Unpaid traffic tickets are leading to a growing number of driver’s license suspensions for impoverished, minority Milwaukeeans.
The number of charter schools authorized by MPS has decreased by 23 percent since 2011, contributing to declining revenues for the district.
Duplicate crime incident reports, representing about 20 percent of the total, portrayed an inaccurate picture of the number of crimes in each of Milwaukee’s seven police districts for 2012. The figures were quietly corrected late last week.
Educational and community advocates are working to notify people who’ve begun their GED exams but haven’t completed all five that they need to finish by Dec. 13, when a new testing system will go into effect.
During the next several months, the design of BadgerCare coverage for domestic violence screenings and counseling could change, increasing out-of-pocket costs for poor women and potentially denying them needed care.
For the first time in 2012, the City of Milwaukee set aside a specific percentage of contracting dollars for black-owned companies. However, an NNS analysis of city data shows that the ordinance benefited few such firms.
The Alma Center’s Wisdom Walk to Self-Mastery offers perpetrators of domestic violence a chance to heal the wounds of their own trauma and unlearn the lessons of violence-plagued childhoods.
Resident concerns about asbestos and lead contamination from the KK River Rehabilitation and Flood Control Project have resulted in a policy change by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
For 10 years, Moody Pool has remained an empty, boarded-up neighborhood nuisance, but the building will be torn down soon. In its place, a splash pool, small community building, lit basketball courts and parkways are among the planned amenities. Some neighborhood residents contend they were promised something that was never delivered.
Top-tier child care centers in Milwaukee are subsidized by the state at below local market rates despite bumps from the recently implemented YoungStar ratings system, according to a new report. In addition, low YoungStar ratings and frozen pay rates are prompting some family child care centers in the central city to close.