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Students perform in joint concert with Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra at UW-Whitewater

The following students performed in the Whitewater Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra Concert. These groups released their final concert of the year in a virtual format on April 30 – Racine, WI: Charlie Shilhavy, who is studying music, played bass – Waterford, WI: Wesley Woitowicz, who is studying music, played bass The Whitewater Symphony Orchestra […]

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Racine’s Mertins Part of National Third-Place Finish for UW-Whitewater Bowling

Caitlin Mertins, a native of Racine, WI, and graduate of Park High School, is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater bowling team, which wrapped up its first appearance in the United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships since 2017 Friday in the semifinals, placing third at the national tournament in Wyoming, Mich. Mertins, a […]

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DMV extensions for driver license renewal for drivers age 60 and over

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) estimates that nearly 20,000 drivers over age 60 have yet to renew licenses which expired after March 12, 2020. The DMV extended the renewal period to help keep these higher-risk customers safe during the health emergency. The renewal deadline extensions expire May 21, 2021. Most drivers […]

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Letter to the Editor: Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion: How We Bounce Back by DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake This week, Wisconsin’s budget committee voted – yet again – to turn down the opportunity to expand the state’s Medicaid program, thereby eliminating the opportunity to provide health care and long-term care services for more Wisconsinites and declining more than $1.6 billion in federal […]

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WPRA Summer Attraction Discount Tickets Now Available

Racine – Discounted tickets for many popular summer attractions are now available from City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS). The Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association’s summer ticket program will continue through August or while quantities are available.  Tickets to the following locations are available: Jet Boat Adventure – Wisconsin DellsMilwaukee County ZooMt. […]

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Medical College of Wisconsin Veteran Outreach Program Helps Prevent Suicide with Firearm Safety Initiative

The Captain John D. Mason Veteran Peer Outreach Program, on behalf of the Southeastern Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Taskforce and BeThereWis.com, is bringing the Gun Shop Project and Safe Storage Program to local communities across Wisconsin. The program, developed by Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County, works with Wisconsingun shops and ranges to provide two levels of […]

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Capturing Wisconsin’s Latinx History: UW-Parkside Communication Students Share Podcasts During Virtual Event

SOMERS, Wis. – UW-Parkside students in Communication Professor Dr. Anjuli Brekke’s podcasting course are closing out their semester helping capture some important Wisconsin history. Her students will host a virtual listening party on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.  During the event, guests will listen to oral history podcasts created by UW-Parkside […]

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The CDC eviction moratorium may end. What does that mean for Wisconsin?

by PrincessSafiya Byers, WisconsinWatch.orgMay 6, 2021 A version of this story was originally published by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out the federal eviction moratorium, which could make it easier for landlords to kick out tenants behind in rent. Here are some things you should know: Wait. What happened Wednesday? […]

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Evan Steinberger of Burlington to graduate from University Honors Program at Nebraska

Evan Steinberger of Burlington is among the 190 University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduating seniors who have completed the requirements to graduate from the University Honors Program in May. Steinberger will graduate from the College of Business. To graduate from the Honors Program, students must maintain at least a 3.5 grade-point average, complete a culminating senior project […]

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DHS Connecting Vaccinators with Groups Wanting On-Site Vaccination Clinics

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announces it is helping employers and community-based organizations connect with vaccine providers in order to offer on-site vaccinations. This will help bring vaccinations to where people are and provide increased protection from COVID-19 in their communities. The program is part of the statewide effort to promote vaccine equity […]