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Posted inNewsPolice and Fire

Recall petition circulated to oust DA following officer-involved shooting decision

By Mark Lisowski RACINE, WI – Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson is facing accusations of selective justice and impropriety as activists rally to strip her of her position. Michael Burmeister, a community organizer, has begun a petition to remove Hanson from her office. The call for Hanson’s removal comes in the wake of her […]

Posted inCommunityLetter to the Editor

Letter to the editor: CBD oil consumption should be a matter of choice

Dear Editor, Lately, there have been a couple reports on the decisions of Patricia Hanson, Racine County District Attorney, regarding the sale of products containing CBD oil.  The comments of the Racine County District Attorney seem to be sparking debate regarding what the state of Wisconsin and Racine County can do, should do, or will […]

Posted inCommunity

BREAKING: Donte Shannon Shooting Report Expected Monday

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Monday is expected to forward its investigative report about the Donte Shannon shooting to Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson. The Journal Times is reporting that the DOJ’s investigation into the police shooting of Shannon last month has concluded, and officials there expect to forward their report to Hanson on […]

Posted inGovernment

Photo ID Needed to Vote Tuesday

Here’s the voter information you’ll need to cast your ballot in the 2016 presidential election Tuesday. In addition to the presidential election, citizens in Racine County will also need to cast a vote for who will represent the 1st Congressional District in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Senator and who will head up the District Attorney’s office. Residents […]

Posted inBreaking

Chiapete Won’t Seek Re-election

Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete announced a week ago on his personal Facebook page that he was seeking re-election, but then changed his mind, according a story by the Journal Times. Instead of running for re-election, Chiapete announced at a press conference held Tuesday that assistant district attorney Tricia Hanson would be seeking the […]