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On being "one of them"

On Medium, in an address after the mass murder of nine black congregants at the hands of a white supremacist in Charleston, South Carolina, writer John Metta talks… 277 more words

Civil Rights

Responding To The Saloon Fire In Oak Creek

From South Milwaukee Fire Chief Joe Knitter …

At approximate 6:38PM this evening (July 4), the SMFD ladder truck and I responded to a report of flames and smoke coming from The Saloon at 120 East Rawson Avenue in Oak Creek.  71 more words

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Fire breaks out at The Saloon bar in Oak Creek

OAK CREEK — Fire crews battled a fire at The Saloon bar located at the intersection of E. Rawson and S. Howell Avenue in Oak Creek. 126 more words


#RisingforCharleston: Oak Creek one of eight cities to host gathering to honor shooting victims

OAK CREEK — A gathering was held on this Sunday, June 28th at the Salvation Army Chapel in Oak Creek to honor the nine people who lost their lives in the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina — and to talk about how people of faith and concerned citizens are uniting to turn grief into action — action that organizers believe will ultimately help reduce gun violence in America. 370 more words


Notes On A Sedona Morning

Sedona Sunrise — Image by kenne

Notes On A Sedona Morning

After mornings of hiking,
sitting on the big rock summit–
sun in my face,  106 more words


Emergency Repair: County Board Backs Bridge Funding

Good news for South Milwaukee from the Milwaukee County Board today, as supervisors overwhelmingly passed a measure to spend $200,000 in emergency funding for reconstruction of the Beech Street foot bridge over Oak Creek. 139 more words

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"We share the pain:" Sikh Temple in Oak Creek the site of candlelight vigil to pray for Charleston

CHARLESTON, South Carolina/OAK CREEK — Expressions of grief, faith and gratitude on Sunday, June 21st filled the space of a horrific mass killing at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, as the venerable structure was again a house of worship.  695 more words