On Sept. 5 tenants at the SoHi Lofts in Milwaukee were evacuated after stairs collapsed –one of three forced evacuations of Milwaukee County apartment buildings this year.
Granite Hills Hospital, the private psychiatric hospital for people who do not have private insurance that contracts with Milwaukee County, has corrected serious safety deficiencies, a Wisconsin agency says.
Milwaukee native Yusuf Dahl is working to overturn the Thurmond Amendment, which creates a lifetime exemption from federal fair housing protections for individuals convicted of any drug distribution crime.
Police now see drugs through a public health lens while shifting resources to violent crime. Some residents want more help in responding to drug dangers.
Changes in FoodShare and Medicaid requirements have caused benefits to be cut off for many and created difficulties for beneficiaries to get their applications reviewed or renewed.
Mayor Cavalier Johnson’s 20-year timeline to replace the city’s remaining 66,000 lead service lines differs from a plan Milwaukee Water Works laid out.
This story is part of a collaboration between Wisconsin Watch, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and The Appeal. Four decades ago, a newspaper investigation described Milwaukee’s municipal legal system as “cash register justice.” Thousands of impoverished residents with mental health or substance use issues languished in county jails due to unpaid civil violation fines, costing taxpayers […]
A range of factors stack the odds against tenants, including landlords in the Legislature who have weakened local regulations of rental properties.
But free at-home tests remain available through “Say Yes! Covid Test” and the federal government.
How Milwaukee residents can sign up for two-way texting with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and Wisconsin Watch.
Jail safety advocates want Sheriff Denita Ball to meaningfully engage about conditions and protocol.
A nearly 30-year ban on the use of federal grant money by incarcerated students will end this summer.