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07.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Peggy Sue
A featured artist at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in their "American Story" exhibition, Xao Yang Lee calls Sheboygan, Wisconsin home. While living in a refugee camp in Thailand after the Vietnam War in Laos that she escaped by swimming the Mekong River, Yang Lee began producing traditional decorative arts native to her culture that allowed her to buy medicine and clothing for her ch...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Congressman Paul Ryan has been critical of the different health reform plans moving through the various congressional committees. On TV and in newspaper op-ed pages, the ubiquitous Janesville Republican is painting an ominous picture of what will happen if a public health insurance...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The legal challenge to the same-sex marriage ban continues

Did 59% of the state’s voters approve an unconstitutional amendment in 2006? That’s what UW-Oshkosh professor William McConkey argues in his case against the state, which will be heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court this fall. If McConkey prevails, Article 13 of the state Constitution...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Common Council committee supports mass transit option with Zoo Interchange upgrade

Representatives from the state Department of Transportation took some heat from a Milwaukee Common Council committee about the state’s plans to revamp the Zoo Interchange. The July 16 meeting of the city’s Steering and Rules Committee included testimony that was critical of the...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Global Warming Task Force recommends weakening the state’s rules

As a quiet but concerted effort is under way to weaken state laws regulating nuclear power plant construction in Wisconsin, a battle is brewing. State utilities and the nuclear industry have zeroed in on Wisconsin as a key, symbolic target in their national campaign to reopen the door to...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Over the next few months the health insurance industry is going to be financing a major ad campaign to try to convince you that your small-business employer is vehemently against President Obama’s health care reform. Even worse, they say, you may end up losing your job because...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wedded Bliss:

The Pettit Foundation’s Cecelia Gore and Randy Bryant, the East Side developer and president of the Milwaukee County Historical Society, exchanged wedding vows at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Louis Sibley III, with...
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Milwaukee Color

July 3 in Milwaukee draws legions of patriots to the bluffs and shorefront of Lake Michigan for the city’s yearly fireworks show. As people drive, stroll, bike and rollerblade their way through the East Side to the lakefront, they’re crossing land that was once occupied by one of Milwaukee’s three civil...
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

With Podcast

There are two sides to every story. That adage couldn’t be truer than in a place like Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both the city and the state’s names reflect the indigenous people who first called this land home. The history of American Indians in this area relies heavily on the written words of early...
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sales tax proposal doesn’t make it to governor’s desk

This is so discouraging,” Milwaukee County Supervisor Gerry Broderick said of the state budget, which failed to include a sales tax increase to support transit, parks, cultural assets and emergency medical services for Milwaukee County. “Frankly, the path ahead is not at all clear to...

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