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Vinehout Mulling Another Run for Governor

by Heather Asiyanbi State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout is on a state tour to vet the option of running for governor next year. On December 8, she’ll visit Wilson’s Coffee on Washington Avenue in Racine to meet residents and answer questions. While she says she hasn’t made a decision either way, theJSOnline – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted […]

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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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Op-Ed: Increase to Minimum Wage Would Aid Working Families, Provide a Boost to the State’s Economy

by State Sen. Bob Wirch As Wisconsin’s economy continues to struggle and working families find it increasingly difficult to make ends meet, there is a small step the state can take that would have a profound and immediate impact: we need to raise the minimum wage. In 1913, Wisconsin became one of the first states […]

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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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West Bend Man Arrested After Scrapping With Officers, Police Say

By Denise Lockwood A 23-year-old West Bend man was charged with felonies after he allegedly fought with with police after they pulled him over for driving erratically, according to a criminal complaint. Christian Nelson was charged with escape, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer causing substantial bodily harm to an officer, resisting an officer causing a soft tissue […]

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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 […]