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Weekly Meeting Recap

Green Bay City CouncilCouncil approves using contingency funds for extended poll hoursThe City Council approved using $15,703 from the contingency fund for a handful of additional expenses for the remaining 2022 elections. The council’s approval designates $11,767 for additional seasonal salaries to cover extra nights and weekends for in-person absentee voting, recruitment and retainment of …

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Rally

Dozens rally throughout area over Roe v. Wade decision

By Heather GravesEditor BROWN COUNTY – The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade continues to spark rallies throughout the country, including right here in Greater Green Bay. Nearly immediately after the news of the court’s decision was made public, protesters of all ages hit the streets in protest. The high court’s decision leaves …

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin can tackle food insecurity with new bill

By Kristina Shelton 90th Assembly District Wisconsin is known for its cheese, football, and beer.  Unfortunately, we’re also known for one other thing – our political divisiveness. But here’s something political we should all agree on – for working families to thrive, communities need sustainable investment to provide the resources needed to live, work, and …

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Defenders

Additional public defenders sought for Brown County

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer BROWN COUNTY – Republican state lawmakers who represent portions of Brown County have urged Gov. Tony Evers to use some American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to hire additional staff in the State Public Defender (SPD) office to help expedite the backlog of circuit court cases for defendants unable to …

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solutions

Rising referendums: Competing sides search for solutions

By Heather Graves Correspondent WISCONSIN – The consensus across school districts and party lines is clear – Wisconsin’s school funding system has flaws, and it has had them for many years. What those flaws are and how they can, or should, be fixed long-term is where the consensus stops and the debate starts. Demographics and …

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Amtrak

Amtrak’s Green Bay proposal faces many stops along the route

By John McCracken Correspondent GREEN BAY – The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak, recently released its vision to expand into 160 different communities around the country, including Green Bay. Amtrak’s proposal would provide new passenger rail services for Green Bay, Madison and Eau Claire with regional expansions into the Twin Cities, Duluth, …

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Laitinen-Warren

Green Bay school board appoints Laitinen-Warren to vacant seat

By Heather Graves Correspondent GREEN BAY – The Green Bay school board will once again be at full strength after trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Laura Laitinen-Warren to fill the board’s empty seat at a special meeting Monday, March 1. “It certainly takes a lot of courage to apply to be on the board …

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