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Gov. Walker signs extraordinary-session bills

MADISON — Outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed the controversial extraordinary-session bills on Friday, less than a month before he leaves office. Read more

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign kicks off Friday

RACINE COUNTY — To discourage impaired driving and support public safety, law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin will begin increased patrolling Friday, Dec. 12, as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign. The campaign w… Read more

Officials ask local pastors' help to move the city forward

WIND POINT — Melvin Hargrove is the project manager for Uplift 900, but he’s also a local pastor and on Thursday he, along with county, city and state officials, combined the missions of building faith and creating jobs in an attempt to move the cit… Read more

National podcast dives into Foxconn debate

MOUNT PLEASANT — A podcast’s deep dive into the proposed Foxconn plant in Mount Pleasant has raised questions about the project and the ire of some of its supporters. Read more

Fredrickson sworn in as Racine County judge

RACINE — Jon Fredrickson was officially sworn in as the judge of the Racine County Circuit Court Branch 7 at the Racine County Courthouse Thursday, as family, friends, judges, attorneys and other dignitaries looked on. Read more

Gateway to provide training with $100K from Metallica foundation

RACINE — With help from the heavy metal band Metallica, Gateway Technical College is set to provide working students with telecommunications training that will fit into their busy schedules. Read more

Black Friday super guide: Gifts for all interests and price ranges

Need some gift ideas? Get beyond the Black Friday hype and check out some quality, popular items for this holiday season. Read more