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August primary election results: Vos declares victory over Steen, city voters say no to tax increase for police

After early returns in the primary election showed him trailing opponent Adam Steen, Robin Vos, (R-Rochester) at the end of the night declared victory for the 63rd Assembly District seat despite a 260 vote difference between him Steen. Vos is the longest-serving speaker—since 2013—and has been in Madison since 2004. City rejects tax increase for […]

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Car crash with criticial injuries reported in Town of Burlington, road closed

TOWN OF BURLINGTON, WI — Officials with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a car crash with critical injuries that happened Tuesday morning. The crash happened in the 8600 Block of Schaal Road. Deputies closed Schaal Road between Pine Street and Karcher Road. The roadway is expected to be closed for several hours. The […]

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1st monkeypox case reported in Racine County by city health officials

RACINE, WI — Officials with the City of Racine Public Health Department have identified the first confirmed case of monkeypox (orthopoxvirus) in Racine County. Still, the risk to the general public remains low at this time. In the current outbreak, 18 cases have been confirmed in Wisconsin as of July 28, 2022, with 5,189 cases confirmed nationally as […]

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Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin’s demand increases, requesting community help for food donations

Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin (VOW) is in need of food pantry donations. The nonprofit organization is sustained by the generosity of donations of food pantry items, monetary gifts, and the support of the Racine community. VOW aims to make a difference in the lives of at-risk Veteran households in every community across Wisconsin, especially in […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court declares absentee ballot drop boxes are illegal

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerJuly 8, 2022 In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that absentee ballot drop boxes are illegal and voters must deliver their ballots by mail or deliver them in-person to local clerks.  Wanggaard comments on Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on ballot drop boxes In a statement on the Wisconsin […]

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No more Roe: What overturning abortion rights means for Wisconsin

In a historic decision, the United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, a nearly 50-year-old case ruling protecting the right to abortion. With a 6-3 majority vote, conservative justices overturned the precedent set in 1973 that protected a patient’s privacy within the confines of their doctor’s office. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion […]

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Do you agree with Roe v. Wade being overturned? Take our poll.

The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion, as of Friday, June 24. How do you feel about this decision? Take the Racine County Eye’s U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade Survey Take the survey The Racine County Eye, which includes the Kenosha Lens, is your source […]

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DNR: Friday’s local air quality is ‘unhealthy’

RACINE and KENOSHA – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Friday warned that the air quality index is expected to reach the red, or “unhealthy,” level. The air quality advisory for Racine and Kenosha counties runs through 11 p.m. The air quality advisory means that people with lung ailments (such as asthma), heart […]

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Racine Police issue wanted person bulletin for shooting suspect

RACINE, Wis. – Racine Police are asking the public for help searching for Michael Boyd, a suspect in a shooting incident that happened on May 15. Boyd, 27, has an active felony warrant through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and the Racine Police Department for a shooting incident that happened in Racine, according to a press […]

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Senator Bernie Sanders takes CNH Industrial to task over UAW strike during rally

MT. PLEASANT, Wis. — U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders critisized Case-New Holland (CNH) Industrial management for not resolving a contract with the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 180, which resulted in a strike that has lasted more than seven weeks. The former presidential candidate spoke to union workers at CNH Industrial, 3323 Kearney Ave. in Mount […]