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To help ex-offenders find jobs: Common Council approves 'Ban the Box' legislation

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday, October 11th approved legislation that will enshrine as law the City of Milwaukee’s practice of eliminating questions about prior criminal history from applications for employment with the city — according to a statement from a spokesman for the council. 223 more words

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More officers, deputies, less GPS monitoring, review of pursuit policy among public safety recommendations

MILWAUKEE — Members of Milwaukee’s Common Council, including President Ashanti Hamilton on Tuesday afternoon, August 23rd unveiled a “public safety action plan” — including a series of recommendations intended to address Milwaukee’s violence epidemic, spelling out possible strategies for reducing crime. 1,469 more words

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DOJ settlement under the ADA reviews polling places, emergency procedures and PSA's

The Justice Department has announced an agreement with the city of Milwaukee under Project Civic Access (PCA), the department’s wide-ranging initiative to ensure that public entities comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 988 more words

Department Of Justice

Little Free Library (#7) – Milwaukee Fire Department, Engine House 32

Found in the neighborhood just northeast of 35th and Vliet in Milwaukee. Saving lives in more ways than one :)

Life

This Ain't Europe

This morning a tall, lanky young black man came strolling down the street accompanied by a medium-size, non-discript black dog trotting around him. I was watching to see first, if it was indeed his and secondly to see if it was going to take a dump on the neighbor’s lawn. 97 more words

Short Stories

"Graffiti is not art:" A unique initiative with positive twist to fight tagging in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — City leaders on Thursday, May 26th announced a new initiative to clean up graffiti in Milwaukee.

It is an ongoing problem, but officials say it’s actually getting a bit better, and they want to keep that momentum going. 158 more words

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October 31, 1979

On This Day in History, October 31, 1979, Halloween, working the night shift during my brief and bitter stint as a cab driver, I picked up a couple of drag queens as fares. 18 more words

Observations