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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 Common Council approved a loan for the Haywood Group to build their “One MKE Plaza” project on the city’s North Side in time for the 2020 DNC. Read more

News Features

Eleven candidates have already announced campaigns to oppose aldermen across Milwaukee’s 15 districts, including JoCasta Zamarripa and Justin Bielinski. Read more

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Tony Evers lays out policy goals for marijuana, Foxconn and juvenile justice at a local speech. Read more

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The warm climate of Milwaukee’s troubled Mitchell Park Conservatory might be ideal for growing hemp. Read more

Cannabis Connection

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Photo credit: Granville Business Improvement District

Milwaukee leaders and the area BID are working to make Granville thrive once again. Read more

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A bipartisan proposal announced Tuesday is aimed at making testing sexual assault kits quicker and easier. Read more

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New ordinance seeks to address Milwaukee’s unwanted status as a sex-trafficking hub. Read more

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Driving around the city’s north side, we picked three larger than usual potholes and reported them to the city for service all within five minutes of each other Friday morning. Read more

Daily Dose

Aldermen expressed the concerns of many Milwaukee citizens Wednesday during a Public Works Committee meeting. Read more

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With a new governor and new incoming secretary of the Department of Corrections, change could be coming soon. Read more

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The City of Milwaukee is sending a direct message to its citizens. Do not litter. Read more

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Just as funeral proceedings were ending for MPD officer Matthew Rittner, a group of citizens and police officers gathered in the Clarke Square neighborhood to discuss coming together during times of crisis. Read more

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The Milwaukee County Board unanimously approved funding Thursday for the third and final stage of a study to discover future options for the Mitchell Park Domes. Read more

Happening Now

Money would need to be approved for a task force to continue their work regarding the future of the Domes. Read more

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Photo Credit: Bridge the City Podcast

The podcast focuses on many of the local issues and questions Milwaukeeans deal with every day, including police and community relations, education, voting, the courts system and local elections. Read more

Daily Dose

Six months. That’s the amount of time city and non-profit leaders have to come up with a solution to fix the high number of needles littered across Milwaukee’s streets. Read more

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Milwaukee County officials want to make sure they get a fair bargain from the state. That’s why they proposed a sweeping set of solutions Thursday in order to avert a funding crisis facing the county. Read more

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New Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik is planning on tackling a wealth of issues during her first full year on the job. Read more

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“The longer this shutdown goes on, the greater the impact will be on populations of people that are really dependent on these federal programs to feed their families,” said Alderwoman Milele Coggs. Read more

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A 2018 report estimated that 340 young adults and children in Milwaukee were victims of sex trafficking from 2013 to 2016. Read more

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