Matt Martinez

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How Expanded Child Tax Credit Helps Families

How Expanded Child Tax Credit Helps Families

At least $3,000 per child per year credit. There’s still time to sign up for pandemic benefit.

Center Offers New Approach to Mental Health

Center Offers New Approach to Mental Health

Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center’s techniques draws on Native American culture.

Reggie Moore’s Calling Has Always Been His Community

Reggie Moore’s Calling Has Always Been His Community

The former director of the Office of Violence Prevention is still working for a safer Milwaukee.

Hospital May Open Grocery Store

Hospital May Open Grocery Store

Ascension Saint Joseph hosting mobile market, considering permanent food store.

36,000 Getting Help With Utility Bills

36,000 Getting Help With Utility Bills

State Energy Assistance Program distributes over $21 million to help pay utility bills.

Where To Get COVID-19 Vaccine in Milwaukee

Where To Get COVID-19 Vaccine in Milwaukee

Here is a list of COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

New Central City Vaccine Clinics

New Central City Vaccine Clinics

Residents in 53206 and 53210 ZIP codes can get COVID-19 vaccines at 8 walk-in clinics.

Fired Deputy Health Commissioner Questions Her Ouster

Fired Deputy Health Commissioner Questions Her Ouster

Dr. Griselle Torres was one of two department leaders fired when Commissioner Kirsten Johnson took over.

Clinic Offers Holistic Health Care

Clinic Offers Holistic Health Care

Shalem Healing offers Harambee residents acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and primary care.

Froedtert, MCW Warn of Vaccine Phone Scam

Froedtert, MCW Warn of Vaccine Phone Scam

Callers claiming to be from health network asking for financial information.

City Hall: Leadership Shakeup at Health Department
City Hall

Leadership Shakeup at Health Department

Two top officials pushed out by new city Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson.

Remembering a Pillar of Milwaukee’s Muslim Community

Remembering a Pillar of Milwaukee’s Muslim Community

Shaykh Ayyub Al-Amin devoted his life to Islam and the city's Muslim community.

Pay What You Can For Fresh Produce

Pay What You Can For Fresh Produce

At Greater Good(s) MKE, 5205 W. North Ave., some pay less, some more than listed price.

Ignace Center Offers Special Vaccine Program

Ignace Center Offers Special Vaccine Program

Teams with state health department this week to get the Native American community vaccinated.

9 Tips on Health Insurance Marketplace

9 Tips on Health Insurance Marketplace

Enrollment period has begun for Affordable Care Act. Here’s how to do it

Two Groups Win Grants to Address Domestic Violence

Two Groups Win Grants to Address Domestic Violence

UMOS and The Asha Project both win $125,000 grants to address variety of issues.

How to Get Food Share Benefits

How to Get Food Share Benefits

Biden’s executive order expands benefits. 5 things you need to know.

Hunger Task Force Targets Food Deserts

Hunger Task Force Targets Food Deserts

Mobile Markets makes two stops every week day bringing fresh, affordable foods to neighborhoods.

How To Avoid Stimulus Check Scams

How To Avoid Stimulus Check Scams

Beware of emails, texts asking for personal information. Experts offer a list of tips.

Health Workers Get Lessons in Empathy

Health Workers Get Lessons in Empathy

Milwaukee AHEC creates Community Health Workers Training Program.

What’s It Like to Get COVID-19 Vaccine?

What’s It Like to Get COVID-19 Vaccine?

Five healthcare workers share their vaccine stories.

Have You Gotten New Stimulus Payment?

Have You Gotten New Stimulus Payment?

Who qualities and everything you need to know about second federal stimulus payment.

New Program for Lead-Poisoned Children

New Program for Lead-Poisoned Children

Medical College of Wisconsin program seeks improved response to kids testing positive.

Child Mental Health Center Plans Expansion

Child Mental Health Center Plans Expansion

STRONG is moving to a new location where it can serve more children.

Local Resources Help Disabled Voters Cast Ballots

Local Resources Help Disabled Voters Cast Ballots

City offers curbside voting and machines designed for people with vision, hearing, physical disabilities.

Where to Get A Flu Shot in Milwaukee

Where to Get A Flu Shot in Milwaukee

Health officials strongly encourage getting a flu vaccination.

Boys & Girls Clubs Close 6 Locations

Boys & Girls Clubs Close 6 Locations

Families lost childcare following closures.

County Officials Confront Surge In Suicides

County Officials Confront Surge In Suicides

Rise linked to pandemic. Health officials grappling with the problem.

St. Joseph’s Opens Maternity Emergency Department

St. Joseph’s Opens Maternity Emergency Department

Department will treat pregnancy complications. Ascension wants to improve maternal health disparities.

Meet the Man Behind ‘Milwaukee in Pain’

Meet the Man Behind ‘Milwaukee in Pain’

Documentary, “Milwaukee In Pain,” by Theo Rogers explores how COVID-19 has affected the Black community.

‘Complete Streets’ Projects Focus on Health and Safety

‘Complete Streets’ Projects Focus on Health and Safety

In 2019, majority of projects were completed in areas with economic disparities.

City Behind on Replacing Lead Pipes

City Behind on Replacing Lead Pipes

As of Aug. 10, only 333 service lines to homes replaced with copper, yearly goal is 1,100.

Mexican Fiesta Organizers Make 45,000 Masks

Mexican Fiesta Organizers Make 45,000 Masks

Pandemic forces festival to cancel, organizers use the time to produce free masks for the community

Ascension St. Joe’s Adds Four Physicians

Ascension St. Joe’s Adds Four Physicians

Hospital increases staff to address ‘primary care desert’ on North Side.

Milwaukee Youth Council Takes Action

Milwaukee Youth Council Takes Action

With members from every aldermanic district, group allocates funding to mental health services.

Tips for Mental Health During Pandemic

Tips for Mental Health During Pandemic

Local psychologists share ways to cope during difficult times.

Black Lives Matter Has LGBTQ+ Voices

Black Lives Matter Has LGBTQ+ Voices

Two of local movement’s founders who identify as queer say it's also about LGBTQ+ Black lives.

Scaling Language Barriers in Fight Against COVID-19

Scaling Language Barriers in Fight Against COVID-19

Healthcare workers are finding ways to better communicate to city's Spanish-speaking residents.