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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: Legislation on track to require notice when convicted murderers are released

State Rep. Tod Ohnstad may have reacted the way you did when you read Linda Frederick’s concerns last month that a man who had killed her husband in 1985 was being released from prison.

Journal Times editorial: Expungement of criminal records helps a person's past stay in the past

A criminal conviction follows you around after you’ve served your time in that it harms your ability to find gainful employment. It becomes an extension of your sentence.

Journal Times editorial: State GOP tactics threaten good governance

The goings-on in the state Capitol the past month have dipped below brass knuckle partisan politics and now threaten good governance in the state.

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