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Young adults in YouthBuild help construct Habitat for Humanity houses

Published July 3, 2015

A year ago, Michael Merkel was a homeless high school dropout, sleeping on cold park benches on the North Side after one too many arguments with his mother. After two months of avoiding the police, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports the 18-year-old found himself in front of a counselor who directed him to MATC's YouthBuild, a program that gives low-income, at-risk youth and young adults experience in the construction trades.

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From Conejito's to church fests: A MKE native's annual summer return home

Published June 30, 2015

Steamy and stormy. That's how I think of Milwaukee summers. And incredibly hectic, too. Summer in the city is always crammed with more festivals, fairs and block parties than civically necessary or nutritionally advisable. But it's an integral element of my longtime summer routine - returning back home for 10 days of fun - and I'm too old to stop now.

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City steps up efforts to prevent home foreclosures

Published May 25, 2015

When Charmion Herron's mother died in 2010, she - along with her three sisters and brother - thought the family home was gone for good. There was no will, major repairs were needed and the house eventually became the property of the city following a tax foreclosure hearing. Now, talking with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and relaxing in the living room as the owner of the home where she spent her teenage years, it all seems surreal.

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Moving from the East Side to the West Allis

Published Feb. 26, 2015

For a while, we didn't know exactly what city we were moving to because the house is at the convergence of three cities. Then we got the official postcard from the post office: West Allis.

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Reader blogs:

Gas Prices Die Hard

Die Hard is a classic tale of surviving the unexpected by relying on wits and determination. Surviving long enough, that is, to buy time until ample help arrives. Of course, this particular story is shot through the lens of a film camera so the flair for the dramatic is obviously dialed up. Case ...

The Dog Didn't Really Eat My Homework

Excuses are never in short supply. Why something was not accomplished or why an incident happened often produces a fictitious response. A thin facade drapes over eyes of the one listening to the half truths. Little white lies such as why homework wasn't done or how a favorite glass was broken...

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