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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.

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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$7.6 million will be used to remove lead and other hazards from homes. more

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The fight to create a new Inspector General position for the City of Milwaukee is over. more

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The 2019 City of Milwaukee proposed budget includes a 23% increase for the Police Department compared to the 2014 budget. more

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Three new bus routes are being considered in the area—one of which would connect central Milwaukee to the Foxconn site nearly 30 miles away. more

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The City of Milwaukee is taking drastic measures to gain control over an issue that has dominated the headlines for months; the lead crisis. more

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The village decided to approve the “Award of Damages” for nine parcels of land within the area for a roadway expansion related to the Foxconn project. more

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The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors decided Thursday to further investigate if the county has authority concerning where a new residential care center for youth could be located. more

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The master savings account will automatically include an initial seed of $25 per student, with opportunities for students to earn more. more

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We picked a few unique locations in often overlooked neighborhoods to check out this weekend. more

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MCTS officials met with disabled people and advocates at IndependenceFirst to go over plans to overhaul the bus system. more

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The city finally has a new health commissioner as Milwaukee native Jeanette Kowalik was sworn in Wednesday. more

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The grand opening of the Fiserv Forum poses big questions for the nearly 30-acres of land surrounding the new arena. Arguably none of which is more crucial than what to do with the land that the BMO Harris Bradley Center currently sits on top of. more

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A health department that has been riddled with deficiencies and turmoil following the resignation of former commissioner Bevan Baker last January will likely be getting a new leader Wednesday. more

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NextGen America, a progressive nonprofit political action committee, has been ramping up its efforts to get young people to the polls, working on more than 25 college campuses across Wisconsin. more

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Representatives from state and local agencies met with community members Wednesday to discuss the next steps after Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake are closed. more

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Concerns over environmental impact, water usage and traffic backups are at the forefront of many minds across the region, as Foxconn plans to finish its Mount Pleasant manufacturing campus in 2022. more

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Multiple treatment centers and online resources have opened up recently to deal with the growing opioid problem in the region. more

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With more than $4 million raised so far, the project has only $300,000 left to complete the fundraising goal. more

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