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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center is offering a support group for Latina teens to help them cope with mental health illnesses. Latinas are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts or attempts than the general population.
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.