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Local News

County Officials Address Overdose Crisis

“The scope and impact of this issue is really immense,” Dr. Ben Weston, chief health policy advisor for Milwaukee County and medical services director of its Office of Emergency Services, said during a virtual briefing Tuesday.

Xylazine, Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Still Rising

Milwaukee County has seen a rise in overdose deaths involving xylazine, a powerful animal tranquilizer. Last year the county saw at least 51 deaths involving xylazine and the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

Protasiewicz Wins Big in Seismic Shift for Wisconsin

As Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz took the stage at her election victory party Tuesday night, the three current members of the liberal minority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court watched from off stage, arm-in-arm, as they took in the moment they became a majority.