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Milwaukee's best Middle Eastern, 2016

Published Oct. 16, 2016

Of all the Middle Eastern joints in all the towns in all the world, Milwaukee continues to walk into - and vote best in the city - this one, which won for the fifth year in a row.

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Milwaukee Talks Race: State Sen. Lena Taylor

Published Sept. 7, 2016

Lena Taylor has been trying to have a conversation about race in Milwaukee for most of her life, and especially vociferously for the past decade, representing Wisconsin's 4th District as a State Senator since 2005. We spoke with her about Sherman Park, societal issues, racism, new community-building ideas like HUBs and more.

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African-American arena supporters face skepticism from constituents

Published Aug. 4, 2015

Whenever State Sen. Nikiya Harris Dodd talks in favor of the proposal to build a $500 million Downtown arena that would be the new home for the Milwaukee Bucks, she tells Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service that she gets "pretty cold stares" from some of her constituents.

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Where politicians hang out in Madison, Part 2

Published Jan. 24, 2009

Earlier this week, we ran a story detailing where some local politicians hang out when they are in Madison. We inadvertently omitted responses from New Berlin representative David Cullen and Milwaukee senator Lena Taylor. Here are their answers, which have been added to the original story:

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Should Milwaukee officially ban the bottle?

Published Dec. 17, 2008

Toronto, Seattle and San Francisco have banned the distribution and sale of bottled water on city premises. Milwaukeeans, prompted in part by the memory of the cryptosporidium outbreak, have a large preference for water in the bottle instead of from the tap. But ban supporters say bottled water is wasteful.

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Observations from the political winds

Published March 26, 2008

It's been a somewhat lackluster spring election in the City of Milwaukee -- except maybe for an open aldermanic seat on the East Side and the Ald. Michael McGee vote -- as incumbents are facing relatively weak opponents who got late starts. But there have been some interesting developments.

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Ride the bus with Lena Taylor

Published March 21, 2008

Taylor -- who is running for County Executive against Scott Walker -- will board the Route 20 bus on one of its final trips through Milwaukee.

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A hard year's work?

Published Feb. 8, 2008

State Rep. Leon Young isn't exactly known for his legislative writing prowess, but he certainly is known as the hardest-working Milwaukee-area legislator. (Just kidding.)

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Attempts to tame Milwaukee River continue

Published Feb. 1, 2008

Ever since the North Avenue dam was torn down in 1998, the city has battled with Mother Nature and the forces of water to keep the river in check. The river is winning.

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Taylor close in county exec polling

Published Dec. 19, 2007

A recent poll shows that state Sen. Lena Taylor just might have a shot at beating Scott Walker in the Milwaukee County Executive's race.