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01.06.2014 | | Posted at 12:30 PM

UPDATES: MPS closes schools for second day; the city lifts overnight parking rules

By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee Public Schools announced that they will remain closed Tuesday, as the coldest air the region has experienced in over a decade continued to freeze the city. Monday's expected high temperature of just -8 degree ties Milwaukee's all-time record for lowest high temperature on this date. Lows of -15 are expected tonight, with wind chills dropping to a life-threatening -30 to -50 degrees.The c...
Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
There's a big reason climate change differs from so many public policy challenges: unlike other crises, addressing the planet's major environmental crisis truly requires mass consensus. Indeed, because fixing the problem
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
 In The Invisible Woman, Ralph Fiennes is the director and star, playing Charles Dickens during his long affair with a much younger actress, Nelly (Felicity Jones). Based on Claire Tomalin’s biographical sleuthing, the dramatization paints the big picture with historical fidelity and emotional
09.18.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Dustin Williams
Residents of Galveston Island recently faced this question, and, according to reports I’ve seen, nearly 40% of its population chose the latter.  They decided to ride out Hurricane Ike, which made landfall on Saturday morning around 2:00 a.m. local time.  They made this decision in light of the following: Meteorologists were predicting an upper Texas coast landfall as early as Tuesday. Meteorologists, in light of a near census among computer models, forecast a Galveston Island landfall early Wednesday. Mandatory evacuations for parts of the island were ordered as early as Wednesday evening; the entire island and many parts of south Houston were under mandatory evacuations by noon Thursday. The National Weather Service office in Houston/Galveston issued a very strong statement on Thursday evening, and I quote: "All neighborhoods ... and possibly entire coastal communities ... will be inundated during the peak storm tide.  Persons not heeding evacuation orders in single-family one- or two-story homes will face certain death." Yikes.

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08.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Dustin Williams
Tropical storm Fay, now sitting between Hispaniola and Cuba, appears an imminent threat to the U.S.  The severity and locality of this threat, however, is uncertain.The 2 p.m. EDT advisory on Fay by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) projects a landfall on the southwest coast of Florida:http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/nhc_storms.shtmlThe various computer models used by the NHC produce a range of forecas...
03.31.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Dustin Williams
March Madness is unbelievable.  In my opinion, it's the best time of the year for sports, with college football bowl season a close second.  Unfortunately, my bracket was royally screwed during the first weekend of the tournament when both UConn and Duke laid eggs, but oh well.  As a big Duke fan (I was born and raised in North Carolina and taught to appreciate the right shade of blue), my only...
03.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Dustin Williams
With the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour on Tuesday morning, NASA began a 16-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS) to install part of a Japanese laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed gargantuan robotic system Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM). From this title they somehow got the nickname "Dextre" instead of "Dexter." Have you seen this thing? I...