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Even after the declaration of a nationwide Public Health Emergency and the creation of a new task force designed to reduce the number of opioid related deaths here in Milwaukee, the opioid crisis is ever-present right in our own backyard. more

Daily Dose

The War on Drugs began in the 1930s when the director of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics launched a scare campaign equating pot with heroin and convinced Congress to outlaw marijuana. Martin Torgoff’s Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, The Beats, ... more

Books

Why not start with a renewed commitment to providing access to affordable health insurance that covers successful treatment options? more

Issue of the Week 7 Comments

The early medical intervention advocated by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy is contrary to how we currently treat mental health or substance use disorders. Now, we wait until someone has entered “stage 4” of their illness, then wonder... more

News Features 2 Comments

Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is stepping down at the end of his term, providing Wisconsin voters a rare opportunity to vote for two new candidates for this more

News Features 4 Comments

Founded in 2004 by Executive Director John Arneson, the nonprofit Sober Alternative Living Services (SALS) Houses sponsors five voluntary, non-institutional sober living houses that offer more

Expresso

“America’s got a big taste for painkillers,” New York Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan told the crowd assembled at last week’s regional symposium on heroin and opiate addiction more

News Features 4 Comments

A package of bills meant to combat the heroin epidemic in Wisconsin is poised to pass the Senate as we go to press—with not one vote against it in the State Assembly. more

News Features

There have always been good people working to improve our criminal justice system so that it saves and improves lives instead of damaging or destroying them.It’s a tough challenge because people entangled more

Taking Liberties

 After a weekend devoid of actual theatre, my wife and I sat down to watch the Tony awards with two bowls of chili. The show started promptly with an energetic opening numbera generous mix of performances from the musicals that were nominated. S.. more

Theater

In his infamous roast of Bob Saget, Norm MacDonald did a ballsy routine he'd later describe as having "no jokes and no delivery, only context." It was a remarkably incisive experiment, but sure enough, even with the worst material and the worst de.. more

On Music

The two states whose disputed New York Post ,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

News of the Weird

%uFFFD Seven people died of heroin overdoses in Milwaukee County last year, and six in 200 Write: editor@shepex.com or comment on this story online at www.expressmilwaukee.com ,Cover Story more

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