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COVID-19 Vaccines Coming Soon for Children Ages 5-11

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Wednesday that children 5-11 years may soon be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Pfizer vaccine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week authorized Pfizer’s request to expand the emergency use authorization (EUA) to include children ages 5-11. On Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease […]

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133 Sex Offender Compliance Checks Made this Halloween

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office and state Division of Community Corrections completed 133 supervised compliance checks on registered sex offenders throughout the county during Halloween trick-or-treat hours on Sunday. The sex offenders, who are under the supervision of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC), each signed an agreement requiring them to remain indoors, at home […]

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Racine Educators United ‘Sounding Alarm’ Over Staff Turnover

Racine Educators United (REU), the professional union representing Racine Unified School District (RUSD) teachers, educational assistants, psychologists, nurses and social workers, has issued a series of recommendations to help reduce staff turnover and “better meet the needs of students,” according to an REU news release. The plan was presented at Monday’s RUSD Board of Education […]

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Nominate a First Responder; Deadline is Friday

RACINE – The office of State Rep. Robert Wittke, R-Caledonia, is accepting nominations for the 2021 First Responder of the Year. The deadline is this Friday (Oct. 8). “First responders, and their dedication to selfless service, are important members of our community. It is critical that we continue to thank them for their service, especially […]

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DHS: Now Is The Time For That Flu Shot

MADISON –The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages everyone to get vaccinated against influenza (flu) this fall. The flu vaccine is another layer of protection to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death from a preventable disease. “In the last year, we’ve learned some valuable lessons about respiratory viruses,” Tom Haupt, DHS Influenza Surveillance Coordinator (known […]