City of Milwaukee

Environment
10:36 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Milwaukee Reengineers Streets To Soak Up Storm Water

Ghassan Korbun points out a prime spot for the City's porous pavement program.
Credit S Bence

The City of Milwaukee recently received a $1 million grant from the EPA to build rainwater absorbing streets.

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Regional
4:20 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

New Ranking: Milwaukee Still Country's Most Segregated Metro Area

A Racial Dot Map shows clear a delineation between racial groups in the Milwaukee area.
Credit Dustin A. Cable, University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Reference Data by Stamen Design

A new ranking reaffirms Milwaukee's place as the overall most segregated metropolitan area in the United States.

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Politics & Government
4:25 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Supporters Want 'Outspoken' Alderman Donovan to Run for Mayor

Reporter Larry Sandler took a closer look at Alderman Bob Donovan.
Credit urbanmilwaukee.com

When it comes to developments in city government in Milwaukee, there’s one thing you can almost guarantee – a public comment or a news release by Alderman Bob Donovan

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Health & Science
5:14 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Milwaukee Reports Big Decrease in Teen Pregnancies

Ads, like this one, aimed at decreasing the teen pregnancy rate were part of the city of Milwaukee's approach to the issue.
Credit babycanwait.com

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city has met and exceeded its goal to reduce the teen pregnancy rate earlier than expected.

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Regional
3:20 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Group Changes Minds About Inner City Neighborhoods

Lindsay Heights is one of the many neighborhoods that LISC Milwaukee is helping revitalize.
Credit LISC.org/milwaukee

We’ve all heard the negative stereotypes of inner-city Milwaukee as a place in crisis. Violence and crime, high rates of foreclosures, problems with drugs are all often linked with the inner city.

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Regional
3:52 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Guide Explores Milwaukee's 'Cosmo Corner'

Travel writer Tom Pilarzyk explores Milwaukee's "cosmo corner."
Credit Boswell Books

For those of you who think you know Milwaukee pretty well, Tom Pilarzyk would like to challenge that notion.

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Regional
12:31 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Looking Up at Milwaukee's Architecture

Schlitz Brewery, located along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Pleasant Avenue.
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

While Milwaukeeans are rushing through the streets with their heads in their phones, there is a beautiful city of Germanic architecture standing by.

Not being from Milwaukee, one of the first things I noticed about this beautiful city was the character these buildings have. Whether the buildings are downtown or a little farther out, this 21st Century city has some strong 19th Century roots that can be told through their architecture.

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Regional
5:54 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Lawns in Milwaukee Must be Kept 7” or Shorter

The City of Milwaukee has amended its ordinance regarding tall grass and noxious weeds.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

City Might Fight to Retain Residency Rules

Gov. Walker could wipe out Milwaukee’s long-standing residency requirement this weekend.

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Politics & Government
10:56 am
Mon June 17, 2013

City Begins Summer Youth Internship Program

Mayor Barrett spoke to interns before they began their first day of work
Credit Jodie Tabak

More than 100 teens will work for the City of Milwaukee this summer.

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