Racial disparities in health, income and a host of other factors have created a cycle of trauma and poverty that city leaders say it is beyond time to address.
The city’s Office of Violence Prevention has yet to release its violence prevention plan, more than a year after the process was launched. A prior effort touted by the Common Council has also fizzed out, without substantial results.
The African American Roundtable, a coalition of community organizations, announced it has planned two town hall meetings to inform the public about a process to reform the Milwaukee Police Department.
As the Public Safety and Health Committee delays action on a resolution that would direct the city Health Department to deem women of childbearing age at risk for lead exposure, concerned community groups push for government to “get ahead of the science.”
Individuals who spent time in the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility told of terrible conditions at the state-run detention center during an event meant to highlight the facility’s human toll.
Charles Revello hasn’t always done the right thing, but he’s determined to change that now.
Milwaukee Police Department Chief Ed Flynn has attacked the legitimacy of a leaked Department of Justice draft report, while advocates took the report as proof of problems within the department they say have existed for years.
A new advocacy organization alleges that UnitedHealthcare is not meeting parity standards for mental health care in Milwaukee.
Despite persistently high unemployment, more than 40,000 fewer people in Milwaukee County are receiving monthly food assistance because of Gov. Scott Walker’s decision not to renew time-limit waivers for able-bodied adults without dependents.
After the sudden resignation of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, community leaders call for continued engagement from residents.