Once a staple on Milwaukee’s South Side, the corner bar is becoming a relic in some neighborhoods, a result of the steady decline of industry, changing social patterns, licensing issues and the unwillingness of bar owners to adapt.
Special Report: Opioid crisis hits city hard
Of the 309 drug deaths in Milwaukee County this year through Oct. 15, 84 percent were caused by opioids, and 70 percent of the victims lived in the City of Milwaukee.
Special Report: Housing First drastically reduces number of homeless, but many fall through the cracks
The number of homeless individuals in Milwaukee has dropped by 600 since the Housing First Initiative began in 2015, though more than 900 people remain homeless and some struggle to access supportive services and find housing.
Milwaukee marks 50th anniversary of open housing marches on Aug. 28
Members of the NAACP Youth Council, led by the Rev. James Groppi, marched for 200 nights beginning on Aug. 29, 1967, to support open housing legislation in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service took a look back in a series of 15 articles and videos.
Local students struggle after changes to GED test
The number of students who passed their GED tests at Milwaukee’s four main testing sites nose-dived when a new, more challenging test was rolled out in 2014. It has been rising slowly since then, but is still fewer than one-fourth of the total who passed in 2013.
Teetering on the brink: Barriers to reproductive health care access
Women of color in Milwaukee will be disproportionately harmed by a provision in the American Health Care Act ending Medicaid reimbursements for abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood. This could result in severely limited services such as gynecological exams, STD testing and treatment, and contraception.
Leadership in the public interest
This multimedia series about leaders of nonprofit organizations serving the central city was produced by Professor Herbert Lowe’s spring 2016 digital journalism class at Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication, in partnership with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
Special report: The victims of Greenfield Avenue
Located on the city’s South Side, West Greenfield Avenue has become the city’s main prostitution hub, and a place where prostitutes and residents alike are victimized.
Special Report: Residents Preference Program a promise unfulfilled
An ordinance meant to provide opportunity for minorities in the construction industry can help address unemployment and crime, but it must be better monitored, funded and enforced.
Millennials make their mark on Milwaukee
From entrepreneurs to ex-cons, from teachers to artists, Milwaukee’s 20-somethings are contributing to their community. This multimedia series was produced by students in Professor Herbert Lowe’s spring 2016 digital journalism class at Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication.