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Summer Youth Employment initiative of Racine County a success in its 2nd year

RACINE — On June 13, Racine County’s Summer Youth Employment initiative started back up for a second year, with much excitement from Racine leaders. The Summer Youth Employment initiative Summer Youth Employment aims to recruit youth — particularly kids and teens of color — in the Racine area to give them better opportunities for the […]

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No more Roe: What overturning abortion rights means for Wisconsin

In a historic decision, the United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, a nearly 50-year-old case ruling protecting the right to abortion. With a 6-3 majority vote, conservative justices overturned the precedent set in 1973 that protected a patient’s privacy within the confines of their doctor’s office. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion […]

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Friends, family of Da’Shontay King march in Downtown Racine: ‘We just want the truth’

RACINE — At 11:30 a.m. on a warm Thursday afternoon, upwards of 200 people attended a rally and march in Downtown Racine demanding justice for Da’Shontay King, a 37-year-old Black man killed by a Racine police officer on May 20. The throng of people chanted to release the cop’s body camera footage as a plea […]

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Free guest passes to Milwaukee Brewers baseball games available on June 2

RACINE — As part of the Milwaukee Brewers Buddies Program, the Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) will distribute free Milwaukee Brewers guest passes to Racine County residents beginning June 2, according to a May 27 news release. The guest passes are for the June 7 and 8 home games against the Philadelphia Phillies. […]

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Gateway’s WGTD FM wins big at Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards Gala 

MIDDLETON — On May 7, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) held its first in-person Awards Gala after two years of virtual events. WGTD FM, owned by Gateway Technical College, won eight awards in seven categories at the gala. The awards ceremony took place at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton. Over 340 people attended, according […]

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Bradford High School students stage walkout for reproductive rights

KENOSHA – Students at Bradford High School staged a walkout at 10 a.m. on Thursday to protest the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court. Hundreds of students, many armed with signs, walked along Washington Road and 39th Avenue chanting in protest of the opinion draft that was leaked on May 2. […]

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‘Mamma Mia! Here we go again…’ finally!: Racine Theatre Guild opens beloved ABBA musical

On Friday, the Racine Theatre Guild (RTG) opened “Mamma Mia!,” their season closer and biggest production since COVID brought the world — and the Guild — to a halt. With direction by Doug Instenes, music direction by Greg Berg and choreography by Mary Leigh Sturino, this show is a delightful bohemian adventure with ABBA as […]

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“No-no-no way!” ‘SIX’ Broadway tour welcomes KUSD grad

Tour casting was announced Feb. 14 on Broadway World for the popular new musical “SIX.” Among the names appeared Khaila Wilcoxon’s, a graduate of Indian Trail High School and Academy. She will be portraying Catherine of Aragon. Wilcoxon graduated from ITHSA in 2014 before starting her college journey at UW-Stevens Point, where she graduated in […]