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Debate Raises County Parks and Debt Issues

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By Mrinal Gokhale Chris-Abele-(middle)-and-Senator-Chris-Larsen.Hundreds filled the Italian Conference Center on February 22, listening quietly as Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Senator Chris Larsen faced off in the first County Executive debate, moderated by the Public Policy Forum President Rob Henken. After the primary election on Feb. 15, it
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“Blue Bikes” Common Sight in Milwaukee

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By Dylan Deprey Tom-BarrettFor the last seventeen years, Tony Fortun has not owned a car. He does not pay for gas. His form of transportation is pedal powered. He chose the bike lane as his main route. Fortun has also used Bublr Bikes to travel the streets of Milwaukee
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First National Black HIV/AIDS Event Held at MATC

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By Mrinal Gokhale Ericka-Sinclair-and-Kalila-CampbellAt about 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 8, about five local health organizations displayed tables with brochures, care packages, condoms and other informational materials in the MATC (733 W. State St.) S floor, as many students walked by and visited. One table was unattended, offering hundreds of free condoms, which
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Water Privatization Does Not Go To Senate As Expected

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By Mrinal Gokhale -  waterOn January 29, a water privatization bill passed, which calls for private water companies to control Wisconsin’s water. After much anticipation, the bill did not make it to Senate on February 9, as confirmed by Corporate Accountability International. “For months, the private water industry has counted on secrecy and closed door lobbying to move this bill through the
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