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Local Judge Candidates Unopposed In ’22 Spring General Election

RACINE COUNTY – All three Racine County Circuit Court judge candidates will be running unopposed in the 2022 Spring General Election to be held on April 5. There will be a contest, however, for the Court of Appeals District II judgeship. That district includes Racine, Kenosha and 10 other counties in Eastern Wisconsin. Judge Eugene […]

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Most Racine City Alders Unopposed In 2022 Spring General Election

RACINE –  A lone Racine Common Council seat will be formally contested in the 2022 Spring General Election, scheduled for Tuesday, April 5. Spring General Election Ballot Seven alders, from even-numbered Council districts, are up for election to two-year terms. The alder for District 9 is on the ballot to fill the remaining one year […]

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Nominations Now Open For Spring 2022 Election Seats

RACINE COUNTY – Wednesday (Dec. 1) is the first day that candidates for local office can circulate nomination papers for the Spring 2022 election, scheduled for April 5. Local government voters will elect board members, supervisors, alderpersons, trustees and judges. The deadline for filing nomination papers in most cases is Jan. 4, 2022. If necessary, […]

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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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‘It’s all or nothing’: A small pay bump can cut benefits for Wisconsin workers

By Nusaiba Mizan, Green Bay Press-Gazette Owning a home once seemed like “an impossible dream” to Jaleesa Gray, though she began thinking about when her son was born a decade ago. Now that she finally has a home, she sees possibility everywhere. Jaleesa Gray, 28, poses for a portrait outside her home on June 15, […]

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Wisconsin cities look to basic income to close racial, other wealth gaps

By Harrison Freuck and Zhen Wang, Wisconsin Watch Towanda Perkins is a single mother with two grown sons. She works as an office manager at a nonprofit organization in Milwaukee. During the pandemic, she has seen many mothers with children who have lost their jobs and been evicted by landlords. Perkins is expecting to see […]

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Your Right to Know: Wisconsin Lawmakers Seek to Keep Their Misconduct Secret

By Bill Lueders WISCONSIN- Even Staush Gruszynski didn’t want this to happen. The former state Assembly representative from Green Bay is the subject of an ongoing legal battle over records regarding his sexual harassment of a female staffer. A judge ruled in late June that the Legislature violated the state’s open records law in denying […]

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Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes Launches Senate Bid

By Robert Chappell A crowd of about 100 supporters crowded into the common area of the Sherman Phoenix building on Milwaukee’s North Side to hear Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes announce an important prediction: “Bucks in six.” Besides predicting that the Milwaukee Bucks will win their first NBA title since 1971 — long before the 34-year-old […]

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Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes to Make “Big Announcement” Tuesday

By Robert Chappell Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes plans to make a “big announcement” at noon Tuesday in Milwaukee, according to an invitation sent to supporters, fueling further speculation about a 2022 run for US Senate. Barnes, 34, was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 2013 and served until 2017. In 2018 was elected as […]

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In wake of Wisconsin’s racial justice protests, curfew tickets raise equity and speech questions

By Clara Neupert and Jim Malewitz Wisconsin Watch The envelope looked like any other — slightly wrinkled, a handwritten address scrawled across the front. But Jared Cain said he felt violated after looking inside. He saw a ticket for breaking the curfew Milwaukee adopted to regulate protests after a May 25 murder in Minneapolis seen […]