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OPINION: Party on the Pavement 2021…a testament to Racine’s resilience

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Some folks may not know or remember that Downtown Racine’s Party on the Pavement street festival is a classic example of that adage. Nearly 20 years ago, downtown area streets were torn up for months by an extensive utilities and street reconstruction project. Traffic and parking were a […]

Posted inOpinion

OPINION: School Boards Leader Calls for Civility

Wisconsin Association of School Boards Executive Director John Ashley released the following statement: We’ve become increasingly alarmed at the recent reports of personal threats of violence and harassment directed at school board members across the state. Civil disagreement and protest are cornerstones of our democracy but attempts to intimidate school board members and physically disrupt […]

Posted inOpinion

OPINION: Legislation Eliminates Healthcare Collaboration

Wisconsin patients beware: some nurses don’t want physicians involved in yourhealth care. The State Legislature is currently considering legislation to alter theway health care is provided in the state. Assembly Bill 396 and Senate Bill 394 authored by Representative Rachel CabralGuevara (R-Appleton) and Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) eliminate thephysician-led health care teams that make […]

Posted inGovernmentOpinion

EDITORIAL: Dear Republicans, voting is a right, not a privilege

I tend not to write editorials about federal and state legislation. My focus is on local issues. But I fear Republican lawmakers’ actions—and inactions—on voting rights undermine our democracy. And I see that as a very local issue. At the federal level, Republicans are hesitant to enact universal voting laws. Wisconsin Republicans hang onto voting […]

Posted inKenosha SchoolsOpinion

OP-ED: The Power of Partnerships to Transform Higher Education

By Chancellor Debbie Ford / President John Swallow When the goal is as universally important as increasing access to higher education and attainment of bachelor’s degrees, we must roll up our sleeves and work together. Carthage College and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside have a long history of working together for the betterment of students and […]