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Real Racine Receives State Destination Marketing Grant

Real Racine, the county’s destination marketing organization (DMO), was among 120 Wisconsin organizations awarded a total of $15 million in grants from federal American Rescue Plan Act funding. The Destination Marketing Organization Grant Program recipients, announced by Gov. Tony Evers’ office on Wednesday, will help the local DMOs attract regional, national, and international visitors to the state. Real Racine (Racine […]

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Election fraud charges sought against 5 Wisconsin Election Commission members

RACINE COUNTY – The Racine County Sheriff’s Office referred election fraud charges Wednesday to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office against five members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Commissioners Margaret Bostelmann, Julie Glancey, Ann Jacobs, Dean Knudson, and Mark Thomsen were all named, but they have not formally been charged. Referrals for charging have been […]

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Racine County Sheriff alleges voting issues during 2020 presidential election

RACINE COUNTY – Officials with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office sounded an alarm around alleged voting issues, specifically how one long-term care facility collected ballots for the fall 2020 presidential election. During a press conference held Thursday morning, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling released findings of a 10-month-long investigation into the role staff at the […]

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Select Committee on Economy to Hold Field Hearing in Lorain, Ohio

On Monday, October 18 at 12:00 p.m., the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth will conduct an open field hearing in Lorain, Ohio, titled “Renewing Prosperity in the Industrial Heartland: An Economic Agenda for Forgotten Communities.” During this hearing, Committee Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) and Ranking Member Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) will join Committee member and hometown representative Congresswoman Marcy […]

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State agencies offer cybersecurity resources to protect Wisconsinites

During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) team up for a podcast to help Wisconsinites protect themselves online. The latest episode of “Transportation Connects Us” explores internet threats and the resources available to residents and businesses for dealing with them. […]

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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff Friday with Executive Order #137

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #137 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Fri., Oct. 15, 2021, in honor of Navy Seaman 2nd Class Arthur R. Thinnes, who lost his life during the attack on Pearl Harbor. “Our state is proud of our service members and their tremendous sacrifices, and we […]

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Gov. Evers, WDVA Announce Grant Application Period Open for Nonprofits that Assist, Train Veteran Entrepreneurs

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Mary Kolar today announced that applications are now being accepted for WDVA’s Entrepreneurship Grant program and will be accepted through Fri., Nov. 1, 2021, at 4 p.m. “I’m deeply grateful for the service of our veterans, and as a state, we must keep working […]

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Nominate a First Responder; Deadline is Friday

RACINE – The office of State Rep. Robert Wittke, R-Caledonia, is accepting nominations for the 2021 First Responder of the Year. The deadline is this Friday (Oct. 8). “First responders, and their dedication to selfless service, are important members of our community. It is critical that we continue to thank them for their service, especially […]

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DHS: Now Is The Time For That Flu Shot

MADISON –The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages everyone to get vaccinated against influenza (flu) this fall. The flu vaccine is another layer of protection to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death from a preventable disease. “In the last year, we’ve learned some valuable lessons about respiratory viruses,” Tom Haupt, DHS Influenza Surveillance Coordinator (known […]

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City’s Newest TIF Districts Closer To Starting Gate

CITY OF RACINE – The City’s two newest Tax Increment Districts (TIF) are drawing close to reality. Officials intend to use property tax dollars to improve the overall housing quality and public infrastructure in two city areas.  The Joint Review Board approved two districts — the City’s 27th and 28th — on Tuesday. City officials […]

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Over 1,000 Racine County students’ families haven’t received food assistance payments, here’s why

Some families in Wisconsin may miss out on COVID-19 related food assistance payments, called P-EBT, dollars if they don’t apply for the benefit by October 8. To date, Wisconsin has provided $211 million to families of 291,000 children for the 2020-21 school year and $157 million to families of over 417,000 children for summer benefits, […]

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Gov. Evers announces investment in COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery

Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services are investing an additional $58.4 million towards responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic to help build a strong recovery after the pandemic. The funding adds to an additional $106.5 million that the Evers administration has allocated to local and tribal health departments for COVID-19 response activities […]