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DID YOU KNOW? • Marcellus Gilmore Edson originally invented peanut butter to be marketed as a product for people who had no teeth and could not chew solid food. – Source: sotruefacts.com MARK BELLING Election Day stretches over months Page 8 Decison on early voting stacks deck against GOP OKTOBERFEST SEASON STEPS OFF IN MILWAUKEE AREA – PAGE 14 STEVE 'THE HOMER' TRUE I'm no doctor, but Packers' Nelson will be just fine Page 11 Expect receiver to have another great season MILWAUKEE COUNTY'S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER AUGUST 26, 2016 Local news at your fingertips Visit www.gmtoday.com By DAVE FIDLIN Special to the Post MILWAUKEE — The national news media have packed their bags and moved on to the next breaking story. Demolition crews are begin- ning to remove the rubble of destroyed buildings. And Mayor Tom Barrett has loosened nighttime curfew restrictions. The immediate shock and awe associated with the riots and other violent behavior near Sherman Park has passed. Officials representing Milwaukee and the rest of the county are now weighing in on potential remedies of the root causes that led to the events that unfolded in the overnight hours of Aug. 13 and Aug. 14. Reflecting residents' senti- ments, leaders across the county have gone on record and shared a range of opinions in the days fol- lowing the unrest. Eight business- es in the area were destroyed or damaged, and numerous police officers and bystanders sustained injuries. The Milwaukee Common Council was looking at ways of addressing the violence epidemic before Sherman Park was thrust into the national spotlight. City officials held a series of meetings throughout the first half of the summer. This week, President Ashanti Hamilton and other members of the council delivered a public safe- ty action plan that touches on 23 recommendations, ranging from hiring more police officers to revisiting the oft-criticized vehi- cle pursuit policy. In an- nouncing the c o m p o n e n t s of the plan at a news con- f e r e n c e T u e s d a y , H a m i l t o n a c k n o w l - edged he and his elected colleagues on The steps after the riot See NEXT STEPS on Page 18 Milwaukee officials release report aimed at addressing crime, violence after Sherman Park area unrest Hamilton Zimmermann's Service 360 E. Howard Ave. 414-744-9868 With coupon. Expires 9/09/16. BRAKES most cars $ 89 95 per axle.