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Racine photojournalist Hertzberg to be inducted into 2023 Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame

MADISON — Mark Hertzberg, a long-time Racine photojournalist, has been named to the 2023 Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame. He will be honored at an induction awards banquet in Madison on Nov. 9, hosted by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and the WNA Foundation. Mark Hertzberg – Hertzberg spent much of his 40-plus-year career at the […]

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Carmella: Wisconsin Humane Society featured pet for Aug. 30

This week’s featured pet from the Wisconsin Humane Society is Carmella. Sweet Carmella weighs 51 pounds and can’t wait to make herself comfortable in her new home. Like all dogs at WHS, Carmella has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. This 7-year-old beauty is available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus. If you’re […]

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Racine Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board to discuss key funding initiatives on Aug. 22

RACINE, Wis. — The City of Racine Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Advisory Board is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023, at 6 p.m. in Room 303 at City Hall. The meeting’s agenda, sponsored by Mayor Cory Mason, includes several key items for consideration. 1637 Packard St. project The board will consider a […]

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Lincoln King Neighborhood plan leaves residents uneasy

RACINE — The Lincoln King Neighborhood Redevelopment Plan has left some residents a bit jittery as the Community Development Authority and the city begin buying properties and discussing eminent domain. Eminent domain statutes have historically been used to seize properties in predominantly Black communities such as Lincoln King to make room for development, so there […]

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Child care providers ‘are reeling’ as they wait for state to try again for financial support

It’s been a month since Wisconsin’s state budget took effect, without more than $300 million that providers and families had counted on to help sustain childcare services over the next two years. Ruth Schmidt, executive director, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association With the prospect of that continued support uncertain, “child care programs right now are reeling,” […]