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New workplace protections for pregnant, nursing workers

by Casey Quinlan, Wisconsin ExaminerJanuary 9, 2023 The $1.7 trillion federal spending bill President Joe Biden signed at the end of December ushers in expanded protections for workers who are pregnant or nursing. Proponents of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act — both included as amendments to the spending […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news

Gallagher joins Steil and all Wisconsin Democrats to approve same-sex marriage protections

By Christina Lieffring, THE BADGER PROJECT Two Republican congressmen in Wisconsin joined the state’s three Democrats in voting to approve Thursday a bill that protects same-sex and inter-racial marriage across the country. In the U.S. House of Representatives, 39 Republicans joined all 219 Democratic colleagues to pass the Respect for Marriage Act, including U.S. Rep. […]

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Marriage equality bill heads to Biden’s desk following bipartisan U.S. House vote

by Jennifer Shutt, Wisconsin ExaminerDecember 8, 2022 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a marriage equality bill Thursday that would ensure same-sex and interracial couples continue holding many of the rights they have now, should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the cases that established those constitutional protections.   The measure now heads to the desk […]

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Biden to pardon all federal offenses for simple marijuana possession, review criminalization

by Ariana Figueroa, Wisconsin ExaminerOctober 6, 2022 WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced executive actions that would pardon thousands of people with prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession. He will also direct U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and Attorney General Merrick Garland to review how marijuana is classified […]

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DACA ruled unlawful by federal appeals court, but program continues for now

by Ariana Figueroa, Wisconsin ExaminerOctober 6, 2022 WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has upheld a prior ruling that the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful, sending the case back to a lower court that will decide the legality of the program that includes more than 600,000 undocumented people. The ruling […]

Posted inChurch, Community, Events, Government, Local news, Police and fire

Governor Evers orders flags at half-staff as Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting 10th-anniversary commemoration

Governor Tony Evers signed Executive Order #173 today, ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin, to be flown at half-staff, today, marking the 10th anniversary of the Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting, that occurred just north of Racine County. Remember Oak Creek, a project sponsored by the Sikh Coalition, the […]

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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 […]

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OPINION: KRM Commuter Rail Revival. Nice Try, But…

There are some things that you really wish could happen. But wishing doesn’t make it so. A few weeks back, the Racine Common Council, on a 15-0 vote, approved a resolution supporting federal investment in constructing the KRM (Kenosha Racine Milwaukee) commuter rail project. The resolution, pushed by Alders Trevor Jung, Mollie Jones, C.J. Rouse, […]

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Quitan Regla De Inmigración De Cero Tolerancia Para Migrantes Cruzando A EEUU

Wisconsin (RCE Noticias) – Un memorándum que fue puesto en pie por la administración de Donald Trump fue rescindido por el Departamento de Justicia del Presidente Joe Biden.  La política de ‘cero tolerancia’ fue establecida en el 2018 y decía que cualquier adulto que cruzara la frontera sin documentos debía ser acusado de entrar ilegalmente […]

Posted inElections, Government, Local news, Politics

In evenly split Wisconsin, partisan divides may only grow

By Nora Eckert and Anya van Wagtendonk Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This summer, amid the country’s roiling pandemic and racial unrest, Sage Conrad hung signs outside of the café her parents own. The message was simple: “Black Lives Matter.” […]

Posted inBreaking, Elections, Government, Local news, Politics

Inauguration Day 2021: What to expect and what’s happening

Watching the inauguration When does the inauguration start: Early Wednesday morning, President Trump and Melania Trump will leave the White House without welcoming the Bidens. The Bidens will attend a church service before the official inauguration ceremony. The Inauguration program will officially begin around 11:15 a.m EST. READ MORE: How to Watch the inauguration After […]

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Biden Presentará Plan De Reforma Migratoria Al Congreso En Su Primer Día De Trabajo

WASHINGTON, D.C (RCE Noticias) – Presidente-electo Joe Biden, tiene planes ambiciosos para su primer día de la presidencia, incluyendo una reforma migratoria con un camino a la ciudadanía. Biden tomará posesión como el presidente número 46 de los Estados Unidos el miércoles 20 de enero, 2021.  Según la Prensa Asociada, mejor conocida como AP por […]

Posted inElections, Government, Local news, Politics

Ten checks the state of Wisconsin uses to catch voter fraud

BY HOWARD HARDEE, FOR THE BADGER PROJECT Since Election Day, no evidence of widespread voter fraud has emerged in Wisconsin — or any other state. But politicians, propagandists, and social media influencers have sought to undermine the results of the presidential election in Wisconsin before and after Nov. 3. With President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration set […]

Posted inElections, Government, Kenosha Government, Kenosha Lens, Local news, Politics

Falsehoods about Wisconsin’s vote count are flying. Here’s the truth.

By Howard Hardee Wisconsin Watch Falsehoods flew in all directions on Nov. 4 as the results of the presidential election hung on a razor’s edge. After former Vice President Joe Biden took an early morning lead over President Donald Trump, speculation about Wisconsin’s vote-counting process ran wild on social media. Just before 10 a.m., Michael […]

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