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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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Cooling Centers in Racine County

With the temperatures rising, cooling centers are a necessary outlet for many in our city. Racine residents in need of shelter, cooling assistance, or additional services can call 211 for available resources. In addition, in Racine County, the following locations are available as cooling centers. These locations serve as temporary assistance. It is important that Racine County […]

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As abortion issue looms, Evers calls special session for Legislature

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday signed an executive order calling the Wisconsin Legislature into special session on June 22 to take up legislation that would repeal the state’s 173-year-old criminal abortion ban. The special session comes at a time when the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision […]

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Union Grove Relay for Life event to honor local cancer survivor on June 3

Kim Terpstra, a Union Grove resident and breast cancer survivor, is aware of the impact cancer can have on a family. It’s why she’s passionate about the work that Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society provides. About 20 years ago, Terpstra was the chairperson overseeing the Union Grove Relay for Life event. Now, […]

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Navigating the formula shortage: What Wisconsinites need to know

The United States is facing a national formula shortage. In February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of Abbott’s powder formula. Due to this unforeseen circumstance, other formula supply companies have been unable to keep up with demand. Formula serves many types A formula shortage affects more than just infants. Many […]

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COVID-19 Community Levels ‘high’ for Racine, Kenosha, 5 other counties; mask recommendation made by DHS

MADISON – As of May 12, the COVID-19 Community Levels in Racine, Kenosha and five other counties in Wisconsin have been flagged as high. Due to the rising cases, DHS is encouraging residents living in the following counties to wear masks while in public indoor spaces: Barron, Kenosha, La Crosse, Monroe, Racine, Rusk, and Vernon. […]

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31st Annual Aging Well Conference hosted by UW-Parkside is June 3

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education Office will host the 31st Annual Aging Well Conference on June 3, from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Student Ballroom Center located at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha. This year’s conference will feature keynote presentations and breakout sessions. The breakout sessions will […]

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Racine County Community Resource Directory

The Racine County Eye has compiled a helpful Community Resource Directory to provide assistance when someone is in need of available resources. This directory contains resources such as emergency resources, abuse resources, advocacy support, consumer needs, education, employment help, food resources, financial assistance, healthcare, housing, parenting, mental health, transportation, and veteran services. Racine County is […]

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Ending the Silence: NAMI and United Way host virtual event to destigmatize mental illness on May 10

RACINE – NAMI Racine County, together with United Way Racine County, are hosting Ending the Silence, a virtual event designed to destigmatize mental illness. Prepared especially for Mental Health Awareness Month, this event will be held on May 10, from noon until 1 p.m. This event is interactive and open to the public. There will […]

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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 […]

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Breaking the Silence: Addressing Dementia in Communities of Color

This Friday, April 22, begins a series of online presentations called “Breaking the Silence: Addressing Dementia in Communities of Color” for the Eighth Annual Minority Health Month through the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute Regional Milwaukee Office. The presentations will take place via Zoom this year and are free to attend. These events are funded and sponsored […]

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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 […]

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Doctors debate, patients suffer: The fight over chronic Lyme disease in Wisconsin

by Zhen Wang / Wisconsin Watch, WisconsinWatch.orgMarch 10, 2022 Wisconsin Watch is a nonprofit newsroom that focuses on government integrity and quality of life issues. Sign up for our newsletter for more stories straight to your inbox. If life had gone as planned, Maria Alice Lima Freitas would be in medical school, inspired by the career of […]