Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service http://wuwm.com en Aftermath of Gun Violence: What Happens to Family? Friends? Community? http://wuwm.com/post/aftermath-gun-violence-what-happens-family-friends-community <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The news seemingly each day this summer has been filled with reports of gun violence and its aftermath.&nbsp; Fatal and non-fatal shootings get plenty of headlines, but what isn’t covered as regularly is the aftermath of that violence; how it affects the victims, their families, and the community at large.</p><p>There are also people and organizations working to make change.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:47:37 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 36792 at http://wuwm.com Aftermath of Gun Violence: What Happens to Family? Friends? Community? Neighborhood News Service Effectively Informs Milwaukee Communities http://wuwm.com/post/neighborhood-news-service-effectively-informs-milwaukee-communities <p></p><p></p><p>The online media source <a href="http://www.milwaukeenns.org/" target="_blank">Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service</a> has been operating for three years, with support from places such as the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee, and Marquette University.</p><p>Among outlet’s missions has been to cover hyperlocal neighborhood stories that are often missed by larger publications with broader scopes.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:51:17 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 33132 at http://wuwm.com Neighborhood News Service Effectively Informs Milwaukee Communities Reporter Investigates Poverty by Going into the Neighborhoods, Speaks to the People http://wuwm.com/post/reporter-investigates-poverty-going-neighborhoods-speaks-people <p></p><p></p><p>Most of the news stories we read or see that relate to poverty get to the issue through some other lens – crime, unemployment, housing issues.&nbsp; But writer Brendan O’Brien set out to cover poverty different in an ongoing series of reports for the online Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.</p><p>O’Brien’s series focuses on poverty as a way of life in neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s north side, and he joined Mitch Teich in the Lake Effect studio to share some of the backstory.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:33:46 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 33112 at http://wuwm.com Reporter Investigates Poverty by Going into the Neighborhoods, Speaks to the People Report: Nearly 100K Driver's Licenses Suspended Each Year in Milwaukee http://wuwm.com/post/report-nearly-100k-drivers-licenses-suspended-each-year-milwaukee <p>Many of Milwaukee's poorest residents are dealing with a double-whammy when it comes to access to employment: poverty and suspended driving privileges.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:24:33 +0000 Mitch Teich 20409 at http://wuwm.com Report: Nearly 100K Driver's Licenses Suspended Each Year in Milwaukee Charter Schools' Impact On MPS' Bottom Line http://wuwm.com/post/charter-schools-impact-mps-bottom-line <p></p><p>Enrollment in MPS doesn’t just depend on how many students live in the district, but how many parents choose to send their kids to charter or voucher schools.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.milwaukeenns.org/2013/10/28/fewer-mps-charters-declining-enrollment-add-up-to-lost-revenue/" target="_blank">Milwaukee’s online Neighborhood News Service</a> recently looked at how the number of schools chartered by MPS compares to the number of independent charter schools in the city. Reporter Edgar Mendez joins <em>Lake Effect </em>to share what he learned.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:53:18 +0000 Mitch Teich 17213 at http://wuwm.com Charter Schools' Impact On MPS' Bottom Line Could Wisconsin Students be Facing an Earlier Start Date? http://wuwm.com/post/could-wisconsin-students-be-facing-earlier-start-date <p><strong>Public schools in Wisconsin start after Labor Day. But, a bill proposed in both houses of the Wisconsin legislature might change future start dates.</strong> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:00:18 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 14652 at http://wuwm.com Could Wisconsin Students be Facing an Earlier Start Date? Duplicate Data Entries Show Some Crime Stats Higher http://wuwm.com/post/duplicate-data-entries-show-some-crime-stats-higher <p>If you were thinking of moving to a particular neighborhood in Milwaukee, you’d likely want to know a number of things: how is public transportation, say, and are there parks and libraries nearby? But perhaps most important would be the crime rates – what are they and are they going down, or up?</p><p>The Milwaukee Police Department maintains a <a href="http://city.milwaukee.gov/Police/crimemapsandstatistics" target="_blank">public website</a> for just such searches, but it turns out their data contained many duplicate records – which would obviously skew search results.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:26:47 +0000 Bonnie North 9463 at http://wuwm.com Changes to the GED Tests: A Double-Edged Sword? http://wuwm.com/post/changes-ged-tests-double-edged-sword <p>Major changes are on the way for the series of tests known as the G-E-D, or General Educational Development tests.&nbsp; Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:23:35 +0000 Mitch Teich 6629 at http://wuwm.com Changes to the GED Tests: A Double-Edged Sword? Report: Poor Victims Could Pay More for Domestic Violence Counseling http://wuwm.com/post/report-poor-victims-could-pay-more-domestic-violence-counseling <p><strong>A divide between the insured and the poor may be opening up in the cost of services for domestic abuse victims.</strong></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:42:19 +0000 Mitch Teich & Stephanie Lecci 5106 at http://wuwm.com Report: Poor Victims Could Pay More for Domestic Violence Counseling