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Regency Mall COVID-19 Clinic To Reduce Hours

RACINE – Community-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Racine and five other locations around Wisconsin will begin reducing hours of operation starting next Monday (June 14), the state Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Friday. The Racine community-based clinic is located in the former Burlington Coat Factory space in Regency Mall, 5538 Durand Ave. Other DHS-run […]

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DHS Reports Security Breach; Free Credit Monitoring Offered

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported an “unauthorized access” to an email account in February. The security breach might have exposed information of 2,868 individuals who received services from Wisconsin’s Family Care, IRIS, or Children’s Long-Term Support programs. However, no known exposure has occurred. The access may have exposed names, member […]

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Electric Scooters Soon Coming to Racine

RACINE – Visitors and residents will soon be able to rent electric scooters here. The Racine Common Council recently approved a pilot electric scooter ordinance governing the use of electric scooters for the public from private companies. The council also granted a license to Bird, a scooter manufacturing and rental company, to deploy 100 electric […]

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Applications Accepted for Emergency Broadband Benefit

RACINE COUNTY – Applications are now being accepted for a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) temporary program, Emergency Broadband Benefit, designed to help families and households afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides eligible households with a discount of up to $50 per month. In addition, eligible households can also receive […]

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Statement from Mayor Mason on the Hiring of Alexander Ramirez for Assistant Chief

City of Racine – The following is statement from Racine Mayor Cory Mason on the PFC hiring Alexander Ramirez to be the Racine Police Department’s Assistant Chief of Police:  “I am really pleased that Mr. Ramirez has agreed to come serve the City of Racine as Assistant Chief in the Racine Police Department. I enjoyed […]

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More Fruits and Vegetables for WIC Participants

Wisconsin families participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will be able to purchase more fruits and vegetables between June 1 and September 30, 2021, the Department of Health Services announced today. The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will fund the temporary increase in monthly WIC benefits to help make […]

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Commuter Rail support resolution approved by Racine Common Council

RACINE – A group of Racine alders and the mayor want to bring back the long-dead, proposed Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee (KRM) commuter rail line. In a 15-0 vote, the Racine Common Council approved a resolution supporting federal investment in the construction of the KRM project. The resolution is sponsored by Alders Trevor Jung, Mollie Jones, C.J. Rouse, […]

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Gov. Evers Announces $100 Million Investment in First Round of Federal Funding for Broadband Access

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) will launch a round of broadband expansion funding in two weeks with $100 million in funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This is the initial batch of federal funds to be dedicated to expanding high-speed broadband internet […]

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Gov. Evers Signs Bill Designating May 14 as Hmong-Lao Veterans Day, Orders Flags to Half-Staff

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Assembly Bill 154, now Wisconsin Act 31, designating May 14 as Hmong-Lao Veterans Day in Wisconsin. The governor issued Executive Order #115 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff in honor of Hmong-Lao veterans. The governor was joined […]