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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: Senate should finish job on legislation to control prescription drug costs

It was a snapshot of partisan gridlock: The weekly roll call report of key votes in Washington.

Journal Times editorial: It's time to toughen gun background checks

Mass shootings have become alarmingly frequent in the United States, but after three in an eight-day period, and two in less than 24 hours, there’s a renewed call for action.

Journal Times editorial: Body camera footage should be released in 5 days

Racine Police Chief Art Howell rolled out his policy proposal for police body cameras last week. Predictably, they were greeted with numerous questions and concerns from the public and city aldermen.

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