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UPDATE: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Extends Air Quality Advisory for Ozone

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has extended the air quality advisory for ozone (orange). Start: Tuesday, July 27 – 3:30 p.m. End: Wednesday, July 28 – 11 p.m. Counties: Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee & Sheboygan Comments: The air quality index (AQI) is expected to reach the UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS level. Sensitive groups, including […]

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Issues Air Quality Advisory for Ozone

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued an air quality advisory for ozone (red). Start: Friday, July 23 – 11 a.m. CDT End: Saturday, July 24 – 12 a.m. CDT Counties: Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Kewaunee, & Door Comments: The air quality index (AQI) is expected to reach the UNHEALTHY level. Active […]

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Wearing A Life Jacket Saves Lives

It’s peak boating season, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds boaters that wearing a life jacket could save your life. To date, 16 people have died in boating incidents so far this year in Wisconsin. Operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness, and speeding are the four leading causes of tragic watercraft crashes, and the leading cause […]

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Steil Announces 2021 Congressional App Challenge

WISCONSIN- Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) announced an innovative challenge for middle school and high school students to grow interest in coding and computer technology. The national Congressional App Challenge is now accepting registrants from Wisconsin’s First Congressional District for the 2021 competition. “I am excited to help bring the Congressional App Challenge to students in […]

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Gov. Evers Takes Action on Bipartisan Policing Changes Legislation

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed seven bills into law, including several bipartisan policing changes. The governor called for these bills last week, emphasizing the need for the Legislature to take up more robust, comprehensive reforms. A signing statement for the policing changes bills is available here. Senate Bill 121, now Wisconsin Act 48:  Prohibits the use of […]

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John Schmidt Earns Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech for the Spring 2021 Semester

ATLANTA, GA — John Schmidt of Burlington, WI, earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Spring 2021 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have earned a 4.0 academic average for the semester. The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is a top 10 public research university […]

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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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Racine County COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 cases United States: 32,725,013 confirmed, 581,939 deathsWisconsin: 603,303 confirmed, 2,882,859 negative, 6,904 deathsCentral Racine County Health Department: 13,286 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +114 from last week), 69,748 negative (+1,000), 211 deaths (+1)City of Racine Public Health Department: 10,078 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +119 from last week), 49,807 negative (+428), 118 deaths (+0)Racine […]

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Gov. Evers Celebrates Earth Day, Signs Executive Order Pledging to Conserve and Restore Forestland

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed today, April 22, 2021, as Earth Day in the state of Wisconsin. The governor also celebrated the day by signing Executive Order #112. In an Earth Day pledge, Gov. Evers committed to working with public, private, and non-governmental partners to conserve 125,000 acres of forest land. Also, to plant […]

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Press Release: North Shore Bank “Bank on Kindness” raises over $23K to assist Wisconsin food pantries in need amid pandemic

Brookfield, Wis. – North Shore Bank today announced that the community bank’s February community give-back program “Bank on Kindness”. Along with its annual Race for the Hungry, the bank raised a total of $23,417 to support local efforts of Wisconsin non-profit hunger relief organizations. From Feb. 1 to Feb. 28, the public donated to the […]

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Charter Communications announces initiative to expand broadband availability in WI

MILWAUKEE – Charter Communications, Inc. today announced plans to deliver gigabit high-speed broadband to approximately 143,000 unserved Wisconsin homes and small businesses, as estimated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). As part of this effort, more than $668 million will be invested in Wisconsin. Which includes an expected private investment of at least $500 million by Charter and […]