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Kenosha journalist partners with Racine County Eye, here’s what’s next for him

How does one describe the seemingly insignificant moment in their life that propelled them to fame and infamy? What makes that one moment, that one action that others have probably taken countless times throughout history significant at that point in time? The answer: Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ty’Rese West, Donte Shannon, etc. And […]

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State senators praise Wray’s appointment, differ on views of Jacob Blake shooting

KENOSHA ⏤ State senators Bob Wirch and Van Wanggaard agree Noble Wray is the right choice for someone to review the investigation of the Jacob Blake case. However, when it comes to their opinion of the case itself, they largely differ. Wray hired by DA Graveley, Kaul The state Attorney General’s office announced the former […]

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Art and Activism, Part 2: Giving names to the nameless, filling the needs of the needy

You’ve seen them. Whether they’re standing at the stoplight near Woodman’s by the interstate, the one at 67th Street and Green Bay Road, or simply just sitting around a tree in the middle of Uptown along 22nd Avenue, you’ve seen them: people in need, without a home, struggling with addiction issues or simply lacking resources. […]

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Speaker Vos Announces Co-Chair of Task Force

Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) announced Tuesday that Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) will co-chair the new Speaker’s Task Force with Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna). The special committee will focus on racial disparities, educational opportunities, public safety, and police policies and standards. “I want to thank Rep. Stubbs for accepting the invitation to co-chair the bipartisan […]

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Attorneys hold out for resolution without trial in Blake criminal case

KENOSHA ⏤ The prosecution and defense are holding out for a resolution to the criminal case against Jacob Blake without a trial. Blake faces charges of criminal trespass to dwelling, a misdemeanor; third-degree sexual assault, a felony; and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.  According to a criminal complaint filed in the case in July, Blake allegedly […]

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Kenosha announces road closures ahead of Jacob Blake shooting ruling; Evers authorizes 500 National Guard

KENOSHA ⏤ The city has closed portions of local roadways, specifically those surrounding the Kenosha County Courthouse ahead of the impending ruling on the Jacob Blake shooting. Gov. Tony Evers also authorized the National Guard to come and assist local authorities. The announcement is a result of Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley making his […]

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Trump visits law enforcement, Blake’s family holds press conference following protests, riots

KENOSHA, WI – Present Donald J. Trump, Jacob Blake’s family, civil rights activists, protesters, and national media outlets converged Tuesday on the City after over a week of protesting and rioting. Here are the latest stories and reaction. Kenosha continues curfew In an effort to curb rioting, public safety officials say the will continue having […]

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Rittenhouse seen in bar, police say

MOUNT PLEASANT – Mount Pleasant Police on Friday confirmed that Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen charged with shooting three people during unrest in Kenosha last summer, was seen in a local tavern earlier this week. However, his presence there did not violate his bond agreement or Wisconsin law. According to a news release, a caller […]

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City receives 3,500 letters calling for officials to fire police chief

KENOSHA ⏤ On Tuesday morning, the Police and Fire Commission heard 25 minutes of calls to fire Police Chief Daniel Miskinis. The calls for Miskinis’ resignation ⏤ at least 3,500 according to the clerk ⏤ came during the citizens’ comments portion of the meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a city official read comments submitted […]

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Kenosha City Council approves emergency authorization for mayor ahead of Blake shooting decision

KENOSHA ⏤ The City Council approved a resolution giving Mayor John Antaramian emergency authorization powers in the event of unrest.  Once activated, the mayor will have emergency authorization for eight days. After eight days, the City Council will have to approve additional measures taken concerning any violent unrest. The emergency powers come as Kenosha County […]

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Militia member says Kenosha police sought to push protesters toward them on night of deadly shootings

A militia member patrolling the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin on Aug. 25 claimed that police on the scene told him they planned to herd demonstrators toward the armed men — and then leave. This story also appeared in WisconsinWatch.org In a widely shared video from that fateful evening when two people were killed, Ryan Balch, […]