Special Report: Non-driving offenses lead to license suspension for teens

Special Report: Non-driving offenses lead to license suspension for teens

May 27, 2014
Some Milwaukee teens are getting their driver’s licenses suspended — sometimes prior to getting them — for unpaid tickets from non-driving offenses.

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Special Report, Part 2: Educators wary of phony diplomas, decry victimization of adult students

Special Report, Part 2: Educators wary of phony diplomas, decry victimization of adult students

May 22, 2014
An undercover investigation by the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service revealed just how far some online high school programs are willing to go to enroll students, and how they continue to evade law enforcement.

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Special Report, Part 1: ‘Diploma mill’ scams continue to plague Milwaukee’s adult students

Special Report, Part 1: ‘Diploma mill’ scams continue to plague Milwaukee’s adult students

May 21, 2014
An undercover investigation by the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service revealed how far some online high school programs are willing to go to enroll students, and how they continue to evade law enforcement.

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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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Advocates question state cutbacks in cancer program for low-income women

Advocates question state cutbacks in cancer program for low-income women

March 19, 2014
Women’s health care advocates are urging state administrators to delay a proposal that restructures a breast and cervix cancer screening program for uninsured women.

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Special Report: Mounting fines for minor infractions hit low-income drivers hardest

Special Report: Mounting fines for minor infractions hit low-income drivers hardest

December 2, 2013
Unpaid traffic tickets are leading to a growing number of driver’s license suspensions for impoverished, minority Milwaukeeans.

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Special Report: Fewer MPS charters, declining enrollment add up to lost revenue

Special Report: Fewer MPS charters, declining enrollment add up to lost revenue

October 28, 2013
The number of charter schools authorized by MPS has decreased by 23 percent since 2011, contributing to declining revenues for the district.

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MPD public website posted inaccurate crime data for 2012

MPD public website posted inaccurate crime data for 2012

July 15, 2013
Duplicate crime incident reports, representing about 20 percent of the total, portrayed an inaccurate picture of the number of crimes in each of Milwaukee’s seven police districts for 2012. The figures were quietly corrected late last week.

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New test could force thousands to start over on GED exams

New test could force thousands to start over on GED exams

June 18, 2013
Educational and community advocates are working to notify people who’ve begun their GED exams but haven’t completed all five that they need to finish by Dec. 13, when a new testing system will go into effect.

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Special Report: Abuse victims on BadgerCare may face new barrier to treatment

Special Report: Abuse victims on BadgerCare may face new barrier to treatment

June 4, 2013
During the next several months, the design of BadgerCare coverage for domestic violence screenings and counseling could change, increasing out-of-pocket costs for poor women and potentially denying them needed care.

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