaukee's size.^ In October, Milwaukee Comptroller W. Martin “Wally” Morics floated the idea of privatizing the city’s Water Works as a possible solution to Milwaukee’s long-term financial problems.
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^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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.Milwaukee has been a Democratic stronghold for more than a century, with Democrats dominating every level of government, except for its Socialist mayors and (for briefer periods) other city and county offices.^ Be sure to cc your local officials: mayor, city alderperson(s), county supervisor, state senator and representative.
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^ This action has gotten more media attention and debate than any other anti- war event in Milwaukee that I can remember, we want people to talk about this kind of stuff, when our government is involved in the wholesale murder of a million people we'd be completly amoral to not provoke constant debate and furry.
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^ How about this: More Wisconsinites have been killed in Milwaukee in the last four years than in Iraq.
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The city is split among three state Senate districts, each of which is composed of three Assembly districts. .All 12 of the officials representing the city in the State Legislature are Democrats.^ Be sure to cc your local officials: mayor, city alderperson(s), county supervisor, state senator and representative.
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^ At the click of mouse, gardeners from any town or city in all USA states can select by day, month or plant on the correct times to plant, cultivate or harvest their food plants.
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^ Other important people to cotact are your state representative/senator, county supervisor if in Milwaukee, city mayor/alderperson if in Wauwatosa.
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Milwaukee makes up the overwhelming majority of Wisconsin's 4th congressional district. The district is heavily Democratic. .The Democratic primary for the seat is considered more important than the general election.^ I believe reaching consensus is more important than individual acts.
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[36] The district is currently represented by Democrat Gwen Moore.
.Milwaukee residents elect representatives to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.^ An open letter to the Milwaukee County Board .
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^ Be sure to cc your local officials: mayor, city alderperson(s), county supervisor, state senator and representative.
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^ Other important people to cotact are your state representative/senator, county supervisor if in Milwaukee, city mayor/alderperson if in Wauwatosa.
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The County executive is Republican Scott Walker.

Economy

Milwaukee and its suburbs are the home to the headquarters of 13 Fortune 1000 companies, including Johnson Controls, Northwestern Mutual, Manpower Inc., Kohl's, Harley-Davidson, Rockwell Automation, Fiserv, Inc., Marshall & Ilsley Corp., Wisconsin Energy, Briggs & Stratton, Joy Global, A.O. Smith,[37], GE Healthcare Diagnostic Imaging and Clinical Systems and MGIC Investments. .The Milwaukee metropolitan area ranks fifth in the United States in terms of the number of Fortune 500 company headquarters as a share of the population.^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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Brookfield is the leading commercial suburb of Milwaukee. Milwaukee also has a large number of financial service firms, particularly those specializing in mutual funds and transaction processing systems, and a number of publishing and printing companies. The Milwaukee area is also the headquarters of Midwest Airlines, American Signal Corporation, Bucyrus International, the Koss Corporation, Harken, Lesaffre Yeast Corporation, Evinrude Outboard Motors (Sturtevant, Wisconsin) and Master Lock. National financial institutions with headquarters in Milwaukee include: Baird, M&I Bank, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, Metavante, and Fiserv.
.Service and managerial jobs are the fastest-growing segments of the Milwaukee economy, and health care alone makes up 27% the jobs in the city.^ It woke up a city that has to make NO sacrifices in a conflict that they have NO control over.
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^ Urban fish farms may help fill these gaps, with Milwaukee and other cities reaping economic, health, and environmental benefits.
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^ With a new hot house and lots of TLC, Gods Hill City Farm will be able to keep up their growing throughout the season.
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[38] .Twenty-two percent of Milwaukee's workforce is involved in manufacturing, second only to San Jose, California, and far higher than the national average of 16.5%.^ Both can claim higher-than-average annual earnings for African-Americans, a higher percentage of black college graduates and a solid base of black-owned businesses.
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[citation needed]
In 2009, five Milwaukee-area companies were selected as leaders in their industries as Fortune magazine recognized “The World’s Most-Admired Companies.” Two Milwaukee companies ranked second in their field: Manpower Inc. in the temporary help industry and Northwestern Mutual in life and health insurance. Johnson Controls Inc., Glendale, placed fourth among motor-vehicle parts firms. Ranked fifth were Fiserv Inc., Brookfield, in financial data services and Kohl’s Corp., Menomonee Falls, among general merchandisers.[39]

Brewing

Milwaukee became synonymous with Germans and beer beginning in the 1850s. The Germans had long enjoyed beer and set up breweries when they arrived in Milwaukee. .By 1856, there were more than two dozen breweries in Milwaukee, most of them German-owned and -operated.^ How about this: More Wisconsinites have been killed in Milwaukee in the last four years than in Iraq.
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Besides making beer for the rest of the nation, Milwaukeeans enjoyed consuming the various beers produced in the city's breweries. As early as 1843, pioneer historian James Buck recorded 138 taverns in Milwaukee, an average of one per forty residents. .Beer halls and taverns are abundant in the city to this day although only one of the major breweries—Miller—remains in Milwaukee.^ Located inside Bucketworks, Milwaukee’s one and only community center for the mind, we have ten workstations available for group or individual use where you can: .
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^ Russ Feingold was the only US Senator to oppose the act and he's got an office right here in Milwaukee as well as one in Madison and one in La Crosse.
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Milwaukee's founding fathers had a vision for the city. They knew it was perfectly situated as a port city, a center for collecting and distributing produce. .Many of the new immigrants who were pouring into the new state of Wisconsin during the middle of the 19th century were wheat farmers.^ This news coverage, for many committed lifetime organized peace activists, falls into the catagory of "with friends like that who needs enemies".
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^ And he will explain why Wisconsins state statute regulating the construction of new reactors is still a good law.
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.By 1860, Wisconsin was the second ranked wheat-growing state in the country and Milwaukee shipped more wheat than any place in the world.^ Keep our world class zoo from becoming nothing more than a small road side attraction.
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Railroads were needed to transport all this grain from the wheat fields of Wisconsin to Milwaukee's harbor. Improvements in railways at the time made this possible.
Entrance to Miller Brewery in Milwaukee
The Pabst Brewery Complex, closed in 1997
There was intense competition for markets with Chicago, and to a lesser degree, with Racine and Kenosha. Eventually Chicago won out. Due to its superior position on major railroad lines connecting east and west, Chicago had a distinct advantage over Milwaukee. The wheat market though, guaranteed Milwaukee's place as the commercial capital of Wisconsin.[40]
.Milwaukee was once the home to four of the world's largest breweries (Schlitz, Blatz, Pabst, and Miller), and was the number one beer producing city in the world for many years.^ How about this: More Wisconsinites have been killed in Milwaukee in the last four years than in Iraq.
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^ The City of Milwaukee is moving toward privatizing Milwaukee Water even as they speak of making Milwaukee the Fresh Water Capitol of the world (privatization is part of that scenario too).
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^ You guys are angry, and I can relate, anyone who's been awake for the last four years (not too many, sadly) is angry.
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.Despite the decline in its position as the world's leading beer producer after the loss of two of those breweries, its one remaining major brewery, Miller Brewing Company remains a key employer by employing over 2,200 of the city's workers.^ We strongly recommend that the Stimulus granting staff investigate the level of the City of Milwaukee contracts that are awarded to companies not located in the city, and which employ no Milwaukee citizens.
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^ At least two drawings of proposed Culture Stand design, including one view of stand closed and empty of produce, and one view of stand open for business.
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[41] Because of Miller's solid position as the second-largest beer-maker in the U.S., the city remains known as a beer town despite now only representing a fraction of its economy.
.The historic Milwaukee Brewery, located in "Miller Valley" at 4000 West State Street, is the oldest still-functioning major brewery in the United States.^ "Imagine, now, if these angry mobs took place in every major city in the United States.
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^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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^ The Milwaukee stand wil;l be located in a vacant lot turned community garden next door to Amaranth Caf on Milwaukees west side.
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In July 2008, it was announced that Coors beer would be added to the list of beers brewed in Miller Valley. This created additional brewery jobs in Milwaukee, as its world headquarters moved 100 miles (160 km) south from Milwaukee to Chicago.
Besides Miller and the heavily-automated Leinenkugel's brewery in the old Blatz 10th Street plant, the only other currently operating stand-alone breweries in Milwaukee are Milwaukee Brewing Company, a microbrewery in Walker's Point neighborhood, and Lakefront Brewery, a microbrewery located in Brewers Hill. The suburb of Glendale is home to Sprecher Brewery, another locally popular microbrew. .Various brewpubs can be found throughout the Milwaukee area, including Milwaukee Ale House and Water Street Brewery.^ Organization for Inspiration is a newly founded Non Profit Organization in Milwaukee Wisconsin for Visual Artists, Poets, Musicians, and other creative people in the Milwaukee area.
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^ If Wall Street can privatize Milwaukee water, Any city’s water can be won for single mindedly Profit focused corporations.
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Three beer brewers with Wisconsin operations made the 2009 list of the 50 largest beermakers in the United States, based on beer sales volume. Making the latest big-breweries list from Wisconsin is MillerCoors at No. .2. MillerCoors is a joint venture formed last year by Milwaukee-based Miller Brewing Co.^ How about this: More Wisconsinites have been killed in Milwaukee in the last four years than in Iraq.
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and Golden, Colorado-based Molson Coors Brewing Company. The Minhas Craft Brewery in Monroe, Wisconsin which brews Huber, Rhinelander and Mountain Crest brands, ranked No. 14 and New Glarus Brewing Company., New Glarus, Wisconsin whose brands include Spotted Cow, Fat Squirrel and Uff-da, ranked No. 32.[42]

Manufacturing

Rail tracks along the industrial Menomonee River Valley, ancestral home of the Menominee Indians
Because of its easy access to Lake Michigan and other waterways, Milwaukee's Menomonee River Valley has historically been home to manufacturing, stockyards, rendering plants, shipping, and other heavy industry.
Reshaping of the valley began with the railroads built by city co-founder Byron Kilbourn to bring product from Wisconsin's farm interior to the port. .By 1862 Milwaukee was the largest shipper of wheat on the planet, and related industry developed.^ Being near the KRM commuter rail line sends the word out that Milwaukee wants visitors and development in and around this years-vacant industrial site.
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Grain elevators were built and, due to Milwaukee's dominant German immigrant population, breweries sprang up around the processing of barley and hops. A number of tanneries were constructed, of which the Pfister & Vogel tannery grew to become the largest in America.
In 1843 George Burnham and his brother Jonathan opened a brickyard near 16th Street. .When a durable and distinct cream-colored brick came out of the clay beds, other brickyards sprang up to take advantage of this resource.^ What do we have to gain by taking out the countries that control our worlds most precious resource?
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^ Quick challenge: find me one revolution where no one had to clean up a little mess in the streets, and I'll take your garbage out for a week.
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Because many of the city's buildings were built using this material it earned the nickname "Cream City", and consequently the brick was called Cream City brick. By 1881 the Burnham brickyard, which employed 200 men and peaked at 15 million bricks a year, was the largest in the world.
Flour mills, packing plants, breweries, railways and tanneries further industrialized the valley. With the marshlands drained and the [[Kinnickinnic .
Along with the processing industries, bulk commodity storage and machining and manufacturing entered the scene. The valley was home to the Milwaukee Road, Falk Corporation, Cutler-Hammer, Harnischfeger, Chain Belt Company, Nordberg and other industry giants.
Early in the 20th century, Milwaukee was home to several pioneer brass era automobile makers, including Ogren (from 1919 to 1922)[43] and LaFayette (from 1922 to about 1924).[citation needed]
.In 2007, three Milwaukee-area companies were among nine firms honored for manufacturing excellence in the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year competition.^ Organization for Inspiration is a newly founded Non Profit Organization in Milwaukee Wisconsin for Visual Artists, Poets, Musicians, and other creative people in the Milwaukee area.
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Astronautics Corporation of America and Brady Corporation, both of which have headquarters in Milwaukee, and Wisconsin Plating Works Inc., Racine, each received special awards. .Privately held Astronautics, a major supplier of government and commercial avionics, was honored for its high-technology research and development program.^ Precaution demands the careful assessment of technologies before, not after, governments and inter-governmental bodies start funding their development and aiding their deployment around the globe.
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Brady, a publicly owned manufacturer of signs, labels and other identification and security products, received an award for corporate excellence. Privately owned Wisconsin Plating Works, which provides metal finishing services, received an award for employee and environmental stewardship. Nominated companies were evaluated in areas such as financial growth or consistency, technological advances, product development, environmental solutions, operational excellence/continuous improvement, commitment to employees, and effective research and development.[44]
In 2009, a group of elected officials and business leaders is trying to entice Boston-Power Inc., a Massachusetts-based battery maker, to open a factory in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Ald. .Tony Zielinski has introduced a resolution to have the city of Milwaukee appropriate from $1 million to $20 million for a factory for Boston-Power, the Westborough, Mass.-based manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for laptop computers, personal digital assistants, mobile telephones and other portable devices.^ Urban fish farms may help fill these gaps, with Milwaukee and other cities reaping economic, health, and environmental benefits.
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^ Other important people to cotact are your state representative/senator, county supervisor if in Milwaukee, city mayor/alderperson if in Wauwatosa.
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^ Tony Zielinski tzieli@milwaukee.gov 15.
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Stimulus package funds are included in the $787 billion stimulus package signed by President Barack Obama for lithium-ion battery development, he said. .Boston-Power’s interest in locating a plant in Milwaukee stems in part from the area’s manufacturing heritage and that it’s home to Johnson Controls Inc., the manufacturer has been developing lithium-ion batteries for hybrid-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles and electric vehicles.^ The Milwaukee County Zoo, the Zoological Society, UW School of Fresh Water Sciences, Growing Power, MPS, Johnson Control, Rockwell International, the Brady Company, Roundys, Sweet Water Organics, and on and one… .
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Health care

Milwaukee's health care industry includes several health systems. .The Milwaukee Regional Medical Complex, located between 8700 and 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue, is on the Milwaukee County grounds.^ They lost Michael Cudahy’s money for the County Grounds location - giving the Monarch Butterfly a better future in Milwaukee County.
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^ In an op ed published last Sunday in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel I wrote that whether or not to locate the UWM College of Engineering and Applied Science on the county grounds was the wrong debate.
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^ The proposed sites for 2010 are in southern Wisconsin: rural Sauk County, rural Iowa County, rural Dane County and inner city Milwaukee.
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This area includes the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, the Ronald McDonald House, Curative Rehabilitation, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was ranked in the top three children's hospitals in the United States in 2006.[citation needed] Aurora Health Care includes St. Luke's Medical Center, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, West Allis Memorial, and St. Luke's SouthShore. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare includes St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmbrook Memorial (Brookfield), and others in the Milwaukee area. Columbia St. Mary's Hospital is on Milwaukee's lakeshore and has established affiliations with Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin. .The Medical College of Wisconsin is one of two medical schools in Wisconsin and the only one in Milwaukee.^ Located inside Bucketworks, Milwaukee’s one and only community center for the mind, we have ten workstations available for group or individual use where you can: .
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^ In winter of 2009 two invited juries (one for Milwaukee, 1 for Sauk and Iowa Counties) will select the artists based on finalized entry criteria.
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^ Russ Feingold was the only US Senator to oppose the act and he's got an office right here in Milwaukee as well as one in Madison and one in La Crosse.
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.Other health care non-profit organizations in Milwaukee include national headquarters of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the Endometriosis Association.^ All stands will remain the property of Wormfarm Institute, a non profit 501© 3 organization that works to re-integrate culture and agriculture.
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^ Organization for Inspiration is a newly founded Non Profit Organization in Milwaukee Wisconsin for Visual Artists, Poets, Musicians, and other creative people in the Milwaukee area.
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^ Urban fish farms may help fill these gaps, with Milwaukee and other cities reaping economic, health, and environmental benefits.
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Tourism

Milwaukee's skyline visible from a sailboat out on Lake Michigan
Milwaukee is a popular venue for Lake Michigan sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, ethnic dining, and cultural festivals. Milwaukee is recognized for its museums, fine dining and hotels, professional sports, performing arts, gardens and parks, and Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens.[citation needed]

Crime

.Violent crime in Milwaukee has declined substantially since the late 1990s[citation needed]: For several years, Milwaukee ranked among the ten most dangerous large cities in the United States[46][47].^ "Imagine, now, if these angry mobs took place in every major city in the United States.
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^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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^ Imagine, now, if these angry mobs took place in every major city in the United States.
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However, despite its improvement, Milwaukee still fares worse than average when comparing specific crime types to the national average (e.g., homicide, rape, robbery); only aggravated assaults occur less frequently in Milwaukee than the national average.[48][49] .In 2008, under the leadership of Police Chief Edward A. Flynn, Milwaukee's homicide rate fell to a 23-year low, according to the Journal/Sentinel website,[citation needed] which credits targeted policing and cooperation among law enforcement agencies as the main reasons for the decline.^ In a Milwaukee Sentinel Journal, article, Up and coming Just not here.
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^ According to U.S. Census figures, Milwaukee’s poverty rate now ranks in the top 10 cities, and 1 out of 3 children in Milwaukee Public Schools is living in poverty.
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Also showing encouraging progress is Milwaukee’s confrontation of gang activity. A story in Milwaukee Magazine documented
“tens of thousands of gang members in the city – black, white, Latino and Asian gangs – all involved in some way in the drug trade and almost all riddled with rats - hundreds of informants reporting back to the cops in the Milwaukee Police Department’s Gang Unit.”
The unit was reactivated in 2004 after Police Chief Nannette Hegerty was sworn into office. .In 2006 alone, the story noted, some 4,000 charges were brought against criminals through Milwaukee’s Gang Unit.^ The police and the government aren't scared of 21 kids breaking some shit, but 20,000 people marching on Washington that is a different story.
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Reference

Culture

Museums

Milwaukee is home to a wide variety of museums:

Art

  • The Milwaukee Art Museum is perhaps Milwaukee's most visually prominent cultural attraction; especially its $100 million wing designed by Santiago Calatrava in his first American commission.[51] The museum includes a "brise soleil," a moving sunscreen that unfolds like the wing of a bird.
  • The Grohmann Museum, at Milwaukee School of Engineering is home to the world's most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work. .It houses the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 700 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present.^ UWM could send a signal that its school is more than an iconic location (pretty lakeshore) but a worker bee, a working part of the larger city.
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    ^ More than half of the soldiers, marines, airmen, and sailors working and recruitment center have been overseas themselves as well.
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    The museum also features a spectacular rooftop sculpture garden.
  • Haggerty Museum of Art, located on the Marquette University campus houses several classical masterpieces and is open to the public.
  • Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
  • Charles Allis Art Museum
  • William F. Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design

Science and natural history

  • The Milwaukee Public Museum has been Milwaukee's primary natural history and human history museum for 125 years, with over 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) of permanent exhibits.[52] exhibits feature .Africa, Europe, the Arctic, and South and Middle America, dinosaurs from 65 million years ago, tropical rainforest, Streets of Old Milwaukee, European Village, Sampson Gorilla replica, Puelicher Butterfly Wing, hands-on laboratories and animatronics.^ Founder and principal of a 33 year old downtown Milwaukee business serving editors and authors nationwide.
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    ^ This "protest" has almost as much impact as a 12 year old throwing a temper tantrum and going around paintballing street signs...
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    ^ When I started marching/protesting 4 years ago, those of us in the streets were definately in the minority.
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    The Museum also has an IMAX movie theater. .Milwaukee Public Museum is home to the world’s largest dinosaur skull.
  • Discovery World, Milwaukee's largest museum dedicated to science is just south of the Milwaukee Art Museum along the lake front, draws visitors of high-tech, hand-on exhibits, salt water and freshwater aquariums, as well as touch tanks and digital theaters.^ The City of Milwaukee is moving toward privatizing Milwaukee Water even as they speak of making Milwaukee the Fresh Water Capitol of the world (privatization is part of that scenario too).
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    ^ Starting from Milwaukee and the Great Lakes, Opening to the wider world.
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    ^ Come to Milwaukee, study at Growing Power and the School for Fresh Water Sciences, while building our movement!
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    .A double-helix staircase wraps around the 40-foot (12 m) kinetic sculpture of a human genome.
  • S/V Dennis Sullivan Schooner Ship docked at Discovery World Museum is the first schooner to be built in Milwaukee in over 100 years, and teaches visitors about freshwater, the Great Lakes and Wisconsin's maritime history.^ Starting from Milwaukee and the Great Lakes, Opening to the wider world.
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    ^ This "protest" has almost as much impact as a 12 year old throwing a temper tantrum and going around paintballing street signs...
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    ^ Some of the faces you see in these photos are men and women from the Great Lakes Water Institute and the men and women who built Sweet Water Organics in our neighborhood.
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    The Great Lakes Schooner is the world's only re-creation of a 1880s-era three masted vessel.
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum is geared toward children under 10 and has the philosophy that constructive play nurtures the mind. .It has been voted one of the top 10 museums for children by Parents Magazine .^ According to U.S. Census figures, Milwaukee’s poverty rate now ranks in the top 10 cities, and 1 out of 3 children in Milwaukee Public Schools is living in poverty.
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    It is filled with hands-on exhibits and interactive programs, the museum offers families a chance to learn together.

Social and cultural history

  • Pabst Mansion Built in 1892 by beer tycoon Frederick Pabst, this Flemish Renaissance Mansion was once considered the jewel of Milwaukee's famous avenue of mansions called the "Grand Avenue". Interior rooms restored with period furniture, to create an authentic replica of a Victorian Mansion. .Nationally recognized as a house museum.
  • Milwaukee County Historical Society features Milwaukee during the late 19th century through the mid-20th century.^ Since late July this virus has been spreading through the nation’s newspapers and talk radio shows.
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    Housed within an architectural landmark, the Milwaukee's Historical Society features a panoramic painting of Milwaukee, firefighting equipment, period replicas of a pharmacy and a bank, and Children's world - an exhibit that includes vintage toys, clothes and school materials. .The museum houses a research library, where scenes from the movie Public Enemies were shot.
  • America's Black Holocaust Museum, founded by lynching survivor James Cameron, features exhibits which chronicle the injustices suffered throughout history by African Americans in the United States.^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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    ^ The war has created the bizarre spectacle of armed forces of the United States fighting in ghetto streets in America while they are fighting in jungles in Asia.
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    ^ Both can claim higher-than-average annual earnings for African-Americans, a higher percentage of black college graduates and a solid base of black-owned businesses.
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    The museum closed temporarily in July 2008 as a result of financial difficulties; no formal re-opening date had been set.[53]
  • .
  • Jewish Museum Milwaukee is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin and celebrating the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture.
  • Mitchell Gallery of Flight, Located at General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee's aviation and historical enthusiasts experience the history of General Mitchell International Airport with a visit to the Gallery of Flight.^ Organization for Inspiration is a newly founded Non Profit Organization in Milwaukee Wisconsin for Visual Artists, Poets, Musicians, and other creative people in the Milwaukee area.
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    Exhibits include General Billy Mitchell; replicas of past and present aircraft including the Lawson Airline, the first commercial airliner; the Graf Zepplin II, the sistership to the tragically legendary Hindinberg; a 1911 Curtis Pusher, an airplane with the propeller in the rear of the plane; and the present day giant of the sky, the 747. Other exhibits include commercial air memorabilia, early aviation engines and airport beacons.
  • Harley-Davidson Museum, opened in 2008, pays tribute to Harley-Davidson motorcycles and is the only museum of its type in the world.

Arenas and performing arts

The Rave/Eagles Ballroom
Milwaukee is home to a number of musical groups and venues, including:
.In 1984 ComedySportz was founded in Milwaukee by native Dick Chudnow and has since become a franchise, with numerous venues throughout the United States and England.^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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In July 2009 the ComedySportz world championship will return to Milwaukee to coincide with their 25th anniversary.

Public art and monuments

.Milwaukee has some 75 sculptures to honor the many people and topics reflecting the city's history.^ I've already demonstrated some of what this action has accomplished--the fact that we have having this discussion, and that so many people are reading it, should be considered proof enough that it did do something.
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^ There will be some time at the Sweet Water “Night School” devoted to conversations advancing collaborations between Milwaukee, Africa, and rain forest peoples, e.g.
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^ I don't think this many people have ever looked at milwaukees indymedia before.
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[54] Among the more prominent monuments are:

City of Festivals

Henry Maier Festival Grounds during Summerfest
While Milwaukee had been previously marketed as "A Genuine American City" as well as "A Great Place on a Great Lake," it has earned the nickname, the "City of Festivals."
The city hosts the Wisconsin State Fair, as well as an annual lakefront fair called Summerfest. .Listed in the 1999 Guinness Book of World Records as the largest music festival in the world, for the last several years Summerfest has attracted around 840,000 visitors each year to its eleven stages.^ We, civil society groups and social movements from around the world, understand the urgent need for real and lasting solutions to climate change.
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^ Being near the KRM commuter rail line sends the word out that Milwaukee wants visitors and development in and around this years-vacant industrial site.
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^ When 12 people marched around the world on March 15th, 2003, in the largest worldwide coordinated protest in history, guess what: it was dismissed the next day as a "focus group"!
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Milwaukee is home to a variety of primarily ethnically themed festivals throughout the summer. .Held generally on the lakefront Summerfest grounds, these festivals span several days (typically Friday plus the weekend) and celebrate Milwaukee's history and diversity.^ They tip dumpsters over in the streets like it's going to change something, then they have a May Day picnic while the biggest demo in the history of Milwaukee is taking place.
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In 2008 Riversplash, which markets itself as 'the official opening of summer', kicks off festival season on the last weekend of May. Festivals for the LGBT (PrideFest) and Polish (Polish Fest) communities follow in June. .Summerfest spans 11 days at the end of June and beginning of July.^ The public comment period begins July 24 and ends August 31, 2009.
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Milwaukee hosts the Great Circus Parade in July. There are French (Bastille Days), Greek, Italian (Festa Italiana) and German (German Fest) festivals in July. The African, Arab, Irish, Mexican, and American Indian powwow www.IndianSummer.org events wrap it up from August through September.[55]
Milwaukee is also home to Trainfest, the largest operating model railroad show in America, in November.

Cuisine

Milwaukee's ethnic cuisine ranges from German to Italian, Russian, Hmong, French, Serbian, Polish, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern and Ethiopian.
Famous Chef Julia Child visited Milwaukee and selected Milwaukee native chef Sanford D'Amato to cook for her 80th birthday [56]. D'Amato, trained in New York City, is the executive chef for Milwaukee's five star restaurant Sanford, and Coquette Cafe Milwaukee [56].
Milwaukee County hosts the Zoo-A La Carte at the Milwaukee County Zoo, and various ethnic festivals like Summerfest, Festa Italiana to celebrate various types of cuisine in summer months.

Music

Aerial view of "Jazz in the Park," Cathedral Square Park
Milwaukee has a long history of musical activity. The first organized musical society, called "Milwaukee Beethoven Society" formed in 1843, three years before the city was incorporated.[57] This was later replaced with the Milwaukee Musical Society.[citation needed]
The large concentrations of German immigrants contributed to the musical character of the city. Saengerbund festivals were held regularly.[citation needed] Also notable is the founding of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in 1899.[citation needed]
More recently, Milwaukee has enjoyed a vibrant history of rock, hip hop, jazz, soul, blues, punk, ska, industrial music, electronica, world music, and pop music bands. Milwaukee's most famous music venue is Summerfest, the world's largest music festival. Venues such as Pabst Theater, Marcus Center for Performing Arts, the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest Grounds), Riverside Theater, the Northern Lights Theater, and The Rave frequently bring internationally-known and critically acclaimed acts to Milwaukee. 'Jazz in the Park', a weekly jazz show held at downtown Cathedral Square Park, has become a summer tradition; free, public performances with a picnic environment.[58] The Milwaukee area is known for producing national talents such as Steve Miller (rock), Wladziu Valentino Liberace (piano), Al Jarreau (jazz), Daryl Stuermer (rock), BoDeans (rock), Les Paul (rock), the Violent Femmes (alternative), Die Kreuzen (punk), Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy (punk), Eyes To The Sky (hardcore), Andrew 'The Butcher' Mrotek of The Academy Is... (alt-rock), The Promise Ring (indie), the Gufs (alt rock), and Decibully (indie) .

Municipal wireless

.Through its Milwaukee Wireless Initiative, the city has contracted with Midwest Fiber Networks to invest US$20 million in setting up a municipal wireless network city-wide.^ We strongly recommend that the Stimulus granting staff investigate the level of the City of Milwaukee contracts that are awarded to companies not located in the city, and which employ no Milwaukee citizens.
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^ Send a note to godsil.james@gmail.com to brainstorm setting up an on-line renaissance magazine in your city!
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^ Milwaukee Area Time Exchange is a network of neighbors building safe and vibrant communities through the exchange of our greatest natural resources: our time, skills and spirit.
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.Under the plan, the city will designate numerous government and public service websites for free access, and city residents will be able to access unlimited content for a monthly fee.^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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Full wireless coverage was expected by March 2008,[59] but delays have been reported.[60]
The city had previously established free wireless networks in two downtown city parks: Cathedral Square; and Pere Marquette Park.[61][62][63]

Parks and recreation

Panoramic view of Lake Park, circa 1890.
.Milwaukee County is known for its well-developed Parks of Milwaukee park system.^ Moving their plans away from the natural beauty of the County Grounds would protect this natural setting, well known as a resting spot for the migrating Monarchs.
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[64] .The "Grand Necklace of Parks", designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of New York's Central Park, includes Lake Park, River Park (now Riverside Park), and West Park (now Washington Park).^ Grow up scotch> New york backs terrorisim now?
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Milwaukee County Parks offer facilities for sunbathing, picnics, grilling, disc golf, and ice skating.[65] .Milwaukee has over 140 parks with over 15,000 acres (6,100 ha) of parks and parkways.^ The Zoo loses 15.3 acres, and .2 acre natural space from Chippewa Park.
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^ Floodplain increased by 0.1 acre, but no deemed adverse effect, The Zoo loses 15 acres, and .1 acre from Chippewa Park.
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Early commissioners conceived of a park system that would form a "green belt", a series of scenic drives and parks, which would encircle the county. Parks were located in outlying areas to allow for population expansion. Commissioners selected land not only for its natural beauty and interest, but also for its fitness for various forms of active and passive recreation.[citation needed]
.Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) The Henry Maier Festival Park was built on Milwaukee's former Maitland Air Field on Lake Michigan in the Milwaukee Harbor.^ Milwaukee Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Milwaukee County Downtown Transit Center Harbor Lights Room - 2nd floor 909 E. Michigan Ave., Milwaukee, WI .
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The grounds were named after Milwaukee Mayor Henry Maier, and host many festivals. Summerfest, best-known of the festivals, offers entertainment in late June and early July each year. This international festival features top and local musicians and performers from James Taylor to Metallica, and is one of the largest musical festivals in the world.[citation needed] Additional festivals held during the summer months celebrate Milwaukee's cultural diversity.[citation needed]

Parks and nature centers

Leisure boats on the Milwaukee River
.The Milwaukee River flows along a scenic route into the city and features a number of low level rapids, and several dams to portage.^ None of it flows into the city’s general fund to ease the burden on city taxpayers.
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^ None of it flows into the citys general fund to ease the burden on city taxpayers.
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^ Sites have been selected in rural Sauk County, Iowa County and a low-income neighborhood within the city of Milwaukee.
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Access to the river is available at parks and dams along the river and in the city. .Within Milwaukee city limits, the use of kayaks or canoes is possible from several access points.^ Sites have been selected in rural Sauk County, Iowa County and a low-income neighborhood within the city of Milwaukee.
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^ As an example, the state of Illinois has 180 weather monitoring points and 4 within its largest city of Chicago.
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^ In October, Milwaukee Comptroller W. Martin “Wally” Morics floated the idea of privatizing the city’s Water Works as a possible solution to Milwaukee’s long-term financial problems.
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[citation needed]
.Havenwoods State Forest, 217 acres (88 ha) of trees, grass, and wildlife tucked away within Milwaukee's urban environment, features an environmental center and naturalist programs.^ Thursday, November 5, 7:00 to 9:00 pm Urban Ecology Center (1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee) .
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^ Urban fish farms may help fill these gaps, with Milwaukee and other cities reaping economic, health, and environmental benefits.
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It includes 1 mile (1.6 km) of nature trails, 7 miles (11 km) of hiking trails, and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of cross-country trails.[citation needed]
Boerner Botanical Gardens, internationally known as a horticultural showplace, serve as an educational and leisure center for gardeners and plant lovers. Housed within the 1,000-acre (400 ha) Whitnall Park Arboretum, the garden features landscaped collections of perennials, herbs, and annuals; a rock garden, the largest ornamental crab apple tree collection in the nation; and over 500 varieties of roses.[citation needed]
.Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, also known as "The Domes" is the only horticultural structure of its kind and features three enclosed six-story glass structures that cover one acre of garden space under each dome.^ The Zoo loses 15.3 acres, and .2 acre natural space from Chippewa Park.
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Each has its own specialized theme: the Show Dome features five seasonal floral displays each year and each theme dictates the setting, landscape, and design; the Arid Dome features the deserts of the Southwest, Africa, Madagascar, South America, and Mexico; and the Tropical Dome features over 750 species of tropical plants including orchids, economic plants, exotic flowers, lush foliage and waterfalls.[citation needed]
Schlitz Audubon Center provides over 200 acres (81 ha) of wildlife sanctuary featuring 6 miles (9.7 km) of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.[citation needed]
.Wehr Nature Center, created and maintained by the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, is a "living laboratory" designed to raise environmental awareness.^ (The Crisis Continues: Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee 2007 by: Marc V. Levine University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Economic Development −10/08) - http://www4.uwm.edu/ced/ .
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Field trips, tours, lectures, and demonstrations guide visitors through this special environment and teach about the delicate balance between the woodlands, wetlands, prairie space and lake that make up this area.[citation needed]
.The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, the Milwaukee Yacht Club, and the South Shore Yacht Club offer social, educational, and recreational sailing opportunities.^ Located inside Bucketworks, Milwaukee’s one and only community center for the mind, we have ten workstations available for group or individual use where you can: .
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^ If anything, the army recruiting center just stood there and offered choices for Milwaukee's young men and women.
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The Queens Cup Sailing race departs from Milwaukee to Michigan each summer.[citation needed]
The U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee (formerly the Greater Milwaukee Open) is a PGA Tour event held at Brown Deer Park Golf Course in the neighboring suburb of Brown Deer.[citation needed]
Opportunities for sports fishing are provided by Lake Michigan.[citation needed]
.Milwaukee County Zoo, modeled after the San Diego Zoo in California, is filled with attractions, such as pony rides, a petting zoo, a safari train, and a zoomobile.^ The fact that Milwaukee County values these animals is such a sign of quality”.
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[citation needed]
.Monarch Trail is a 1.25-mile (2 km) trail that highlights the fall migration of the Monarch butterflies.^ Monarch Trail: The loss of the south berm and the filling in of its surrounding wetlands will substantially remove nectaring plants to sustain the monarchs and other butterflies.
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[66]
.Milwaukee Parks outdoor sculptures include Beverly Pepper's Cleopatra's Wedge in Burns Commons and two sculptures by Wisconsin artist Nancy Metz White: "Tree of Life" in Mitchell Boulevard Park and "Magic Grove" in Enderis Park.^ Organization for Inspiration is a newly founded Non Profit Organization in Milwaukee Wisconsin for Visual Artists, Poets, Musicians, and other creative people in the Milwaukee area.
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^ In winter of 2009 two invited juries (one for Milwaukee, 1 for Sauk and Iowa Counties) will select the artists based on finalized entry criteria.
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[citation needed]
.During the summer months, Cathedral Park in Downtown Milwaukee is home to "Jazz in the Park" on Thursday nights.^ Thursday, November 5, 7:00 to 9:00 pm Urban Ecology Center (1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee) .
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Milwaukee County public markets

The Milwaukee Public Market
.Milwaukee Public Market, located in the Third Ward neighborhood, is an indoor market that sells produce, seafood, meats, cheeses, vegetables, candies, and flowers from local businesses.^ Roadside Culture Stands are artist-designed and built mobile farm stands that will be used to display and sell fresh local produce as well as the work of local artists (where allowed).
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^ Veggie Trader describes itself as the place to trade, buy or sell local homegrown produce.
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^ Panelist from Milwaukee: Bill Sell, Public Transportation Advocate, Writer Bioneers2009 (handout) .
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.Milwaukee County Farmers Markets, held in season, sell fresh produce, meats, cheeses, jams, jellies, preserves and syrups, and plants.^ Entry criteria will be finalized with a panel of experts including: artist, architect, and farmer, roadside stand vendor, county extension agent, and marketing specialist.
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^ Roadside Culture Stands are artist-designed and built mobile farm stands that will be used to display and sell fresh local produce as well as the work of local artists (where allowed).
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^ Obama said that farmers markets can be an important, valuable resource for families who want to eat well, have limited time and may not have access to fresh food.
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.Farmers markets also feature artists and craftspeople.^ Entry criteria will be finalized with a panel of experts including: artist, architect, and farmer, roadside stand vendor, county extension agent, and marketing specialist.
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.Locations include: Aur Farmers Market, Brown Deer Farmers Market, Cudahy Farmers Market, East Town Farm Market, Fondy Farmers Market, Mitchell Street Market, Riverwest Farmers Market, Silver Spring Farmers Market, South Milwaukee Farmers Market, South Shore Farmers Market, Uptown Farmers Market, West Allis Farmers Market, and Westown Market on the Park.^ Some of the highlights for Season Three include: Urban Agriculture, Milwaukees Cafe Culture with Scott Johnson, Shopping the Dane County Farmers Market with Chef Tory Miller, Jim Godsil of Sweet Water Organics, Lotfotl Farm, Virtues of Wisconsin Cheese, and the list goes on.
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^ Milwaukee, Wauwatosa and West Allis will experience loss of property tax revenue.
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Sports

Milwaukee has a rich history of involvement in professional and nonprofessional sports, since the nineteenth century. Abraham Lincoln watched cricket in Milwaukee in 1849 when he attended a game between Chicago and Milwaukee. In 1854, the Milwaukee Cricket Club had 150 members.[68] Currently, Milwaukee's sports teams include:
Club Sport Founded Current League Stadium
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball 1969
(moved to Milwaukee in 1970)
National League (MLB) Miller Park
Milwaukee Bucks Basketball 1968 National Basketball Association Bradley Center
Milwaukee Admirals Hockey 1970 American Hockey League Bradley Center
Milwaukee Wave Indoor soccer 1984 Major Indoor Soccer League (2009) U.S. Cellular Arena
Milwaukee Iron Arena football 2009 Arena Football 1 Bradley Center
Milwaukee Bonecrushers Indoor football 2008 Continental Indoor Football League U.S. Cellular Arena
Milwaukee Bavarians Soccer 2003 National Premier Soccer League Bavarian Soccer Club
Milwaukee Marauders Semi-Pro Football 2005 est. North American Football League Milwaukee Sports Complex
Milwaukee Momentum Women's American Football National Women's Football Association
Milwaukee Bombers Australian Rules Football Mid American Australian Football League
.Milwaukee is the host city of The Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic, presented by Time Warner Cable, which includes the men's and women's Superweek Pro Tour races, featuring top professional and elite amateur cyclists and teams from across the U.S. and more than 20 foreign countries.^ UWM could send a signal that its school is more than an iconic location (pretty lakeshore) but a worker bee, a working part of the larger city.
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^ According to U.S. Census figures, Milwaukee’s poverty rate now ranks in the top 10 cities, and 1 out of 3 children in Milwaukee Public Schools is living in poverty.
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^ Lastly, Milwaukees environment causes young Black professionals to leave the city.
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Between 1933 and 1994 the Green Bay Packers of the NFL split their home games between Green Bay and Milwaukee.

Transportation

Air

.Milwaukee is home to two airports, General Mitchell International Airport on the southern edge of the city, and the smaller Timmerman Field on the north side.^ The proposed sites for 2010 are in southern Wisconsin: rural Sauk County, rural Iowa County, rural Dane County and inner city Milwaukee.
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Mitchell is served by 12 airlines, which offer roughly 240 daily departures and 245 daily arrivals. Approximately 90 cities are served nonstop or direct from Mitchell International. It is the largest airport in Wisconsin. The airport terminal is open 24 hours a day.[11] Since 2005, Mitchell International Airport has been connected by the Amtrak Hiawatha train service, which provides airport access via train to Chicago and Milwaukee.

Train and bus

Milwaukee's Amtrak station was renovated in 2007 to create the Milwaukee Intermodal Station near downtown Milwaukee and the Third Ward. The renovated station is home to Amtrak, Greyhound Lines, and Jefferson Lines intercity bus transportation. .Milwaukee is served by the Hiawatha Amtrak express service up to seven times daily between downtown Milwaukee and downtown Chicago, including a stop at the Milwaukee Airport Railroad Station, Sturtevant, WI near Racine, WI, Glenview, IL.^ Milwaukee Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Milwaukee County Downtown Transit Center Harbor Lights Room - 2nd floor 909 E. Michigan Ave., Milwaukee, WI .
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^ Founder and principal of a 33 year old downtown Milwaukee business serving editors and authors nationwide.
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^ There will be some time at the Sweet Water “Night School” devoted to conversations advancing collaborations between Milwaukee, Africa, and rain forest peoples, e.g.
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Amtrak operates its Empire Builder passenger train daily between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest, with stops near Madison, Wisconsin Dells and Minneapolis. .In 2010, $800 million in federal funds were allocated to the creation of high speed rail links from Milwaukee to Chicago and Madison.^ The money saved by the No-Build option instead of the 8-lane expansion ($1.35 Billion), could be spent on high speed rail to Madison/Chicago; metra rail to Waukesha, Green Bay and Oshkosh; road/bridge repair within Milwaukee Co.; returning inter-city buses and routes.
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The Badger Bus and station in downtown Milwaukee provides bus service between Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. .Stops include the UW–Madison Memorial Union, Madison Bus Depot, Johnson Creek, Goerkes Corners, Milwaukee 84th St, Milwaukee Bus Depot (downtown Milwaukee), and Milwaukee Airport.^ Honey Creek east of 84th St. Underwood to have bottom lining removed, but side concrete lining to remain.
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.The Milwaukee County Transit System provides bus services within Milwaukee County.^ Milwaukee Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Milwaukee County Downtown Transit Center Harbor Lights Room - 2nd floor 909 E. Michigan Ave., Milwaukee, WI .
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^ Sites have been selected in rural Sauk County, Iowa County and a low-income neighborhood within the city of Milwaukee.
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Highway

Two of Wisconsin's Interstate highways intersect in Milwaukee. Interstate 94 comes north from Chicago to enter Milwaukee and continues west to Madison. Interstate 43 enters Milwaukee from the southwest and continues north to Green Bay. Milwaukee has two branch interstate highways, Interstate 894 and Interstate 794. I-894 extends from the western suburbs to the southern suburbs, bypassing downtown. I-794 extends east from the Marquette Interchange to Lake Michigan before turning south over the Hoan Bridge toward the airport, turning into Highway 794 along the way. Milwaukee is also served by three US highways. U.S. Route 18 provides a link from downtown to points west. U.S. Route 41 and U.S. Route 45 both provide north-south freeway transportation on the western side of the city.
In 2010, the Milwaukee area was ranked the 4th best city for commuters by Forbes.[70]

Water

The Lake Express Terminal
Milwaukee connects with Muskegon, Michigan through the Lake Express high-speed auto and passenger ferry. The Lake Express travels across Lake Michigan from late spring to the fall of each year.

Bicycle

Milwaukee has over 65 miles (105 km) of bicycle lanes and trails, most of which run alongside or near its rivers and Lake Michigan. .The Oak Leaf Trail, a multi-use recreational trail, provides bicycle trails throughout the city and county.^ Oak Leaf bike trail remains intact.
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Still pending are the creation of bicycle lanes along major commuting routes, such as the Hoan Bridge connector between downtown and the suburbs to the south. The city has also identified over 250 miles (400 km) of streets on which bike lanes will fit. It has created a plan labeling 145 miles (233 km) of those as high priority for receiving bike lanes.[71] .As part of the city's Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force's mission to "make Milwaukee more bicycle and pedestrian friendly", over 700 bike racks have been installed throughout the city.^ The City of Milwaukee is moving toward privatizing Milwaukee Water even as they speak of making Milwaukee the Fresh Water Capitol of the world (privatization is part of that scenario too).
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^ UWM could send a signal that its school is more than an iconic location (pretty lakeshore) but a worker bee, a working part of the larger city.
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[72] .The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin holds an annual Bike to Work Week.^ Member Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.
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The event, held in May each year, has frequently featured a commuter race between a car, a bus, and a bike; and also a morning ride into work with the mayor. .In 2006, Milwaukee obtained bronze-level status from the League of American Bicyclists [2], a rarity for a city its size.^ We strongly recommend that the Stimulus granting staff investigate the level of the City of Milwaukee contracts that are awarded to companies not located in the city, and which employ no Milwaukee citizens.
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.Starting on June 4, 2009, the Milwaukee County Transit System has begun installing bicycle racks to the front of county buses.^ Milwaukee Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Milwaukee County Downtown Transit Center Harbor Lights Room - 2nd floor 909 E. Michigan Ave., Milwaukee, WI .
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^ In winter of 2009 two invited juries (one for Milwaukee, 1 for Sauk and Iowa Counties) will select the artists based on finalized entry criteria.
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[74] This "green" effort has been done, in part, with hopes of settling an asbestos lawsuit leveled by the state at the county in 2006.[75] The lawsuit cites the release of asbestos into the environment when the Courthouse Annex was demolished.[76]

Future transportation

Tram

.A tram system known as the Milwaukee Connector was proposed and passed by the Common Council, but Mayor Tom Barrett vetoed the bill because of problems of cost and availability.^ Barrett and the Common Council reacted warily but agreed to let Morics search for a consulting team to study the idea.
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^ Milwaukee Common Council recently posted opposition to this neglect.
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^ Under the administration of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Willie Hines, and the Commissioner of the Department of City Development (DCD), Rocky Marcoux, Milwaukees quality of life has been crippled by the conditions of its deteriorated Inner City.
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.A 0.5% sales tax has been proposed for the counties of Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha by the Southeast Wisconsin Regional Transit Authority to fund an extension of the Chicago Metra commuter rail from Kenosha to Racine and then downtown Milwaukee.^ The proposed sites for 2010 are in southern Wisconsin: rural Sauk County, rural Iowa County, rural Dane County and inner city Milwaukee.
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^ Milwaukee Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Milwaukee County Downtown Transit Center Harbor Lights Room - 2nd floor 909 E. Michigan Ave., Milwaukee, WI .
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^ Being near the KRM commuter rail line sends the word out that Milwaukee wants visitors and development in and around this years-vacant industrial site.
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The tax would also be used to fund the bus systems in those counties that currently rely on property taxes.[77]

High speed train

In 2009, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, with seven other governors of Midwestern states and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley have joined in bipartisan support of a high-speed rail network that would link cities around the region. Milwaukee would be connected to Madison and Chicago as part of the first phase of the system. “.Obama">President Obama’s vision of making high-speed rail a part of our nation’s future transportation network holds great promise,” Doyle and co-signers wrote in a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.^ The future may hold great things for Veggie Trader, only time will tell if the site can attract enough members to gain enough momentum to make a difference in the local food movement, but we’re certainly rooting for them.
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^ That we are even this far along the privatization fix, Insults the ecological intelligence of perhaps The most politically progressive commonwealth citizens of Our great but imperiled nation.
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“We recognize that a high-speed rail network has the potential to reduce highway and airway congestion, greenhouse gas emissions and the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.” Governors Pat Quinn of Illinois, Jay Nixon of Missouri, Mitch Daniels of Indiana, Chet Culver of Iowa, Jennifer Granholm of Michigan, Ted Strickland of Ohio and Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota were co-signers of the letter. .The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds and mandates high-speed passenger rail and the Midwestern network would include 3,000 miles of existing rights of way to connect cities with trains capable of at least 110 miles per hour.^ Rail Ignored: The draft Environmental Impact Statement does not include accommodation for rail right-or-way.
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Chicago would serve as the hub, just as it does for freight. The rail network would link large and small metropolitan areas, airports, bus stations and highways.[78] The administration of President Barack Obama announced $823 million in federal stimulus spending to build high speed rail for the southern half of Wisconsin. .The rail line connecting Milwaukee and Madison, which Governor Jim Doyle touted as revolutionary, will start out at roughly 79 mph when it begins in 2013 and won't reach its top speed of 110 mph for at least several years.^ Being near the KRM commuter rail line sends the word out that Milwaukee wants visitors and development in and around this years-vacant industrial site.
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.The state's application for the federal funds puts the acceleration in 2016, when the line is expected to expand to the Twin Cities.^ This is a federal issue, A state issue, A city issue.
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^ We respectfully submit our concerns about any upcoming Stimulus Assistance, targeted for the City of Milwaukee, and that its record of handling and dispersing federal and state funds ought to be closely examined.
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Media

The WITI TV Tower is located off of the Oak Leaf Trail, just north of Capitol Drive.
.Milwaukee's only surviving daily newspaper is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel which was formed when the morning paper the Milwaukee Sentinel merged with the afternoon paper Milwaukee Journal.^ In a Milwaukee Sentinel Journal, article, Up and coming Just not here.
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^ "But, guess what: as the new article in the journal sentinel points out, it may only be the beginning.
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^ But, guess what: as the new article in the journal sentinel points out, it may only be the beginning.
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The most prominent alternative weekly is Shepherd Express, a free publication. .Other local newspapers, city guides and magazines with large distributions include M Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, Vital Source, The Bay View Compass, and Riverwest Currents.^ Hot off the “Bay View Compass” Press .
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^ The web site allows for localisation of the garden climate profile down to the level of town and city and even suburb within large cities.
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^ Urban fish farms may help fill these gaps, with Milwaukee and other cities reaping economic, health, and environmental benefits.
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OnMilwaukee.com is an online magazine providing news and events. .The UWM Post is the independent, student-run weekly at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.^ (The Crisis Continues: Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee 2007 by: Marc V. Levine University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Economic Development −10/08) - http://www4.uwm.edu/ced/ .
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^ Why, I asked myself, would principals and students of the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism do this to the citizens of our State?
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.The Onion, a weekly satirical publication, is distributed free in Milwaukee (one of the paper's earliest markets) in addition to nine other U.S. cities.^ Milwaukee has perhaps the finest tradition of Responsible public servants and efficiently run city services In the United States.
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^ One [the rally and march] is planned, sanctioned, and controlled,the other is organic and free.
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^ Urban fish farms may help fill these gaps, with Milwaukee and other cities reaping economic, health, and environmental benefits.
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Milwaukee's major network television affiliates are WTMJ 4 (NBC), WITI 6 (Fox), WISN 12 (ABC), WVTV 18 (CW), WCGV 24 (MyNetworkTV), and WDJT 58 (CBS). Spanish language programming is on WBWT 38 (Azteca America) and WYTU-LP 63 (Telemundo). Milwaukee's public broadcasting stations are WMVS 10 and WMVT 36.
Other television stations in the Milwaukee market include WMKE 7 (America One), WVCY 30 (FN), WMLW 41 (Independent), WBME 49 (ME-TV), WWRS 52 (TBN), and WPXE 55 (ION)
There are numerous radio stations throughout Milwaukee and the surrounding area.
.Journal Communications (a NYSE-traded corporation), in addition to owning the Journal Sentinel, also owns: WTMJ-TV; WTMJ and WLWK radio stations; and well over a dozen local weekly newspapers in the metropolitan area, all of which establish a highly conservative journalistic lens.^ It's as bad, or worse, than watching any major "news" channel, or listening to a clearchannel owned radio station.
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^ Youll be able to meet, touch and talk to the cast and crew of the show as well as feed and drink on all the local products we can muster up.
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^ High School level writers in the Journal Sentinel took cover for you guys today---- you were all just "frustrated".
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As a result, it has been repeatedly criticized for having a near-monopoly in local news coverage.[81][82][83], with critics concerned about a certain uniformity of thought and coverage, as well as to lack of coverage of topics unfriendly to Journal Communications interests in such matters as labor disputes[84]. Journal Communications at one point created an ersatz "alternative weekly", MKE, which failed due to a lack of credibility as an "alternative" to its own parent company.[85]

Sister cities

The city of Milwaukee has several sister cities as designated by Sister Cities International and Milwaukee's Sister Cities:[86] [87]

Cooperation

.Although this relationship is not recognized by SCI, officials from Milwaukee and Ningbo have signed an agreement to promote business and cultural ties between the two cities and their respective nations.^ At least two drawings of proposed Culture Stand design, including one view of stand closed and empty of produce, and one view of stand open for business.
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In popular culture

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Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin. Milwaukee is also the 22nd-largest in the United States. The city is the county seat of Milwaukee County. It is on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, and is about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Chicago. As of the 2004 U.S. Census, Milwaukee had 583,624 people living in it. The strange Indian name (Algonquin) has been subject to confusion. Latest and most authentic is based on (anasazipublishing.com pg. 79) the etymology shown on 1673 map by French. The town was shown as MESQUAKI-NINS. This means the people of the Mesquakie lived there. They now have a Casino in Iowa by same name, Mesquakie. The etymology is ME SEKI WA KI or "bodies of red and yellow" based on the yellow/orange clay that protected them from insects. Evidently their language lacked a word for "orange". Actually, later the city was nick-named Cream City because of the famous color bricks manufactured there from that yellow clay.

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