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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: Racine Unified must be willing to make the hard choices

A report in the March 11 Journal Times detailed how, even if the Racine Unified School District were to receive its share of the full amount Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, proposes for public education — a net tax increase of $551 million that, given the response from Republican leaders in the…

Journal Times editorial: Caledonia's economic growth spurs firefighting needs

Growth and economic development usually produce growing pains, and those often come in the form of increased demand for municipal services — from police and fire protection to schools, roads, water and sewer infrastructure, among other things.

Friday Finishers: Packers’ free-agency moves suggest a welcome urgency

THUMBS UP: Green Bay Packers fans are used to spending March — the month in the National Football League calendar when the top free agents can sign with the team of their choosing — with their faces pressed to the glass, watching the train of experienced players speed past to the other 31 le…

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