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Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs state power to protect water from farm pollutants

By Royce Podeszwa, WisPolitics.com Jim Malewitz, Wisconsin Watch The state Supreme Court on Monday hears arguments in a case that could determine whether the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources failed to adequately protect water from manure pollution when awarding a permit to a giant dairy farm in northeastern Wisconsin — or whether the agency lacks […]

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Parkside to Dedicate New Multipurpose Turf Center in Honor of Former Coach Rick Kilps

KENOSHA, Wis. – The new multipurpose indoor turf center in the Sports & Activity Center at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside will be dedicated as the Rick Kilps Center, Director of Athletics Andrew Gavin announced on Monday. The facility name honors the legendary Rick Kilps, a 1975 graduate that served the University for more than 25 years in various […]

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UW System recognizes UW-Parkside’s Dr. Francis Mann as a 2021 Regent Scholar for distinction in research, innovation, entrepreneurship

SOMERS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System today announced three recipients of the 2021 Regent Scholar Awards, including UW-Parkside Associate Professor and Department of Chemistry Co-Chair Dr. Francis “Frannie” Mann. Dr. Mann joins her colleagues Dr. Haijian Sun from UW-Whitewater and Dr. Ava Udvadia from UW-Milwaukee as this year’s Regent Scholar recipients. They will […]

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Gov. Evers, First Lady Evers Announce Collaboration with NGA on Social and Emotional Needs of Kids and Families

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and First Lady Kathy Evers announced that Wisconsin and five other states were selected to work with the National Governors Association (NGA) on strategies for equitably meeting the social-emotional needs of students and families during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes as students and their families continue to […]

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UW-Parkside senior wins national sales competition

SOMERS, Wis. – Chandler Spiewak, a UW-Parkside senior, majoring in business, is the 2021 National Shore Sales Challenge Champion.     Spiewak competed against 87 other students from universities worldwide, including Kansas, Penn State, Temple, Florida State, University of Central Florida, and the University of Texas at Dallas.  He was voted the best student at the […]

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The Community Buzz: What’s Up With Local Nonprofits

For a full look at what local nonprofits are up to, check out our nonprofit community feed here. Here’s a snapshot of the things you’ll find: The Racine Art Museum is offering another look at its Peep Exhibit. Have you seen the whole exhibit yet? https://www.facebook.com/ramartmuseum/videos/295974605300786/ Like poetry? The Racine Literacy Council is celebrating National […]

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Serve Wisconsin Recruiting Organizations Working to Alleviate Poverty in Wisconsin

Serve Wisconsin is seeking to place 20 AmeriCorps VISTA members this August in nonprofits, schools, and government agencies to help them build organizational capacity to alleviate poverty in Wisconsin.  To learn how AmeriCorps VISTA members can assist in reducing poverty, organization can register to attend one of four virtual presentations this April. Tuesday, April 13 […]

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Undocumented immigrants qualify for rent relief, but Wisconsin sends mixed signals

By Vanessa Swales, Wisconsin Watch Some regional nonprofits administering Gov. Tony Evers’ $322 million emergency rental assistance program may be unintentionally discouraging non-U.S. citizens from applying — even though immigration status holds no bearing on eligibility for the federally financed program. At least eight of the 14 organizations administering the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) program […]

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New Grant Funding to Support Racine County Local Small Businesses

Racine County, in partnership with the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC), has received a $500,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) to help local small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “So many small businesses in Racine County have been hit hard by COVID-19,” County Executive Jonathan Delagrave said. “I’m thankful this […]

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Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 12-16

Gov. Tony Evers has declared April 12-16 Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin, and ReadyWisconsin wants everyone to take time to talk about weather safety with their families. ReadyWisconsin, the National Weather Service (NWS), Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, and Wisconsin Emergency Alert System Committee also encourage everyone in the state to participate in statewide […]

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Republicans Keep Grip on Legislature Despite Democratic Spending Spree

Peter Cameron, The Badger Project Wisconsin Democrats were flush with cash in the 2020 election cycle. Billionaire liberals like Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and other super-rich donors used a loophole in Wisconsin campaign finance law to dump money into the coffers of the Democratic Party, which routed a considerable chunk of contributions to state legislative […]

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‘We’re not given the option to get vaccinated’: Advocates work to narrow racial and ethnic disparities in Wisconsin

By Bram Sable-SmithWPR/Wisconsin Watch Barbara felt ecstatic in January when a Wisconsin Department of Health Services letter confirmed that she and her parents were eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. The 28-year-old education student lives with her parents in Milwaukee. All three share caretaking duties for Barbara’s young child, who is on the autism spectrum. That unpaid […]