Gun Violence

At the core of the project is a growing collection of interviews from people who have been affected by gun violence in the city of Milwaukee. Read more

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

Happening Now

Check out the Shepherd Express’ Saving Our Democracy column for a list of social and political activism events taking place throughout the greater Milwaukee area for the week of May 31-June 6. Read more

Saving Our Democracy


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April brought new hope for Wisconsin politics, including the election of Rebecca Dallet to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan. Read more


Off the Cuff with local filmmaker Janet Fitch who uses her work to educate and engage the public about gun violence. Read more

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Gary Younge, author of Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives, will speak at Cardinal Stritch University about the toll taken by gun violence on our nation’s children. Read more


In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, will Congress finally act and pass some form of rational restrictions on gun ownership? Read more


In this time of deep polarization, how often do you engage folks with whom you disagree? Truly engage with them and recognize their humanity—not fight with them, cut them out of your life or troll them on the Internet? Read more

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Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention Director Reggie Moore on the Sherman Park uprising and what’s next for Milwaukee. Read more

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No surprise that Donald Trump’s reaction to the Orlando shooting managed to combine three of his favorite topics—hatred of immigrants, hatred of Muslims and love of himself. Read more

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We are saddened and outraged by the horrific attack on innocent club-goers in Orlando. Read more

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Republican state Rep. Joel Kleefisch of Oconomowoc, married to Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor, has proposed a bill opening the way for toddler hunting. Read more

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In Wisconsin, Republican state Rep. Jesse Kremer of Kewaskum and state Sen. Devin LeMahieu of Oostburg responded to the recent mass shooting at an Oregon community college with an appalling bill to force Wisconsin college campuses to stop b... Read more

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The Lethal Violence Protective Orders bill authored by state Sen. Nikiya Harris Dodd (D-Milwaukee) and state Rep. Mandela Barnes (D-Milwaukee) would allow a friend or family member who’s witnessed someone threaten to harm themselves or othe... Read more

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Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s inauguration highlighted his concern for children. The Shepherd Express highlights policies that he should adopt, including raising the minimum wage, implementing background checks on all gun purchases, suppor... Read more

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What I like most about Scott Walker, unfortunately, also happens to be what makes him most dangerous Read more

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Much has been said about how stunning Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s Democratic primary victory was and how it sets him up to run for any public office Read more

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It was a tough campaign, but this morning, the three Democratic candidates for attorney general put that behind them and came together to let the state know that all of them are firmly backing nominee Susan Happ in her upcoming battle with the GOP.. Read more

Happening Now

It was another violent summer in Milwaukee marked by gun violence. The organization Guns Down MKE will remember the victims of that violence later this month at a silent candlelight vigil. It takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 12:30 p.m. at Cathe.. Read more

Happening Now

“When people go to pray on a Sunday and then are murdered, something is wrong in our country. When people go to a theater and are murdered, something is wrong with Read more

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