Kids, parents pass on parks, playgrounds in favor of street hoops

Kids, parents pass on parks, playgrounds in favor of street hoops

July 22, 2014
Makeshift basketball hoops and courts in the middle of city streets allow parents to keep a watchful eye on their children.

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Housing authority marks two decades of homeownership program

Housing authority marks two decades of homeownership program

July 18, 2014
Since its founding 20 years ago, the city housing authority’s homeownership program has helped about 470 families living in public housing to purchase homes.

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Canvassers urge residents to vote in 53206, ‘ground zero’ for black incarceration

Canvassers urge residents to vote in 53206, ‘ground zero’ for black incarceration

July 17, 2014
MICAH volunteers are canvassing residents of the 53206 ZIP code on the North Side to encourage voter registration and gather opinions about prison reform.

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‘The shooters are killing people who look like themselves’

‘The shooters are killing people who look like themselves’

July 15, 2014
More than 50 city residents listened as one after another described their personal connection to gun violence and shared thoughts on how to stop it.

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Organization donates books to combat “summer slide”

Organization donates books to combat “summer slide”

July 11, 2014
New Threads of Hope is donating more than 100,000 books to children in Milwaukee this year as part of its initiative to combat “summer slide,” the phenomenon of kids losing knowledge over the extended school break.

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Greater Together coalition unites to combat Milwaukee segregation

Greater Together coalition unites to combat Milwaukee segregation

July 11, 2014
The Greater Together coalition, a group of Milwaukee designers and activists, is working to combat segregation through an awareness campaign and innovation competition.

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Teenage entrepreneurs sell water bottles to thirsty motorists

Teenage entrepreneurs sell water bottles to thirsty motorists

July 10, 2014
Otis Lynn, 14, and his friends sell bottled water to passersby on the corner of Hadley and 35th streets in the Sherman Park neighborhood.

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Autistic children take center stage at theater camp

Autistic children take center stage at theater camp

July 8, 2014
SuperStars Summer Arts Camp brings out talent and social skills of children on the autism spectrum through drama, art and dance.

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Health insurance advocates continue ACA enrollment efforts

Health insurance advocates continue ACA enrollment efforts

July 7, 2014
Although ACA open enrollment will be closed until November, individuals and families with life-changing events can enroll in health insurance on the federal marketplace.

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Fireworks and other festivities set to celebrate Independence Day

Fireworks and other festivities set to celebrate Independence Day

July 3, 2014
Looking for a place to celebrate the Fourth of July? Several Milwaukee County Parks will be hosting parades, contests and fireworks displays to help residents celebrate Independence Day.

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