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Serve Wisconsin to provide AmeriCorps funding for two Racine and Kenosha programs

Racine and Kenosha will have more COVID-19 support as Serve Wisconsin has just announced that it has received $322,255 in AmeriCorps funding to help support two area AmeriCorps programs. The grant will support both Public Allies Milwaukee Racine/Kenosha and the Racine Zoo AmeriCorps program.  “This funding will put 888 AmeriCorps members, including 25 members from […]

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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 […]

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September is National Preparedness Month: Prepare to Protect

RACINE- Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave has joined in proclaiming September as National Preparedness Month and is urging those who live and work in Racine County to work together toward creating a more prepared community. This year’s theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing For Disasters Is Protecting Everyone You Love.” “It is important that each […]

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WisDOT September Law of the Month: Drive with caution as school buses return this fall

WISCONSIN- After an unprecedented pandemic school year, students across Wisconsin are going back to the classroom, which will bring out more traffic near schools. September’s Law of the Month reminds drivers of the rules involving school buses and ways to protect young passengers. “School bus law violations pose serious risks for children, but the threat […]

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Youth Development and Care Center FAQ’s

RACINE- Racine County has proposed building a new, state-of-the-art Youth Development and Care Center along 3 Mile Road in the Village of Caledonia. The YDCC will provide safe, evidence-based care, incorporating a trauma-informed approach, offering rehabilitative programs including mental health and substance abuse treatment, youth development/ prevention/intervention services, and gang diversion. The YDCC will reduce […]

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Warns Consumers to Stop Use of Three Models of Adult Portable Bed Rails Manufactured by Bed Handles, Inc., Due to Entrapment, Asphyxia Hazard

The CPSC warns consumers to stop the use of three models of adult portable bed rails manufactured by Bed Handles, Inc., due to entrapment and asphyxia hazard. The CPSC is warning consumers to immediately stop using three models of adult portable bed rails manufactured by Bed Handles, Inc. These models (AJ1, BA10W, and BA11W) can […]

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Burlington Native Supports Exercise Cutlass Express 2021

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bryan Niegel, Navy Office of Community Outreach MILLINGTON, Tenn. – A Burlington, Wisconsin, native serving as a Navy reservist with Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central in Naples supports exercise Cutlass Express 2021 (CE21) in Mombasa, Kenya. The exercise is an annual maritime exercise conducted to promote national and regional […]

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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former Wisconsin Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Albert H. Wilkening

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Sat., Aug. 7, 2021, as a mark of respect for former Wisconsin Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Albert H. Wilkening, who passed away on April 8, 2020, at the age of 74. Wilkening had a long career of service in the U.S. military. He served as the […]

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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 […]