Ana Martinez-Ortiz

Recent Articles

How to Get a Criminal Record Expunged

How to Get a Criminal Record Expunged

It’s complicated, but can be done under certain circumstances within Wisconsin law.

9 Questions About the 2020 Census

9 Questions About the 2020 Census

It can take as little as 10 minutes. But the results matter so much.

Lupe Martinez Went From Migrant Worker to CEO

Lupe Martinez Went From Migrant Worker to CEO

He's led United Migrant Opportunity Services for the past 45 years.

Local Baker Wins Small Business Competition

Local Baker Wins Small Business Competition

Alan Goodman has been baking with family recipes since he was a teen, and his bakery just won $10,000 as the winner of Rev-Up MKE.

8 After-School Programs for Students in Milwaukee

8 After-School Programs for Students in Milwaukee

These programs can help to keep kids engaged outside of the classroom.

8 Resources for Adult H.S. Learners

8 Resources for Adult H.S. Learners

Where and how to get a high school equivalency diploma or GED.

Call Her a Yoga Entrepreneur

Call Her a Yoga Entrepreneur

Joanna Brooks went from hating yoga to running her own studio at the Sherman Phoenix.

How I Created an Employment Agency

How I Created an Employment Agency

Reggie Reed grew up in 53206 ZIP code, started Mindful Staffing Solutions three years ago.

Transportation: Group Pushes Higher Wheel Tax for Transit
Transportation

Group Pushes Higher Wheel Tax for Transit

Higher vehicle licensing fee pushed as County Transit System considers 10% budget cut.

Hispanic Convention Should Draw 20,000 People

Hispanic Convention Should Draw 20,000 People

League of United Latin American Citizens will celebrate 90th anniversary with July convention held in Milwaukee.

A Primer on Sexually Transmitted Diseases

A Primer on Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Where to seek information, protection, testing and other resources.

4 Questions and Answers on The Domes

4 Questions and Answers on The Domes

What's going to happen? That could be the toughest question of all.

Diversity Changing Local Dining Scene

Diversity Changing Local Dining Scene

Tables Across Borders showcases refugee chefs serving food from Ethiopia, Rohyinga, Congo, Syria and Serbia.

2019 MANDI Nominee: Community Group Keeps the Music Going
2019 MANDI Nominee

Community Group Keeps the Music Going

Washington Park Neighbors creates summer concert series that reflects neighborhood.

Warming Shelters Rescued Many From Cold

Warming Shelters Rescued Many From Cold

United Way, We Energies helped fund warming spaces at St. Ben’s, other places.

Muslim Center for Youth Opens

Muslim Center for Youth Opens

New non-profit at 2110 W. Hampton opened in December, offers youth activities.

New Boutique Opens On North Avenue

New Boutique Opens On North Avenue

Basia Rose Designs grew from pop-up, now at 1617 W. North Ave. in Innovations and Wellness Commons.

Washington Park Celebrates Holidays with New Decorations

Washington Park Celebrates Holidays with New Decorations

New solar-powered holiday wreaths decorate Lisbon Avenue.

Ex Fabula For Children

Ex Fabula For Children

Workshops by the group with MLK school fifth graders help children become story tellers.

St. Anthony Apartments Has First Tenants

St. Anthony Apartments Has First Tenants

60-unit complex on 10th and State offers apartments for the homeless.

City Launches Children’s Savings Accounts

City Launches Children’s Savings Accounts

City and United Way will start all MPS K-5 students with $25 in a savings account.

Conference Spotlights Human Trafficking

Conference Spotlights Human Trafficking

Milwaukee a "hot spot," with more than 1000 arrests in three years. experts say.

Entrepreneurs “Bootcamp” Helps Minorities

Entrepreneurs “Bootcamp” Helps Minorities

Founders of 12 companies picked for program run by Young Enterprising Society.

Youth Council Works to Curb Violence

Youth Council Works to Curb Violence

The Youth Council called for a cease-fire over the Labor Day weekend.

We Aim to Clothe 1,000 Kids This Year

We Aim to Clothe 1,000 Kids This Year

For 50 years, local Ladies of Charity has given clothing to countless children.