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Milwaukee Independent honored with 8 top awards from Milwaukee Press Club for 2021 journalism work

The Milwaukee Independent earned eight distinctions on May 6 from the Milwaukee Press Club for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism, during the virtual ceremony of its 2022 Gridiron Awards. The journalism honors follow four consecutive years of double digit recognition for the daily news magazine – two during a pandemic, in competition against all major media outlets in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin. Founded in 1885, the Milwaukee Press Club is the oldest continuously operating press club in North America. The 8 awards for Milwaukee Independent were split over 3 main categories this year, Writing, Visual Journalism, and Online. The work...

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Uplifting veterans of color: County Executive David Crowley volunteers as guardian for 61st Honor Flight

County Executive David Crowley joined 112 local veterans taking part in the “We Energies Stars and Stripes Honor Flight” that took off on April 23. County Executive Crowley served as a guardian assigned to U.S. Navy veteran Walter Triplett, and ensure that he had a memorable trip visiting the memorials built honor all veterans in Washington DC. Triplett was the only Navy veteran on the Alpha flight, the other 25 were assigned to the Bravo flight. “The Honor Flight program is an important tradition for veterans around the country. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to spend time...

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Marcelia Nicholson unanimously re-elected as Chairwoman of Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson was unanimously re-elected to lead the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors for the 2022-2024 term on April 18. During a hybrid session, where some Supervisors attended in-person and others were sworn in virtually, Chairwoman Nicholson thanked her colleagues for their support and expressed optimism about the future. “I thank my colleagues for giving me the privilege of serving as Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors for another term,” said Chairwoman Nicholson. “As I was raised in the 53206 ZIP code, my values are rooted in Milwaukee County’s vision for becoming the healthiest county in...

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Inauguration of Cavalier Johnson as city’s 45th Mayor opens a new chapter for the future of Milwaukee

When City Clerk Jim Owczarski finished administering the Oath of Office at the April 13 inauguration ceremony, Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson officially became the first new Mayor of Milwaukee in almost two decades. With his children at his side, and wife Dominique Johnson holding a family Bible for the ceremony, Mayor Johnson entered the history books as Milwaukee’s 45 Mayor and first elected Black Mayor. “Today, we open a new chapter in Milwaukee’s history. We open it with appreciation of the significance of this moment. This is a generational transition and a departure from Milwaukee’s long custom of deriving...

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Housing First: Milwaukee County recognized with lowest unsheltered homeless population in America

Milwaukee County, the City of Milwaukee, key business leaders, and community partners gathered on April 7 at the 3rd Street Market Hall on Wisconsin Avenue to announced that Milwaukee had been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with the lowest unsheltered homeless population of any community per capita in the nation. Every year HUD commemorates National Fair Housing Month in April to advance equity in housing and securing equal access to housing opportunities for all. In recent years, Milwaukee County has taken a holistic approach to improving health outcomes in the community by looking...

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