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Friday, June 8, 2012
The 25th annual PrideFest Milwaukee celebration of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender communities takes place this weekend on the Summerfest grounds. In addition to fabulous performers and more rainbow stuff than you can shake...
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

Driver’s education and legal assistance will help

If you’re a teenager in the city of Milwaukee, your odds of having a valid driver’s license are pretty slim. According to new research, only 29% of 16- and 17-year-olds in the city had either a probationary license or temporary permit. Those numbers drop to 10% in inner-city Milwaukee neighborhoods.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

What you need to know

Seven people died of heroin overdoses in Milwaukee County last year, and six in 2006. That may seem like a small number of drug deaths, especially when you consider that 47 people died from overdoses of cocaine in 2007 and 76 people overdosed on coke in 2006 just in Milwaukee County.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Teens & STDs

MANY WERE SHOCKED WHEN THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL and Prevention (CDC) reported last year that one in four teenage girls had contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD). But Milwaukee experts weren’t. Milwaukee has a long-standing problem not only with teen pregnancy, but with teen STDs as well. The city routinely rates in the top five or 10 cities for chlamydia, gonorrhea and teen pregnancy. Milwaukee County accounts for 50% of all STDs in the state of Wisconsin, and the city of Milwaukee has the 10th highest rate of STD infection among the 63 cities studied by the CDC.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
“These are the conversations that parents try to avoid,” said Denise Crumble, health project coordinator for the Milwaukee Plain Talk Initiative. “But parents shouldn’t assume that schools are having this conversation [about sex education]. You still want to bring it up.”