overdose; kenosha county medical examiner; kenosha county

Medical examiner cites increased overdose deaths for third time in 2022

KENOSHA – For the third time this year, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is alerting residents to an increase in overdose deaths.  According to

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depression; mental health; thompson's take; daniel thompson; uptown observer

Thompson’s Take: Mental health, drug addiction and a need to do more

Lately, when I consider the Observer, why I founded it and my experiences professionally and in life, I think I started on the wrong foot,

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sobriety; sober; framing; thinking; thoughts; alcohol; alcoholism; podcast

‘Framing and Sobriety’: An observation on how one affects another (podcast)

KENOSHA ⏤ As of Jan. 1, 2022, I am officially five years sober from alcohol, after roughly also a decade of alcoholism/binge drinking. However, while

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observer; social observer; conversations; tyler cochran; cochran; cush; dr. monica cummings; kenosha

The Social Observer: Recent videos and posts by or with the Observer elsewhere

KENOSHA ⏤ Over the last month, the Uptown Observer been very social. The Observer spoke with Kenosha County Sheriff candidate Tyler Cochran, viewed a presentation

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government; government meetings; kenosha; thompson; daniel thompson; thompson's take; community

Thompson’s Take (Opinion): A confession, a new community perspective, a new start

KENOSHA ⏤ I remember my first day covering any government meeting in any community.  In October 2012, I walked into the Kimball County Courthouse in

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fentanyl; county opioid task force; task force; illegal drugs; prescriptions; pills; kenosha county

Kenosha County Opioid Task Force warns against wide presence of fentanyl

KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha County Opioid Task Force is warning residents of the presence of fentanyl in “many illegal drugs and counterfeit prescriptions” locally. In

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bias; racial bias; common read; cush; cummings; dr. monica cummings; observer conversations; lori hawkins; hawkins

Observer Conversations (Video): CUSH, Dr. Cummings attempt to counteract racial bias through Common Read

KENOSHA ⏤ What’s something we all have, but few admit to? The answer ⏤ or at least one of them ⏤ is bias.  As the

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solar; solar panels; shulman; sophie shulman; blackbird gen; all energy solar; green; green energy

Carthage students, All Energy Solar hope residents harness chance to go green

KENOSHA ⏤ Carthage College junior Sophie Shulman’s journey into advocating for green energy and solar panels started with a thought: Why doesn’t Carthage have a

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vaccination clinic; county public health; kenosha county public health; booster; dose; doses; vaccine; covid-19; clinic; freiheit; jen freiheit;

County public health, Grace again offering incentives at Thursday clinic

Editor’s note: Daniel Thompson has volunteered at previous Grace Welcome Center pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics. He also received his COVID-19 vaccination at the center. This

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vaccination; vaccinations; covid; public health; kenosha county public health; grace

County Public Health, Grace hoping incentives increase vaccinations

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Public Health officials and Grace Welcome Center are hoping incentives will increase turnout tomorrow at their COVID-19 vaccination clinic.  The pop-up

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healing; days of healing; uptown; uptown kenosha; event; events

Kenosha Uptown’s Days of Healing kicks off today with ‘Spirituals United’

KENOSHA ⏤ Beginning today with a prayer walk event, and over the next several days, Uptown Kenosha will be focused on one thing: healing.  The

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kcor; kenosha coalition organizing resolution; policing; violence; kenosha

KCOR hoping to help stop violence before police intervention

KENOSHA ⏤ A new community group ⏤ Kenosha Coalition Organizing for Resolution (KCOR) ⏤ hopes to de-escalate situations before they reach the point of violence

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ab 374; bill; kenosha county; opioid; settlement; chambers; kenosha county; body cameras; hybrid; evers; county board

Local leaders praise Evers for signing AB 374, opioid settlement bill into law

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Kenosha County officials Wednesday expressed gratitude after Gov. Tony Evers signed AB 374 into law. The move frees up settlement funds for

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mask; face mask; ordinance; kenosha; council; city council; covid-19; coronavirus;health officer; freiheit; vaccine; vaccination; children; kenosha county

Kenosha County Health Officer: Children 12 and up can now get Pfizer vaccine

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Children aged 12 years and older can now go get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations, county Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced Thursday. Freiheit,

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grace; ribbon; cooler; anniversary

#HCS: Grace Welcome Center cuts ribbon on new cooler, celebrates anniversary

“God, we sit in this basement in Grace Welcome Center ready to see you in our midst. Open our eyes and our hearts to greet

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wallner; hot mess studios; uptown observer

Do your best Pollock impression with Wallner, Hot Mess Studios

KENOSHA ⸺ Local artist Katy Wallner may be a hot mess. But it’s OK. She likes it that way.  While regularly that description has negative

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owens

#HumanityCenteredSaturday: A leader walks into a barbershop …

Alvin owens serves community with ‘collective’ KENOSHA ⏤ Known for his amazing haircuts and involvement in local activism supporting communities of color, Alvin D. Owens

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Wynn

HUMANITY-CENTERED SATURDAY: Jo Wynn helps the homeless, the historically underserved

KENOSHA ⏤ Jo Wynn has served her community for the vast majority of the time she’s lived in it.  Wynn has lived in Kenosha now

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