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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: Thank you, members of the National Guard

It would be nice to think that if we stopped testing for coronavirus, then the disease would stop. But it doesn’t work that way.

Journal Times editorial: School reopening should continue to be a local decision

Believe it or not, the first day of school is just weeks away. Throughout the state, that first day is going to look completely different than usual. School supply lists now include masks, hand sanitizer and Chromebooks.

Journal Times editorial: Wait and see is best approach with pot

For more than half of a year now, we’ve been gripped in a news cycle that seems to be all COVID all the time.

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