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Ballot drop boxes cause for lawsuits in Racine, Kenosha

RACINE AND KENOSHA – The Cities of Racine and Kenosha are among five Wisconsin cities sued this week by a conservative law firm over the use of absentee ballot drop boxes. The Thomas More Society of Chicago, on behalf of individual residents from Racine, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison and Kenosha, filed separate lawsuits on Wednesday […]

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Spanish speakers came to Wisconsin before it was a state. Here’s how they’ve shaped the economy, labor laws, and found the American dream.

by Ariel Perez / Green Bay Press-Gazette, WisconsinWatch.orgMarch 30, 2022 This piece was produced for the NEW News Lab, a local news collaboration in Northeast Wisconsin. Microsoft is providing financial support to the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region for this initiative. When Carlos Muñoz arrived in the United States in 1973, […]

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza found in poultry flock, Racine is 3rd county in Wisconsin with positive tests

MADISON – A case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), otherwise known as “bird flu,” has been confirmed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) in Racine County. For this case, samples were sent in and tested by the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and then confirmed by the National Veterinary Services […]

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Children’s Wisconsin Opens State’s First Walk-In Mental Health Clinic

MILWAUKEE – Children’s Wisconsin on Tuesday announced the opening of the Craig Yabuki Mental Health Walk-in Clinic, 8915 W. Connell Court, Milwaukee, the first facility of its kind in the state. The clinic’s licensed therapists, social workers, and clinic assistants are available to see patients from 3 to 9:30 p.m. through this Friday. The clinic […]

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Black History Month 2022: Inaugural Black Art & Culture Expo Hosted by UW-Parkside

SOMERS, Wis. – February is Black History Month. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will debut its first annual Wisconsin Black Art & Culture Expo in partnership with Mahogany Gallery, 142 Washington Ave., in Racine. Scott Terry, owner of Mahogany Gallery, came up with the concept of the expo. He began collaborating with Colette Bell, who is […]

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2 Racine County Students Among Dec. Graduates from Wisconsin Lutheran College

MILWAUKEE, WI – Wisconsin Lutheran College announced the students who graduated in Dec. 2021. Racine County was represented by two students: Brooke Dir, of Sturtevant, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science.Christian Lee, of Mt Pleasant, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. About […]

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16 Racine County Students Make Wisconsin Lutheran College Fall ’21 Dean’s List

MILWAUKEE, WI – The following students were named to Wisconsin Lutheran College’s Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester. To be eligible for Dean’s List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.6 or higher. Kendra Boyer, of Burlington, a sophomore at WLC. Boyer is a graduate of Luther Preparatory School.Benjamin Hornak, of Racine, […]

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14 people from southeastern Wisconsin charged with drug trafficking

WISCONSIN – After almost a year-long investigation, law enforcement officials from several jurisdictions in Wisconsin served 18 warrants Wednesday during a drug trafficking sting. As a result, the U.S. Attorney’s Office charged 14 people with drug trafficking and gun possession. Further warrants may be issued in the case, which is ongoing at this time, according to officials […]

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Milwaukee Public Museum Planetarium Reopens Thursday, July 22

MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, July 22, the Milwaukee Public Museum will reopen the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium, Wisconsin’s largest planetarium screen. Visitors to MPM can experience programs at the Planetarium every hour between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and admission to the programs are included as part of Museum admission. “The stars have aligned and […]