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Cinderella highlights exciting spring for UW-Parkside’s Theatre Program

SOMERS, Wis. – Rachael Swartz is excited to see the warm spring weather finally arrive in southeastern Wisconsin. She’s even more excited about UW-Parkside Theatre Program’s performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical Cinderella, which is set for live streaming May 7-May 9 from the Main State Theatre.  Swartz is the musical’s director and teaches Musical […]

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‘The middle of a massive contamination’: Residents of Wisconsin region struggle with aftereffects of dangerous ‘forever chemicals’

By John McCracken, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting Craig Koller grew up splashing through backyard creeks and biking gravel trails, sometimes through the Johnson Control Industries Fire Technology Center. Black smoke wafted overhead as it conducted controlled burns to test firefighting foam, producing a dangerous “forever chemical” known as PFAS. As a kid growing up […]

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State Patrol reminds motorists to look twice, share the road with motorcycles

Motorcycle fatalities increased 40% in 2020 over the previous five years’ average. May is national “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month” and the Wisconsin State Patrol is asking motorcyclists and all other motorists to share the road, be alert and safe. 2020 preliminary data for Wisconsin shows there were 2,095 motorcycle crashes, 1,788 motorcyclists injured, and 112 […]

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

BURLINGTON – A traffic stop led to a multiple drug-related charges filed against a Kenosha man here last week. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office charged Jaymale K. Muhammad, 28, of Kenosha with possession with intent to deliver/distribute/manufacture THC, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. According to the criminal complaint, a […]

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Racine County Renews Again as a National Weather Service StormReady County

National Weather Service officials have re-recognized Racine County as a StormReady® county! The StormReady program helps community leaders and residents better prepare for hazardous weatherand flooding. StormReady counties have made a strong commitment to implement the infrastructureand systems needed to save lives and protect property when severe weather strikes. “Racine County was the first county […]

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Area Students Reflect on their Time at Ripon College as Graduation Approaches

RIPON, WI — Graduation for the class of 2021 at Ripon College is approaching and the students are looking forward to their future plans and reflecting on their time at Ripon. Michael Cohoon of Union Grove, Wisconsin Nicole Petrovic of Mt Pleasant, Wisconsin Ripon College, founded in 1851, is Wisconsin’s best-value private college and a […]

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Racine Among 15 Cities and Counties Selected for 2021 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program

City of Racine – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, have announced 15 cities and counties, including Racine, which will begin the process for certification in a national cohort with support from the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program.  According to a release from the USGBC, the Bank of […]

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Gov. Evers Announces More Than $21 Million to Help Wisconsinites Pay Overdue Utility Bills

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) and the Public Service Commission (PSC), announced on Wednesday more than $21 million to cover utility bill arrearages for more than 36,000 qualifying utility customers across Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP).  “This year has been tough for folks and families, and we know there are so many who’ve […]

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Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 69, Requires Holocaust and other Genocides Education for Wisconsin Students

MILWAUKEE — On Wednesday, Gov. Tony Evers signed Senate Bill 69, now Wisconsin Act 30, requiring lessons about the Holocaust and other genocides be incorporated into social studies education for Wisconsin students throughout grades five to twelve. “This bill will affect generations of kids in our state and bring increased awareness, and recognition in our schools to […]

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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: Looking to diversify your business? LCS Racine wants to help. https://www.facebook.com/lcsracine/posts/3787387377975454 Have you voted for Volunteer Center of Racine County’s annual volunteer recognition event yet? https://www.facebook.com/volunteerracine/posts/3750283178417863 NAMI Racine County […]