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Miss America Organization crowns Wausau’s Grace Stanke as 2023 winner

Last week, Wausau, Wis. native Grace Stanke took the crown, winning Miss America 2023. Now she’s on a mission to empower others and promote her social impact initiative Clean Energy, Cleaner Future, on the national level. The 20-year-old senior nuclear engineer student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison didn’t get to this spot overnight. It started […]

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Voter fraud: 8 checks the state of Wisconsin uses to deter and catch offenders

by The Badger Project, The Badger ProjectOctober 11, 2022 Voter fraud is very rare, but the state still takes it very seriously, officials say. Photo by Bill Shaw. By Howard Hardee and Peter Cameron, THE BADGER PROJECT Even though voter fraud is rare, in Wisconsin and nationally, many checks exist to prevent and catch it […]

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Bipartisan funding bill for smaller police departments splits Wisconsin congressional reps in unsual way

By Peter Cameron, THE BADGER PROJECT Proponents of bipartisanship and law enforcement got a big victory last week in the U.S. House of Representatives. A large bipartisan majority voted to approve a bill that will give $60 million over the next five years to law enforcement agencies with fewer than 125 officers to do things […]

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Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson votes to block bipartisan cap on insulin prices

by The Badger Project, The Badger ProjectAugust 8, 2022 By Peter Cameron, THE BADGER PROJECT As Senate Democrats were busy squeaking through a large bill on Sunday they say will reduce inflation, fight climate change and reduce drug prices, among other things, Sen. Ron Johnson joined 42 other Republican senators to block an amendment to […]

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John D. Hetland Memorial Scholarship: 2 winners announced

RACINE – The Racine Police Association recently announced the 2022 recipients of the John D. Hetland Memorial Scholarships. This year’s scholarships have been awarded to Abigail Stultz and Caroline Mork. John D. Hetland Memorial Scholarship The John D. Hetland Memorial Scholarships began after the death of Officer John Hetland took place. On June 17, 2019, […]

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Racine’s Jennifer Schmidt Competes at the 100th Miss America Competition

Racine native and current Miss Wisconsin Jennifer Schmidt was one of 50 contestants on stage at the Miss America’s 100th-anniversary edition competition. The competition was held on Thursday, Dec. 16, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, and broadcast on NBC Universal’s streaming platform, Peacock. Leading up to Thursday night’s finale, Schmidt and the […]

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Grant Applications for Youth as Resources Due November 12

Kenosha County Youth as Resources (YAR) provides grants for youth-based groups. Groups must be sponsored by an adult as well as a church, school, or community agency. These grants are provided to groups whose desire is to make a difference in the community. Community service, as defined by YAR, is: “Youth and adults contributing time […]

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Wisconsin School of Business Launches Healthcare Leadership Professional Development Certificate

Offered by the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development and co-designed with healthcare practitioners, the Healthcare Leadership Certificate blends the business of healthcare with the leadership skills needed to be successful through change and disruption. MADISON, Wis.- The Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED) announces the […]

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Racine County in UW-Madison’s UniverCity Year Program

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County is among four communities that have partnered with UniverCity Year, a program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison designed to help localities solve pressing challenges. The three-year partnership will tap into UW-Madison faculty, students, and staff who will incorporate specific issues related to Racine County into coursework or research. Marathon County, […]

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Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported At Wisconsin Colleges

MILWAUKEE, WI — As students enter their second week of classes, positive coronavirus cases have been on the rise in UW-Madison, which has shut down in-person instruction for two weeks and has issued quarantine orders for multiple dorms and Greek organizations. University officials across the state are seeing safety plans in action, and are reporting […]

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UW-Madison calls lockdown for students

Facing an increasing number of coronavirus cases among students and staff, University of Wisconsin will ask all undergraduate students to shelter in place for two weeks, beginning at 5 p.m. today, according to an announcement from Chancellor Becky Blank. Students may continue to attend in-person classes, work, and attend important appointments or religious observances. In […]

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