November 5 2013
The Cudahy train depot has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The depot, which thrived through World War II, is now a local history museum. As part of the register, the depot will be eligible for grants and tax credits to help with rehabilitation.
Harley-Davison introduced two new Dark Custom motorcycles designed for young urban riders. The new "Street" bikes, the first Harley has built on new chassis in 13 years, used 1000s of focus groups from around the world to finalize the design. They will be available starting 2014.
Signs have been posted along the breakwaters in Port Washington's harbor warning people to walk at their own risk. The Army Corps of Engineers say the structures were never intended for pubic use and if the breakwaters were to fail, it would impact local businesses like fishing companies and put the harbor at risk for more than just pedestrian traffic.
The Senate on Monday advanced legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, marking a victory for gay rights supporters despite the bill's dim House prospects. The measure, known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, cleared a key test vote Monday evening 61-30.