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How We Bounce Back: Wisconsin will see real impact on real lives with Medicaid expansion

Wisconsin’s budget committee recently voted – yet again – to turn down the opportunity to expand the state’s Medicaid program, thereby eliminating the opportunity to provide health care and...
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CDC announces that masks are no longer required indoors or outside for fully vaccinated people

Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear a mask in most situations, indoors and outdoors, federal health officials said in an updated set of recommendations on May 13 that...
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Revised COVID-19 health guidelines allows sports teams in Milwaukee to expand fan capacity up to 50%

The Bucks and the Brewers will expand fan capacity to 50% based on updated COVID-19 guidelines from the Milwaukee Health Department. At Fiserv Forum, the Bucks were hosting about 3,300 spectators...
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Royal Capital breaks ground on 53206 housing project to redevelop the former Phillis Wheatley School

Royal Capital celebrated the start of its $22 million redevelopment of the former Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, located at 2442 N. 20th Street in Milwaukee on May 13. Closed in 2005, the school was named for Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784), who, despite being enslaved, was one of the best-known poets in pre-19th century America.

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Milwaukee awarded $20M from HUD grant to increase affordable housing and address homelessness

Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced the allocation of nearly $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to help communities across the...
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Creeping Militarisation: Why police policies are more about controlling the poor than fighting crime

“Lower-class culture is pathological.” So claimed American political scientist Edward Banfield in his 1970 book The Unheavenly City. For Banfield, unlike the middle class, “the...
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Rally in Milwaukee calls for an end to violence against Palestinians in Gaza as full-scale war looms

Hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Milwaukee on May 12 in response to the latest escalation of violence in Gaza and Israel, which has reached its highest point in years with police raids...
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Milwaukee in May: Annual community march highlights immigrant rights and representation

Members of Voces de la Frontera Action, Souls to the Polls, Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES), The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and many Milwaukee residents marched on Saturday, May...
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State Interference: Mayor Tom Barrett blasts Senate Bill 117 as a “vicious attack on local government”

By Edgar Mendez • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Mayor Tom Barrett called a bill passed on May 12 by the state Senate that requires the Fire and Police Commission to add members selected by the...
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Milwaukee holds march in solidarity with activists in Colombia who are being massacred by police

Milwaukee held a rally and march May 10 in solidarity with activists in Colombia who are being massacred by the police and paramilitary forces after days of labor protests. A national strike took...
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Leaving Afghanistan: How twenty years and $2 Trillion did not bring peace, democracy, or freedom

As the mother of an Army infantry officer who served for 13 months during former President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan surge, in the Zhari District of the Kandahar Province, I feel tremendous...
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Finding an end to the “never-ending war” and dismantling an empire of military infrastructure

Here is the strange thing in an ever-stranger world: I was born in July 1944 in the midst of a devastating world war. That war ended in August 1945 with the atomic obliteration of two Japanese...
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