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First Lady Jill Biden, Tammy Baldwin come to Madison to promote expanding cancer screening

First Lady Jill Biden visited Madison on Thursday — as the national political parties have turned their focus to Wisconsin in preparation for the 2024 elections — to highlight the importance of expanding access to cancer screenings and treatments. Biden’s visit fell a week after Republicans held their first presidential debate in Milwaukee and after […]

Posted inBusiness, Government, Kenosha Lens, Local news

Vice President Kamala Harris, others visit Pleasant Prairie

PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Vice President Kamala Harris visited southeast Wisconsin Thursday to tout the administration’s investments in high-speed internet and the additional jobs that were the result. Harris’ visit to the Sanmina facility coincided with Nokia’s announcement they would be expanding and hiring 200 additional workers. The telecom corporation based in Finland manufactures broadband network […]

Posted inCity Hall, Environment, Government, Local news

RYDE continues transit modernization effort with grants for solar array and fare system

RACINE — The city’s transit department is steaming ahead in its effort to modernize public transportation. A $1.2 million grant from the Department of Energy will fund a solar array at the 1900 Kentucky St. facility. A $160,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will help modernize the fare collection system to allow for […]

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Website names purchased, big cash raised, but Steil ‘not running,’ Gallagher mum on running against ‘popular’ Baldwin

By Christina Lieffring, THE BADGER PROJECT The pool of Republican candidates to run against Senator Tammy Baldwin is expected to fill out this summer, but so far some of the most well-known possibilities have said they’re not interested or aren’t committing to the race.  Who the Republican party will run against Baldwin is one of […]

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Union votes no, CNH Industrial says operations continue

MOUNT PLEASANT — When the votes were tallied, a majority of striking CNH Industrial workers rejected the company’s latest offer. In response, company representatives said they were disappointed and confirmed operations would continue at its Burlington, Iowa, and Mount Pleasant locations. Workers voted 45 percent for the contract and 55 percent against, according to a […]

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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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Barnes, Booker, Baldwin & Roe make stop in Racine

RACINE — Wisconsin Avenue at Toad Hall was packed Tuesday afternoon with supporters for Mandela Barnes’ “Win for Wisconsin Tour.” The morning started with breakfast in Milwaukee for the touring Lt. Governor and his team before they headed to Downtown Racine for the Racine Early Vote Event just after 3 p.m. On the campaign bus […]

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Former President Barack Obama featured at Milwaukee early voting rally

by Isiah Holmes, Wisconsin ExaminerOctober 31, 2022 If energy has been building in recent weeks ahead of the November election, it reached a peak in Milwaukee over the weekend. Hundreds of Wisconsinites gathered at Milwaukee’s North Division High School on Saturday to see former President Barack Obama, who appeared on stage alongside Gov. Tony Evers […]

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Senator Bernie Sanders takes CNH Industrial to task over UAW strike during rally

MT. PLEASANT, Wis. — U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders critisized Case-New Holland (CNH) Industrial management for not resolving a contract with the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 180, which resulted in a strike that has lasted more than seven weeks. The former presidential candidate spoke to union workers at CNH Industrial, 3323 Kearney Ave. in Mount […]

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City of Racine awarded federal public safety dollars

RACINE – The City of Racine has been awarded nearly $800,000 in federal funding for community safety initiatives. The allocation, announced Monday by Gov. Tony Evers’ office, was described as “focusing on a public health approach to violence prevention.” The City of Racine federal funding allocation breakdown: About $225,000 to establish a “Safe and Sound” […]