Barbara Richards questions the benefit of a massive downtown convention and proposes investments that could both be environmentally conscious and help those who need it most.
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Without a doubt, Milwaukee has its share of problems. But we also have so much to be thankful for. With this in mind, we asked four residents: “What is a person, project, organization, institution or movement that you are thankful for that’s making an impact in Milwaukee?”
I am fed up, and like many of you, think we need to lower the hammer on those who use their cars as weapons in our community and neighborhoods. Here are 10 ways to fix this.
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.
We stand ready to collaborate with Ascension to plan the future of our hospital and build the future of our neighborhoods … whenever Ascension is ready.
Bethany Sanchez details Milwaukee’s severely lagging homeownership rates — particularly for black residents — and proposes a way forward.
The Strauss saga is a failure all around and a perfect example of how and why Wisconsin is 10 years behind where it should be.
For me, the days that we honor the dead is a ritual that keeps me directly connected to my indigenous roots and land and is also critical to the act of self-preservation and political resistance.
The managing director of Latino Arts, Inc. reflects on how his gallery’s long-running traditions during Día de los Muertos brings together community members to both learn and create ofrendas — altars for loved ones who have passed.
The founder of Milwaukee’s Day of the Dead Parade reflects on the importance of importance of Días de Muertos in her personal life and in the community.