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On the Scene: Live videos you may have missed

KENOSHA ⏤ Over the past week, the Uptown Observer has been on the scene of city and county government meetings, a visit by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and, of course, live music.

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Below, find our live videos from each of the aforementioned local government meetings and Barnes’ visit.

If you like what you see, remember to follow the Observer on Facebook to catch us live at each local Kenosha City Council and also Kenosha County government meetings.

You will also catch us live on the scene of many improvised and impressive musical collaborations around the city.

On the scene at Kenosha City Council meeting (Aug. 2, 2021)

On Monday, the Kenosha City Council held one of its two regular monthly meetings. During that meeting, the council approved a liquor license for X-Golf Kenosha.

They also approved a relocation plan for homeowners displaced by the 16th Avenue extension project between 60th and 63rd streets in Uptown.

Watch the full meeting below.

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes visits (Aug. 3, 2021)

On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes stopped by the former Herzing University building on Washington Road to speak and listen to local kids in the African American Youth Initiative Summer Empowerment Program in Kenosha.

You can learn more about the program and listen to Barnes’ words in the video below.

County Human Services Committee appoints Pritchett

Also on Tuesday, the Kenosha County Human Services Committee appointed Dr. Dominique Pritchett to the Kenosha County Health Board. Observer readers around since our beginning will recognize Pritchett as the owner of Beloved Wellness Center.

Apart from approving Pritchett’s appointment, a report from county officials on substance abuse and overdose trends revealed a sobering reality for committee members.

Some notable takeaways from that report include:

  • Most of the county’s overdoses stem from mismanaged medications;
  • Other drugs combined don’t equal the misuse of alcohol in the county;
  • The Uptown Neighborhood sees the majority of overdoses, and has for years;
  • And people addicted to opioid medications will likely turn to heroin once that prescription is cut off due to heroin’s cheap cost.

Watch the full conversation in the video below.


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