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U.S. Senate to try again on abortion rights after bombshell disclosure of draft opinion

by Jennifer Shutt, Wisconsin ExaminerMay 4, 2022 WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday pledged a new vote codifying the right to an abortion after publication of a draft court ruling that showed the Supreme Court on track to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Democrats, who likely won’t have the votes to […]

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Abortion rights: Racine pro-choice rally taking place Saturday, May 7 at Monument Square

RACINE, WI – Pro-choice supporters plan to join the movement Saturday in Racine to protest the potential death knell for legalized abortion in the United States. Supporters of a woman’s right to choose whether or not to have an abortion will gather at 10 a.m. Saturday in Monument Square to protest a coming decision from […]

Posted inCommunity, Government, Health, Health and Fitness, Kenosha Government, Local news, National News

Roe v. Wade: ‘We saw this day coming’ — midwives prepare to protect abortion access in Wisconsin

by Ruth Conniff, Wisconsin ExaminerMay 4, 2022 The morning after the terrible news broke about the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, I called my homebirth midwife, Ingrid Andersson. Ingrid is my hero. She helped me have all three of my daughters at home. No one is more dedicated to women’s health and […]

Posted inCulture, Government, Health and Fitness, Life, Things To Do

Senior Recreational Softball by City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services starts May 11

RACINE – Calling all softball-loving adults ages 50 and older! The City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) is inviting any adults in the 50-plus range to come on out and play in a recreational softball program. The program will be Wednesday mornings at Island Park, 1700 Liberty St., Racine. Both men and […]

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Campus Park: Phase 2 of construction begins now in Mount Pleasant

Campus Park, Mount Pleasant – The Village of Mount Pleasant announced today that phase 2 of the construction at Campus Park has officially begun. Campus Park is located at 8500 Campus Drive. The 38 acres of space is adjacent to the Village of Mount Pleasant’s Village Hall. The green space is slowly but surely transitioning […]

Posted inCommunity, Construction, Development, Government, Non-Profits

Racine Public Library begins 2nd-floor construction

Editor’s note: The following is a letter – in its entirety as intended – from Racine Public Library Executive Director, Angela Zimmerman. Links have been added to provide easy access to more information. Dear Community Members, We are embarking upon an exciting time as we prepare the Racine Public Library for its second-floor renovation, and […]

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The Village of Union Grove Offers $320K in Loans & $20K in Grants

The Village of Union Grove has recently offered $320,000 in loans to businesses and $20,000 in grants. The Board of Directors for The Village of Union Grove approved updates to the existing Union Grove Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) and Matching Grant Program (MGP). The RLF and MGP programs are administered by the Racine County Economic […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news, Police and fire

Clear Your Medicine Cabinet: Rx Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 30

RACINE COUNTY – Clear your medicine cabinet of unused or expired drugs this Saturday, April 30, on Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Mount Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) will host a drop-off site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents are asked to use the main driveway entrance at the northwest corner of Mount Pleasant Village […]

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Open and Shut: New investigative podcast illuminates the power of prosecutors in Wisconsin

by Wisconsin Watch, WisconsinWatch.orgApril 19, 2022 “Police officers can only bring individuals to the courthouse door. It is the prosecutor who decides whether that individual will remain in the system and what they’ll be charged with.” — American University law professor Angela J. Davis Wisconsin Public Radio have launched a new, seven-part podcast and web […]

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Gov. Evers Celebrates Earth Day, Signs Executive Order Creating the Office of Environmental Justice

FRANKLIN — Gov. Tony Evers celebrated Earth Day on Friday at the Indian Community School in Franklin by signing Executive Order #161 to create the Office of Environmental Justice at the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA). The Office of Environmental Justice will work in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy to facilitate […]

Posted inCommunity, Elections, Letter to the Editor, Opinion, Politics

OPINION: Issues pertaining to the Wisconsin fall Senate race and Black voters

OPINION – The upcoming fall Wisconsin Senate race will be one of the most important in the state’s history, especially for the Black population of the Southeastern sectors of Racine and Kenosha. Although there are many Democratic candidates running, the seat is held by the highly conservative and eccentric Republican Ron Johnson. As a conservative, […]

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Medication Collection Boxes at 13 locations in Racine County offer public safety

Medication collection boxes are available throughout the Racine County community. Authorized collection sites in Racine County serve to safely dispose of leftover medications or unused prescriptions. Racine County has 13 official medication boxes available for use. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) provides insight into the crucial role that medication collection boxes provide. “Stored […]