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Cover Story
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

Fueling the local economy with ‘green jobs’ and new ideas

Green jobs have been a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan since the early days of his campaign. It’s a concept that’s gotten people roaring with energy, ideas and an appetite for progress. But what, exactly, does this term mean? “Green jobs” seems to be so vague that it can be applied to...
News Features
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
The time to green your resume is now. The federal Green Jobs Act got a $500 million boost from the economic stimulus package and is expected to train 70,000 workers in renewable-energy and energy-efficiency jobs. Plus, a floundering economy is nudging companies to hire employees to design and...
Cover Story
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

Local groups are teaming up to help overweight children slim down

We hear it all the time, especially around the start of each new year: Many Americans are fat. On average, we weigh more—and eat more— than people in most other countries, as well as our parents and grandparents did. Plus, the problem is starting so early that we’re now seeing some of the most severe...
News Features
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

Plus Weight-control Tips and Resources

Obesity’s not something that has one simple “cause.” It’s influenced by a number of factors, from the foods you eat to the type and amount of exercise you do to your family’s genetic makeup. Beyond food, fitness and your genes, here are a few of the major culprits in weight gain and loss: Stress: People who are...
News Features
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Local referendums will advise the Legislature

As Sen. Joe Biden said duringlast week’s vice presidential debate, this year’s election may be the most important in recent history. While the unpopular war and the Wall Street crisis are perhaps the most urgent issues in the presidential race, health care runs a very close third, with concerns about skyrocketing...
Music Feature
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The mysterious sounds of Wooden Robot

Local band Wooden Robot couldn’t be more mysterious. First, there’s their undeniably spooky sound: Think haunted Old World carnival or, better yet, a vodka-drenched dance party with your dead Polish-babushka grandmother. Then there are the places they usually play: dimly lit bars, crowded houses of friends and dark corners in cramped basements. The band’s performance at Turner Hall Ballroom on July 26, opening for Secret Chiefs 3 with The Demix, will mark a rare appearance in the spotlight.
News Features
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Same-sex marriages performed in California could mean trouble

Last month, the California Supreme Court struck down Proposition 22, a ballot referendum in which 61% of the state’s residents voted that the word “marriage” should only pertain to a union between a man and a woman. Since then, hundreds of same-sex couples from across the country have flocked to California to say “I do.”
Local Music
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Gufs, MSO offer free summer concert series

In 1969, the band Deep Purple made history by performing Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Since then, Metallica has performed live with the San Francisco Symphony, KISS has collaborated with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and indie groups like Belle & Sebastian and The Decemberists have joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic on stage. Milwaukee adds a new chapter to the history of symphony-rock this summer with a series of four free concerts featuring live performances by The Gufs and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The beloved local band and world-renowned orchestra will join forces at Boerner Botanical Gardens at 7 p.m., June 25; the Lake Michigan . . .
Cover Story
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

VACATIONS TO CHANGE THE WORLD—AND YOU

IN JANUARY 2006, UW-MILWAUKEE SENIOR EVAN MCDONIELS WAS ITCHING TO EXPLORE the world beyond campus. When he heard that the Venezuelan consulate was offering free trips to Venezuela for nearly 40 U.S. citizens, he jumped at the chance to learn some Spanish...
News Features
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

TRIPS TO CHECK OUT

So you’re thinking about taking the plunge and joining the ranks of VolunTourists across the globe? The first leg of your journey involves gathering information and finding the program that best matches your skills and interests.

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