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a.MKE: Hiawatha, Obama, MillerCoors and Silver City 6.25.13

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Layton Boulevard West Neighbors and Impact Seven are among the groups sponsoring a Silver City business plan competition designed to bring new development and commerce into the south side area. The winner will receive a lease for a renovated 3,000 square foot storefront at 35th and National Ave, 3-5 months free rent and $5,000 from the Zilber Family Foundation to cover start-up costs. Finalists will be selected from the 26 entries on August 3rd to make a presentation and a winner will be chosen in September.

The food and beverage service aboard the Amtrak Hiawatha that runs between Milwaukee and Chicago will end on Friday. DOT spokeswoman Peg Schmitt said both WI and IL had subsidized the food-cart service at a cost estimated to be $233,000 a year. She also confirmed officials are in the early stages of considering adding Wi-Fi to the Hiawatha.

President Obama will give a speech today, calling for new standards on existing power plants. He will direct the EPA to come up with a detailed proposal by June 2014, working with states and stakeholders, labor leaders and nonprofit organizations. 

MillerCoors officials in Golden, Colorado, the country's largest single-site brewery, announcedthey have completely eliminated the 135 tons of waste they used to send each month to a landfill and have created a $1 million revenue stream from bundling and selling some of its recyclable and reusable materials.