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No more Roe: What overturning abortion rights means for Wisconsin

In a historic decision, the United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, a nearly 50-year-old case ruling protecting the right to abortion. With a 6-3 majority vote, conservative justices overturned the precedent set in 1973 that protected a patient’s privacy within the confines of their doctor’s office. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion […]

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Racine Police issue wanted person bulletin for shooting suspect

RACINE, Wis. – Racine Police are asking the public for help searching for Michael Boyd, a suspect in a shooting incident that happened on May 15. Boyd, 27, has an active felony warrant through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and the Racine Police Department for a shooting incident that happened in Racine, according to a press […]

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Skydiving crash: 2 sustain life-threatening injuries

YORKVILLE, Wis. – Two people were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a tandem skydiving crash Sunday afternoon. A 28-year-old Racine woman and 49-year-old Chicago woman lost control at about 1:43 p.m. at Skydive Midwest Skydiving Center, 13851 56th Road in Sturtevant. Skydiving crash leads to life-threatening injuries The parachute deployed, but the two lost control about 20 […]

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COVID-19 Community Levels ‘high’ for Racine, Kenosha, 5 other counties; mask recommendation made by DHS

MADISON – As of May 12, the COVID-19 Community Levels in Racine, Kenosha and five other counties in Wisconsin have been flagged as high. Due to the rising cases, DHS is encouraging residents living in the following counties to wear masks while in public indoor spaces: Barron, Kenosha, La Crosse, Monroe, Racine, Rusk, and Vernon. […]

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‘They can bring so much’: Despite barriers, Afghan evacuees enrich Wisconsin’s workforce

by Zhen Wang / Wisconsin Watch, WisconsinWatch.orgMay 5, 2022 Mohammad Ali Afshar, right, and Hedaiatullah Azim participate in an English class on April 14, 2022, at Faith Lutheran Church in Allouez, Wis. Before fleeing the country, both defended the U.S. Embassy in Kabul as part of the Afghanistan military’s special operations, said Mike Ruminski, who […]

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REDISTRICTING RECAP: More Republican gerrymandering for now. But hope remains for pro-democracy proponents, Democrats

by The Badger Project, The Badger ProjectApril 29, 2022 While Wisconsin Supreme Court gave Republicans major wins, the 2023 election could reverse them. On the left, the congressional districts from the 2010s, and on the right, the new districts for the next decade. In the recent round of redistricting, Wisconsin’s congressional districts changed only slightly […]

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Abortion rights: Racine pro-choice rally taking place Saturday, May 7 at Monument Square

RACINE, WI – Pro-choice supporters plan to join the movement Saturday in Racine to protest the potential death knell for legalized abortion in the United States. Supporters of a woman’s right to choose whether or not to have an abortion will gather at 10 a.m. Saturday in Monument Square to protest a coming decision from […]

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Brittany Booker Story: Woman Charged with Protecting Homicide Suspect, Driving Him to Chicago

Racine police say the woman arrested Monday was not only in a sexual relationship with the man accused of killing Brittany Booker, but she also drove him to his mother’s house in Chicago after he killed Booker. Diamond Hood was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of harboring or aiding […]

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Police: Homicide Suspect Jackson Eluded Capture by Going into Hiding, Moving Frequently

Racine police say Terry Lee Jackson, the man suspected of killing Brittany Booker Sunday morning, has eluded capture since he allegedly assaulted Booker in February by hiding and moving frequently. Booker was killed Sunday morning sometime before 9:30 a.m. when officers were first called to the 1300 block of Villa Street for a report of […]

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Police Search for Man Suspected of Killing Racine’s Brittany Booker, Mother of 6

Racine police are asking for the public’s help finding Terry Lee Jackson, Jr., a man suspected of killing Brittany Booker, a mother of six with deep ties throughout the Racine community. According to a press release from RPD, officers were called at 9:30 a.m. Sunday to the 1300 block of Villa Street for a report […]

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OPINION: Issues pertaining to the Wisconsin fall Senate race and Black voters

OPINION – The upcoming fall Wisconsin Senate race will be one of the most important in the state’s history, especially for the Black population of the Southeastern sectors of Racine and Kenosha. Although there are many Democratic candidates running, the seat is held by the highly conservative and eccentric Republican Ron Johnson. As a conservative, […]