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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.

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

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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

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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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Should the Bucks pay for part of an extension to the Fiserv Forum? Read more

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A task force was approved Friday to address these specific issues across the city and county. Read more

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More than $25,000 has been raised thus far to fund a position that would work directly with homeless individuals and families living on the streets of Milwaukee. Read more

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“The community has been very responsive so far. Having something in close proximity of African American businesses is very encouraging.” Read more

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The Foxconn project is moving along quicker than expected, but not everyone is enjoying the speedy progress of the development. Read more

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Rendering by Zimmerman Architectural Studios

Additionally, the city is proposing a $25 million “developer-financed cash grant” for the company if they employ more than 1,300 employees at the site at a future date. Read more

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A 2017 report said that medical and surgical providers received higher reimbursement rates than behavioral health providers for comparable services. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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