July 16 2013
Gov Scott Walker signed a new law yesterday doubling fines for traffic offenses around sanitation workers. The new law, which takes place immediately and will include "Slow Down to Get Around" signs on garbage trucks, is aimed at raising awareness and caution for people to drive safely around sanitation workers.
Oak Creek mayor Steve Scaffidi announced the launch of a new non-profit "Oak Creek Cares". Inspired by the positives changes he's seen in the community since the Sikh Temple shooting last year, he goal of "Oak Creek Cares" is to raise money to fund programs that reduce violence in the Oak Creek community. The non-profit has received $10K from Eder Flags and hopes to be a model for other communities.
In music news, roughly 43,000 people are expected to pack Miller Park for Paul McCartney's sold out show today. Construction for McCartney's "Out There" tour began last Wednesday. 16 semi loads of equipment and six tour busses later, the stage is set and 8,500 seats will cover the outfield. Sound checks are done with the roof open and closed, though they plan for the roof to be open as long as it's dry.
As reported by the Milwaukee Business Journal, the Onion will end their print edition in Madison, the first Onion market started back in 1988. Onion CEO Steve Hannah stated the decision to end the free weekly in Madison was made by the franchisee, Madison Newspapers. Hannah confirmed that they have no plans to cease publication of the free weekly in the Milwaukee-area, which The Onion still owns and opera