Posted inCommunity, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

OPINION: Taxpayer dollars should be used to serve the people here, not destroy lives elsewhere

OPINION — Last month, a U.S. government shutdown was miraculously averted. A potential shut down still exists if congress and the Biden administration cannot agree on appropriation bills by Nov. 17. Some of the services that will see the impact of a government shutdown are Head Start, Meals on Wheels, Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP), […]

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Letter to the Editor: National Volunteer Week began April 16 – American Heart Association

LETTER TO THE EDITOR — At the American Heart Association, we celebrate our amazing volunteers every single day. And during the next several days, we want them to know how much they mean to all of us. National Volunteer Week is April 16-22 National Volunteer Week kicked off on Sunday, April 16, and runs through […]

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Letter to the Editor: Racine Interfaith Coalition launches Environmental Justice Task Force

The Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) recently launched a new task force to deal with environmental justice issues. One of the concerns being pursued by the new task force is that of lead poisoning that affects the youngest of our city’s residents. Children under age three are especially impacted by the lead paint found in many […]

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OPINION: Keep the Rule of Law: Spring 2023 election for Wisconsin Supreme Court

OPINION — Wisconsin has an opportunity to ensure that our Supreme Court will follow the law. This is always important, but with individuals stating publicly that they would ignore the law because they sympathize with various social issues, it is even more important today. Our government is structured so this should never happen. Laws are […]

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Letter to the Editor: SCAN’s Cones For Kids returns on July 20!

Letter to the Editor: Some fundraisers want people to exert themselves: walk/runs, triathlons, stair climbs or bike rides. Other fundraisers invite guests to activities meant for adults: wine tastings, casino nights, galas, or golf outings. Those are wonderful ideas and great fun, but how about something kid-approved and family-friendly? That’s the inspiration behind SCAN’s Cones […]

Posted inCommunity, Elections, Letter to the Editor, Opinion, Politics

OPINION: Issues pertaining to the Wisconsin fall Senate race and Black voters

OPINION – The upcoming fall Wisconsin Senate race will be one of the most important in the state’s history, especially for the Black population of the Southeastern sectors of Racine and Kenosha. Although there are many Democratic candidates running, the seat is held by the highly conservative and eccentric Republican Ron Johnson. As a conservative, […]

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Letter to the Editor: Wisconsin Wins – keeping tobacco products out of kids’ hands

Dear Editor, My name is Sonja Peterson and I am the new Tobacco-Free Coalition Coordinator for Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties. One of my responsibilities in this role includes working with Wisconsin Wins to fulfill their compliance checks. WI Wins is a program that works to prevent the sales of tobacco products to underage youth. […]

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Letter to the Editor: Thank You Governor Evers and Wisconsin Legislature

Thank you, Governor Evers and members of the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate for your bipartisan effort to exempt the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award from state income tax. In particular, we acknowledge Representative David Bowen for his work submitting the proposal for inclusion in Governor Evers’s Executive Budget and Senator Dale Kooyenga for supporting the proposal […]

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Your Right to Know: No Private Email Accounts for Public Business

By Tom Kamenick, Wisconsin Watch Imagine that a developer has been lobbying your local town board to approve a controversial development. You file a record request asking for all emails between that developer and the board’s three members. None of them have official government email accounts, so they search their personal emails. Two members each […]

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Letter to the Editor: Comparing PPP, ESSER in the Joint Finance Education Budget in Wisconsin

The leaders of the five largest school districts in Wisconsin have issued the following guest column in response to the recent action by the state legislature’s Joint Finance Committee: Recently, the Wisconsin legislature’s Joint Finance Committee approved a budget that was less than 10 percent of what Governor Tony Evers proposed in his executive budget. […]

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COVID-19 and Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Claims

My name is Attorney Thomas Durkin, and I handle worker’s compensation cases, personal injury, and social security disability/SSI cases in Wisconsin. I get asked the question if COVID-19 can be considered a worker’s compensation injury for which benefits are payable in Wisconsin. The short answer is yes, but it depends upon many factors. Many viruses, […]