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Transitional Jobs Program Benefits Unemployed Young Adults

by Heather Asiyanbi Governor Scott Walker Wednesday signed into a law a bill to help unemployed young adults find jobs. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Weatherston, R-Caledonia, the law spells out a program that subsidizes businesses in high-unemployment areas to hire jobless workers. Walker signed the bill at Burlington Graphic Systems, 2600 Chicory Road, according to a […]

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Google Settles Safari Suit with Wisconsin

by Heather Asiyanbi State residents who use Safari as their Internet browser were vindicated this week when Google settled a $17 million privacy browsing lawsuit with Wisconsin, 36 other states and the District of Columbia. At the center of the suit is a kind of bait-and-switch Google was running on Safari users from June 1, […]

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SC Johnson Grant Puts Mount Pleasant Firing Range Within Reach

by Heather Asiyanbi Completion of the Village Of Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s indoor firing range looks like it’s within reach thanks to a $75,000 matching grant from SC Johnson. MPPD Chief Tim Zarzecki told trustees Monday night that he has almost $120,000, primarily from donations and impact fees, and $150,000 pledge from the City of Racine. “I’m […]

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Sturtevant Considering Incentive for Bliffert Lumber

by Heather Asiyanbi Bliffert Lumber and the Village of Sturtevant are in negotiation over a financial incentive package the company requested to help them finish rehabbing their location on Durand Avenue. Village President Steve Jansen said the village is thrilled to see Bliffert bustling so soon after it moved in earlier this fall, and […]