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AMKE: The List 11-14-11

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Well, the numbers are in. So far the Wisconsin Department of Justice received over 30,000 applications over the first week of Wisconsin’s new concealed carry law. They've also already printed 3,200 permits during that time. Now, Illinois is the only state that doesn't allow residents to get these permits that allow them to carry a hidden weapon.

Some of you drive your car or ride your bike past this building every day, I’m talking about Milwaukee’s public library on the East Side. The board met last week and are going through with plans for redevelopment. The proposal features a 16,000 square foot library on the first floor, with 92 apartments on the upper three floors. There's also going to be a roof top garden. Residents and board members are excited and say it will help out the business community and neighborhood as a whole.

MPS students will have their artwork displayed at Milwaukee’s beautiful Villa Terrace Art Museum. This has been going on for the past ten years. And it's where the Villa Terrace hosts MPS teachers and their students on its grounds for special studies, such as writing and drawing. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, December 3rd.

GOP Candidates got together to talk about President Obama’s foreign policy on Saturday night in South Carolina. This was the first time that foreign policy actually dominated a political debate yet this year. And speaking of republican presidential candidates, Herman Cain is coming to Milwaukee today for a fundraiser at Milwaukee’s Athletic Club. After that, Cain is off to Green Bay for a Packers tailgate party at Lambeau Field.

Forty some individuals from different Milwaukee-area organizations and agencies recently got together for the Equity Summit in Detroit. The summit is all about a collective impact that brings together community leaders focused on either government, business and non-profits, and they address specific goals that need improvement. The goal is to advance economic and social equity.

The Salvation Army kicked off its "Red Kettle Event" at State Fair Park over the weekend. The traditional red kettle is part of the holiday season, where millions of dollars donated goes to needy families, seniors and the homeless. Donations also help provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for children in need.