Tag: Milwaukee (Wis)

Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Depends Where You Are

Since 2015, several Council members in the District of Columbia have attempted to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. On four different occasions, the measure petered out and died. This year, Council member David Grosso tried a new approach, introducing emergency legislation and undermining the control of the chairman. The approach worked. A majority […]

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36 Hours in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has gone by many nicknames over the years: Cream City, Brew Town, the German Athens. But a lesser-known, more local handle — Smallwaukee — may best capture the personality of this Wisconsin city of 600,000, which can feel like a small town in big-city clothing, embodying the advantages of both. The fortunes of the […]

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These 3 Cities Are Destinations for Democrats. They’re Not in Iowa.

MILWAUKEE — An energized crowd of 500 packed into a mixed-use space here on a summer Sunday afternoon to hear a rousing stump speech from Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, who was making the final stop in a 12-day campaign blitz in a state that won’t hold its primary until April. “A Democratic victory […]

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Family of Abused Milwaukee Inmate Will Receive $6.75 Million

The children of Terrill Thomas, who died of dehydration in a Milwaukee jail in 2016 after correctional officers turned off his cell’s water supply for a week, will receive $6.75 million in a settlement with Milwaukee County and Armor Correctional Health Services, a private company that provided health care at the jail. The settlement, reached […]

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