UPDATE: Earlier this month, emergency responders told the the city's public works committee that if a rail crisis occurred in downtown Milwaukee up to a half mile area might be evacuated. That topic reverberated again at today's meeting.
It was attended by Canadian Pacific Railway representatives and Wisconsin Commissioner of Railroads Jeff Plale.
Aftershocks following Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake in Nepal are jangling nerves and complicating rescue operations. So far, there have been more than a dozen quakes of magnitude 5 or higher, and another two dozen between magnitude 4.5 and 5.
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The worst drought in California history has hit the economy here hard - billions of dollars lost, farmers letting hundreds of thousands of acres go dry, consumers being asked to cut back. But some industries are booming.
Science writer Michael Timm combined his passion for Great Lakes issues and storytelling to create an 8-minute film about quagga mussels. Then he not only convinced a local movie theater to show his film, Timm convinced three other filmmakers to contribute their work.
The result is the Our Water film event being held at the Avalon Theatre Saturday.