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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
A former Milwaukee elected official just completed his first year behind bars—and he hasn’t been convicted of any crime. This man is being held without bail even though he has deep roots in the community and is not considered a risk to flee the city—though a lot of people in power wish he would.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

His advisers also aided dictators, despots and shady corporation

Disturbed by troubling connections and unflattering publicity, John McCain has just purged several prominent Washington lobbyists from his presidential campaign. Surely his intentions are laudable, but if Sen. McCain is consistent in ridding his campaign of such compromised people, he will find himself riding lonesome...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Friday, May 23, Milwaukee Bonecrushers vs. Rock River Raptors @ U.S. Cellular Arena, 7:30 p.m. “HERE TO STAY!” the Milwaukee Bonecrushers’ Web site defiantly declares, but the team has often seemed as unlikely to make it through its inaugural season as Hillary Clinton is to make it to the Democratic convention.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

An Interview with Sandy Tolan

Ten years ago, when Israel was celebrating it’s 50th anniversary, Milwaukee-born journalist Sandy Tolan set out for Israel and the West Bank too seek out the human side of the Arab-Israeli conflict. What he discovered was a literal embodiment of the common ground between the two sides:
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
A write-or-die guy, Kwabena Antoine Nixon—Chicago native, Milwaukee dweller—was part of the movement that brought spoken word to the forefront of the city. He meanders through clubs and cafes with Poetry Unplugged open mic nights that audiences call “church” and he calls “the ministry.”
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
In April, Joseph Manzanares, 19, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Commerce City, Colo., after police were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance. Manzanares and his ex-girlfriend, who are the parents of a 4-year-old son, were fighting over which local gang’s colors (his or hers) the kid would wear.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, sorry to say I can’t cough up a regular essay for you’s this week on account of the fact I got a personal platter laden with poo that needs to be flushed pronto before I even could begin to journalistically think about advice you need to...
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.”
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Since it may be difficult for adults to have an honest conversation about sex with their teenage sons or daughters, many teen peer educators are filling the void. Two of these knowledgeable teens—Renesha Carter and Joline Reyes—

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