Teen pregnancy campaign turns heads, resonates with youth

The new ads are located at bus shelters in targeted areas and read “Have a baby too young and it’ll control your life.” (Photo by Maria Corpus)

United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County strives to decrease the teen birth rate with new ads showing teen parents controlled by their baby.

Agencies, volunteers hit streets to count Milwaukee’s homeless population

An unidentified homeless man holds a sign asking for money at 25th Street and West St. Paul Avenue. (Photo by Brendan O’Brien)

Milwaukee County’s Continuum of Care, a group of organizations and individuals that serve the homeless, will count and survey homeless individuals this week to better understand their plight.

Bus system rolls out improvements while streetcar battle rages

Passengers board the new Purple Line express bus northbound at 27th Street and Oklahoma Avenue. (Photo by Matt Wisla)

Four bus lines launched this month are opening up job opportunities to central city residents as transit authorities plan additional routes.

Art, music, poetry highlight library’s MLK Day celebration

The Milwaukee Public Library’s Martin Luther King branch stayed open on the King Day holiday, inviting visitors to create a mural focusing on the message of peace.

Milwaukee police say officers who arrested reporter feared for their safety

Squad cars are parked outside of the City of Milwaukee Police Administration building. (Photo by Brendan O’Brien)

A Milwaukee police spokesman says officers were put on edge by a local reporter who pulled up to their police car and asked why they were in the area, just a week after two New York policemen were shot and killed in their squad car while on patrol.

OHMS construction skills training moving to Barack Obama School

OHMS founder Ezzard White explains his construction training program to representatives from the National League of Cities and My Brothers Keeper in August 2014 at Barack Obama School. (Photo by Andrea Waxman)

Working to find new workshop space for more than six months after being forced out of North Division High School, One Hope Made Strong, which teaches construction industry skilled trades to low-income adults, has found a home at the Barack Obama School.

Majority of Milwaukee school board members are up for re-election

Members of the school board listen as a student provides testimony on behalf of a charter school. (Photo by Molly Rippinger)

While the terms of five members of the nine-person school board will end this spring, there are only two contested races in the April election.