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Mason proposes wage hike for part-time city workers

RACINE — As inflation in the costs of living often outpaces wage increases statewide and nationwide, Mayor Cory Mason is hoping the city will “set an example” with how it pays part-time workers.

'Wolf in sheep's clothing': 17 years in prison for coach who video-recorded students

RACINE — The Wind Lake gymnastics studio owner and coach charged with possessing child pornography and placing a video-recording device in his facility’s bathroom to record his minor students was sentenced to 17 years, 3 months in prison on Friday.

Knapp looks to start walking school bus program similar to one in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — On an unseasonably warm February morning, 11 children — some quiet and sleepy-eyed, some chipper and chatty — followed Regina Stieber along Milwaukee sidewalks wet with melting snow.

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Journal Times editorial: Taxation without representation -- Plan would let Joint Finance unilaterally set fees

Taxation without representation, you may recall from U.S. history class, was one of the leading causes of the American Revolution. The colonists of the 1760s and 1770s were outraged at having no say in decisions on colonial issues made by the British Parliament.

Journal Times editorial: Flying flags over state Capitol shouldn't be politicized

It was a grand gesture when Gov. Tony Evers ordered the rainbow flag to be flown over the state Capitol last week to celebrate the hard-fought gains the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has made in recent years to overcome discrimination and social stigma.

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