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Supreme Court candidates accuse each other of lying, extremism in sole debate

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 21, 2023 This story has been updated. In the only debate of an increasingly expensive and heated campaign between Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz and former Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly for an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the two candidates exchanged attacks over their impartiality, legal histories […]

Posted inCommunity, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

OPINION: Keep the Rule of Law: Spring 2023 election for Wisconsin Supreme Court

OPINION — Wisconsin has an opportunity to ensure that our Supreme Court will follow the law. This is always important, but with individuals stating publicly that they would ignore the law because they sympathize with various social issues, it is even more important today. Our government is structured so this should never happen. Laws are […]

Posted inCommunity, Health, Local news, Non-Profits, Schools

Union Grove High School receives Project ADAM Heart Safe School designation

UNION GROVE — Union Grove High School, 3433 S. Colony Ave, has officially been declared a Project ADAM Heart Safe School, as of March 20, 2023. Those who enter the school, including students, visitors, and staff, will have a better chance of surviving cardiac arrest with the implementation of this program. Cardiac arrest, more commonly […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news

Gov. Evers, Mayor Mason, 9 other community leaders attend Racine roundtable discussing maternal, infant mortality

CITY OF RACINE — Gov. Tony Evers paid a visit to attend a roundtable in the City of Racine to gather with Mayor Cory Mason, multiple city and county officials, community members, and various representatives from the faith community to discuss the health of mothers and infants on March 20 at the Dr. Martin Luther […]

Posted inLocal news, Weather

Flood Safety Awareness week is now through March 10

RACINE COUNTY — This week has been declared Flood Safety Awareness Week throughout Wisconsin, including Racine County. In recognition of the potential risks posed by flooding, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave has issued a proclamation to raise awareness of flood safety. “During this week, the county will be focusing on raising awareness about flood safety […]

Obesity and the importance of weight management

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 64% of adults in Wisconsin are either overweight or obese. Obesity has been recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association for almost a decade, yet many people often struggle alone with their weight and health concerns long before they talk to a doctor. Starting a […]

Posted inBusiness, Celebrations, Church, Community, Contests, Culture, Food & Drinks, Things To Do

The ultimate 2023 Fish Fry Roundup: guides and the contest

Wisconsin has a beloved tradition of Friday night Fish Frys. This Lenten season, the 2023 fish fry fun is ramping up. In Racine County, there are over 100 places – including restaurants, pubs, grills, and local churches – that are serving fish. From beer-battered cod to walleye, perch, bluegill, and even shrimp, there’s a fish […]

Posted inCommunity, Environment, Home, Life, Local news, Weather

Ice storm aftermath in photos: Feb. 22-23 in Racine County

RACINE COUNTY — Racine County experienced quite an ice storm on Wednesday (Feb. 22); the effects of which have left its mark far and wide. Sleet, ice and freezing rain led to tens of thousands of power outages across Southeastern Wisconsin. Additionally, the weather caused broken tree branches and collapsed trees throughout the area. Racine […]

Posted inBreaking, Government, Local news, Weather

Energy Emergency declared for Wisconsin; Gov. Evers signs Executive Order #186

MADISON — Governor Evers has declared an energy emergency in the state of Wisconsin under Executive Order #186. “The intense winter storm currently moving across the state is bringing snow, sleet, and freezing rain that could result in widespread power outages from downed trees and ice on power lines and conditions that make travel difficult […]

Posted inBreaking, Local news, Police and fire

Racine Fire Department responds to bedroom fire in duplex apartment building, $90K in damages

RACINE, WI — No one was injured after a fire broke out in a bedroom in the lower unit of a duplex apartment building in the 400 block of Ninth Street at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 18. Fortunately, working smoke alarms alerted the upstairs residents of the fire so they could exit the building without […]

Posted inCommunity, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Improving our infrastructure means jobs

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In Wisconsin, we like to joke that there are two seasons: winter and road construction. Both can be a headache at times. But recently, I’ve thought about our construction season in a different way: road construction season means jobs. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Wisconsin a “C” on our […]

Posted inElections

Attempting to shift balance, Janet Protasiewicz says she’ll bring fairness to state Supreme Court

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerDecember 12, 2022 Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz says that if elected to the state Supreme Court in April, she’s not looking to just establish a liberal version of the reliably conservative voting block that currently controls the court.  The former prosecutor is one of four candidates and two […]

Posted inElections

Mitchell pushes judicial fairness as he tries to escape Barnes campaign shadow

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerFebruary 9, 2023 Everett Mitchell says that his competency as a judge is never why people say he can’t be elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court this spring.  Instead, he’s been dogged by questions — and fears from the state’s left-wing — about nominating a Black man in a statewide race […]

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