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2023 Severe Weather Safety & Storm Spotter training on April 25 at Kenosha County Center

KENOSHA — A free Severe Weather Safety and Storm Spotter training session will be taking place at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., in Bristol. This free training session is a collaborative effort between the National Weather Service (NWS) and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Division of Emergency Management. The class, led by an NWS meteorologist, […]

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Gunshot data raises awkward questions for Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood

by Isiah Holmes, Wisconsin ExaminerApril 12, 2023 By summer, residents in the city of Kenosha will watch as new roads are paved leading to the highly anticipated Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood (KIN). The revitalization project aims to convert 107 acres of vacant land left behind by the now-closed Chrysler Plant into a “mixed-use, innovation center,” according […]

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Flags to fly at half-staff until March 31 in remembrance of Nashville shooting victims

MADISON — Flags have been ordered to be flown at half-staff, immediately, in honor and remembrance of the six individuals killed in the Nashville school shooting that occurred on Monday, March 27. President Joe Biden issued a proclamation stating the flags shall be flown at half-staff until sunset on March 31. Wisconsin flags already at […]

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Tensions rise over Kenosha County appointments to emergency, equity panels

by Erik Gunn, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 7, 2023 Three appointments to volunteer boards in Kenosha County have sparked uproar in the community with echoes of the unrest that rocked the city on the shore of Lake Michigan more than two years ago after police shot and paralyzed a Black man. On Friday, Kenosha County Executive Samantha […]

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Overnight Warming Center available for Kenosha County residents without power on Feb. 23

KENOSHA — Residents without power are welcome to come to stay at an overnight warming center tonight, Feb 23. The temporary shelter is available due to the power outages caused by the ice storm, which took place on Feb. 22, according to Sheriff David Zoerner, in cooperation with County Executive Samantha Kerkman and other partners. […]

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Kenosha County launches vehicle crash investigation team for 2023

KENOSHA COUNTY — The Kenosha County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT), a multi-jurisdictional team specializing in the investigation of serious motor vehicle accidents, has been launched here. Nearly a year of planning and training has gone into creating the county-wide team. Its members have received advanced training in crash analysis reconstruction, as well as evidence […]

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Operation Green Light: honoring veterans in Kenosha County begins Nov. 7

KENOSHA — Beginning Nov. 7, Kenosha County will honor veterans by illuminating government buildings for one week during the evenings in green as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans. Operation Green Light for Veterans is a nationwide effort spearheaded by the National Association of Counties and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers. […]

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Wisconsin State Park passes available at local libraries starting Nov. 1

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is launching a state park pilot program with local libraries in the state of Wisconsin. The program will insure that park and forest vehicle admission day passes are available for up to 1,000 library card holders. The pilot program, “Check Out Wisconsin State Parks At Your Library,” is […]

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Ballot drop box cases against Racine, Kenosha dismissed

RACINE AND KENOSHA – A conservative law firm’s lawsuits against the Cities of Racine and Kenosha over the use of unstaffed absentee ballot drop boxes were recently dismissed after a pair of separate District Court hearings. The Thomas More Society of Chicago, through its special counsel, Erick Kaardal, filed the lawsuits on May 25 against […]

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Ballot drop boxes cause for lawsuits in Racine, Kenosha

RACINE AND KENOSHA – The Cities of Racine and Kenosha are among five Wisconsin cities sued this week by a conservative law firm over the use of absentee ballot drop boxes. The Thomas More Society of Chicago, on behalf of individual residents from Racine, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison and Kenosha, filed separate lawsuits on Wednesday […]

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Bradford High School students stage walkout for reproductive rights

KENOSHA – Students at Bradford High School staged a walkout at 10 a.m. on Thursday to protest the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court. Hundreds of students, many armed with signs, walked along Washington Road and 39th Avenue chanting in protest of the opinion draft that was leaked on May 2. […]

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Roe v. Wade: ‘We saw this day coming’ — midwives prepare to protect abortion access in Wisconsin

by Ruth Conniff, Wisconsin ExaminerMay 4, 2022 The morning after the terrible news broke about the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, I called my homebirth midwife, Ingrid Andersson. Ingrid is my hero. She helped me have all three of my daughters at home. No one is more dedicated to women’s health and […]

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Kenosha’s Kreuser: ‘Pull Together For The Good Of The County’

KENOSHA – In delivering his final State of the County address Tuesday evening, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser urged the County Board and his successor to continue the momentum. After serving as Kenosha County Executive since June 2008, Kreuser will retire effective April 18. He will be succeeded by Samantha Kerkman, who was elected in […]

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Help for Homeowners Program Available Says Kenosha County Treasurer

KENOSHA — The Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program, recently announced by Gov. Tony Evers, could provide more than $92 million in financial assistance for Wisconsin residents. Support for the program has been provided through the American Rescue Plan Act. Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson encourages homeowners who are experiencing financial hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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N95 Masks Available Now for Kenosha County Residents

A large supply of N95 masks* has been made available to residents through Kenosha County Public Health. No identification is required to receive a supply of masks. “We are very happy to be able to offer these free masks to Kenosha County residents, particularly those who may have a tougher time obtaining masks,” said Kenosha […]

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