Corner stores fill need for convenience, companionship

Corner stores fill need for convenience, companionship

April 23, 2014
Milwaukee’s hundreds of corner stores are microcosms of their neighborhoods.

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Special Report: Undocumented immigrants pay heavy price for minor offenses

Special Report: Undocumented immigrants pay heavy price for minor offenses

April 21, 2014
Many undocumented immigrants from Milwaukee County who were deported as a result of the federal Secure Communities program were guilty of misdemeanor offenses, such as driving without a license, according to a new report.

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Black entrepreneurs grow businesses with help from Dream MKE

Black entrepreneurs grow businesses with help from Dream MKE

April 17, 2014
Dream MKE is fostering growth in minority small businesses through seed loans, financial consulting and an upcoming fellowship program.

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Community members march across bridge to stop violence

Community members march across bridge to stop violence

April 16, 2014
Community organizations have begun a campaign to stop the violence in the city of Milwaukee. Saturday’s walk across the James E. Groppi Unity Bridge kicked off the yearlong campaign.

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College Possible students reflect on challenging freshman year

College Possible students reflect on challenging freshman year

April 15, 2014
NNS followed four freshmen who participated in College Possible from the time they were admitted to college through their first year. In this article, they look back at their experiences.

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Community opposition halts new liquor license for Harambee building

Community opposition halts new liquor license for Harambee building

April 14, 2014
Harambee community members won their fight to block a liquor license for a neighborhood building that had drawn nuisance complaints under previous ownership.

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Arts organization fosters personal growth for juvenile delinquents

Arts organization fosters personal growth for juvenile delinquents

April 11, 2014
Express Yourself Milwaukee partners with the Milwaukee County Accountability Program (MCAP) to provide juvenile delinquents with an opportunity to explore the arts.

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Applications for summer jobs through Earn & Learn now available

Applications for summer jobs through Earn & Learn now available

April 7, 2014
Applicants from 16- to 21-years of age will be given priority for Earn & Learn summer jobs.

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MATC truck driving program looks to fill large employee gap

MATC truck driving program looks to fill large employee gap

April 4, 2014
Milwaukee Area Technical College offers a truck driving program to thoroughly prepare students for a field with many job opportunities.

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Westlawn Gardens ‘building block’ to revitalize northwest side

Westlawn Gardens ‘building block’ to revitalize northwest side

April 1, 2014
Westlawn Gardens, which replaced half of the old Westlawn public housing complex, is a MANDI finalist for its unique design and environmental features. Though it’s been open less than a year, the project is changing how people view the city’s northwest side.

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