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Clean Slate Milwaukee offers nonviolent criminals a second chance

Clean Slate Milwaukee offers nonviolent criminals a second chance

by Scottie Lee Meyers, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

In 2001, when they were in their early 20s, Jawania Brown and Fatimah Hooper were convicted of felonies for cashing forged checks. More than a decade later, they say those charges are preventing them from landing good-paying jobs that they’re qualified for.

Summit educates teens on realities of gun violence

Summit educates teens on realities of gun violence

by Karen Stokes, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Edward Austin is painfully aware of the reality of losing a loved one to gun violence and how making the wrong decision in the summer of 2009 changed his life.

Director of Dive Rescue team lives out childhood dream

Director of Dive Rescue team lives out childhood dream

by Kevin Ward, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

This is one in an occasional series of profiles on the people behind the scenes who make Milwaukee work.

Military experience helps police officer on bike patrol ‘be ready for anything’

By Zac Bellman, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

This is one in an occasional series of profiles on the people behind the scenes who make Milwaukee work.

Officer Juan López of the Milwaukee Police Department has deep roots in his adopted city.

Dedicated court administrator ‘epitome of a public servant’

by Hannah Byron, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service 

This is one in an occasional series of profiles on the people behind the scenes who make Milwaukee work.

Summit sheds light on youth perceptions of gun violence

by Scottie Lee Meyers, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

John Rakowski, program manager for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Violence Prevention Initiative, was addressing hundreds of Milwaukee youth at a citywide summit about gun violence at the Tripoli Shrine Center.