A string of tragic hit-and-run accidents has rocked Milwaukee in the past few weeks. Headlines about reckless driving are not new, which led us to ask: How does this issue directly affect members of our community?
A mother who has lost her son to gun violence writes that “we must take back our communities” and work together to make our neighborhoods safe.
The hundreds of collateral consequences of low-level marijuana convictions include barriers to jobs, housing and financial aid.
For two hours, residents shared emotional stories of their experiences with lead poisoning and their support for one potential solution: the Birthing Moms pilot program.
It’s time for the Common Council and the mayor to listen to the will of the people: Reduce the police budget and invest in meeting the needs of their constituents.
Ken Ginlack once was a crack addict who sold drugs. Today he tries to sell his community on the benefits of using mental health and substance abuse services.
The idea that it is OK for the police to lie to a person, or manipulate or coerce them, to get the testimony they want without honoring that person’s request to have a lawyer present is anathema to any sense of justice.
Students and community leaders speak about gun violence and the toil it takes on the community.
The closing of Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons will affect the future of our state’s most vulnerable youths. Many leaders say New York is a model for how young people should be treated. We travel to the Big Apple to see if there are lessons we can learn for Milwaukee.
If current trends continue, Milwaukee County could record 423 overdose deaths in 2019, its highest total in a decade.