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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Special Report: Law fails to help black-owned contractors get ‘foot in the door’

Special Report: Law fails to help black-owned contractors get ‘foot in the door’

April 11, 2013
For the first time in 2012, the City of Milwaukee set aside a specific percentage of contracting dollars for black-owned companies. However, an NNS analysis of city data shows that the ordinance benefited few such firms.

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Special Report: ‘Wisdom Walk’ leads away from violence, toward change

Special Report: ‘Wisdom Walk’ leads away from violence, toward change

February 18, 2013
The Alma Center’s Wisdom Walk to Self-Mastery offers perpetrators of domestic violence a chance to heal the wounds of their own trauma and unlearn the lessons of violence-plagued childhoods.

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Special Report: Residents’ concerns over river contamination prompt changes in KK project

Special Report: Residents’ concerns over river contamination prompt changes in KK project

December 26, 2012
Resident concerns about asbestos and lead contamination from the KK River Rehabilitation and Flood Control Project have resulted in a policy change by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.

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Special Report: Supporters of North Side pool sing Moody blues

Special Report: Supporters of North Side pool sing Moody blues

December 3, 2012
For 10 years, Moody Pool has remained an empty, boarded-up neighborhood nuisance, but the building will be torn down soon. In its place, a splash pool, small community building, lit basketball courts and parkways are among the planned amenities. Some neighborhood residents contend they were promised something that was never delivered.

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