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Evan Casey

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Evan Casey is a freelance journalist who has been writing for the Shepherd Express since early 2018. He covers city hall and local issues across Milwaukee and the region. He has written about the lead in the water crisis, the opioid epidemic, Foxconn, the Milwaukee police and health departments, and local protests and marches.

The recommendations will have to be approved by the Common Council at a future date, meaning there is no current timeline set for the process of selecting a new city flag. more

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In 2017, nearly 400 people across the county died from opioid-related deaths. That number is almost five times as high as opioid-related overdoses last year. more

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Although the homeless population has decreased over the past few years, new “tent cities” downtown have increased the visibility of the issue. more

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The Milwaukee Common Council voted Tuesday to override all of Mayor Tom Barrett’s five vetoes of the council’s amendments to the 2019 city budget. more

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Paint or water? That’s the question many citizens are asking themselves when it comes to finding out what the main source of lead poisoning is for the City of Milwaukee. more

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University of Minnesota professor Joe Soss visited UW-Milwaukee last Friday to deliver a talk about the criminal justice system and revenue making. more

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The Milwaukee Arts Board decided that a request-for-proposals should be issued for a consultant to lead the search for a new flag. more

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After almost five hours of debate, the 2019 proposed City of Milwaukee budget was passed by the Common Council Tuesday. more

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The group began a leafletting campaign last week in front of Mayor Tom Barrett’s house. more

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Democrat Tony Evers narrowly beat Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker after a heated race early this morning. more

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A measure to increase pay for elected officials in Milwaukee—which would include members of the Common Council—was sent back to committee during a Monday council meeting. more

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The search for answers at the Milwaukee Health Department continues. more

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A recent uptick in hate crimes across the nation, including the most recent incidents in Pittsburgh and Kentucky, led some on the left in Wisconsin to respond with harsh words. more

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It’s now over 400 days after the shooting, and the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s investigation into the incident is still ongoing. more

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The City Flag Subcommittee will meet to discuss next steps Monday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. at City Hall. more

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Approximately 4,100 people flocked to see former President Barack Obama speak at North Division High School Friday afternoon. more

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The Public Safety and Health Committee accepted a $175,000 grant for the Milwaukee Police Department to expand the program Thursday morning. more

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Bestselling author Dr. Richard Rothstein lectured a Milwaukee crowd on America’s long history of segregation Tuesday night. more

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Guns Down Miltown is an awareness campaign with a goal of stopping gun violence across the community. more

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“There’s a lot of good people that are suffering, for no fault of their own,” said Joseph Volk executive director of Wisconsin Coalition Against Homelessness. more

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