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Deadly Driving: Milwaukee works at overcoming state bureaucratic barriers to make urban highways safer

Tristain Thomas remembers seeing plenty of reckless driving while living along Milwaukee’s West Fond du Lac Avenue during his childhood. A police officer would park just blocks away from Thomas’...
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Where to plug in? Why people of color face more barriers to adopt e-vehicles than White consumers

By Andrea Marpillero-Colomina, Adjunct Lecturer in Urban Studies, The New School A nationally representative survey of 8,027 Americans shows that across all racial demographics, overall interest in...
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A skeptical Corn Belt: Researchers seek methods to unobtrusively install solar stations on farmland

Extensive land across the Midwest could be used for solar power, but instead is tied up in row crops. Researchers have examined how to build solar panels without taking out that cropland. Sprouting...
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Marcelia Nicholson: A Day in Photos with the Chairwoman of the County Board of Supervisors

Considering herself to be an educator at heart, Marcelia Nicholson made the tough decision to leave her career as a teacher in response to her community’s lack of fair representation. To...
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Transit Progress: First battery charging station installed for Milwaukee County’s East-West BRT line

Progress continues on Milwaukee County’s innovative East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line with the installation of the first charging station at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa....
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Declining Democracy: How the United States is turning into a “developing country” like Cuba and Bulgaria

By Kathleen Frydl, Sachs Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University The United States may regard itself as a “leader of the free world,” but an index of development released in July 2022 places the country...
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Jail-to-deportation pipeline: ACLU report details the thriving collaborating of Wisconsin sheriffs with ICE

Relationships, both formal and informal, between Wisconsin sheriff’s offices and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) cause immigrants to be deported for even minor offenses such as...
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Perpetuating elitism: Why using “Latine” as an alternative “Latinx” is considered more inclusive

By Melissa K. Ochoa, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Saint Louis University Most of the debates on the usage of “Latinx,” pronounced “la-teen-ex,” have taken place in the...
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Risk of death: How the youth suicide problem across America is fueled by easy access to guns

By Matthew Miller, Professor of Health Sciences and Epidemiology, Northeastern University; and Deborah Azrael, Director of Research, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health School shootings in the...
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A source of distress: Viewing social media overuse as a byproduct of dissociation rather than addiction

By Amanda Baughan, PhD Student in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, I had an unfortunate Saturday routine. I would wake up in...
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“Alexa, are you listening?” How household virtual assistants are “eavesmining” our children

By Stephen J. Neville, PhD Student of Communication & Culture, York University, Canada; and Natalie Coulter, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, and Director of the Institute for...
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Reggie Jackson: The Brett Favre welfare fraud case reminds me that Mississippi has not changed much

“If you were to pay me is there anyway the media can find out where it came from and how much?” – Brett Favre text message to Nancy New on August 3, 2017 “No, we never have had that...
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