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a.MKE: "3 of a Kind", Chickens in Tosa, U.S. Postal Service, Milwaukee Wave and mental health programs

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Former Milwaukee County Parks Director Sue Black was named president and CEO of the Milwaukee Wave indoor soccer team Wednesday. She will also head the team's "Wave of Hope" charity. She was a finalist for the Dallas parks director, a job that went to the Texas department's assistant director.

The Wauwatosa common council will now allow residents to keep chickens in their yards, with a few regulations. You can have no more than 4 chickens, fenced in with at least 16 square feet of space per bird. They need to be licensed and roosters are not allowed. You also have to get written permission from any neighbor whose land touches yours. This new ordinance will expire in a year, so if people don't like it, they can get rid of it.

Gov Scott Walker said Wednesday he will propose the state invest nearly $30 million for mental health programs that he said will enhance and expand services to people living with mental illness. Initiatives focus on children's mental health including in-home counseling, peer-run respite centers with 24/7 hotlines and comprehensive community services.

The U.S. Postal service announced plans to cut back to a five-day-week delivery service for everything except packages. Under the new plan, mail would be delivered to homes and businesses Monday through Friday but would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. And post offices that are open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays. Fun fact: Benjamin Franklin was named the first postmaster general by the Continental Congress in 1775. And in 1950, twice a day delivery was cut to once a day. 



1. To get you in the right mindset, you can compare this person to Steve Albini, Quincy Jones, Danger Mouse, Dr Dre, and Rick Rubin.

SONG: The Dap Horns "God Put a Smile on Your Face"


2. This person has famous twin sisters: Samantha, a singer and DJ and Charolette, a fashion designer.

SONG: Amy Winehouse "You Know I'm No Good"


3. This talented person is also a DJ, musician, artist and record label co-founder. Nikka Costa's manager heard this person DJing and introduced the two. He ended up working with her on her next album doing some of his first production work.

SONG: Nikka Costa "Like A Feather"