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5 ways to participate in National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend

National Gun Violence Awareness Day is observed on the first Friday in June. It kicks off a weekend-long observation known as Wear Orange Weekend. In the midst of multiple gun violence-related tragedies, including the recent events in Racine, people are coming together with a message that reaches into the hearts of millions nationwide. Americans want […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news, National News

Overturning Roe v. Wade would hand power over abortion to states. Many would ban it.

by Jacob Fischler, Wisconsin ExaminerMay 4, 2022 A U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a nearly 50-year-old right to abortion would lead to strict restrictions or bans by states across nearly half the country almost immediately. The court is poised to overturn the landmark 1973 case Roe v. Wade, as well as a subsequent ruling […]

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 inNational News

Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases could curb colleges’ use of affirmative action

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Supreme Court dominated by conservative justices could fundamentally reshape the college admissions process later this year when it takes up two landmark cases challenging affirmative action in higher education. The court recently agreed to hear two cases that challenge race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Health, Local news, National News

Analysis: States scramble to address health care worker shortage

by Michael Ollove, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 28, 2022 Last week, top Hawaii officials received an urgent warning: If they didn’t act, the state would lose the services of hundreds of health care workers who have been essential in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic. The state had not extended a waiver of licensing requirements that had been in […]

Posted inNational News, Ukraine

Republicans denounce Putin’s war on facts, but are silent on the one at home

by John Micek, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 22, 2022 There’s a lot that’s terrible about Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s brutal attempt to erase Ukraine from the map of Europe. From the incalculable humanitarian disaster that has seen millions of Ukrainians flee their home country, to the appalling carnage on the streets of Mariupol that was devastatingly humanized […]

Posted inBusiness, Community, Events, Ukraine

Local Ukraine Humanitarian Relief Drive through March 11

RACINE – Malicki’s Piggly Wiggly, located at 5201 Washington Ave, is hosting a Humanitarian Relief Drive with other local organizations to assist those in need due to the Russian invasion in Ukraine. They are seeking donations from community members to support their initiative. Russia is continuing to invade Ukraine, causing civilians to suffer. Ukrainians have […]

Posted inGovernment, Ukraine

Russia invades Ukraine: Here’s the latest

As Russia invades Ukraine, intense fighting continued Monday in several areas as Russian president Vladimir Putin sought to install a puppet regime to take over. Meanwhile, several hundred thousand Ukrainian refugees fled to Poland. The U.S. imposed sanctions on Russia’s central bank assets. Thousands of civilians stayed to fight the Russians alongside the Ukrainian military. Here’s the latest […]