A plan for free calls for those jailed at the Milwaukee County House of Correction and the Milwaukee County Jail has been blocked due to budgetary considerations.
Father launches ‘One Pill Kills’ social media campaign after son’s overdose death
Isaac Solis Jr. died in 2019 after taking what he thought was a prescription Percocet. His fatal mistake is part of a phenomenon that’s driven an increase in overdose deaths across the country, including in Milwaukee County.
Is driver’s ed a key to solving our reckless driving problem? Some leaders think so.
Since 2016, more than 7,000 students have participated in the driver education program through Milwaukee Recreation. Officials say the program is essential in training the next generation of drivers.
Community Collaborative Commission off to a slow start in work with MPD
Progress has been slow for the Community Collaborative Commission, but the group expects that to change in 2022.
Residents hopeful gun deaths will decrease with Milwaukee joining the Gun Safety Consortium
Milwaukee joins other cities and municipalities testing new gun safety technology in an attempt to reduce gun violence, including suicides and accidental deaths.
Little progress in finding facility to house Milwaukee youths once Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake prisons close
Nearly four months after missing a second deadline to close the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons, officials still have not decided on a replacement facility to house local youths.
Wisconsin imprisons 1 in 36 Black adults. No state has a higher rate.
A new Sentencing Project report confirms the state’s deep racial disparities in incarceration, which one advocate calls ‘a slap in the face.’
Worried about lead poisoning in Wisconsin? Here’s what you should know.
Adults can be lead poisoned, too. Lead is a particular concern for pregnant women because exposure could harm a developing fetus. If your child has elevated lead levels, get yourself tested, too.
‘It’s criminal’: Milwaukeeans call for speedier lead pipeline removal to cut childhood poisoning
Replacing all Milwaukee lead service lines would take 70 years at current pace. Meanwhile, Wisconsin home lead investigations rarely test water amid focus on paint.
‘And now he’s gone’: Event remembers those who lost their battle with opioid addiction
Memorial event at Zeidler Union Square marks International Overdose Awareness Day by focusing on those we lost.
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