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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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Licenses and Permits: Liquor license shortage an issue for committee

KENOSHA ⏤ On Monday evening, the Licenses and Permits Committee faced an issue that is bound to happen in a city with many taverns: There

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Thompson’s Take: It’s time leaders step up

When I returned to this city a few years ago, I had no intention of being a leader in it or the county. If my

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COVID-19 vaccine updates lead #SaturdayMorningMix

KENOSHA ⏤ This week, families hoping to fully vaccinate children received welcome health news: Children 12 years and older can now receive the Pfizer COVID-19

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Tonight’s Meetings: County committee to get updates on Administration, PSB building upgrades

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Facilities Division Project Manager Frank Martinelli will update the Kenosha County Public Works/Facilities Committee on various building upgrades at its meeting tonight.

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Kenosha County Board chairman selects Lewis to serve county’s 23rd District; board approves 13-2

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ During a Wednesday meeting, Kenosha County Board Chairman John O’Day announced his selection of Twin Lakes attorney Kim Lewis to fill the

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Kenosha County Board approves funds for Pike River restoration, Vets Memorial Park budget changes

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ During a Tuesday evening meeting, the Kenosha County Board gave its approval to several measures to improve county parks. The board approved:

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#SaturdayMorningMix: A fast, a law enforcement grant and an amazing voice lead local stories

KENOSHA ⏤ Good morning, Kenosha. It’s another Saturday, which means another mix of Observer stories from the week. This article sponsored by Valerie Douglas for KUSD

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Kenosha Achievement Center to host virtual ‘Legislators’ Breakfast’ event Monday

KENOSHA ⸺ Monday, Feb. 22, the Kenosha Achievement Center will enter the foray of organizations holding their annual, cornerstone events virtually.  The Kenosha Achievement Center

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stories; mix; saturday morning mix

Saturday Morning Mix (Feb. 13, 2021)

KENOSHA ⏤ A mix of important announcements ⏤ including Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis’ upcoming retirement ⏤ made this week a substantial one in the

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Local leader to take part in ‘Trace the Line’ panel

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenoshan Porche Bennett-Bey will serve as a panelist at an event drawing Midwest leaders together to talk about moving forward in 2021. The

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covid-19; uptown

Mid-Week Rewind Stories (Feb. 10, 2021)

This week’s stories so far Take a look back on the stories, videos and pictures that The Uptown Observer has published since Sunday. Below, find

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Public Works gives first approval to review of Kenosha snow removal policies

KENOSHA ⏤ The city’s Public Works Committee moved a resolution forward Monday night calling for a review and potential overhaul of snow removal policies on

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Tonight’s City Meetings (Feb. 8, 2021)

Kenosha Public Works Committee to discuss changes to snow removal policy KENOSHA ⏤ The city’s Public Works Committee will be tackling the recent, local hot

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department captain on administrative leave

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department captain is currently on administrative leave, according to a department official. KCSD Chief Deputy Marc Levin confirmed

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Tonight’s county meetings (Feb. 3, 2021)

Racial Equity Work Group, Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ County Board supervisors will hold meetings tonight in two groups ⏤ one focusing

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Effort to switch County Board meetings to hybrid model fails … again

Hourlong debate undercut by bleak image of hybrid model from staff Editor’s Note: This story has been updated as of 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3,

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City Snowplowing: ‘We are not treating our citizens equally’

City Council critical of snowplowing on Kenosha streets during weekend snowstorm KENOSHA ⸺ While one alderperson heaped praise on local snowplowing efforts, others had an

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Tonight’s meetings: Finance committee, city council discuss clarification to financial commitment for Innovation Neighborhood

KENOSHA— Tonight both the Finance Committee and the City Council are slated to clarify the city’s financial commitment to infrastructure in its Innovation Neighborhood at

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‘We need more love in this community’

‘Building Hope’ panelists discuss changing roles in 2020 unrest, hopes for 2021 KENOSHA ⸺ “We need more love in this community.” After an hour-and-a-half-long conversation,

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