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New Studies focus on how to improve food access for diabetic African Americans in Milwaukee

One quarter of people with diabetes in the United States suffer from food insecurity, an inability to or limitation in accessing nutritionally adequate food, and African Americans overall are three...
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MMSD’s Kevin Shafer recognized by Water Council for support of STEAM education

The Water Council presented the 3rd annual ‘Water Warrior of the Year’ award to Kevin Shafer from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), during a special ceremony at the 12th annual...
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Milwaukee County proposal takes new approach for Youth Justice Reform

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced the submission of a proposal to create a youth justice system that provides a continuum of care and responds to the input and needs of the community...
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Governor Tony Evers signs state budget into law after veto of several key provisions

Governor Tony Evers signed the 2019-21 state biennial budget, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 9, into law with partial vetoes on July 3. Governor Evers made 78 partial vetoes to Wisconsin’s budget, passed by...
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The dangerous white lie about migrants of color that is hindering America’s greatness

If the migrants were white, things would be very different right now in America. We would never have heard anything about building a wall during the 2016 Presidential campaign. It would not have...
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The Vault: Programs from City’s TV Channel look back at quarter century of municipal history

The City of Milwaukee’s TV Channel plans to present a new broadcast series that looks back over the past 25 years on where the city was, how far it has come, and could provide the public with a...
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Bipartisan effort seeks to improve mental health services for vulnerable youth

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to improve home-based health and mental health services for thousands of America’s most vulnerable youth...
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Computer science senior at Bradley Tech High School awarded STEM Scholarship

Bradley Tech High School senior Malyun Ali was recently awarded a $2,500 2019 STEM Forward Elizabeth Brauer Scholarship by STEM Forward and the Brauer Family. Each year, STEM Forward awards a...
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Allow the Outraged: Exposure to repeated trauma should never be accepted as commonplace

Something often happens to people exposed to repeated trauma. Gradually, they become conditioned to accept the horrors as commonplace. Time and brutality starts to wear down their defenses and sap...
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“Bank On” grant to improve the accessibility of financial services for underserved communities

The Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin (UEDA) recently announced it was awarded the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund’s (CFE) Bank On Fellowship. One of the five sites in the...
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Lantern Festival returns with spectrum of illuminated hues from the Middle Kingdom for 4th year

Milwaukee County Parks announced the return of “China Lights: Treasures of China” to the Boerner Botanical Gardens, on display from September 13 to October 20. Now in its fourth year, the wildly...
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David Drent to retire from War Memorial Center after almost a half century of service

David J. Drent, Executive Director of the War Memorial Center (WMC), recently announced his retirement effective the end of this year. Drent has served as executive director since 1997, and before...
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