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Editorial: Racine’s Green Movement Matters

I feel like my writing career has come full circle with writing about SolaRacine, urban gardening, and sustainability here in Racine. Greening Greater Racine, a group focused on solving a number of environmental issues facing our community, and Visioning a Greater Racine, a group dedicated to helping the community transform itself, remind me of many […]

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Allergy Season Eye Care Tips

This column is sponsored by Warren Eye Care With spring comes more outdoor activities, and more allergies.  I’ve seen the typical increase in patients seeking relief from both their seasonal eye allergies, and contact lens wearing patients who are looking to improve or restore their contact lens comfort and quality of vision. When the tree […]

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Need Condoms? Racine To Offer Mail Order Service For Residents

Racine residents can now receive free condoms through a mail order service called Mail Me Condoms. National Condom Day kicks off on Feb. 14 and officials from the City of Racine Public Heath Department hope to get the condoms into the hands of people so that they can practice safe sex. Racine County ranks fifth […]

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Local Doctor Says Coal Bad for We Energies Neighbors

A local doctor is refuting claims made by We Energies’ officials that the coal plant isn’t contributing to the illnesses of some of its neighbors. Dr. Michael Ganz, an asthma/allergy specialist who owns a private practice in Mount Pleasant, says that after seeing 16 people that live around the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant […]

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Coal Found Inside Homes Near We Energies Plant

Some homes near the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant have tested positive for the presence of coal-like particles inside their homes, which is at the center of neighbors’ claiming the power plant is making them sick. While the homes tested positive for the presence of coal-like particles, the amount found and the sizes of […]

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Eat Right Racine Founder Publishes Children’s Cookbook

The daughter of a world champion cheese maker, Heidi Fannin grew up on a farm knowing where her food came from and she taught her children how to cook. She assumed that others knew this as well. But then she realized with the growing number of children becoming obese and the rise of childhood illnesses in […]

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We Energies’ Neighbors To Talk About Power Plant Conversion

Neighbors living around the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant want to look at starting a petition to have the plant converted to use natural gas. The public utility completed the conversion of the Valley Power Plant in Milwaukee from coal to natural gas this year and so have a number of other power plants across […]

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Some Wheaton Franciscan Facilities To Join Ascension

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, a holding company that owns a number of healthcare related facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois, plans to transfer ownership of its southeast Wisconsin operations to Ascension, the holding company that owns Columbia St. Mary’s. Ascension announced that it signed a letter of intent with the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters to take over […]

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Week In Review: Remembering Rob Johnson, Wheaton’s Mental Health Violations

You were busy and so were we. Check out our week in review to see our top most read stories for the week. Obituary: Rob Johnson Of Team High Life Man Charged After Gallon-Sized Bags Of Cocaine Found In Home Wheaton Franciscan Mental Health Unit Cited For Violations 20 Women Recovered From Sex Trafficking Racine […]

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Wheaton Franciscan Mental Health Unit Cited For Violations

A state and federal investigation uncovered inconsistent staffing levels resulting in an unsafe environment for patients at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints inpatient mental health unit. Acting on several complaints, surveyors from the State Division of Quality Assurance (DQA), and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) conducted an unannounced visit in May to the […]

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Testing Begins Inside Neighbors’ Homes For Coal Dust, Fly Ash

Two third-party firms have tested four homes near the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant to see if they positive for coal dust and fly ash. Almost 30 families have brought their concerns to We Energies about the impact of living next to the Oak Creek Power Plant, which they say has had an impact on […]

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Residents Not Told About High Lead Levels Until Now

Lead levels in Racine residents’ municipal water were nearly double the allowable levels in 2014 and customers weren’t notified until earlier this week, but progress has been made this year. A letter from the utility, sent on October 5, 2015, notified residents that 5,025 of the 33,500 property owners in 2014 were at risk of […]

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