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Amy Schwabe

8 June 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Virtual classes have become an unexpected advantage for children with autism and other sensory processing disorders. In-person acting classes can make some children with these disabilities uncomfortable and unable to ...

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Patricia McKnight

20 May 2020

United States

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States that use universal voting by mail can be models for all states to protect voters amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Voting by mail can also increase voter turnout. After sending 2020 primary ballots to all registered ...

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Rory Linnane

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10 May 2020

Slinger, Wisconsin, United States

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A nursing home in Slinger, Wisconsin has emerged as a model for mitigating worst-case scenarios during the COVID-19 pandemic, a stark contrast to many other assisted living facilities across the nation, where the viru...

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Rory Linnane

Daphne Chen

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24 April 2020

West Allis, Wisconsin, United States

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After the coronavirus outbreak devastated a nursing home in Wisconsin unbeknownst to the residents' family members and the public, advocates and lawmakers called for more transparency from the facility. The agency, jo...

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Rick Barrett

18 February 2020

Wisconsin, United States

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Facing environmental issues, changing consumer tastes, corporate mega-farms, and more, small dairy farmers in Wisconsin are quickly adapting their business models to stay afloat. This article looks at a number of solu...

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Rory Linnane

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23 January 2020

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Many cities are turning to 16- and 17-year-olds to address poll worker shortages. Election officials say the students are also more tech savvy, racially and ethnically diverse, and enthusiastic. 400 students in Minnea...

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Rory Linnane

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23 December 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin's program to make voting and polling locations accessible for people with disabilities once garnered national attention, though it has since fallen behind where it used to be. The program called for an audit...

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Rory Linnane

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26 November 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In the wake of two consecutive Greenfield High School student suicides, what can the Milwaukee-based school district learn from other initiatives across Wisconsin? Schools in Northeast Wisconsin work with the Sources ...

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22 November 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Baltimore is facing a waiting room problem when it comes to emergency response time, and often diverts paramedics away if they're overwhelmed; however, they may be able to learn from what Boston has seen success with....

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Ashley Luthern

25 September 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee’s 414LIFE program is treating violence like a public health issue, seeking to interrupt and prevent its spread. The pilot program is a collaboration between the city’s Office of Violence Prevention, local no...

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Erin Richards

19 March 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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The Austin Independent School District created a system to prevent low-income families from being displaced by rising rents around the city. The system, which includes a website that tracks affordable housing options ...

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James E. Causey

7 December 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In the middle of Milwaukee's toughest neighborhood, an organization called We Got This helps kids get off the streets and into the garden. Each summer, teens spend Saturdays working in a community garden to produce fo...

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Jen Zettel

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20 November 2018

Seymour, Wisconsin, United States

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Organizations across Wisconsin work in tandem to combat widespread hunger using a combination of fundraising, nonprofit supply, and low cost food delivery services. While organizations use different methods to accompl...

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David D. Haynes

15 November 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Several groups across the country are bridging the partisan divide by using civility and conversation to build bipartisanship and trust. The Frank P. Zeidler Center for Public Discussion helps members of the community...

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Tom Daykin

12 October 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee is poised to pass a complete streets policy that would advance current efforts to make the city more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. But even without this policy in place, projects to widen sidewalk and impro...

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Cameron Smith

30 September 2018

Wisconsin, United States

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Voter ID laws may reduce voter turnout, enough to change election results. For example, according to a UW-Madison study, thousands of people in Dane and Milwaukee counties did not vote in the 2016 presidential electio...

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Rory Linnane

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21 August 2018

Wisconsin, United States

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Supervised injection sites are legal in certain cities and countries around the world, including Vancouver, BC. They’ve been shown to reduce overdose deaths and increase uptake into treatment. States like Wisconsin, w...

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Ashley Luthern

16 August 2018

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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In Dane County, Wisconsin, the jail is trying a new opioid treatment program. Usually, people who are recently released from jail are at high risk for overdose if they’ve suffered from addiction. This program takes ad...

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David D. Haynes

26 July 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In Wisconsin, the Department of Corrections is tailoring their prison education programs to meet the needs of the job market, and it is benefitting former inmates as well as the economy. Milwaukee Area Technical Colle...

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David D. Haynes

21 March 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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It turns out the old adage of knowing your neighbor really can help make your neighborhood safer. A study of more than 250 cities found that a key factor behind a drop in crime in the last 20 years was the mobilizing ...

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Katherine Herzog

16 January 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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From 2010 to 2017, the number of African American students awarded bachelor's degrees at Georgia State doubled - African American students now graduate at a slightly higher rate than their white counterparts. For the ...

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David D. Haynes

13 December 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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A columnist looks at the proposal to bring red light cameras to Milwaukee after a string of horrific car accidents where a driver blew through traffic lights. The piece covers a good deal of data on the efficacy of re...

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James E. Causey

27 April 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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To combat the rapid decline in Cleveland's economy after the manufacturing collapse co-ops have stepped in. Co-ops help residents of poor neighborhoods find jobs, build stability and buy houses. They benefit other or...

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James E. Causey

27 April 2017

Shakopee, Minnesota, United States

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Habitat for Humanity is a well-known "sweat equity" program, where low-income renters can help to build the homes they will eventually own. Usually, they are tightly focused on one area, building houses in the neighbo...

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Ashley Luthern

18 June 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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A law-enforcement strategy known as the "focused deterrence" approach involves identifying people most at risk to commit or to be victimized by crime — often the same individuals — and hosts meetings where they are of...

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