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WISN: Counties Tackle Diversity, Inclusion

Sep-04-2022

Milwaukee County Board chairwoman on recent meetings, push to increase funding.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Could Domes Get National Historic Designation?

Aug-29-2022

Advocates for the preservation of the Mitchell Park Domes, along with several Milwaukee County Supervisors, are attempting to nudge the county toward concrete action to save the domes.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

WPR: Milwaukee County Transit System Sees Increase in Ridership, But Numbers Still Lag Behind Pre-Pandemic Levels

Aug-26-2022

The Milwaukee County Transit System is seeing an increase in ridership this year compared to last, but numbers are still not as high as they were before the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this week, the transit system will have given nearly 1.1 million more rides than this time last year, for a total of 8.5 million.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Should County Parks Serve Wine, Spirits?

Aug-25-2022

A number of Milwaukee County Supervisors have sponsored legislation requesting the state allow the county to sell hard liquor and wine at its parks. The supervisors are calling on the state Legislature to simply pass statutory language found in a 2015 assembly bill that never made it out of committee.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

WUWM 89.7: Milwaukee Health Experts and Elected Officials Respond to Rising Monkeypox Cases

Aug-25-2022

Currently, there are 56 cases of monkeypox in Wisconsin, and 21 of them are in Milwaukee, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. With cases on the rise, Wisconsin is taking its first steps to address the virus, and particularly in Milwaukee, politicians and health experts are collaborating to spread awareness.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: Milwaukee and the State Have Long Been at Odds. Quiet Meetings This Week May Mark 'a Reset.'

Aug-19-2022

More than 20 Republican state lawmakers came to Milwaukee this week to hear first-hand the financial challenges facing the city and county and to discuss how to confront them.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Milwaukee Independent: Supervisor Burgelis Seeks to Increase Public Awareness of Newest Health Hazard

Aug-10-2022

County Supervisor Peter Burgelis issued a statement on August 3 in the wake of 22 known monkeypox infections in Wisconsin, 3 of which are in the City of Milwaukee and 4 others in Milwaukee County.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

FOX 6: Denita Ball Milwaukee County's 1st Female Sheriff

Aug-10-2022

Denita Ball won the Democratic primary for Milwaukee County sheriff Tuesday, Aug. 9, and with no Republican challenger in November, she becomes Milwaukee County's first female sheriff and the first Black woman to serve as sheriff in the state of Wisconsin.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Milwaukee Magazine: Doyne Park Golf Course Is Closed. Now What?

Aug-10-2022

Disc golf course. Mountain biking trail or pump track. A prairie with native plants. Community Garden. Dog Park. Multi-use trail. Butterfly garden. Vendor area. All are proposals that have been raised as possible uses for the former Doyne Park Golf Course.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Milwaukee Community Journal: Supervisor Taylor to Host Community Movie Night at Madison Park

Aug-09-2022

County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor will host a “Community Movie Night” screening of Space Jam: A New Legacy on Wednesday, August 10 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Madison Park (9800 W. Glendale Ave., Wauwatosa) picnic area #1.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Wisconsin Examiner: Family of Breon Green Demand Video Release From Milwaukee Jail

Aug-09-2022

In June, Green was taken to jail by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) shortly before 6 p.m., and by 7:21 p.m. Green was found dead. Although Green’s death remains under investigation, it has been framed as an apparent suicide.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Milwaukee NNS: Two Years In, Milwaukee County’s ‘Right To Shelter’ Initiative Gets Mixed Reviews

Aug-04-2022

In 2020, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors declared a “right to shelter” for all Milwaukee residents experiencing chronic homelessness or without access to safe housing. Two years later, housing advocates say they have seen some strides but more needs to be done.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Wisconsin Examiner: Milwaukee County Board Split on Ballot Referenda For November

Aug-01-2022

November referendum proposals have caused a stir on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. Two referenda, one dealing with banning assault-style weapons and another regarding cannabis legalization, passed, while another referendum that would have asked voters about abortion bans was rejected.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Board Approves Two Fall Referendums

Jul-28-2022

After a month of lengthy debates, the Milwaukee County Board approved two advisory ballot measures for the November election. The non-binding referendums will ask voters their opinion on statewide legalization of marijuana and the banning of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

OnMilwaukee: Washington Park Boulevard Renamed in Honor of Frederick Law Olmsted

Jul-28-2022

The the County Board of Supervisors voted, 14-4, on Thursday to change the name of the road through Washington Park to Olmsted Way.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

TMJ4: Pilot Plan To Convert Red Arrow Park Into Roller-Skating Rink Vetoed

Jul-27-2022

A pilot plan to convert Red Arrow Park’s ice-skating rink into a temporary roller-skating rink now has to wait after county executive David Crowley vetoed the $175,000 plan pilot Wednesday afternoon.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Wisconsin Examiner: Activists, County Officials Kick Off Early Voting in Milwaukee

Jul-27-2022

Voting rights activists, community organizers and elected officials gathered at the Midtown Center in Milwaukee Tuesday to mark the first day of early voting for the Aug. 9 primary election — a call to the polls that focused on the voting power of minority and marginalized communities.

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Department
  • County Clerk
Year
  • 2022

Wisconsin Examiner: Activists, County Officials Kick Off Early Voting in Milwaukee

Jul-27-2022

Voting rights activists, community organizers and elected officials gathered at the Midtown Center in Milwaukee Tuesday to mark the first day of early voting for the Aug. 9 primary election — a call to the polls that focused on the voting power of minority and marginalized communities.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

TMJ4: New Proposal for Milwaukee County Parks Creates Opportunity for Area Youth

Jul-27-2022

Milwaukee County Parks are in financial trouble and cutting staffing and spending isn't enough. But, high school students could be part of the solution.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

620 WTMJ: County Supervisor Steve Taylor on the Steve Scaffidi Show

Jul-26-2022

Host Steve Scaffidi is joined by County Supervisor Steve Taylor

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

WPR: Milwaukee County Plans Campaign to Promote Voter Education

Jul-25-2022

Milwaukee County leaders hope to launch an effort to promote voting and voter registration as Wisconsin residents continue to deal with the fallout of lawsuits and rule changes surrounding access to the ballot box.

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Department
  • County Clerk
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Board Could Fund Voter Education, Registration

Jul-25-2022

The Milwaukee County Board is moving to provide funding for voter outreach and education. The board’s Finance Committee approved $50,000 in funding for voter registration and outreach efforts to include a marketing campaign, a National Voter Registration Day event and voter registration kiosks with the goal of increasing turnout for the 2022 election.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

WPR: Milwaukee County Plans Campaign to Promote Voter Education

Jul-25-2022

Milwaukee County leaders hope to launch an effort to promote voting and voter registration as Wisconsin residents continue to deal with the fallout of lawsuits and rule changes surrounding access to the ballot box.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Wisconsin Examiner: Drone Log Sheds Light on Milwaukee Sheriff’s Eyes in the Sky

Jul-19-2022

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has provided the Wisconsin Examiner with a log detailing the activities of its drone unit. Since the now eight-man unit was announced last year, a full accounting of its activities has yet to be released to the public.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisors Propose Parks Youth Corps

Jul-19-2022

A handful of Milwaukee County supervisors are proposing the creation of a corps of young people working in Milwaukee County Parks.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

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