Mayor Tom Barrett calls bill passed by the Senate that requires the Fire and Police Commission add members selected by the police and fire unions “a vicious attack on local government.”
Organizers hope to invigorate the business corridor along South 13th Street, increase safety and better connect residents and amenities in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Groups plan to use billboards, bus ads, performance art, educational booths, poster contests and other strategies to help stop reckless driving. The campaigns are being funded by grants from the Milwaukee Department of Public Works.
Officers in Milwaukee Police Department’s District 2 are trying something new to address the street-based sex trade on the South Side: Instead of arresting prostitutes, they are offering help.
Despite a record-breaking year in drug overdose deaths in Milwaukee County
in 2020, the City-County Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force managed to meet only
once last year and hasn’t met at all in 2021.
Residents will decide who will be the state’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction, choose members for the Milwaukee Public Schools board of directors and vote in several judicial races on April 6.
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on Thursday adopted a resolution to reduce the fine for marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession of 25 grams or less to $1.
Their concerns include whether an expansion of the freeway is necessary with traffic down since the pandemic began, the environmental impact of the project and whether it is equitable to communities of color in Milwaukee.
A new campaign is amplifying the work of seven local programs that offer culturally specific services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Milwaukee County officials continue to make strides to drastically reduce the number of residents incarcerated in youth prisons.