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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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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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Milwaukee has made strides to become a better city for pedestrians and cyclists, but low-income neighborhoods have largely been left behind. A number of community organizers and organizations are trying to change that. more

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The City of Milwaukee uses its police and prosecutors to generate money from some of its poorest residents. It seems a very small thing indeed use a share of that money to ensure that they are fairly represented in Milwaukee Municipal Court. more

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For same-sex couples the options for establishing a family are always more complicated and certainly much more expensive than for what Republicans call “traditional families.” more

My LGBTQ POV

Off the Cuff with Melissa Tashjian founder of Compost Crusader, an organization that collects organic waste from area schools, homes, businesses and organizations and transports it to composting sites. more

Off the Cuff

The ACLU of Wisconsin’s report that the Milwaukee Police Department made more than 350,000 unjustified pedestrian and traffic stops between 2010 and 2017, comes at a time when Milwaukee’s police-community relations are being heavily scrutinized ... more

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One of our values as a society is the protection of the most vulnerable. That class of people includes children. So, it should not have been a surprise when the Milwaukee Common Council voted to ban conversion therapy for minors. more

My LGBTQ POV

“This is an ordinance about protecting young people in our community,” said Ald. Cavalier Johnson, who introduced the measure. “This is hurting vulnerable minors.” more

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Madison is considering a pair of bills that could reduce LGBTQ protections from discrimination; an HIV/STI cluster in Milwaukee is being ignored by churches; and two Milwaukee Common Councilmen abstained from a vote on banning conversion ... more

My LGBTQ POV

Now that we are at the end of Police Chief Ed Flynn’s tenure, we should ask our next chief to continue his data-driven deployment philosophy and to keep holding our police employees accountable when they violate the civil rights of our neighbors. more

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In the coming months, Milwaukee officials will have to answer a central question: Is gentrification actually happening in Milwaukee? If it is, is it essentially a good thing? If it’s not a positive for the city, then what can be done to prevent it? more

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Pinball was once thought to be so threatening to young people that it was the focus of a two-decade battle by city authorities to minimize its wicked influence. more

What Made Milwaukee Famous

Like so many of rap’s modern greats, Lil Boosie is a complicated figure. He’s one of the most purely talented rappers of his generation, whose vivid storytelling has served as a model for countless southern rappers that have emerged in his wake. H.. more

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“A heavy-handed, stop every vehicle with a burned out taillight approach to policing is counterproductive,” testified Rev. Joseph Ellwanger of MICAH. more

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The draft of Ald. Bob Donovan’s Public Safety Action Plan, released two weeks after a Milwaukee police officer fatally shot Sylville Smith, has not yet had a public hearing and at least one influential Milwaukee Common Council member—Financ... more

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In the midst of a citywide conversion about reducing tension between the police and the community, the Milwaukee Common Council released its “Public Safety Action Plan,” which offers no new programs for actually improving police-communit... more

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Common Council members, we ask you to please do what is right for Milwaukee and confirm Rocky Marcoux for another four-year term. more

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